What Are The Greatest Challenges To Developing Quality AI Apps?

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What Are The Greatest Challenges To Developing Quality AI Apps?
Evans Data Corporation’s latest study of AI and machine learning development provides insights into the challenges developers face when building enterprise-level, high-quality AI apps…

Database as a Service is top Value Add for Cloud Developers

Cloud vendors are working hard to win developers over to their platforms, and according to over 480 developers actively developing for or in the Cloud it’s Database as a Service that is the most valuable thing in that equation. DBaaS was rated as the most important element a vendor could include in their offering, with over 68% rating it as Very Important. It topped the ratings for Technical Support, Analytics, Content Transcoding / streaming and Deployment and management monitoring service.

The July 2018 survey of active Cloud developers also asked about various technologies and tools that are being used in Cloud development. Hadoop and Open Stack are virtually tied for most used with 38% of Cloud developers using each. However, even though Open Stack is an open source platform, commercial distributions are most commonly chosen and used. Sixty-two percent of those Cloud developers who use Open Stack use a commercial enterprise distribution such as those distributed by prominent manufacturers such as IBM, Oracle, VMWare and Red Hat.

“The database is at the heart of almost any application,” said Janel Garvin, CEO of Evans Data, “so it’s not surprising that developers would identify this as the most important value-add that a Cloud provider can supply. What’s surprising is that Cloud vendors don’t make their available databases more of a central theme in their messaging. It’s an area that’s often neglected in marketing campaigns.”

Conducted every 6 months since 2009, the Cloud Development Survey explores developers’ activities and perceptions surrounding the Cloud’s role in their organizations, as well as its role in emerging technological trends. It’s focus on Cloud development includes topic areas such as; Approaches to Cloud Development and Deployment, Cloud Service Implementation, Containerization, Blockchain and Cloud, Microservices, Serverless Computing, IoT and Cloud, Performance Characteristics of Cloud Platforms, and much more.

See the full table of Contents here.

Cloud Development Survey

About Evans Data Corporation
Evans Data Corporation provides regularly updated IT industry market intelligence based on in-depth surveys of the global developer population. Evans’ syndicated research includes surveys focused on developers in a wide variety of subjects.

Copyright 2019 Evans Data Corporation. All other company names, products and services mentioned in this document are the trademarks and property of their respective owners.

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Developers Up Security for IoT implementations

More than two thirds of developers working on applications for IoT and / or mobile devices are currently optimizing their deployments for security according to Evans Data’s newly released IoT and Mobile Development Survey. This is especially true for those working with IoT implementations that also involve mobility where over 80% spend time optimizing for security.

The July 2018 survey also showed that over 70% of those working with IoT systems have suffered some kind of security breach within the past year, thus compelling them to scrutinize their security systems.

Authentication is a critical component of any security system and 78% of IoT developers report they currently use device to device authentication while 59% use device to service (note; developers could select either or both options). For authenticating or authorizing connectivity to a centralized service (cloud, edge etc) developers are most likely to use Secure Remote Password Protocol (47%) followed by Constrained Application protocol (37%).

“While it’s clear that IoT has a very compelling need for security optimizations,” said Janel Garvin, CEO of Evans Data, “there are also new advances that help developers secure their connected device projects. For example, we found that biometric authentication has come a long way recently with now over a quarter of IoT developers implementing some biometric authentication and another 40% working on projects that are planned to have that capability.”

Conducted every 6 months, the Mobile and IoT Development Survey explores developers’ activities and perceptions surrounding Mobility and Internet of Things. It’s focus includes topic areas such as; Demographics, Development Approaches, Platforms, Device Hardware, Enterprise Development, AI and ML, Security, Monetization and Payment Solutions, Technology Adoption, Language Use, and more.

See the full table of Contents here.

IoT and Mobile Development Survey

About Evans Data Corporation
Evans Data Corporation provides regularly updated IT industry market intelligence based on in-depth surveys of the global developer population. Evans’ syndicated research includes surveys focused on developers in a wide variety of subjects.

Copyright 2018 Evans Data Corporation. All other company names, products and services mentioned in this document are the trademarks and property of their respective owners.

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