IBM’s Websphere Ranked Top in the latest Survey

AS per the recent survey conducted by Evans Data survey, IBM’s Websphere replaced BEA Weblogic as the top ranking Application Server. Oracle acquired Weblogic in April this year. The respondents favored Websphere highly because of its support for J2EE and Enterprise Java Bean.

Another interesting fact is that Apache Software Foundation’s open source Geronimo application server occupied second spot in the survey. IBM provided support for Geronimo in terms of code development and creating IBM support website for Geronimo. Geronimo is an open source software that offers good technical support.

The Windows Server operating system that contains an application server for Windows applications ranked third in the survey. The best part of this application server is easy database connectivity.

The fourth position goes to ColdFusion Application Server, acquired by Adobe when it purchased Macromedia. ColdFusion is good for Adobe’s technologies like AIR and Flash.

The open source Application Server, Jboss, owned by RedHat stood fifth in the survey. The survey concluded that “JBoss is easy to configure and install. Its architecture is logical and componentized.” JBoss is very powerful and strong Java skills are required to use its features.

Sun Microsystem’s  Glassfish application server is next to Jboss in the ranking. “Glassfish’s main strengths are its performance and out-of-the-box administration, along with ease of use,” the report said.

The seventh and eighth position goes to Oracle WebLogic  and SAP Netweaver application server. In 2006 Eavans Survey, BEA Weblogic Application Server scored highest marks as per customer survey.

Source: Information Week

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