Wednesday, April 20, 2011

Gartner names WOLF a "Cool Vendor” in Platform as a Service for 2011

Leading Analyst firm Gartner has named WOLF one of its Cool Vendors in Platform as a Service for 2011.

Gartner's announcement of the "Cool Vendors" comes on the heels of its press release predicting 2011 to be the year of Platform-as-a-Service.

The report is written by Yefim V. Natis, Eric Knipp, Teresa Jones, Paolo Malinverno, Thomas Skybakmoen, Thomas E. Murphy, David Mitchell Smith, Benoit J. Lheureux and analyzes vendors who offer "Platform as a service (PaaS). According to the report, "Platform as a Service (PaaS) is a common reference to a collection of middleware (application infrastructure) functions offered as a cloud service. These include such strategic technology categories as application servers, DBMS, integration brokers, business process management platform, user experience platforms and others."

Gartner predicts that by 2015, most enterprises will have part of their run-the-business software functionally executing in the cloud, using PaaS services or technologies directly or indirectly.

WOLF online cloud database platform with robust business rules offers huge time & cost savings with ease-of-use for Enterprises, ISV’s and SaaS startups developing or migrating to cloud based application development environment. The framework recently introduced attractive usage centric pricing, support for custom UX, ability to write custom code, staging/production environment, complete API’s and private cloud deployment license option.

The complete report is available at

About Gartner's Cool Vendors Selection Process

Gartner's listing does not constitute an exhaustive list of vendors in any given technology area, but rather is designed to highlight interesting, new and innovative vendors, products and services. Gartner disclaims all warranties, expressed or implied, with respect to this research, including any warranties of merchantability or fitness of a particular purpose.

Gartner defines a cool vendor as a company that offers technologies or solutions that are: Innovative, enable users to do things they couldn't do before; Impactful, have, or will have, business impact (not just technology for the sake of technology); Intriguing, have caught Gartner's interest or curiosity in approximately the past six months.

- Gartner, “Cool Vendors in Platforms as a Service, 2011” by Teresa Jones et al. 7 April 2011
- Gartner Press Release “Gartner Says 2011 Will Be the Year of Platform as a Service” 14 March 2011

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