Platform as a service (PaaS) provides a cloud-based environment with everything required to support the complete lifecycle of building and delivering web-based (cloud) applications. This service doesn't have the costs and complexity of buying and managing the underlying hardware, software and hosting.
Infrastructure as a service (IaaS) provides companies with computing resources — including servers, networking, storage and data-center space — on a pay-per-use basis.
Cloud-based applications — or software as a service — run on distant computers “in the cloud” that are owned and operated by others and that connect to users’ computers via the internet and (usually) a web browser. Salesforce is a good example!
Building on years of Oracle Commerce experience, this is Oracle's SaaS/Cloud commerce service. It provides a balance of time to market, cost effectiveness and implementation simplicity. Meeting the needs of retailers who do not need a full custom implementation, or find that SaaS is advanced enough to meet their own needs.
Salesforce Commerce Cloud is positioned squarely at brands and retailers that require best-in-class B2C functionality within a one-stop solution. The solution is a highly compelling option for consumer brands and B2C retailers.
The solution’s basic premise is to enable your organisation to do what it (typically) does best: trade the platform as hard as possible without having to focus on some of the associated challenges of non-SaaS e-commerce platforms: stability, scalability, or managing a technical agency, team or roadmap.