Datadog, a monitoring service for cloud-scale applications, released a research report in conjunction with DockerCon 2016 that found that Docker’s market share has increased 30 percent in the past 12 months, with larger enterprise companies leading the numbers.
The study tracked 10,000 companies’ real use of Docker and found that two-thirds of companies that try Docker end up adopting it, most after only 30 days of usage. In addition, those companies quintuple their usage after 9 months, according to the report.
The Datadog report also discovered that the more hosts a company uses, the more likely it is to have tried and adopted Docker. Plus, the more hosts a company uses, the more Docker containers it must use in order to be considered an “adopter,” the report notes. The study also found that the average company adopting Docker will run five containers simultaneously per each host, which is up from four containers eight months ago.
“These statistics demonstrate that containerization is solving real, immediate problems for companies at scale,” the report says.
In other news, Datadog announced the release of its new product, Automated Service Discovery, a feature that enables engineering teams to monitor the health of their container environments. And with Datadog monitoring 10 percent of the hosts Docker runs on, it can identify when a container has been created or started, which service is running, and then collects data and reporting metrics.