PaaS is lacking a vision on application development

PaaS is lacking a vision on application development

Platform-as-a-Service (PaaS) is all about abstraction and automation. Abstracting away from underlying technology layers by automation. That’s basically what is happening on each layer of a cloud architecture, from hardware to IaaS, to foundational PaaS, to aPaaS. All this abstraction and automation is aimed at making application deployment a one-click or one-command experience for the developer. It makes deployment a self-service experience for the developer, which eliminates hand-offs and thus improves.

From Software-Defined to Metadata-Driven

From Software-Defined to Metadata-Driven

Software is eating the world! Every company is becoming a software company. If companies don’t, they cease to exist. Just imagine: you are a thermostat maker and suddenly you have Google as a competitor (via its Nest acquisition). This is just one of the many recent examples. Interestingly a lot of the innovations in the software industry are fuelled by abstraction and automation, concepts that are well-known in the Model-Driven.

Mendix World 2014 keynote full video

Mendix World 2014 keynote full video

A couple of weeks ago we had Mendix World, our global community event. I really enjoyed the event! It was inspiring to talk with so many of our users, customers, and partners, and to just feel the vibe. If you missed it you can get a glimpse of the experience from this photo overview as well as all the content on the Mendix World recap page. I opened the second.

The PaaS shakeup and what it means for OpenStack

The PaaS shakeup and what it means for OpenStack

Platform-as-a-Service (PaaS) is hot! Why? Because the year started with a lot of link-bait articles declaring PaaS dead. That’s a clear sign, right? More seriously, the expected size of the public PaaS market will be $14 billion by 2017. That’s about 10 percent of the application development and deployment market, which means two things: PaaS is becoming significant and there still is plenty of room to grow. If this doesn’t.

The cloud landscape described, categorized, and compared

The cloud landscape described, categorized, and compared

“I work for a PaaS company” I answered him. “Ah, okay, great”, and he moved to another subject. It was a cold winter day on a hipster cloud conference. He wasn’t the only one that directly knew what my company did. Most people there knew the difference between Infrastructure-as-a-Service (IaaS), Platform-as-a-Service (PaaS), and Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) and therefore knew exactly what a PaaS company did, right? Well, not exactly… Nowadays, it’s.

3 steps to free your business from the IT stranglehold (and vice versa)

3 steps to free your business from the IT stranglehold (and vice versa)

It’s not just IT that slows down the business. In a recent study 20% of companies reported they have NO innovation strategy and more than 50% of companies reported that their innovation strategy was mis-aligned with their business strategy and that their culture poorly supported it [1]. However, if we look at the IT side of an organization we often see the same kind of figures: 70% – 80% of.

The Evolution of PaaS in the Enterprise

The Evolution of PaaS in the Enterprise

This morning I was part of a panel at the GigaOM Structure:Europe 2012 conference in Amsterdam., titled: The Evolution of Private PaaS solutions. The abstract: Enterprises are starting to take interest in running PaaS solutions virtually, as app developers want to focus on building apps rather than dealing with infrastructure issues. Enterprises that use PaaS solutions almost always go down the private route. In this session we focus on private.

7 ways a Platform can fuel the App Economy

7 ways a Platform can fuel the App Economy

Earlier this year a Technet sponsored study showed that in February there were roughly 466,000 jobs in the “App Economy” in the United States. This so-called App Economy had zero jobs just 5 years ago, before the iPhone was introduced. The term “App Economy” isn’t formally defined but is often used to refer to the economy that has been created due to the development and delivery of software applications for.

Will App Delivery PaaS make cloud more relevant to the business?

I finished my last blog post by introducing a Platform-as-a-Service subcategory called “Application Delivery Platform-as-a-Service“ as a way to distinguish platforms that focus on improving the entire application delivery lifecycle (and not just application development or deployment). I would like to clarify my views on Application Delivery and PaaS a bit more. My first attempt has been published on InfoQ yesterday. The short summary: business agility is key, so focus.

Every platform will evolve into a Platform-as-a-Service (and the resulting subcategory explosion)

Every platform will evolve into a Platform-as-a-Service (and the resulting subcategory explosion)

Platform-as-a-Service (PaaS)… I guess you heard this term quite a bit last months. I wrote about PaaS earlier when arguing that Model-Driven Engineering is essential for the success of a PaaS and when I announced the new major release of our platform. If you look at the industry perception of PaaS the main definition is something like: it is a public cloud platform where you put code in and get.