Although many organisations anticipate a long-term retention of on-premises computing, PaaS vendors are hedging their bets on the prevailing growth of cloud deployments.
According to a new report by Gartner, Platform as a Service: Definition, Taxonomy and Vendor Landscape, 2019, 48% of today’s platform as a service (PaaS) service offerings are cloud-only.
“Business and technology leaders are shifting to strategic investment in cloud computing,” said Yefim Natis, research vice president and distinguished analyst at Gartner. “Cloud computing is one of the key disruptive forces in IT markets that is gaining mainstream trust.”
Currently, there are more than 550 PaaS offerings, from more than 360 vendors across 21 market segments. Not a single vendor has a foothold across all 21 segments, and 90% of them only operate within a single PaaS market segment.
Gartner: top 10 data and analytics technology trends for 2019
According to Gartner, by 2022, Enterprise IT spending for cloud-based offerings will surpass spending on non-cloud IT solutions.
Gartner predicts that the total PaaS market revenue will reach $20bn in $20bn, and exceed $34 billion in 2022.
In this shift to cloud, database and application platform services represent the largest market segments, with blockchain, digital experience, serverless and artificial intelligence/machine learning (AI/ML) platform services as the newest.
The top 10 strategic technology trends for 2019, according to Gartner
Blockchain, artificial intelligence, empowered edge, privacy and ethics, quantum computing, immersive experiences, augmented analytics, autonomous things and digital twins drive the Gartner Top 10 Strategic Technology Trends for 2019