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The Forrester Wave™: Platform-As-A-Service For App Dev And Delivery Professionals, Q2 2011

Microsoft And Lead, With Cordys, LongJump, Caspio, And WorkXpress Close Behind

May 19, 2011


  • By Stefan Ried, Ph.D.,
  • John R. Rymer
  • with Mike Gilpin,
  • Andrew Magarie,
  • Alissa Anderson

Why Read This Report

In Forrester's 149-criteria evaluation of 10 platform-as-a-service (PaaS) vendors, we found that Microsoft and led the pack because of their comprehensive features for application development and delivery pros and strong strategies in the category. Cordys, LongJump, Caspio, WorkXpress, WaveMaker, and Google were the next-strongest vendors (in order) in our analysis, followed by OrangeScape and Tibco Software. Our analysis shows which PaaS vendors are best for professional developers and which are best for business developers. Our analysis also reveals a very immature market with lots of potential risks for buyers.

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Table of Contents

  • PaaS: The Key To Unlock Cloud Computing's Power
  • A Fragmented PaaS Landscape And An Immature Market
  • Platform-As-A-Service Evaluation Overview
  • Our Evaluation Reveals Leading With Microsoft Accelerating
  • Vendor Profiles
  • Supplemental Material
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