Open-Source Java is Stronger than Ever [Infographic]

Cloud app monitoring provider New Relic released a short and succinct infographic (see below) that visualizes the success of open-source Java solutions, and compares it with the market share of proprietary alternatives. It seems as if these five open source startups are not the only ones that will see additional growth this year.

The data is entirely based on a survey that polled several major organizations including AT&T, Comcast and the University of Phoenix. Business software makers represented 30 percent of all respondents, with another third accounted for by ‘consumer internet’ companies and an additional 25 percent that represents online merchants. Game developers and social media networking made up the remaining 15.

Apache Tomcat is used by 54.16 percent of the 1000 enterprise users that participated in the study. It’s followed by Jetty at 16 percent, JBoss with its 9 percent and GlassFish. IBM’s WebSphere came in second from last, ahead of WebLogic’s 0.51 percent cut of the market put by a little more than 1%.

Oracle is not too happy about this present situation, and it hopes to remedy a certain aspect of the this with the 2012 release of Java Platform Standard Edition version 8. Larry Ellison’s software behemoth announced that Project Jigsaw will be incorporated into v8, and that raised some eyebrows in the Java community.

“The major risk inherent in Project Jigsaw is that it is attempting to supplant an incumbent Java modularity system that has already seen a great deal of success,” says Eclipse representative Ian Skerrett. “OSGi is widely used across the Java ecosystem in the implementations of IDEs, enterprise service buses, and application servers. Project Jigsaw must not only support the modularization of the Java platform, it also must provide seamless integration with the existing OSGi ecosystem.”