Gartner Research

Hype Cycle for Platform as a Service (PaaS), 2014

Published: 28 July 2014

ID: G00263928

Analyst(s): Yefim Natis


Platform as a service forms a core service category in cloud architecture. With the software industry megavendors entering the PaaS market, the hype (and confusion) concerning its architecture, functional content, merits, prospects and value continues to intensify.

Table Of Contents


  • What You Need to Know
  • The Hype Cycle
  • The Priority Matrix
  • Off the Hype Cycle
  • On the Rise
    • Context Brokers
    • SDA for Application Services
    • Cloud Integrated Infrastructure Services (CIIS)
    • Cloud MDM Hub Services
    • Cloud Event Processing Services
    • Multipurpose PaaS
    • Cloud IMDG Services
    • High-Productivity CEAP
    • Container Frameworks
    • Cloud Citizen Integrator Services
    • Cloud Business Rule Services
    • Platform as a Service in China
  • At the Peak
    • Business Analytics PaaS (baPaaS)
    • Private PaaS
    • Cloud API Management
    • Cloud MOM Services
    • Portal PaaS
    • ADLM PaaS
    • Cloud Mobile Back-End Services
    • Enterprise Integration PaaS (iPaaS)
    • PaaS Frameworks
    • Platform as a Service (PaaS)
    • MFT PaaS
  • Sliding Into the Trough
    • Application PaaS (aPaaS)
    • bpmPaaS
    • Database Platform as a Service
    • IaaS+
    • Autoscaling
    • Data Warehouse Platform as a Service (dwPaaS)
  • Climbing the Slope
    • Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS)
    • Software as a Service (SaaS)
    • Shared OS Virtualization (Nonmainframe)
  • Appendixes
    • Hype Cycle Phases, Benefit Ratings and Maturity Levels

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