Devoteam researched and evaluated 133 promising technologies. The resulting report advises on solutions worthy of your attention — as well as those better left alone.
Devoteam provides cloud services and integrations. Software consulting is core to its business. Resultingly, the organization published the TechRadar report, an assessment of 133 promising technologies.
The technologies are divided into six categories, from cloud and automation to cybersecurity and analytics. The selection is diverse. Rust, AWS Lambda, Nintex, CyberArk and Snowflake are some examples. Devoteam both recommends and advises against technologies. The reasoning isn’t substantiated per technology. Instead, Devoteam outlines why some technologies are preferred — and others are not.
Most of the recommendations, which we’ll briefly cover below, contribute to a decentralized infrastructure. These technologies reduce dependency on vendors and brands. In addition, Devoteam is keen on simplicity and speed. Simplicity translates to ease of use; speed refers to the time between updates. Finally, the organisation values sustainability.
We’ll be sharing a selection from each of the categories found in the full report. The ‘Data-driven intelligence’ category features data warehouses and data lakes, AI solutions and analytics. Alteryx is highly recommended. The platform enables users to process data in workflows and automation without programming. Apache Kafka, Apache Spark and Databricks are favourites as well.
The ‘Distributed Cloud’ category covers cloud technology, including hypervisors and container orchestration. Red Hat Ansible takes the crown. This tool facilitates infrastructure-as-code, whereby various processes can be automated using a universal language. Red Hat Anthos, Hashicorp Terraform, Helm and Kubernetes are recommended as well.
The ‘Digital Business & Products’ category covers programming languages, low-code platforms, database management systems and DevOps solutions. Devoteam likes MongoDB, Mulesoft and PostgreSQL, among others. The organization advises staying clear of Azure DevOps for the time being.
The ‘Business Automation’ category features automation solutions. Devoteam favours UiPath, Celonis and Blue Prism, among others. These developers focus on Robotic Process Automation, whereby organizations find and automate inefficient processes. Although Devoteam doesn’t advise against any particular solution, those interested in Dydu, OpenRPA and RASA are urged to carefully consider their choice.
The ‘Trust & Cybersecurity’ category includes various security solutions, from endpoint to network and cloud. Aviatrix and Azure Sentinel are number one and two. Aviatrix enables multicloud policy and network management in a central environment. Azure Sentinel offers preventive and reactive tools for securing Azure environments.
Finally, there’s the ‘Sustainability Enabled by Digital’ category, a collection of technologies that Devoteam believes contribute to sustainability. No single solution is strongly recommended. However, Devoteam does recommend a number of trials, including My IT Footprint. This solution uses existing data to calculate an organization’s carbon footprint. Goals can be set and tracked.