Wind River sails past Microsoft, leads in edge compute OS for IoT and embedded markets

Wind River sails past Microsoft, leads in edge compute OS for IoT and embedded markets

According to the latest report from VDC Research, Wind River has upheld its long-standing ranking as the technology leader in the real-time operating system (RTOS) and commercial Linux categories with its flagship VxWorks and Wind River Linux. The  Wind River announcement notes the company has also surpassed Microsoft as the overall commercial leader in the edge compute OS market.

“The next generation of compute will rely on the intelligent edge, infusing AI to automate processes and drive autonomous decision making,” says Wind River President and CEO Kevin Dallas. “With all this activity flowing through the edge, ensuring the right selection of architectures and technologies will be critical. We are committed to helping our customers realize the digital transformation of their business with industry leading edge compute technology that includes cloud native capabilities for the full lifecycle of their products.”

VDC’s “The Global Market for IoT & Embedded Operating Systems” report has Wind River ranked as the market leader in the following categories: total IoT and embedded OS revenue; commercial embedded Linux global revenues, and; RTOS global revenues. The report covers the global market for IoT and embedded operating systems and related services by OS type, geographic region, and vertical market.

“Even with the unprecedented market consequences of COVID-19, we foresee high demand for real-time capabilities across markets for mission-critical applications,” adds Chris Rommel, executive vice president at VDC Research. “Wind River leads the overall embedded OS market with an extensive portfolio of products and services that is able to meet the diverse range of edge compute needs across the telecommunications/networking, industrial automation, and aerospace and defense vertical industries.”

Furthermore, recent research indicates that the enterprises focused on digitally transforming have a much higher propensity to accelerate key technology investments compared to those who are merely trying to survive the current economic climate. Technology leaders in the U.S. are realigning their focus during the COVID-19 pandemic and increasing spending on areas such as 5G, cloud-based application development, container-based development, IoT, and applications at the edge.

Wind River notes it supports a range of workflows for a digital world, whether teams seek the inclusion of open source offerings, an RTOS, or a combination, allowing companies to deliver products that leverage the latest community-driven innovations while meeting the safety, security and reliability requirements for mission-critical applications. Architecting and utilizing cloud native infrastructure that enables the development, deployment, operations and servicing of devices and systems throughout their entire lifecycle must be part of an organization’s DNA in order to succeed in a digitally transformed world.

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