Open sourcing SOA

Summary:ZDNet's David Berlind points to the competitive threat open-source software poses to leading commercial suppliers, namely Microsoft. We're increasingly seeing adoption of open-source software in the Web services/SOA space as well.

ZDNet's David Berlind points to the competitive threat open-source software poses to leading commercial suppliers, namely Microsoft. We're increasingly seeing adoption of open-source software in the Web services/SOA space as well. 

Open-source software from the LAMP (Linux-Apache-MySQL-PHP/Perl/Python) and LAMJ (Linux-Apache-MySQL-J2EE) stacks are the choice of a  significant segment of Web services developers.

The Web services/SOA survey released earlier this week by Evans Data reveals that at about a third of Web services developers now embrace open-source application servers. A total of 33% use, as their first choice of platform, Apache/Tomcat, the open-source J2EE/Java application server. Apache has just about caught up with Microsoft’s .NET-based application server platform (includes IIS), which still leads with 37%.

Microsoft continues to dominate many phases of the process. Three out of four Web services developers build their applications on Windows workstations, and deploy at least some of them within a .NET Framework.

 

Topics: Open Source

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Joe McKendrick is an author and independent analyst who tracks the impact of information technology on management and markets. Joe is co-author, along with 16 leading industry leaders and thinkers, of the SOA Manifesto, which outlines the values and guiding principles of service orientation. He speaks frequently on cloud, SOA, data, and... Full Bio

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