It’s a good day when one receives research results that are both unanticipated and remarkable.
Thanks to Jim Mercer, Research Director within IDC's DevOps Solutions research practice, and the IDC team, we recently experienced such a moment of truth when we analyzed data from our survey, “Decoding DevOps Successes Improves Business Outcomes.”
The survey’s 1,000 data rows and 79 pivot tables confirmed and quantified commonly held views about quality improvements, lead times and agility, among other topics. Here are some widely acknowledged DevOps benefits with impressive, quantitative results:
- 70% of DevOps leaders reported they release updates daily or hourly.
- Even lagging organizations reported lead-time improvements of 21-40%.
- 27% of all organizations saw “massive improvement in quality” as a result of DevOps.
Two findings deserve special attention:
Remarkable Finding #1: DevOps delivers substantial gains in employee satisfaction, decision-making, learning, innovation, and communication for organizations at every level of DevOps attainment.
Remarkable Finding #2: Business executives and customers value DevOps highly, most even more so than IT counterparts.