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AWS adoption is broad in EMEA but security and compliance is lagging behind, finds Sumo Logic

Sumo Logic, the leading cloud-native, machine data analytics platform that delivers continuous intelligence, today announced that European companies are falling behind businesses in the US and APAC regions when it comes to tracking security issues in the cloud. Only 43 percent of companies in Europe are making use of AWS CloudTrail, Amazon Web Services’ native compliance and security tool, compared to over 51 percent in the US and 58 percent in Sydney.

The finding is based on exclusive data analysis of application deployments in the cloud by Sumo Logic customers in Europe, compared to America and Australia. Alongside this insight into how companies are tracking security and compliance, Sumo Logic also found the following data:

There has been significant growth in the use of containers and serverless computing

  • Docker adoption within AWS is higher in Europe than US or Sydney – almost 27 percent of companies in Europe are running Docker, compared to 24 percent in US and only 18 percent in Australia. AWS Lambda is further ahead in Australia, with 26 percent of companies deploying on this.
  • In total, AWS Lambda adoption has almost doubled from 12 percent of customers in 2016 to 24 percent in 2017.
  • Kubernetes is more popular in Europe than elsewhere – 9 percent of companies are running Kubernetes on AWS in Europe, compared to 5 percent in Sydney and 8 percent in the US.
  • Companies are now increasingly using NoSQL databases in production environments over relational technologies.
  • Around 72 percent of companies are running NoSQL in production, compared to 62.6 percent on RDBMS.
  • Redis, Mongo, Cassandra and Dynamo are the most popular NoSQL databases.
  • MySQL and PostgreSQL are most popular relational databases deployed. Only 3.6 percent of companies are running Oracle databases on AWS, while Microsoft SQL on AWS is used by 2.4 percent of companies in total.

Mukesh Sharma, Vice President EMEA at Sumo Logic, commented, “Companies are keen to move over to cloud services and deploy their applications using new infrastructures like containers. We see more software teams moving over to Lambda and Docker to control their container deployments, but they also need more management insight into how those infrastructures are performing over time. Using machine data analytics can help bridge those gaps for IT and developer teams and provide the continuous intelligence needed to measure the success of digital transformation initiatives as well.”

He added, “At the same time, security for these new deployments has to be considered. More companies should make use of security and compliance support that is present in AWS and Azure – combining this with application-level insight can help developer and security teams collaborate on keeping their critical applications secure over time.”

“We often hear from customers that a purely SaaS cloud-native solution enables them to focus on outcomes - and not the mundane tasks of setting up servers and infrastructure; it’s simple to set-up, easy to consume, and has the capability to scale and burst on demand with no additional effort," concluded Sharma.

Today’s announcement is based on active and anonymised data from Sumo Logic’s customers in Europe, the US and Asia-Pacific regions. This set of data can also be compared with the overall research data gathered internationally in the company’s annual State of the Modern Applications in the Cloud Report for 2017.

Sumo Logic helps companies get detailed data and analytics around their mission-critical modern applications on cloud platforms like Amazon Web Services (AWS), Microsoft Azure and Google Cloud Platform. Using this data, businesses can evaluate their digital strategies and the ways in which they build their modern applications. By getting better insight into how these applications are performing, developers can track their performance and see opportunities to keep ahead of their competitors. Companies can also conduct in-depth root cause analysis and spot potential security issues before they lead to business impact.

Sumo Logic, a recognised expert in building and operating massive multi-tenant, highly distributed cloud systems, is the industry’s first machine data analytics platform to natively ingest, index and analyse structured and unstructured data together in real-time. Every day, on average, Sumo Logic analyses more than 100 petabytes of data, executes over 30 million searches and queries more than 400 trillion records, delivering tens of millions of insights to customers who rely on continuous intelligence across the entire application lifecycle to more effectively build, run and secure their modern applications.

‘State of Modern Applications in the Cloud’ Report Methodology:

The report is based on data gathered and analysed from applications and infrastructure managed by more than 1,500 Sumo Logic customers on cloud platforms like AWS, Azure and Google Cloud Platform. All customer-specific data is anonymised. Adoption data is based on evidence of organisations setting up and collecting log, metric and event data from a specific application component or infrastructure stack typically for the purpose of monitoring, troubleshooting and securing the modern application utilising these components.

Additional Resources:

Download the 'State of Modern Applications in the Cloud Report' for 2017.

About Sumo Logic:

Sumo Logic is the leading cloud-native, machine data analytics platform delivering real-time continuous intelligence, from structured, semi-structured and unstructured data across the entire application lifecycle and stack. More than 1,500 customers around the globe rely on Sumo Logic for the analytics and insights to build, run and secure their modern applications and cloud infrastructures. With Sumo Logic, customers gain a multi-tenant, service-model advantage to accelerate their shift to continuous innovation, increasing competitive advantage, business value and growth.

Founded in 2010, Sumo Logic is a privately held company based in Redwood City, CA and is backed by Accel Partners, DFJ, Greylock Partners, IVP, Sapphire Ventures, Sequoia Capital and Sutter Hill Ventures. For more information, visit www.sumologic.com.

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