The trend is clearly towards micro-services and container architectures. This is the only way to solve future challenges in terms of scalability, speed of deployment and portability. Configuration management is becoming increasingly important, especially when integrating sensors and embedded software.
The days of standardization are over. Tool chains are now in demand that cover the entire development cycle of software development, starting with rapid prototyping through to the operation of various critical software-based system components in the field. Stability is not the only thing that matters, but also fast transport routes in order to secure new opportunities on the market through new releases.