Report: Kubernetes May Drive GCP challenge to AWS Cloud Supremacy among Developers
While most research has placed Microsoft’s Azure cloud second behind AWS, the market leader in market supremacy, a new report places Google Cloud Platform at No. Kubernetes’ popularity may have pushed Google Cloud Platform to No. 2 in the developer market.
Google introduced the popular Kubernetes open-source container orchestrations system five years ago. It has steadily grown its popularity.
Kubernetes ranked No. 3. Kubernetes was voted the “most beloved” platform in the 2019 Stack Overflow Developer Survey. AWS was two places lower at No. 5.
A new survey of over 7,000 developers from JetBrains dev tooling specialist JetBrains has identified Kubernetes as the driving force behind GCP being ranked as the No. Azure is the No. 2 cloud service.
AWS continues to lead the way in most surveys.
[Click on the image to see a larger view.] JetBrains: Top Cloud Services among Developers “However, we found out that the Google Cloud Platform share for Kubernetes users is higher (41 percent vs. general 28 percent), which could indicate that Kubernetes growth may be driving GCP’s popularity.”
JetBrains examined cloud services within the DevOps section in its massive report. This showed Kubernetes usage growing rapidly. 29 percent of respondents were asked what container orchestration service they used. This is an increase of 13 percent over last year’s 16 percent.
No. No. 2 among container orchestration system was Amazon ECS/Fargate (13%) with AWS’s Kubernetes-based fully Managed Service, Amazon EKS, at No. 4 (6 percent).
[Click on the image to see a larger view.] Top Container Orchestration Systems among Developers (source : JetBrains). When developers were asked where they store their databases, services, and/or applications, the DevOps data showed that cloud services still have a slight advantage over private servers. This was between 51 and 48 percent.
JetBrains stated that private servers are still more popular than cloud services. “However, if one digs deeper, one can see that there are many users who use both. They tend to use cloud service for their primary hosting platform.