A new survey points to the rapid adoption of modern applications based on reactive system architectures.
While 40% of the respondent described reactive computing as “totally important,” 43% said it is gaining momentum.
Respondents believe that 70% of their companies—and 80% of the most successful enterprises–will have implemented reactive computing systems by 2018.
Only 13% said they have already adopted reactive computing; 26% said they plan to do so this year. More than four in 10 (41%) expect to adopt reactive computing by 2018.
Scalability (31%), resilience (22%) and modernization (17%) are cited as the top three drivers.
The need to retrain existing IT staff (35%), organizational disruption (27%) and lack of senior-level management support (26%) were cited as the top three obstacles.
Development teams (52%) are responsible for taking the first step in testing new technologies or architectural concepts, followed by architects (31%).
29% said they are researching or actively learning about reactive computing. Another 19% said they are just starting to look into it.
Only 18% said they have a reactive computing application in production, but another 16% said they are building one.
41% said they will re-factor legacy systems, module by module; 24% plan to rewrite an existing development project to replace a legacy system; and 23% said they will “shave the existing stack” by replacing legacy bottlenecks or APIs.