This IDC study analyzes the 2014 Japan PaaS market, which consists of five submarkets, most centrally the cloud application platform market and the cloud data services market; and provides forecasts for the market for the 2015–2019 period. From its former scope centered on small- and medium-scale custom applications, the market is showing rapid expansion due to integration with infrastructure as a service (IaaS), including large-scale systems such as those for data warehousing. While new vendors are entering the market one after the other and the level of competition for new business proposals that utilize systems of engagement (SoE) is increasing, in comparison with markets outside of Japan, users in the Japan market, where there tends to be more caution surrounding new business, remain relatively unexcited. The analysis of IDC Japan Software and Security Market Analyst Shintaro Kusachi is this: "New types of proposals that not only support improvements in customer business operations will be required but also support the technological side of the new business in companies, utilizing new technologies such as PaaS."
This IDC study is a translation of the Japan document IDC #J15430103 and is summarized to reduce the gap in time since the original version was published.
All of the following sections are, however, fully translated:
- IDC Opinion
- Executive Summary
- Essential Guidance
Japan Software Infrastructure and Usage , Japan System Infrastructure Software
Analytic applications, Application development software, Application server middleware, Automated software quality, Data access, analysis and delivery, Databases, Hybrid clouds, Infrastructure and platform clouds, Integration and process automation middleware, Managed file transfer software, Networks, Non-relational database management systems, Platform as a service, Public cloud services, Relational database management systems, Software configuration management