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25 Apr 2018

Three Providers of Agile Code Development Technologies Named IDC Innovators

FRAMINGHAM, Mass., April 25, 2018 – International Data Corporation (IDC) today published an IDC Innovators report identifying three technology providers that are considered key emerging vendors in the agile code development market. The three companies named as IDC Innovators are CloudBees Inc., GitLab Inc., and Sonatype, Inc.

Embracing a DevOps practice means an organization must dramatically accelerate its development practices, moving from a classic monolithic software design model to a more modular design point with clear delineations between software components. This approach allows organizations to life-cycle each portion of code individually, leading to a more rapid update process that can be measured in weeks, days, or even potentially in hours. Part of the agile development process means creating an end-to-end tool chain that may be based on a single solution but will usually incorporate technologies from a variety of other vendors and open source software projects. The IDC Innovators discussed in this IDC Innovators document are key players in an end-to-end DevOps tool chain.

"There are a remarkable number of startups in the overall DevOps space, with many of those companies on the development side providing agile development tools and technologies," said Al Gillen, group vice president, Software Development and Open Source Software. "The companies profiled here help their customers become more agile in the overall development process. We expect most of the technologies being produced by these companies to play a long-term role in the industry."

CloudBees offers enterprise-grade continuous delivery software services based on the open source Jenkins technology. GitLab offers a full DevOps lifecycle in a continuous integration/continuous delivery (CI/CD) solution that is available in a variety of deployment form factors. Sonatype's product portfolio allows customers to define open source component policies by organization, team, and application type.

The report, IDC Innovators: Agile Code Development Technologies 2018 (IDC #US43675318), profiles three emerging technology providers offering agile code development technologies.

About IDC Innovators

IDC Innovators reports present a set of vendors – under $100 million in revenue at time of selection – chosen by an IDC analyst within a specific market that offer an innovative new technology, a groundbreaking approach to an existing issue, and/or an interesting new business model. It is not an exhaustive evaluation of all companies in a segment or a comparative ranking of the companies. Vendors in the process of being acquired by a larger company may be included in the report provided the acquisition is not finalized at the time of publication of the report. Vendors funded by venture capital firms may also be included in the report even if the venture capital firm has a financial stake in the vendor's company. IDC INNOVATOR and IDC INNOVATORS are trademarks of International Data Group, Inc.

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