This IDC Market Analysis Perspective (MAP) looks at the current state of the platform-as-a-service (PaaS) market and provides guidance to match customer demands with new cloud technology trends.
Infrastructure technologies supporting containerized workloads are optimizing the ability of applications to support a wide range of business needs. As customer needs for application development and delivery are constantly changing, so are vendor services to enable developers to gain agility while rolling out solutions at a much faster pace. Specialized computer chips are helping accelerate solution delivery of unique needs like machine learning and Internet of Things (IoT). This trend is represented by results from IDC's PaaSView for the Developer Survey.
PaaS is viewed as a solution to address multiple enterprise needs, and adoption is growing with the total public market size predicted to be about $92 billion by 2023. A number of changes occurred in the past 12 months with acquisitions by IBM, Salesforce, and VMware consolidating products through fewer vendors.