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Research, Infographic, DevOps and SRE

2022 Technology Trends in the Google Cloud Customer Community

By Alex Maksymec | September 14, 2022

We're unveiling a piece that's the first of its kind at C2C: a research report on our community! This is only a preview of what's included in the full report, but you have the option to download the full report here.



C2C conducted this research in partnership with the Google Cloud Developer Relations team to better understand cloud users and how they interact with different cloud providers at their organizations. 

This survey was fielded in June and July of 2022.


C2C developed this survey to understand how cloud services are used at different organizations. Research goals included: to recognize pressures users face, to learn what projects customers are working on, and to identify the technologies used to complete these projects. Additionally, we wanted to measure usage of and satisfaction with cloud providers.


Key Findings


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AI and Machine Learning tech is "look but don't touch."

AI and ML technologies are on the rise. However, most customers are not currently using them. While they have plans to adopt AI and ML and expect to incorporate both more in end-user application development projects, users likely need more information and guidance to prepare to adopt these technologies.


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Google Cloud is #1 for "cloud native" development.

Google Cloud is the cloud service provider used most often to develop "cloud native" apps and processes. Its users are currently most engaged with software as a service (SaaS) end-user applications and development projects, typically for the computer software industry. 


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Storage and migration tools best support high pressures.

Due to high pressures on growing and scaling businesses, cloud storage and migration tools are the most used technologies. This is reflected in most cloud service providers being used to deploy on-premises applications to the cloud.


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Provider satisfaction and open source go hand-in-hand.

Google Cloud is the most used cloud provider among C2C members, followed by Amazon Web Services. These providers are also the most committed to open source models. Lower on the spectrum of open source commitment are SAP and Oracle Cloud - the providers most frequently evaluated and rejected - due to lack of support and suitability.



Want the full picture?

The report details the key findings with data from the survey, including:

  • Trends in development projects and organizational pressures

  • Current technology use and tech to keep an eye on

  • The competitive landscape of cloud service providers: usage, evaluation, satisfaction, and adoption reasons

 Download Report 


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