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Enterprise DevOps Bullish on Open Source Software

SAN FRANCISCO – June 27, 2017 – NodeSource, the Node.js company, has announced the results of a new survey fielded among enterprise software developers ranking open source projects across a variety of factors, including hiring, entrepreneurism and the likelihood of IPOs in the near future.

The survey, which was aimed at gauging the momentum of Node.js within the open source software ecosystem, revealed that fully 91 percent of enterprise software developers believe new companies will be created from open source projects. While Node.js was the most-chosen option, with 74 percent of respondents expecting new Node companies to appear in the market, Docker came in closely behind at 51 percent, and 22 percent believe it will be MongoDB.

In addition, 89 percent said Node.js projects increase hiring, followed by:
- Docker - 62 percent - NPM - 28 percent - Spark - 26 percent - Git - 26 percent - Elasticsearch - 24 percent - MongoDB - 23 percent - Linux - 22 percent - MySQL - 15 percent

A further 28 percent even said that a surge in IPOs for open-source companies in the next year is extremely or very likely, and 79 percent say it is at least somewhat likely.

Joe McCann, NodeSource Founder and CEO, commented, "Open source is truly open for business. Open source projects are permeating every aspect of business operations and digital transformations. They are integral to mission-critical functionality. Node.js is emerging as the runtime of choice for DevOps, because Node.js enables enterprises to be operationally efficient, fast-to-market and fast in the market."

Node.js is a JavaScript runtime built on Chrome's V8 JavaScript engine. It uses an event-driven, non-blocking I/O model that makes it lightweight and efficient. Companies like Walmart, Mastercard, PayPal, Intuit, F5, Fidelity, and Netflix rely on Node.js to deliver mission-critical experiences and to ensure quality and reliability. In addition, Node.js' package ecosystem, npm, is the largest ecosystem of open source packages in the world.

The survey further confirms the popularity of Node.js. As reported in TechCrunch, venture firm Battery Ventures has developed the Battery Open-Source Software Index (BOSS Index). It evaluates and ranks 40 open source projects. Not surprisingly, the sprawling and long-established Linux community in the category of IT Operations topped the index. Node.js ranked fourth, just behind Git and MySQL but ahead of Docker, Hadoop and Elasticsearch.

McCann added, "As witnessed by Node.js projects being used as foundational in developing capabilities for many of the world’s most trafficked sites, the survey underscores recognition of the Node.js community’s efforts to push the envelope by constantly enhancing and expanding the Node.js ecosystem and its value to enterprises."

More information about NodeSource will be available at the upcoming Node Summit conference, taking place at Mission Bay Conference Center in San Francisco, July 26-27, 2017. Node Summit is the largest conference focused exclusively on Node.js and "the ecosystem of Node." The event will feature presentations by business leaders and technology experts as they discuss Node.js' transformative role in the future of computing.

About NodeSource

NodeSource is a technology company dedicated to delivering enterprise-grade solutions in support of a sustainable ecosystem for the open source Node.js project. We aim to drive and expand the Node.js ecosystem by providing best-of-breed solutions that specifically target the needs of businesses deploying Node.js. Customers include NASA, MasterCard, Uber, PayPal, Condé Nast, and other progressive Node.js adopters. NodeSource is a founding member of the Node.js Foundation, a Heavybit member company and backed by RRE Ventures, Crosslink Capital, Resolute VC and our AngelList Open Source Syndicate. For more information, visit nodesource.com and follow @nodesource on Twitter.

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