What primary development framework are you planning to use in the cloud?
- Java EE 32%
- .NET 29%
- PHP 14%
- Python 6%
- Spring 6%
- Ruby/Rails 5%
In particular, there is no PaaS vendor bridging the Java/.NET divide. This raises a natural question: what is the fastest way to evolve cloud platforms?
There are two approaches to filling in these PaaS framework holes:
- Do it yourself: Heroku just added Java support to their cloud. Because PaaS offerings from Amazon and Heroku are proprietary, they are pretty much stuck with the go it alone approach.
- Create an ecosystem: Cloud Foundry just added PhP and Python support through partners. A huge advantage for open source clouds is that they can leverage the work of their communities to move farther and faster than closed-source competitors.