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Platform as a Service: Definition, Taxonomy and Vendor Landscape, 2013

Published: 13 June 2013


Application infrastructure (middleware) is an essential enabling technology for business applications, whether deployed on- or off-premises. CIOs, IT planners and architects who include cloud solutions in new technology decisions should pay attention to building expertise in platform as a service.

Included in Full Research

  • Cloud-Enabled Application Infrastructure: Products and Services
    • Application Infrastructure in the Cloud Computing Context
    • Automated Elastic Sharing
    • Patterns and Models of PaaS
    • The Naming Convention
    • Embedded PaaS Functionality
    • The Private PaaS
    • The Vendors Face Off
  • The Market Landscape
    • Cloud Application Platform Services
    • Cloud Integration Middleware Services
    • Cloud BPM Services
    • Cloud Application Development Life Cycle Management Services
    • Cloud DBMS and Data Store Services
    • Cloud Enterprise Horizontal Portal Services
    • Cloud Business Analytics Services
    • Cloud API Management Services
    • Cloud Event-Processing Services
    • Cloud Mobile Back-End Services
    • Cloud MOM Services
    • Cloud MDM Hub Services
    • Cloud IMDG Services
    • Cloud Application Security Assurance Services
    • Cloud MFT Services


Joao Tapadinhas Andrew White Yefim Natis Bill O'Kane Donald Feinberg Gordon Van Huizen Massimo Pezzini Nick Heudecker Thomas Murphy W. Roy Schulte Jess Thompson Jim Murphy Joseph Feiman Gene Phifer Paolo Malinverno Ian Finley Eric Thoo Michele Cantara

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