By 2020, PaaS Will Be Used To Develop Half of All IoT Apps

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Businesses and consumers alike have long sung the praises of IoT. A new study conducted by Gartner mentions that up to 50% of all IoT apps will be created using PaaS by 2020. This new method of creating apps for IoT sensors will likely disrupt conventional architecture practices, with PaaS suites such as BlueMix and others likely being used to develop applications.
These new IoT centric solutions will give berth to an entirely new ecosystem of services for PaaS. These services include aPaaS (Application Platform as a Service), iPaaS (Integration Platform as a Service), bpmPaaS (Business Process Management Platform as a Service) and dbPaaS (Database Platform as a Service).
Organizations will be able to deploy public, private and hybrid workloads for their fleet of IoT sensors, with many organizations believing that the data, and the robust ecosystem around that data, can inherently help businesses make smarter decisions in their day to day operations.
Gartner goes on to say that by 2018, over 70% of businesses will plan to use PaaS with a container service as opposed to using a PaaS framework. Gartner predicts that these businesses will adopt a container service that provides enterprise developers with a self-service portal that providers container based infrastructure. This method will simultaneously provide businesses with the ability to deploy services that are both cost-effective and easy to manage.
“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,” mentions Lydia Leong, VP and distinguished analyst at Gartner.
“A container service is also a relatively inexpensive acquisition alternative to PaaS frameworks,” Leong added.
The Gartner report goes on to say that deploying IoT apps will help an organization catapult their investment in PaaS related services.