IDC Innovators are emerging vendors with revenue <$100 million that have demonstrated either a groundbreaking business model or an innovative new technology — or both. This IDC Innovators study profiles Aiven, Harness, Kong, Solo.io, and Weaveworks in the tools accelerating PaaS value for developers market. The modern application platform consisting of containers, microservices, and serverless approaches is changing how enterprises are tackling the demand for new applications. Start-ups and progressive enterprises are leading the way in embracing modern application development architecture with unique tools, and traditional PaaS vendors are adjusting to meet these approaches.
"As enterprises embark on the application modernization journey, tools that address unique challenges return benefits that make the investment worthwhile. These tools contribute to making developers more productive and help businesses differentiate themselves by providing better experience to users," said Larry Carvalho, research director, Platform as a Service. "Major cloud service providers deliver similar tools but vendors in this document allow their tools to be deployed in a multicloud environment."