DevOps.com and Automic partnered up to conduct a survey back in February and March of several hundred respondents regarding their use of development tools, their use of Open Source and their rate of change. The survey report entitled: Managing Your DevOps Tool Chest, The Complexity of Herding Kittens is available from Automic here (fyi, registration is required to download the report).
Scott Wilson of Automic and I already conducted a webinar where we took a deep dive on the findings of the survey. You can access the slides and recording of that webinar here (FYI, this is also behind a registration wall).
If you take a moment to study the analysis you will see what I think are some interesting things in this survey. One is that we had two basic groups who answered. One was made up of our DevOps.com readers who tend to be DevOps adopters. The other was a more General IT group. There was some stark differences between the two groups. None was bigger than frequency of release and how often you would like to release code. Talk about polar opposites!
Another interesting filter we applied was by size of organization. The biggest differences when comparing startup smaller organizations to large enterprises was the amount of tools and coding languages they used. Of course larger organizations used more than smaller ones. But the starker difference was in open source usage. Smaller organizations used a much greater percentage of open source tools than larger enterprises.
Finally we also looked at geographical region and industry vertical to draw distinctions. You can read the report and listen to the webinar to to get all of the details on this and more. I highly recommend you download the report and take a look. Also if you can spare some time to listen to the webinar I think you will pick up some great insights.