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Majority of organisations rely on open source to drive innovation

Around 82% of organisations rely on open source to drive innovation within the organisation, a new survey has found.

Ashnik an open source solutions provider in Southeast Asia and India, recently released its survey with participation of more than 160 cross-industry organisations from the region. The survey captures the growing role of open source, key digital transformation initiatives and technology trends of 2022.

The survey indicates that about 82% of organisations today rely on open source to 'drive innovation' within the organisation; 100% voted 'ease of adoption' as the best feature of open source. Over 95% of respondents cited that open source offers 'higher security' over proprietary software.

"In the post-pandemic world, enterprises continue to keep up with the digitalisation of their infrastructure, processes, people, and customer experiences," says Deepti Dilip, director, marketing and strategy at Ashnik.

"IT leaders thus prefer to choose a future-driven approach when it comes to achieving faster innovation and go-to-market.

"Open source has been a big enabler in the areas of infrastructure automation, cloud, real-time analytics, security and more, making its adoption a key focus for top global organisations," Dilip says.

"The survey is the voice of several enterprises reflecting the growth of open source, top initiatives driven by it, the rising market share for its services and support, and more - giving a multidimensional understanding of organisational goals," he says.

According to the survey, 71% participants preferred to consume open source technologies in the cloud through a SaaS model, while 53% picked a hybrid cloud solution (public cloud + data center) as their preferred deployment platform. Some 74% of participants indicated the adoption of open source databases is set to increase in 2022, with more than 59% indicating an increased usage of community open source databases specifically.

The survey found 57% of respondents said that the lack of internal open source skill-sets and manpower was a key challenge in their organisations, while 97% desired to have access to service providers and consultants for the success of their projects using open source.

The top open source database technologies to see an increased adoption were PostgreSQL and MongoDB, followed by Redis and Elasticsearch; and the top Kubernetes platforms of 2022 were AWS EKS and AKS.

The Open source Survey by Ashnik involved active participation from 160 unique enterprises across Southeast and South Asia. Industries such as BFSI, Government, Telcos, Technology, Power, and Engineering participated to share their views on the trends driving open source adoption. The survey was undertaken by C-level Executives (13%), Senior Managerial roles (57%) and Influencer roles (30%).

Ashnik is a Singapore-headquartered open source solutions provider with a presence across Southeast Asia, the US, and India. Since its inception in 2009, Ashnik has delivered open source technology implementations, services and support to more than 200 top enterprises in the region.

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