Gartner Research

Hype Cycle for Platform as a Service, 2017

Published: 19 July 2017

ID: G00314146

Analyst(s): Yefim Natis , Paul Vincent


Application leaders making decisions about 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, for 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 (dmPaaS)
    • Blockchain PaaS
    • Data Hub iPaaS
    • Serverless PaaS
    • Subtenancy
  • At the Peak
    • Cloud Event Stream Processing Services
    • IoT Platform
    • Container Management
    • Function PaaS (fPaaS)
    • iSaaS
    • API Management PaaS
  • Sliding Into the Trough
    • Cloud IMDG Services (imdgPaaS)
    • Comprehensive PaaS Suites
    • PaaS in China
    • Business Analytics PaaS
    • Communications Platform as a Service (cPaaS)
    • iPaaS
    • Private PaaS
    • Integrated IaaS and PaaS
    • adPaaS
    • High-Control Application PaaS
    • Mobile Back-End Services
    • Autoscaling
    • PaaS Frameworks
  • Climbing the Slope
    • Cloud MOM Services (momPaaS)
    • Platform as a Service (PaaS)
    • Portal PaaS
    • High-Productivity Application PaaS
    • IaaS+
    • bpmPaaS
  • Entering the Plateau
    • Database Platform as a Service
  • Appendixes
    • Hype Cycle Phases, Benefit Ratings and Maturity Levels

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