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Market Trends: The Multidimensional Evolution of Platform as a Service to Enable Business Agility

Published: 06 January 2020

ID: G00293344

Analyst(s): Fabrizio Biscotti , Yefim Natis


The PaaS market is growing solidly as end users turn to cloud platforms for increasingly strategic business initiatives. Platform innovation trends follow the business priority shift to the disruption of agility.

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Market Trend

  • By 2023, the PaaS Market Will Double in Size
  • Each Platform Capability Has Its Competitive Specialized PaaS Offerings
  • Buyer Trend
    • Technology Practices Shift From Central IT to a Business-IT Alliance
  • Technology Trend
    • Distributed Hybrid Computing Is the New Customer Reality for Cloud Platforms
    • Platform Technology Moves From Adopting Old Architecture to Cloud-Native Design
    • IoT Drives a New Wave of Innovation

Vendors to Watch

  • Beyond Megavendors — Customers Mix and Match the Best-Fit PaaS Offerings

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