This IDC study provides a competitive analysis of the worldwide public cloud platform as a service and the associated submarkets in calendar year 2014.
"New technologies, like containers and microservices, combined with modern delivery mechanisms, like marketplaces, are driving PaaS growth. Developers have a variety of choices to pick the most appropriate technology for their solution to harness supporting cloud infrastructure in an abstracted fashion." — Larry Carvalho, research manager for PaaS
Application development services, Application development software, Application server middleware, Automated software quality, Data access, analysis and delivery, Data access, analysis and delivery, Infrastructure and platform clouds, Integration and process automation middleware, Managed file transfer software, Non-relational database management systems, Platform as a service, Public cloud services, Relational database management systems, Software configuration management, Systems integration services