The world’s largest open source IoT community uncovers developer trends focused on edge computing, AI, and security, with results detailing platform use, developer concerns, target markets, and more.
Today on the first day of EclipseCon, the Eclipse Foundation, the world’s largest open source foundation focused on the Internet of Things (IoT), announced the release of the findings of its 2020 IoT Developer survey.
Administered by the Eclipse IoT Working Group, the objective of the survey is to provide essential insights into the IoT industry landscape, the challenges IoT developers are facing, and the opportunities for enterprise IoT stakeholders in the IoT open source ecosystem. Now in its seventh year, the survey is the IoT industry’s leading technical survey. For the first time, the survey also probes respondents about their use of edge computing, which will help influence the roadmap of the Eclipse Edge Native Working Group.
“As the Internet of Things continues to grow, so do the opportunities and challenges faced by IoT developers to add value to the industry,” said Mike Milinkovich, executive director of the Eclipse Foundation.
“This survey provides everyone, from hardware and software vendors to service providers and enterprises, with insights into how the latest IoT product and service development trends affect their strategies and businesses.”
From May to July 2020, 1652 individuals from a broad set of industries and organizations participated in an online survey. Five of the top conclusions drawn from the survey data include:
- In 2020, Smart Agriculture has emerged as the leading industry focus area
- Security (39%), Connectivity (27%) and Data Collection & Analytics (26%) are still the top three concerns for IoT developers in 2020
- Artificial Intelligence (30%) was the most frequently selected edge computing workload
- Privacy is a growing concern selected by 23% of respondents, as awareness of the issues increases among organizations and consumers alike
- Distributed Ledgers have gained momentum as a way to secure IoT solutions
- Java is the most widely used programming language at the Edge (20%) and in the Cloud (24%)
The survey data also includes details on edge computing workloads, top concerns by IoT developers, and breakdowns by market.
Eclipse IoT projects have been adopted by world-leading companies across verticals to deliver commercial IoT solutions and services.