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Moving To The Cloud by Geetha Manjunath, Dinkar Sitaram

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Chapter 3. Platform as a Service
Platform as a Service is a cloud service model where the vendor provides a platform for development and deployment of cloud application over an abstracted hardware. PaaS solutions enable users to directly develop their applications without worrying about the complexity of setting up the hardware or system software. This chapter describes some popular cloud solutions that are examples of the Platform as a Service (PaaS) model of cloud delivery. The platform case studies discussed in this chapter are Microsoft Azure, Apache Hadoop, IBM PureXML, Yahoo! Mashups and others. Azure is a popular platform that enables ...

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