The Eclipse Foundation Releases Results from the 2020 IoT Developer Survey

By Chantal Polsonetti

Company and Product News

The Eclipse Foundation, an open source foundation focused on the Internet of Things (IoT), announced 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.  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 1,652 individuals from a broad set of industries and organizations participated.  Key findings include:

  • In 2020, Smart Agriculture has emerged as the leading developer focus
  • 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.  The entire report and its insights can be downloaded here.

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