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Platform as a Service Overview

IDC's Platform as a Service Overview program provides broad coverage of the PaaS market and offers a view that spans multiple platform service areas including monitoring, security, IoT, cognitive and machine learning, and emerging cloud function services. This program uses survey data and a collaborative approach to research to provide a unique view into the use of PaaS at organizations today. This program helps both end-user organizations and vendors determine the maturity of key market and product planning, aligning their products with customer needs and gaining a competitive understanding of what services are being implemented and what factors into buying decisions.

Markets and Subjects Analyzed

  • The role of PaaS in supporting IoT
  • The role of PaaS in supporting cognitive services
  • The growth and use of event-driven functions services
  • A competitive market forecast looking at PaaS revenue that includes infrastructure software, hardware, and other supporting services

Core Research

  • Adoption plans of PaaS
  • Worldwide PaaS Overview Market Share, 2017
  • Worldwide PaaS Overview Forecast, 2018–2022
  • API Management in Application Composition
  • Low Code/No Code PaaS
  • Artificial Intelligence PaaS Services

In addition to the insight provided in this service, IDC may conduct research on specific topics or emerging market segments via research offerings that require additional IDC funding and client investment.

Key Questions Answered

  1. What is the demand level for serverless/event-driven/functions services in a PaaS setting?
  2. Where does API management and API utilization stand in the platform market, and how is it evolving?
  3. What options are available for data as a service, and how quickly is that segment growing?
  4. Is storage software likely to disrupt other cloud storage options?
  5. How are cognitive/AI and machine learning services being rendered by PaaS environments, and how are applications consuming those services?

Companies Covered

APPIAN CORPORATION, AT&T Inc., Adobe Systems Incorporated, Akamai Technologies, Inc.,, Inc., AppScale Systems, Inc., Apprenda, Inc., Axway Inc., BMC Software, Inc., BlazeMeter, C3 Technologies, Inc., CA Technologies, Inc., CAST SA, CLOUDSHARE, INC., CenturyLink, Inc., Chef Software, Inc., Cisco Systems, Inc., Clever Cloud SAS., Cloud Bees, Inc., CloudOne, Compuware Corporation, CoreOS, Inc., Dell Inc., DigitalOcean Inc., DuraCloud, Dynatrace LLC, ESRI, Inc., FORESOFT LTD, Fujitsu Limited, GIGASPACES TECHNOLOGIES LTD, GIGYA, INC., General Electric Company, Getup, Google Inc., Hewlett Packard Enterprise, Hightail Inc., Hitachi, Ltd., IBM, Informatica Corporation, Intel Corporation, Intuit Inc., JAMCRACKER, INC., Jelastic, Inc., Joyent, Inc., Kaavo, Liaison Technologies, Inc., Magic Software Enterprises Ltd., Mendix Inc., Mesosphere, Inc., Micro Focus Limited, Microsoft Corporation, MioSoft, Mirantis Inc., Morphlabs, Inc., NEC Corporation, New Relic, Inc., Nginx, Inc, Nippon Telegraph and Telephone Corporation, Novell, Inc., OODRIVE S.A., OPENLOGIC INC, ORANGESCAPE TECHNOLOGIES LIMITED, OUTSYSTEMS INC., OpenText Corporation, Oracle Corporation, PLATFORM9 SYSTEMS, INC., Parasoft, Pivotal Software, Inc., Progress Software Corporation, Puppet, Inc., QUICKBASE, INC., RIGHTSCALE INC, Rancher Labs Inc, Red Hat, Inc., SAP AG, SNAPLOGIC, INC.,, Inc., Samsung, ServiceNow, Inc., Software AG, TELX, LLC, TIBCO Software Inc., TrackVia, Inc., Unisys Corporation, VMware, Inc., Veracode, Inc., Verizon Business International Holdings B.V., WAVEMAKER SOFTWARE, INC., WSO2, Inc., Zoho Corporation Pvt. Ltd.

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