Open Source trends for 2022

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Singapore: As many as 82% of organisations today rely on open source to ‘drive innovation’ within the organisation. While 100% of organisations voted ‘ease of adoption as the best feature of open-source. These are the key open source trends for 2022 from a survey conducted by Ashnik – an open source solutions provider in Southeast Asia and India.

The survey saw the participation of over 160 cross-industry organisations from the region and it captures the growing role of open source, key digital transformation efforts and technology trends of 2022.

“In the post-pandemic world, enterprises continue to keep up with the digitalization of their infrastructure, processes, people, and customer experiences. IT leaders thus prefer to choose a future-driven approach when it comes to achieving faster innovation and go-to-market,” said Deepti Dilip, Director – Marketing and Strategy, Ashnik.

“Open source has been a big enabler in the areas of infrastructure automation, cloud, real-time analytics, security and more, making its adoption a key focus for top global organisations,” commented Dilip.

“The survey is the voice of several enterprises reflecting the growth of open source, top initiatives driven by it, the rising market share for its services and support, and more – giving a multidimensional understanding of organizational goals,” added Dilip.

Among the other open source trends, the survey indicates over 95% of respondents cited that open source offers ‘higher security’ over proprietary software.

71% of participants preferred to consume open source technologies in the Cloud through a SaaS model, while 53% picked a Hybrid Cloud solution (Public Cloud + Data Centre) as their preferred deployment platform.

74% of participants indicated that Open Source Databases adoption is set to increase in 2022, while over 59% indicated an increased usage of Community Open Source Databases specifically.

57% of respondents said that the lack of internal open source skill-sets and manpower was a key challenge in their organisations. While 97% desired to have access to service providers and consultants for the success of their projects using open source.

The top open-source database technologies to see an increased adoption were PostgreSQL and MongoDB, followed by Redis and Elasticsearch; and the top Kubernetes platforms of 2022 were AWS EKS and AKS. More insights on open source trends of 2022 are available online.

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