IoT Adoption will Drive Use of Platform as a Service(PaaS), says Gartner

IoT Adoption will Drive Use of Platform as a Service(PaaS), says Gartner Image Credit: Gartner

The widespread adoption of the Internet of Things (IoT) is driving platform as a service (PaaS) utilization, according to Gartner. Gartner predicts that by 2020, more than 50 percent of all new applications developed on PaaS will be IoT-centric, disrupting conventional architecture practices.

According to Gartner, most new IoT-centric solutions will be implemented on IoT platforms that have hybrid PaaS functionalities, including architecturally coherent integration of application platform as a service (aPaaS), integration platform as a service (iPaaS), IoT device management, orchestration and business process management services as a platform (bpmPaaS), database PaaS (dbPaaS) and analytics services.

Through 2018, more than 70 percent of IT organizations planning a private PaaS will deploy a container service (rather than PaaS framework software), said Gartner.

Benoit Lheureux, research vice president at Gartner
IoT adoption will drive additional use of PaaS to implement IoT-centric business applications built around event-driven architecture and IoT data, instead of business applications built around traditional master data.

Lydia Leong, vice president and distinguished analyst at Gartner
For advanced technical teams a container service may be better than a PaaS framework for the desired balance between developer productivity, breadth of viable application architectures, IT operations control, and the complexity of implementation.

Ray is a news editor at The Fast Mode, bringing with him more than 10 years of experience in the wireless industry.

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