IDC Innovators are emerging vendors with revenue <$100 million that have demonstrated either a groundbreaking business model or an innovative new technology — or both. This IDC Innovators study profiles Atomist, Codefresh, Datical, Galactic Fog, and GitLab in the tools supporting open (unopinionated) developer platforms market. Emerging technologies are significantly changing the way computing resources are delivered as well as the application development approaches taken to deliver solutions. Start-ups and progressive enterprises are leading the way in embracing modern application development architecture, and traditional PaaS vendors are adjusting to meet these approaches.
"Organizations should keep an open mind to developer needs, watch open standards, and empower teams to choose the right set of tools to accelerate application packaging and delivery," said Larry Carvalho, research director, Platform as a Service. "The next two years will see additional consolidation as larger vendors acquire products to bring end-to-end solutions for developer productivity."