I've been hearing the terms, 'platform 1', 'platform 2', and 'platform 3' being tossed around recently. A Google search didn't turn up anything so I did some digging. Platform's 1 through 3 are shorthand for technological paradigm shifts and here they are broken out:



1Mainframe era with mainframe application workloads
2Client-server and virtualized x86 traditional application era
3Big Data era with new applications and new workloads built for cloud, social, and mobile


Now we can search those on those platform types .


1/21/2014 Update: