Eclipse Foundation Sights IoT Developer Focus
October 20, 2020
Eclipse Foundation released results from its 2020 IoT Developer Survey.
Administered by the Eclipse IoT Working Group, the survey provides
essential insights into the IoT industry landscape, the challenges
developers are facing, and the opportunities for enterprise stakeholders
in the IoT open source ecosystem. Now in its sixth year, the survey is
an IoT leading technical survey. For the first time, the survey also
probes respondents about edge computing usage, which will influence the
Eclipse Edge Native Working Group roadmap.
The online survey was conducted over a period of three months (May-July 2020) during which time 1652 individuals from a broad set of industries and organizations participated.
Key findings include:
Security (39%), Connectivity (27%) and Data Collection & Analytics (26%) remain 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 for 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. Supported by over
300 members globally, with 70 new members added in 2020 alone, the
Eclipse Foundation has a well-established international reach and a
proven 16+ year track record of enabling co-innovation. The Foundation
currently hosts and enables more than 375 open source projects that have
so far resulted in over 240 million lines of code — a shared investment
exceeding €13 billion.