Double Transformation: Low-Code and Cloud Native to Supercharge Application Development

  Double Transformation: Low-Code and Cloud Native to Supercharge Application Development

 “Speeding up enterprise application development without worrying about the underlying infrastructure, how can that be done?”

With increasing demands from the digital workforce, many organizations are looking for new ways to reimagine and rearchitect their business processes to cope with constraints of the linear and rigid traditional application development methodology. Having said that, what kind of platforms and technologies can organizations leverage to resolve their business challenges and stay agile to react to changes?

According to Forrester Predictions 2021: Software Development, by the end of 2021, 75% of development shops will be using low-code platforms, up from 44% using or planning to adopt in 2020. To cope with limitations brought by the traditional application building approach, modernized application development is built for change to enable businesses to rapidly build scalable applications using a visual approach, and this is where low-code platforms like Joget come into view.

Organization's goals for adopting a low-code platform

Source: Forrester Analytics Business Technographics® Developer Survey, 2021


The chart above from Forrester Analytics Business Technographics® Developer Survey, 2021 shows that 39% of organizations adopt a low-code platform to empower their employees outside of IT to deliver applications. By empowering anyone with or without coding knowledge from any industry, the Joget DX open source no-code/low-code platform fosters collaboration between business users without technical skills and professional IT developers without business expertise. The platform enables them to be innovative and to work hand-in-hand in their app development process, with higher flexibility to drive dramatic improvements with immense business value, in a shorter delivery time.

37% of developers use low-code/DPA solutions today

Source: Joget webinar featuring Lee Sustar, Principal Analyst at Forrester - Supercharge Application Development with Cloud Native Technologies and Low-Code Platforms


In our recent webinar featuring guest speaker Lee Sustar, Principal Analyst at Forrester, statistics from the Forrester Analytics Business Technographics Developer Survey conducted in 2021 were shared. 37% of the developers surveyed are either using no-code, low-code or digital process automation solutions to resolve their business issues. With the increasing adoption of such platforms, it is apparent that this new way of building enterprise applications is now revamping the technology blueprint with its lower costs, faster turnaround times, thinner project management layer and extensive adaptability. 

Cloud native has strategic business value across entire technology stack
Source: Joget webinar featuring Lee Sustar, Principal Analyst at Forrester - Supercharge Application Development with Cloud Native Technologies and Low-Code Platforms

Forrester predicts that within 2 years, the number of enterprises using containers for projects or apps should double. Along the line, much has been written about cloud native technologies like containers and container orchestration as the future of enterprise IT, with Kubernetes as the de facto standard.

With cloud native technologies, businesses can scale down the cost and time spent on operational processes and maximize their focus on application development and release with the abstraction of infrastructure layers. One example to illustrate this would be Red Hat OpenShift, the leading Kubernetes platform built for an open hybrid cloud strategy to fulfill the infrastructure layer while Red Hat Marketplace provides a simpler way to try, buy and manage certified enterprise software for cloud native environments with a broad range of commercial solutions being offered.

According to the findings shared by Lee Sustar during the webinar, there are 5 reasons why cloud native is emerging as a business requirement today:
  • Application development needs (more!) automation
  • B2C and B2B applications require scalability
  • Software stability is increasingly important
  • Multiple software deployment options are expected
  • Technology innovation will further accelerate
Organizations will be able to make the best use out of containers to scale applications at ease as it helps to decompose apps into microservices, speeding up the building process with agility and flexibility.

Joget Whitepaper: Why No-Code / Low-Code Running on OpenShift Makes Sense for Every Enterprise
Source: Joget Whitepaper - Why No-Code / Low-Code Running on OpenShift Makes Sense for Every Enterprise

Moving forward to “double transformation” using low-code and cloud native technologies, we can see that both are paramount when it comes to modern application development and digital transformation. From no infrastructure to running a full-fledged application, Joget DX low-code platform and Red Hat OpenShift enable organizations to bolster their app development by supercharging and modernizing legacy applications in half the time or less at a lower total cost of ownership. This allows them to turn their app ideas into reality and achieve groundbreaking business outcomes. 


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