Gartner Predicts A Sharp Increase In Market of PaaS (Platform as a Service),15 '13 Subject: Platform as a Service, Viewed by: 440
The wave of PaaS services should lead to a number of software systems. This year the PaaS market (platform as a service) will grow from 900 million to 1.2 billion, as suppliers and customers are looking for easier ways to create new and customize existing applications, according to the Gartner research firm. And the costs of PaaS will rise to $ 1.5 billion till the end of this year, and at the same time reach 2.9 billion dollars by 2016, said the Gartner firm.
Gartner firm forecast includes a more versatile products PaaS, for example, Force.com from Salesforce.com, as well as individual components of the application infrastructure, such as databases, messaging systems, and "other functional types of intermediate software (software), proposed in as a cloud computing service.
Infrastructure as a Service - IaaS
Offers infrastructure as a service (IaaS) such as Amazon Web Services applications and software as a service (SaaS) are much more mature than PaaS. For this reason, it is in most PaaS may intensify the struggle between the suppliers and products. PaaS is most common among people in the "developed economies", only the United States is 42% of the market, according to Gartner.
Although profit from PaaS will continue to be "relatively modest" compared with other categories, these figures do not reflect the true strategic importance for PaaS vendors, as one viable 'cloud' platform for the development to create a large ecosystem of partners and developers, according to Gartner. As the sales of PaaS technology, the market and the technology is likely to evolve and change, according to Gartner.
According to a report, a factor that may slow the spread of PaaS is an extremely high level of fragmentation of the market, where dozens of vendors provide customized functionality to service PaaS. Such fragmentation will be invalid when the users and service providers will implement large-scale, business-critical applications that require simultaneous and coordinated use of several possibilities PaaS (for example, user interaction, application servers, dedicated servers India, DBMS, security and messaging).
Incidentally, more than 150 companies offering PaaS products, which is remarkable, given the relatively small size of the market, according to Gartner. Consequently, it is expected that there will be a "quick unification" in PaaS components in software systems, the report said. Oracle and SAP or announced or released PaaS technology and are trying to keep up with such platforms as Microsoft Azure, Force.com and open options like OpenShift, which are supported by Red Hat.