Information Technology

Gartner Glossary

Platform as a Service (PaaS)

Platform as a service (PaaS) is a type of cloud offering that delivers application infrastructure (middleware) capabilities as a service. Gartner tracks multiple types of PaaS (xPaaS), including, among many more, application platform as a service (aPaaS), integration PaaS (iPaaS), API management PaaS (apimPaaS), function PaaS (fPaaS), business analytics PaaS (baPaaS), IoT PaaS and database PaaS (dbPaaS). PaaS capability can be delivered as provider-managed or self-managed, multitenant or dedicated.

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