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Market Guide for Application Platforms

Published: 23 November 2016 ID: G00296227

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Summary

The application platform market is morphing in response to digital business requirements. As Java EE and other three-tier frameworks, such as ASP.NET, fade in relevance, application leaders must build a strategy to shift to alternative platforms that support cloud-native applications.

Overview

 

Key Findings

  • Commercial Java Platform, Enterprise Edition (Java EE) platforms' revenue declined in 2015, indicating a clear shift in the application platform market. Digital business initiatives require new features and capabilities in application platforms, and Java EE has failed to keep pace.

  • The market is becoming more diverse as vendors and open-source communities produce innovative and specialized platforms to support modern application requirements.

  • Application platform as a service (aPaaS) revenue is currently less than half of application platform software revenue, but aPaaS is growing at an annual rate of 18.5%, and aPaaS sales will supersede platform software sales by 2023.

Recommendations

Application leaders responsible for modernizing application infrastructure should:

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