RightScale DevOps Trends Survey Shows Docker on the Rise
RightScale, which delivers some of the most detailed survey results on open source trends, has published the results of its survey report highlighting DevOps trends, as we covered here. A deeper dive into the survey results shows that Docker, Puppet and Chef are shown to be kings of the hill in the tools market, with Docker adoption rising in the enterprise. Docker, Puppet and Chef are shown to be kings of the hill in the tools market, with Docker adoption rising in the enterprise. The company also published its annual State of the Cloud report in February.
The DevOps survey was conducted by RightScale in January 2016 involving1060 technical professionals.
According to the survey, the top three DevOps tools are Docker, Puppet and Chef. Puppet and Chef are almost equally popular, with Puppet slightly preferred among enterprises (42%) over Chef (37%).
The report shows that Docker usage has nearly doubled in recent months. However, the report also shows that many enterprises are using multiple tools in tandem. Lots of them leverage Chef and Puppet, for example.
The report shows that firms are using Docker in both test beds and production, with more enterprises (29%) using Docker than SMBs (24%).
Which operating systems are dominant? Linux distributions like Ubuntu, CentOS and RedHat are tops among the container operating systems cited in the report. Among small footprint platforms, CoreOS is the most widely used (12%).
The complete report is available here, including graphics. Also see our analysis of some of the other components of the report.