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PaaS: Emerging Trends and Strategies

IDC's PaaS: Emerging Trends and Strategies 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 (aka serverless) 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 markets and adjust product planning, aligning their products with customer needs and gaining a competitive understanding of what services are being implemented across the industry and what factors play 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 Emerging Trends Market Shares
  • Worldwide PaaS Emerging Trends Forecast
  • API Management in Application Composition
  • Low-Code/No-Code PaaS
  • Artificial Intelligence PaaS

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

AT&T Inc., Adobe Systems Inc., Akamai Technologies, Inc., Amazon.com Inc., AppScale Systems, Inc., Appian Corp., Apprenda Inc., Atomist, Inc., Axway Software S.A., BMC Software, Inc., BlazeMeter Ltd., CA Technologies, Inc., CAST SA, Canonical Group Limited, CenturyLink, Inc., Chef Software, Inc., Cisco Systems, Inc., ClearDB Inc., Clever Cloud SAS, CloudBees, Inc., CloudOne LLC, CloudShare Inc., Codefresh, Inc., Compuware Corporation, CoreOS, Inc., Datical Inc., Dell Inc., Digital Realty Trust, Inc., DigitalOcean, Inc., Docker, Inc., DuraCloud, Dynatrace LLC, ESRI, Inc., ForeSoft Corp., Fujitsu Limited, GE Digital LLC, GT Nexus, Inc., Getup Cloud, GigaSpaces Technologies Ltd., Gigya Inc., GitLab B.V., Google Inc., Heptio Inc., Hewlett Packard Enterprise, Hitachi, Ltd., IBM, Informatica Corporation, Intel Corporation, Intuit Inc., Jamcracker Inc., Jelastic, Inc., Joyent, Inc., Kaavo, Liaison Technologies Inc., MIOsoft, Magic Software Enterprises Ltd., Mendix Inc., Mesosphere, Inc., Micro Focus International plc, Microsoft Corporation, Mirantis Inc., Morphlabs, Inc., NEC Corporation, NGINX Inc., NTT, New Relic, Inc., OODRIVE S.A., OpenLogic Inc., OpenText Corporation, Oracle Corporation, OrangeScape Technologies Ltd., OutSystems S.A., Oxygen Cloud, Inc., Parasoft Corporation, Pivotal Software, Inc., Platform9 Systems Inc., Progress Software Corporation, Puppet, Inc., QuickBase Inc., Rancher Labs Inc., Red Hat, Inc., Rightscale Inc., SAP SE, SUSE Linux GmbH, Salesforce.com, Inc., Samsung, ServiceNow, Inc., Shippable, Inc., Skytap, Inc., SnapLogic Inc., Software AG, TIBCO Software Inc., TrackVia, Inc., Unisys Corporation, VMware, Inc., Veracode, Inc., Verizon Communications, Inc., WSO2, Inc., Wavemaker Partners, Zoho Corporation Pvt. Ltd.


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Larry Carvalho

Research Director, Platform as a Service