Gartner predicts that by 2025, over 95% of new digital workloads will be deployed on cloud native platforms. Let’s face it; shifting to the cloud is no longer a luxury—it’s a critical component of the future of IT development.
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Experts forecast the serverless architecture market to grow from 7.6 billion USD in 2020 to 21.1 billion USD by 2025. Are we surprised? 🤨 Not at all. Serverless architecture yields many benefits for IT engineers and developers—one of them being the ability to build automated event-driven workflows. These workflows trigger tasks in response to real-time events automatically. And despite how challenging it may sound to build, an event-driven serverless workflow engine makes the building and maintenance of these workflows quick and easy.
The global DevOps market size is expected to expand at a CAGR of 24.59% by 2027, reaching over 22199.4 million USD. 🤯 With this exponential growth, we can only expect new DevOps trends to continue to grow and improve the DevOps industry as it stands today. What does this mean for the DevOps function in your organization?
Gartner describes event-driven architecture (EDA) as, “a design paradigm in which a software component executes in response to receiving one or more event notifications.” To put it simply, EDA enables a type of workflow that triggers tasks in response to real-time events. Consider the following example where a social media platform needs to verify a user’s age before the user can move forward and create their profile. 👇
As an IT engineer, you know just how much time you lose per day on repetitive administrative tasks. It’s frustrating, isn’t it? As a matter of fact, most IT engineers spend 32% of their day on non-value-add, repetitive, menial tasks. These time-consuming duties slow down productivity and only add to an engineer's already hefty workload, often causing burnout. Imagine how much time you could save by automating these tasks while eliminating the need for server maintenance. It sounds too good to be true, right? Luckily, this is entirely possible with serverless event-driven architecture and workflows. 😎
Have you ever stopped to imagine how much less effective your business would be without DevOps? Think of how many streamlined processes would take nearly double the time for your team to complete! 😩 When considering just how crucial DevOps is, it may not shock you to learn that by 2026, the DevOps market will exceed $20 billion, with a CAGR of 24.7% from 2019 to 2026. With such a massive increase in only seven years, you might wonder what’s continuing to drive this rapid investment as we look to the future — and the explanation lies in serverless orchestration.
We’ve all been there: an issue crops up at work, and it’s easier (and, in the moment, less stressful) to go with the quicker solution despite its obvious setbacks. Months later, you’re looking at the solution you chose and thinking, “Why on Earth didn’t I just take the time to do it right the first time?!” For IT engineers, these quickly patched problems often snowball into technical debt. Your quickly coded solution results in further bugs or lagging functionality that you have to go back and fix, eating into hours of time you could spend on more productive tasks — like iterating on new product features. Not to mention, the longer the debt accumulates, the more money it could cost your organization to fix.
Cloud native platforms have grown leaps and bounds over the past few years — with no signs of slowing down. According to Gartner, by 2025, over 95% of new digital workloads will be deployed on cloud native platforms, increasing by 30% from 2021. Cloud native computing offers an easier approach to designing, constructing, and operating workflows that thrive within the cloud structure. These cloud native solutions take advantage of the scalability, elasticity, resiliency, and flexibility of the cloud, making cloud native an absolute dream for engineers. When creating and maintaining your workflows is so easy, it’s no wonder engineers are flocking to cloud native solutions! Let’s dive into just a few of the reasons engineers are shifting to cloud native:
Serverless architecture allows software engineers to build and run workflows without the headache of infrastructure management, saving hours of time per project. With a serverless architecture, you don’t need to worry about purchasing or managing backend servers. So, why did the number of serverless developers decline by 3% from 2020 to 2021? The answer, in short: many engineers believe serverless architecture has little flexibility, making it difficult to adopt. The last thing you want is for your serverless solutions to make you feel locked in a box. After all, IT engineering and development is a creative pursuit at its core. 🎨
80% of Fortune 100 companies use event-driven architecture to power their business. This is hardly surprising, as event-driven architecture (EDA) is a type of workflow that triggers tasks in response to real-time events. (It’s like a modern version of Dominoes 🁴). With a well-constructed, effective EDA, you can automate a variety of tasks, which allows you to: