Microsoft Azure is the number one choice when it comes to developers looking for a cloud service, according to a survey conducted by Evans Data.
Google and Amazon take the second and third position, respectively, but Azure is clearly on a growing trend, the survey revealed.
A total of 36 percent of those surveyed confirmed they are using Azure, while Google Storage managed to snatch 29 percent. Amazon Web Services comes third with 28 percent.
Java is the most popular programming language used by developers that were included in the survey, while C++ was placed second with 60 percent. C# completed the podium with 58 percent, followed by PHP with 49 percent.
“Microsoft was very aggressive with its introduction of Azure to the development community a few years ago and that has paid off,” said Evans Data CEO Janel Garvin. “Additionally, the large established MSDN community and the fact that Visual Studio is still the most used development environment are huge assets to Microsoft in getting developers to adopt the Azure platform,” she added.
Microsoft Azure is yet to become a clear leader of this particular industry and the survey confirms that the fight for the number one position is fiercer than ever. Both Google and Microsoft are constantly improving their cloud services, so users are free to choose whatever suits their needs better.
"However, cloud platform use is still very much fragmented with lots of players laying claim to small slivers of share. It will take more time before a clear landscape of major cloud vendors shakes out,” Garvin added, explaining that Azure’s number one place is very likely a temporary one.