The cloud is growing in popularity and so are open-source programs that support cloud-computing.
We all know that Linux, Apache and Samba are vital for business data center servers, Web servers and file and print servers respectively in businesses both large and small. What you may not know though what's trending below the top-tier of open-source software. That's where OpenLogic, an enterprise open-source software provider and consultants comes in. In their recent study 2011 Open Source Adoption Trending Report, OpenLogic looks at the winners and losers in open-source software adoption.
According to the company's analysis, the fastest growing open-source projects from 2010 to 2011 in terms of business adoption were:
1. Hbase, Apache's distributed,column-oriented database system built on top of Hadoop for Big Data.
4. Hadoop, an Apache framework for distributed processing of large data sets across clusters of computers and on clouds, which has just achieved 1.0 status.
5. Rails, the popular, highly-scalable Web application framework.
OpenLogic also evaluated each category and categorized projects as trending up, trending level, or "trending down in three business application categories.
Application Server/Web Server:
Trending Up: Node.js and NGINX
Trending Level: Tomcat and Apache HTTP Server
Trending Down: JBoss and GlassFish
Trending Up: Rails
Trending Level: Spring, Grails, Struts
Trending down: (none)
Databases and Big Data:
Trending Up: HBase, Hadoop, MongoDB
Trending Level: MySQL, PostgreSQL
Trending Down: CouchDB
The data for this analysis came from public data from Google, aggregated data from OpenLogic's OpenLogic Exchange (OLEX) a Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) solution for governance and provisioning of open source software and its customer base of over 250 worldwide enterprises.
In a statement, Kim Weins, OpenLogic's senior VP of marketing, said, "OpenLogic has a 360 degree view of how open source is being deployed in the enterprise and in the cloud. The projects that allow organizations to efficiently scale their operations and manage Big Data are by far outpacing the growth of other open source projects. We expect to see many of these up and coming projects continue to challenge the traditional open source leaders over the coming year."
OpenLogic's results fits into what I've been seeing. The cloud is becoming increasingly important to businesses and open-source projects, such as Hbase and Hadoop that support cloud-based computing, are, in turn, growing in popularity.