The value of content APIs in modern application development

Platform as a service

Published November 2016

Platform as a service (PaaS) originally referred to programming environments that allowed the construction and operation of applications on the Web. Today, PaaS has evolved to encompass different types and categories of cloud-based software and services offered for developing applications through cloud-based services delivered via application programming interfaces (APIs).

Content platforms have emerged as a key form of PaaS to support the development of content-centric applications. The PaaS public cloud software services market is expected to grow at a five-year CAGR of 31%, almost double the CAGR of two other major software categories — application as a service and system infrastructure software.

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