Gartner Research

Hype Cycle for Platform as a Service, 2016

Published: 12 July 2016

ID: G00308346

Analyst(s): Yefim Natis


CTOs and cloud strategy directors engaged in deploying, building or planning cloud-based solutions should use this Hype Cycle for PaaS to assess the tension between hype and reality and risk versus opportunity with technologies and architectures that together comprise the cloud platform landscape.

Table Of Contents


  • What You Need to Know
  • The Hype Cycle
  • The Priority Matrix
  • Off the Hype Cycle
  • On the Rise
    • Decision Management PaaS
    • Data Broker PaaS (dbrPaaS)
    • Function PaaS
    • Serverless Platforms
    • Subtenancy
    • Integrated IaaS and PaaS
    • Cloud IMDG Services
    • Comprehensive PaaS Suites
    • IoT Platform
  • At the Peak
    • Cloud Event Processing Services
    • Container Management
    • Cloud Citizen Integrator Services (iSaaS)
    • Microservices
    • API Management Services (apiPaaS)
    • Business Analytics PaaS (baPaaS)
    • Communications Platform as a Service (cPaaS)
  • Sliding Into the Trough
    • adPaaS
    • Miniservices
    • Mobile Back-End Services
    • Private PaaS
    • Enterprise Integration PaaS (iPaaS)
    • PaaS Frameworks
    • Cloud MOM Services
    • Platform as a Service (PaaS)
    • High-Control Application PaaS (aPaaS)
    • Portal PaaS
    • Autoscaling
  • Climbing the Slope
    • Database Platform as a Service
    • High-Productivity Cloud-Enabled Application Platform Software
    • High-Productivity Application PaaS (aPaaS)
    • IaaS+
    • bpmPaaS
  • Appendixes
    • Hype Cycle Phases, Benefit Ratings and Maturity Levels

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