This is an article from DZone’s 2022 Kubernetes in the Enterprise Trend Report.
Helm is undoubtedly one of the most popular and successful open-source projects in the Kubernetes ecosystem. Since it was introduced at the inaugural KubeCon in 2015, Helm’s usage has steadily grown to solidify its status as the de facto package manager for Kubernetes. It graduated from the Cloud Native Computing Foundation in 2020, and in the CNCF Survey 2020, more than 60% of the survey respondents reported Helm as their preferred method for packaging Kubernetes applications. This rates significantly higher than Kustomize and other managed Kubernetes offerings.