Mobile apps are now one of the leading tools enabling modern businesses to improve internal operations, venture into new markets and provide new revenue streams. That being said, the app development industry doesn’t stand still and regularly offers innovative business apps and enhanced processes for the creation of even more advanced enterprise apps.
New Gartner’s Prediction
The widespread adoption of the Internet of Things (IoT) and utilization of Platform as a service (PaaS) have induced the research firm Gartner to make a prediction that “by 2020, more than 50% of all new applications developed on PaaS will be IoT-centric, disrupting conventional architecture practices”.
“IoT adoption will drive additional use of PaaS to implement IoT-centric business applications built around event-driven architecture and IoT data, instead of business applications built around traditional master data, “said Benoit Lheureux, a Research VP at Gartner. “New IoT-centric business applications will drive a transformation in application design practices that focus on real-time contextually rich decisions, event-analysis, lightweight workflow, and broad access to Web-scale data”.
Lheureux explained that “most new IoT-centric solutions will be implemented on IoT platforms, a form of multifunctional comprehensive PaaS that is a hybrid, architecturally coherent integration of application platform as a service (aPaaS), integration platform as a service (iPaaS), IoT device management, orchestration and business process management services as a platform (bpmPaaS), database PaaS (dbPaaS) and analytic services”.
Advanced Container Services
Gartner also predicts, “Through 2018, more than 70% of IT organizations planning a private PaaS will deploy a container service (rather than PaaS framework software). Instead of constructing a private PaaS using a PaaS framework, many organizations adopt a container service. An advanced container service provides subscribers with self-service access to container-based infrastructure. It hosts, orchestrates, schedules, scales and ensures the reliability of containers. It may also provide other capabilities, such as monitoring, load balancing and securing container communications”.
You can find more detailed information in Gartner’s report “Predicts 2016: PaaS Innovation Continues Unabated”. Also, you might be interested in attending the Gartner Application, Architecture, Development & Integration Summits of 2016, which will be held on May 23 and 24 in London and July 25 and 26 in Sydney, to learn more about the challenges around postmodern application integration.