It all started with the internet, the one that accelerated society in a shorter time than any other technology in history. Then came the cloud that enabled the ever-present, on-demand access to a shared pool of computing resources. Now we have aPaaS that is enabling users to build applications on the cloud faster and cheaper compared to other alternatives. Let’s dig deeper?
aPaaS or Application Platform as a Service is a category of cloud-based software that provides a platform for users to develop, deploy and manage applications without the complexity of building and maintaining the infrastructure typically associated with developing and launching an application. It provides subscribers with the hardware, operating systems, storage, or network capacity for developing new applications.
PaaS or Platform as a Service refers to any cloud-based middleware, including BPM, messaging apps and other tools while aPaaS refers specifically to PaaS platforms specialized in cloud-based application development. It is best to think of aPaaS as a subcategory of PaaS.
A little more detailed comparison:
Key features include:
Application platform as a service enables rapid application development and delivery. Many PaaS providers streamline different aspects of application provisioning and deployment but don’t address the slowness of developing applications. The right aPaaS brings automation to the complete application lifecycle, providing a faster way to build apps with fewer resources compared to traditional methods.
Pricing models vary among providers. Many use the number of apps or users to set a monthly fee. Platforms like Quixy also provide a free version, empowering individuals and organizations to test the development platform.
Quixy’s application platform as a service empowers business users with no coding skills to build unlimited enterprise-grade applications, using simple drag and drop design, 10X faster using 60% fewer resources compared to traditional approach consequently enhancing efficiency, transparency, and productivity of business operations.
The platform includes an integrated cloud database, a visual application builder, enterprise-grade security, regulatory compliance, and scalable global infrastructure. Quixy offers a free trial for organizations to explore and see how Quixy may help their business users build applications to solve their unique challenges.
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