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Platform as a Service: Definition, Taxonomy and Vendor Landscape, 2014

Published: 27 August 2014


Platform as a service is the cloud service rendition of application infrastructure (middleware), the foundation technology for business applications. CIOs, IT planners and architects rely on public, private and hybrid platform as a service (PaaS) in their digital business technology decisions.

Included in Full Research

  • Cloud-Enabled Application Infrastructure: Software and Services
    • Functional Profile of Cloud-Enabled Application Infrastructure
    • Cloud-Based Versus Cloud-Native
    • High-Productivity Versus High-Control
    • Hosting, IaaS+ and PaaS
    • Embedded PaaS Functionality
    • The Private PaaS
    • The Vendors Face Off
    • The Naming Convention
  • The Market Landscape
    • Cloud Application Platform Services (aPaaS)
    • Cloud Integration Services (iPaaS)
    • Cloud Business Process Management Platform as a Service (bpmPaaS)
    • Business Rule PaaS
    • Cloud DBMS and Data Store Services (dbPaaS)
    • Cloud Application Development Life Cycle Management Services (ADLM PaaS)
    • Cloud Business Analytics Services (baPaaS)
    • Cloud Enterprise Horizontal Portal Services
    • Cloud MDM Hub Services
    • Cloud Mobile Back-End Services
    • Cloud IMDG Services
    • Cloud Event-Processing Services
    • Cloud Citizen Integrator Services
    • Cloud API Management Services
    • Cloud MOM Services
    • Cloud MFT Services


Thomas Murphy Joao Tapadinhas Michele Cantara Richard Marshall Joseph Feiman Jess Thompson Donald Feinberg Massimo Pezzini Yefim Natis Bill O'Kane Keith Guttridge W. Roy Schulte Nick Heudecker Jim Murphy Eric Thoo Paolo Malinverno

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