According to new research from SlashData, Amazon Web Services (AWS), is the most popular choice among developers in the cloud-native or serverless computing space.
The Developer Economics report by the company, “The State of Cloud Native Development”, was done for the Cloud Native Computing Foundation (CNCF), which is a Linux Foundation project. The report, which was based on data from a larger survey that was conducted in the second quarter last year, was released just this month.
The report found that AWS, the cloud kingpin, is No. AWS Lambda is the market leader in serverless (51 percent of serverless customers use AWS Lambda), followed closely by Google Cloud Functions, Azure Functions, and Google Cloud Functions.
AWS was also a popular choice for other cloud-native development scenarios. According to the report, cloud-native developers are significantly more likely than others to use AWS for their private cloud vendor. 60% of Cloud-Native developers use AWS as their private Cloud vendor.
Furthermore, 68 percent of developers who use containers-as-a-service but not the Kubernetes container orchestration tool use either Amazon Elastic Container Service (ECS) or Amazon Managed Kubernetes Service (EKS). According to the report, “Presumably these are developers who use the old ECS that isn’t built on Kubernetes.” 25 percent use Azure Container Service, while 14 percent use Docker Swarm.
CNCF however, compared this finding to its own survey. CNCF, however, stated that the CNCF report found that Amazon EKS was the most popular tool to manage containers at almost 30 percent.
CNCF found that public cloud was the most preferred datacenter approach. 62 percent of respondents named it, while 45 percent indicated they were using private clouds/on-premise. It was a new answer for 2019, but 38 percent of respondents chose hybrid, which indicates that it is a popular approach.
CNCF provided a link to the PDF report, which contains more information and complete methodology.