Gartner: Platform as a service market to see sharp growth

A wave of PaaS consolidation should result in a number of full suites

By , IDG News Service |  Software

Some of the consolidation predicted by Gartner has already occurred, evidenced by Salesforce.com's late 2010 acquisition of Heroku, which provides a PaaS for applications written in Ruby, Java and other languages.

Oracle made a move in a similar direction last week, taking a minority stake in PaaS vendor Engine Yard.

Chris Kanaracus covers enterprise software and general technology breaking news for The IDG News Service. Chris' email address is Chris_Kanaracus@idg.com

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