SANTA CRUZ, CA. June 15, 2015 - Almost five million developers worldwide are currently using the Cloud as a development platform, and a similar number expect to be using it in the next six months, according to Evans Data’s newly released Global Development and Demographic Study. The study, which uses secondary research, proprietary population algorithms, and survey data from Evans Data’s Global Development survey, estimates that 4.9 million developers worldwide are currently using Cloud, while 4.1 million have the expectation of using it in six months. An additional 5.2 million expect to use Cloud in the next 7 to 12 months or later, and only 4.8 million have no plans at all for using Cloud.
Among developers who are using Cloud today, the largest plurality are Independent Software Vendors (ISVs), followed by developers who work on corporate software for use within their own companies. Those who work on software for sale to private clients, such as VARs, systems integrators, or consultants, have only a somewhat smaller number of developers in the Cloud than corporate developers. While Cloud development is rampant across all regions, the Asia Pacific region has slightly more developers currently using Cloud, while Latin America has the least, but also has the most optimistic outlook for increase in usage.
“Cloud represents a sea change in the way that developers work,” said Janel Garvin, CEO of Evans Data. “Not only does it increase productivity and decrease cost, but it provides a level of flexibility unavailable before which paves the way for new technology trends like IoT. That’s why so many developers have embraced Cloud as a development platform, and why so many more expect to do so in the future.”
The Spring 2015 Global Development and Demographic Study is the 20th edition of the series, which was started in 2006 and is published twice yearly. It estimates total worldwide developer populations and projects population data by region and country five years into the future. Population estimates are overlayed with data from Evans Data’s biannual Global Development survey to provide population estimates on a wide variety of development topics such as mobile development, development for IoT, Cloud, Big Data, and other technical adoption trends, plus developer demographics by region and segment.
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