Eclipse Foundation Releases 2022 IoT and Edge Developer Results

Eclipse Foundation Releases 2022 IoT and Edge Developer Results

Brussels, Belgium – The Eclipse Foundation, home to the world’s largest open source community focused on the Internet of Things, today announced the results of its 2022 IoT and Edge Developer Survey. Administered by Eclipse IoT Working Groupthe Native Eclipse Edge Workgroupand the Eclipse Spark Plug Task Force, the survey provides essential insights into the IoT and edge computing industry landscapes, challenges faced by developers, and opportunities for business stakeholders in the open source ecosystem IoT and edge. Now in its eighth year, the survey is the leading technical survey of the IoT and edge industry.

“IoT and edge computing are arguably the most important technologies today, especially for industries such as industrial automation, agriculture and automotive,” said Mike Milinkovich, executive director of the Eclipse Foundation. “The insights detailed in this investigative report can help guide internal developer teams and technology decision makers as they seek to bring the Industrial IoT to life.”

The online survey was conducted from April 1, 2022 to June 15, 2022, in which 910 global developers, committers, architects, and decision makers from a wide range of industries and organizations participated. Key findings include:

  • Java, C, and C++ are the most widely used programming languages ​​for constrained devices. Developers report that Java is the preferred language for IoT gateways and edge nodes.
  • MQTT continues to be the most widely used IIoT communication protocol, although there appears to be increased fragmentation. HTTP/HTTPS and REST show a slight decrease in IIoT usage compared to 2021, while alternative communication protocols (TCP/IP, AMQP, internal/proprietary) have seen notable growth.
  • Agriculture (23%) has become the top industry for IIoT and advanced computing technology, followed by industrial automation (22%), automotive (20%) and energy and utilities. smart cities (17%).
  • Security concerns nearly doubled in this year’s survey, making it one of the top 3 challenges faced by developers, along with connectivity, data collection and analysis.
  • Edge computing is gaining momentum in real-world applications as edge computing workloads all show a significant increase in adoption.
  • There is increased fragmentation of the public cloud and the big three are being challenged. Despite continued dominance, Amazon AWS with 36% usage (-8% in 2022), Microsoft Azure with 18% (-11% in 2022), and Google Cloud Platform with 16% (-4% in 2022) all lost ground against an increasingly competitive landscape.
  • Container images (49%) are the most frequently selected edge computing artifact.

The survey data also includes details on peak computing workloads, developer concerns, and market breakdowns. The full report and its groundbreaking information can be downloaded here.

Eclipse IoT’s knowledge and expertise spans over 10 years of experience in edge computing and IoT. Eclipse IoT is home to an open source innovation that has delivered some of the industry’s most popular IoT protocols. CoAP (Eclipse Californium), DDS (Eclipse Cyclone DDS), LwM2M (Eclipse Leshan), MQTT (Eclipse Paho, Eclipse Mosquitto and Eclipse Amlen) and OPC UA (Eclipse Milo) are all built around Eclipse IoT projects. The Eclipse IoT Toolkit also contains an innovative in-house protocol designed from the ground up for edge computing: Eclipse zenoh. In addition to other popular Eclipse IoT production-ready platforms that cover various use cases such as digital twins (Eclipse Ditto), contactless payments (Eclipse Keyple), industrial applications (Eclipse Kura), in more from Eclipse Kapua – a modular IoT cloud platform that manages data and devices, Eclipse Kanto and more.

To learn more about how to get involved with Eclipse IoT, Edge Native, Sparkplug, or other Eclipse Foundation working groups, visit the Foundation’s membership page. Task Force members enjoy a wide range of services, including exclusive access to detailed industry research results, marketing assistance, and expert open source governance.

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Quotes from members of the IoT & Edge Native working group


“This year’s edition of the survey, conducted under the auspices of the Eclipse Foundation, again provides fascinating insights and valuable insights,” said Robert Andres, Chief Strategy Officer. The IoT & Edge Developer Survey helps us and other organizations understand the dynamics and trends driving customers and partners. We highly value the execution of the survey as well as its relevance, well beyond a thriving and commercially friendly open source ecosystem that we are proud to be a part of.


“Every year we learn something new from this data, and often the trend of the data over time is startling new information,” said Kilton Hopkins, chief technology officer of Edgeworx. “It is essential to understand which technologies are currently in use and even more important to see which technologies are in increasing demand. We use this information to more effectively participate in the ongoing discussions of the Edge Native Working Group community.

Red Hat

“It is increasingly critical for businesses to understand the impact of IoT and edge environments, and how they innovate and modernize. This is true across all major industries, especially telecommunications, automotive and manufacturing,” said Francis Chow, vice president and general manager, Embedded and Edge Operating Systems. “IoT and edge computing are core to Red Hat’s strategy, and we’re working with industry leaders to increase innovation for them through open source. The Eclipse Foundation’s 2022 IoT and Edge Developer Survey provides essential insights to help decision-makers integrate IoT and Edge technologies into their own strategies and roadmaps.


The 2022 survey showed increased fragmentation in several areas, including communication protocol. This is a consequence of the rise of Edge Computing and the increased need for scalable, efficient and high-performance cloud-to-microcontroller communication. said Angelo Corsaro, CEO and CTO. This is an area where the Eclipse Foundation is strategically positioned, with projects like Eclipse Zenoh, to provide a unifying, end-to-end solution.

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