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Five Providers of Tools Supporting Open (Unopinionated) Developer Platforms Named IDC Innovators

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International Data Corporation (IDC)
today published an IDC Innovators report profiling five companies that
provide tools supporting the open (unopinionated) developer platforms
market. The five companies named IDC Innovators are Atomist, Codefresh,
Datical, Galactic Fog, and GitLab.

Emerging technologies are significantly changing the way computing
resources are delivered as well as the application development
approaches taken to deliver solutions. Infrastructure use is being
optimized to leverage containers and microservices while delivering
better user experiences. Purpose-built applications require complete
flexibility in the ability to pick tools that match solution needs. And
open developer platforms provide flexibility while accelerating
productivity. Rather than choosing a bundled application platform, IDC’s
research shows that enterprises prefer a choice of tools in delivering
applications. Assembling an open developer platform is complicated and
start-ups, including the companies named IDC Innovators, have been
filling the need with tools that assist in taking advantage of modern
application development approaches with a DevOps toolchain.

“Organizations should keep an open mind to developer needs, watch open
standards, and empower teams to choose the right set of tools to
accelerate application packaging and delivery,” said Larry
, research director, Platforms
as a Service
at IDC. “The next two years will see additional
consolidation as larger vendors acquire products to bring end-to-end
solutions for developer productivity.”

Atomist offers an open architecture integrating a wide range of
third-party tools and a programmable platform designed to accelerate
modern application deployment by shorting lead times while reducing
failures during the passage through the pipeline.

Codefresh delivers an open source plug-in marketplace that allows
customers a wide range of flexibility in building pipelines. It also
lets customers create their pipelines description in a
version-controlled YAML file that can be fully deployed on the public
cloud, in a hybrid implementation, or completely on premise.

Datical, based on the Liquibase open source project, delivers the
capability to automate the review, validation, and deployment of
database changes in an application development pipeline. Datical reduces
errors in the database deployment process and speeds up the application
release process.

Galactic Fog’s platform accelerates application development and
deployment by giving teams an interface to manage functions and
containers across a multicloud environment while providing the required
audit and security features necessary for enterprises operating in a
highly regulated environment.

GitLab manages the entire software development life cycle, helping
developers take source code and run it through all the processes, from
project planning and source code management to CI/CD, monitoring, and
security, that are required to accelerate the journey from development
to deployment.

The report, IDC
Innovators: Tools Supporting Open (Unopinionated) Developer Platforms,
(IDC #US45074219), profiles five companies offering tools
in the open (unopinionated) developer platforms market. The profiles
include key differentiators and challenges facing each company.

About 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.

For more information about IDC Innovators research, please contact Karen
Moser at

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