This year’s fastest growing apps show us that apps tend to grow in category waves. A few years ago the #1 fastest growing apps — Slack and Zoom — focused on collaboration. Winners from the past two years were security-focused Jamf Pro and KnowBe4.
This year, we’re seeing data tools grow quickly. Data warehousing provider Snowflake lands at the top of the heap this year with a whopping 273% growth year over year. This was a big year of “firsts” for Snowflake — they were also named a Leader in the Gartner Magic Quadrant for Data Management Solutions for Analytics.1 And the data party is raging: big-data cruncher Splunk joins the list for the first time at #4, while Looker, a data discovery tool acquired by Google Cloud, jumps into sixth position.
Just as we’ve seen developer tools jump up in our most popular apps, we also see a developer tool join the list of fastest growing. Atlassian Opsgenie, an incident management solution acquired in 2018 by Atlassian, bursts into second place.
Companies continue to prioritize building their security stacks. On-site visitor management company Envoy walks in the door at #8. KnowBe4, the #1 fastest growing app in 2018 (and #3 in 2017), still shows a respectable 89% growth year over year. And Jamf Pro still ranks as a fastest growing app two years after its #1 ranking in 2017. These apps are featured in our modern security stack section as well.
And while Amazon Web Services (AWS) is the third most popular integration by number of customers, Google Cloud Platform is coming up strong with 108% year-over-year growth. Does this mean our customers are embracing multi-cloud? We looked into the data. While a third of customers are deploying AWS, Azure, or Google Cloud Platform, roughly 5% of customers are choosing to integrate more than one Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS) provider with Okta, up from 4% the previous year. The forecast is multi-cloudy!
Collaboration may no longer be the belle of the fastest growing apps ball, but it’s still on companies’ minds. We give a special nod to Zoom, the only app we’ve seen in the top ten fastest growing for a remarkable four years in a row, originally premiering at #1 in 2016. Zoom also earns the rare distinction of being a top app by number of customers, a top app by active unique users, and a fastest-growing app, all at once. Folks, we’re seeing a world record first for both achievements!
1. Gartner “Magic Quadrant for Data Management Analytics Solutions” by Adam Ronthal, Roxane Edjlali, Rick Greenwald, January 21, 2019.