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Analysis of the European Platform-as-a-service Market

Analysis of the European Platform-as-a-service Market

The European platform-as-a-service (PaaS) market is growing. Providers report that a large number of organizations that were previously not ready to adopt cloud solutions are starting to show tremendous interest in the potential of PaaS and are adopting it on the basis of their evaluations and assessments.

As the economic slump within Europe continues to prevail, companies operating within Europe are prompted to explore new ways to streamline their operations and deliver greater cost efficiencies.

Enterprises are looking to incorporate PaaS as their underpinning technology to facilitate their move to a DevOps culture, fueling further competition. PaaS vendors are now seeking to differentiate their offerings and are stepping up their game.

The most popular cloud development platforms in 2014 were Java, Ruby, Python, Node.js, and PHP.

Despite the increasing growth opportunities, the European PaaS market still faces many challenges. Topping the list of challenges is the lack of differentiation/clarity between infrastructure-as-a-service (IaaS) and PaaS offerings.

About this report

Platform-as-a-service (PaaS) offers cost and operational efficiency for enterprises and developers by providing templates and app development tools on a utility basis, thus enabling easy and innovative application development and delivery. Increased enterprise engagement at the application level, spurred on by the growth of the mobile industry, is expected to encourage PaaS growth. The past few years have seen many major cloud providers enter the PaaS space, signaling the growing momentum in this market. This research service analyzes the major market growth factors for PaaS, identifies the pace of adoption in Europe, and outlines the competitive landscape in the market.


  • Executive Summary
    • Key Findings
    • Market Engineering Measurements
    • CEO's Perspective
  • Market Overview
    • Defining Cloud Computing
    • Cloud Computing Deployment Models
    • Defining PaaS
    • Technology Characteristics of PaaS
    • Regional Definition
    • Key Questions This Study Will Answer
  • Drivers and Restraints
    • Market Drivers
    • Market Drivers Explained
    • Market Restraints
    • Market Restraints Explained
    • Impact Mapping of Drivers and Restraints
  • Market Analysis
    • Market Trends
    • SWOT Analysis
    • Relevant Trends and Unmet Needs
    • Programming Languages-Snapshot
  • Regional Analysis
  • Competitive Landscape
    • Competitive Environment
    • Market Participant Landscape
  • Representative Vendor Analysis
    • Acquia Inc.
    • Amazon Web Services, Inc.
    • cloudControl
    • Google
    • IBM
    • Interoute
    • Microsoft
    • Oracle
    • OutSystems
    • Red Hat
    • VMware
    • Partial List of Other Providers
  • The Last Word
    • The Last Word-Predictions
  • Appendix
    • Market Engineering Methodology
    • Market Engineering Measurements
      • Table PaaS Market: Market Engineering Measurements, Europe, 2014
    • Partial List of Companies Interviewed

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