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Architecting Low-Code Cloud Applications With High-Productivity aPaaS

Published: 24 July 2018

ID: G00350052

Analyst(s): Traverse Clayton


Application development teams struggle to meet demand for new IT and business applications. Technical professionals doing application architecture should assess how cloud-based high-productivity aPaaS tools can increase professional developer productivity and enable self-service.

Table Of Contents


  • Introduction to High-Productivity Application PaaS
  • No-Code Versus Low-Code
  • Use Cases for High-Productivity aPaaS
    • Use Case 1: Extending SaaS Applications
    • Use Case 2: Replacing and Modernizing Legacy Applications
    • Use Case 3: Departmental Applications and Team Workflow
    • Use Case 4: Composite Applications
    • Use Case 5: Mobile Applications and Websites
    • Use Case 6: Experimentation and Prototyping
  • How Much of My Application Portfolio Is Covered by hpaPaaS?
  • hpaPaaS as a Disruptive Force
  • Strengths
  • Weaknesses


  • Deliver an hpaPaaS Offering to Both Your Professional and Citizen Developers
  • Invest in APIs for Integration
  • Invest in Governance and Support to Ensure Safe hpaPaaS Solution Delivery
  • Adopt Agile Practices, and Include Citizen Developers in the Flow
  • Actively Manage and Monitor Your hpaPaaS and Applications
  • Use hpaPaaS Offerings From Your Existing Cloud Service Provider Initially If Possible

The Details

  • Why Organizations Are Adopting hpaPaaS

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