A report from Sumo Logic provides insight into software usage across the Amazon Web Services (AWS) public cloud. Some of the findings are surprising.
Approximately 82% of the operating system instances deployed on AWS are derivatives of Linux, versus 16% for Windows. In contrast, Sumo Logic data suggests that 96% of the operating system instances running on the Microsoft Azure cloud are based on Windows.
58% of the databases deployed on AWS are of the NoSQL variety, and relational databases account for 42%. Redis, MySQL/RDS and MongoDB account for 50% of database deployments on AWS. Oracle and Microsoft collectively account for less than 7%.
72% of AWS customers use S/3 storage in a production environment alongside AWS infrastructure-as-a-service (IaaS) offerings.
The open-source NGINX project leads with 41%, followed by the Apache open-source web server project at 37% and Microsoft IIS software at 22%.
Just over half (52%) rely on AWS CloudTrail services to secure their AWS environment.
While it’s still early days in terms of deploying Docker containers in a production environment, 18% of the production applications monitored are based on Docker containers.
As an alternative to microservices, the Lambda service that AWS launched to create a service that dynamically scales up and down is now being used by 12% of the organizations studied.
AWS CloudFront leads at 11%, followed by Akamai at 7% and Fastly at 6%.