Solutions Review is happy to announce the second update to our Cloud Platforms-as-a-Service (PaaS) Comparison Matrix report!
In this update, we’ve added two new PaaS solutions: ActiveState’s Stackato, and Apprenda to the Matrix, bringing the total solutions listed to 11. AWS Elastic Beanstalk, Azure, Appfog, Engine Yard, Google App Engine, Bluemix, Cloud Foundry, OpenShift, and Heroku were already featured on the report, but have been updated to cover any changes in support.
In the past decade, the enterprise has undergone explosive growth in mobility and data. The traditional model for developing ‘in-house’ is showing its age—in many cases on-premise IT simply can’t keep up. For the last decade, cloud computing has been gaining traction, and now, it’s finally set to surpass on-premise solutions in IT spending.
For some time, enterprise cloud adoption was primarily focused on software as a service (SaaS) and infrastructure as a service (IaaS) offerings, but lately there’s been an increasing call for enterprise adoption of the middle sibling in the cloud family: platform as a service (PaaS).
In the PaaS model of cloud computing, a vendor provides the user with the hardware and software tools necessary to create, deploy, and manage applications at scale, via the internet, as a service.This eliminates the complexity and cost of buying, configuring, and managing the hardware and software needed for on-premise application development and reduces time-to-value compared to IaaS by greatly simplifying configuration and deployment.
But the PaaS landscape is evolving in real time—finding and deploying the right solutions can be a daunting challenge. At Solutions Review, we believe that the best approach to choosing a PaaS solution is to start with the people who will be using it: your developers. To that end, we’ve created the PaaS Buyer’s Matrix Report, a visual reference and summary of the top 11 best-of-breed PaaS Solutions.
The PaaS comparison Matrix compares the top PaaS vendors and solutions across five categories specifically designed to help businesses and developers choose the solutions that best fits their needs, whether those needs are runtime, software stack, services offered, or macro issues such as data residency.
The five categories in the report are features, languages, middleware, frameworks, and services.
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