August 12, 2008

China Leads Emerging Markets in Distributed Computing

China is leading the march towards distributed computing in the emerging markets, far outdistancing India, Brazil and Eastern Europe in adoption and adoption plans according to Evans Data's newly released Emerging Markets Development Survey, 2008. This in-depth survey of over 400 developers in China, India, Brazil and Eastern Europe shows that 34% percent more Chinese developers have either adopted distributed computing or expect to within six months than Indian developers, and over 80% more than developers in Brazil or Eastern Europe.

"We've been studying development in China for several years," said John Andrews, president and CEO of Evans Data, "and Chinese developers are always anxious to be on the vanguard. Distributed computing and cloud computing represent the next big movement and it's not surprising to us to see the Chinese developers embracing this."

The survey further found that the primary perceived obstacle to distributed computing is security for developers in all of the regions except Brazil, where complexity was the major issue.

Other highlights from the survey, conducted in July 2008, include:

-- China also has the highest number of geographically separated teams working on the same project

-- India leads the way in plans for implementing virtualization, although China currently is more actively involved, and virtualization is more prevalent in all regions than distributed computing.

-- Eastern European developers are more likely than other emerging market developers in Brazil, China or India to be currently developing multi-threaded applications for multi-core processors.

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