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What is aPaaS

A cloud service that offers development and deployment environments for application services
An aPaaS platform provides the ability to build applications iteratively, provision
application software instantly, scale applications on-demand, and integrate
applications with other services.

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aPaaS vs PaaS -
What’s the difference

Infrastructure and applications were the first to be available on the cloud computing services in the form of Infra as a Service or IaaS (e.g. Amazon Web Services) and Software as a Service or SaaS (e.g. Salesforce).


Later, middleware services too were available in the cloud. But middleware constitutes a lot of things like application development, application deployment, integration services, identity services, and other platform services. All these services are lumped together under Platform as a Service or PaaS (e.g. Heroku).

In this context, those services that primarily offer application development and deployment are referred to as application Platform as a Service or aPaaS (e.g. WaveMaker low-code platform) while PaaS refers to the entire spectrum of middleware as a service offering. 

How do you choose the best
aPaaS platform for you

The right aPaaS platform brings speed and agility to the entire application lifecycle, paving way for frictionless enterprise application delivery. 

Consider the following capabilities while making your decision.

Visual development

Drag-and-drop UI creation for faster development and change management

Easy integration

Connect to databases, APIs, web services and data siloed in legacy systems

Multi-device support

Create responsive hybrid apps available across devices and form factors

Extensive customization

Customize all aspects – HTML, CSS, JavaScript and backend services

Instant deployment

One-click deployment with the option to run on-prem and multi-cloud

UI templates

Access the library of out-of-the-box templates to start app UI development

Granular security

Integrate with popular authentication providers and control authorization 

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Why go aPaaS with WaveMaker


Build applications iteratively


Provision application software instantly


Scale applications  on-demand


Integrate apps seamlessly


Deploy applications in minutes

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