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.

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