Advancements in industries and technologies, increasing competition and a global market have led to the convergence of different sectors in order to offer the best service and products to consumers. The same convergence has brought about the field of DevOps, which refers to concepts, practices, and policies that combine the fields of Software Development or ‘Dev’ with Information Technology Operations or ‘Ops’. DevOps offers a much more streamlined process of development along with speedier deliveries, updates, fixes and features, all aligned with the specific business objectives of a company. While the concept of DevOps first evolved in 2009, since then the market has grown at a rapid pace, aided further by various technological trends.
The current global DevOps market size is estimated to be worth a value of $3.58 billion and is expected to reach a total value of $10.31 billion by 2023, growing at a rapid compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of approximately 23.54 percent. The successful adoption of DevOps is typically measured by the deployment speed, the mean time for recovery, average lead time, production failure rate and deployment frequency. The selection of DevOps models is based on buyer maturity and the relation between the supplier and buyers. When setting up a DevOps structure, the most important factors are communication and collaboration.
Surge Of Technological Trends In The DevOps Market
A relatively new field, the DevOps market is heavily influenced by recent technological trends.
- Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning
The fields of artificial intelligence (AI) and machine learning (ML) are making their impact felt across industries, and they have immense potential for use in the DevOps market as well. AI can greatly increase the data access that the teams have, enable setting up of self-governed systems, boost resource management and aid in application development by helping DevOps teams identify most suitable solutions from a given dataset. ML integration in DevOps can contribute to the application process with tools such as Git or Ansible, in quality assessment, to secure the delivery of the application, deal with the overall production cycles, address emergencies, early detection of issues, triage analytics and business assessment.
Automation is another field that is impacting industries across all fields, with machines and software being programmed to carry out tasks in place of humans, leaving people to focus on other areas. There are numerous processes in DevOps that can benefit from automation, ranging from the application process to monitoring, productivity management, and operations. As the automation technology advances, more applications in the DevOps market can be optimized by implementing automation.
- Continuous Integration to Continuous Delivery
As the DevOps market grows, the earlier trend of Continuous Integration (CI) is evolving into Continuous Delivery (CD), further influenced by the adoption of multi-cloud architecture and orchestration tools such as Docker, Kubernetes, and Hibernates. In addition, the increased adoption of technologies for process mining is expected to further improve the use of CI/CD workflows.
As critical processes go digital, the threat of security breach becomes paramount and can take place at any stage of the software lifecycle, due to which it’s essential that DevOps teams have sufficient security in place to protect the processes from any sort of breach. The integration of security into the beginning of the DevOps operations is becoming popular as DevSecOps and is a rising trend in the overall DevOps market. By adding security in the first step of the software/app/product development, the vulnerability of the overall process cycle are reduced. As security threats continue to change with time, for optimum protection the security systems must also be regularly updated.
Microservices are gaining in popularity as they are independent services that do not break any system when there is an error and nor do they create dependencies. In addition, the microservices architecture enables companies to add new features and make the required chances easily, due to which microservices is a major asset to DevOps. Combining microservices with DevOps reduces risks of errors and downtime while boosting flexibility and speed as large systems can be broken down into smaller components to be delivered independently.
- Integration Between Services
The integration between software development and information technology operations in the form of DevOps has already proved to have great potential, opening up possibilities for the integration of DevOps with other services. Popular services that can be beneficial when integrated with DevOps include infrastructure as a service (IaaS) and database as a service (DBaaS), both fields that are expected to grow immensely as the industry preferences switch to cloud-based operations and infrastructure. The flexibility of DevOps makes it ideal for the integration between other services.
The DevOps market is growing at an exponential pace in a very short period of time, due to the benefits DevOps offers, especially in the competitive global market of today, where the speed of delivery and fixes are vital for success. As technology advances, the surge of technology trends in the DevOps market will further contribute to the growth of the DevOps market overall.