PaaS (Platform as a Service) is a Cloud service model that abstracts an Operating System and several software layers to offer a simplified operation. Inside a PaaS service, developers can build applications for the most diverse use cases, from Financial Services to Health Techs and Gaming.
Some PaaS providers are:
One of the main PaaS benefits is the enhanced developer productivity, since the abstractions can reduce several unneeded steps. On the other hand, depending on the model there’s a greater vendor lock-in risk. Some PaaS offerings also take away finer-grained configuration options.
There are various cloud services available today, such as Amazon's EC2 and AWS, Apache Hadoop, Microsoft Azure and many others. Which category does each belong to and why?
In the Platform-as-a-Service (PaaS) model, developers essentially rent everything they need to build an application, relying on a cloud provider for development tools, infrastructure, and operating...