By arungupta on Apr 18, 2011
One of the multiple ways GlassFish adoption is tracked is by doing a reverse geo-lookup on the IPs from the GlassFish Admin Console and plotting them on a Google Map. The data is not very precise as not everybody uses the web-based console and proxies and firewalls get in the way but this is an interesting visual representation. You can zoom in/out and the numbers for the visible area are updated on the right bar.
The bottom left corner allows you to view the monthly or the cumulative total. The "IP" labels represent installations and "hits" count repeated GETs.
A live version of map can always be seen at maps.glassfish.org and a snapshot from Mar 2011 is shown below:
The world is certainly becoming pink :-)
This data has been gathered since Feb 2007 and has > 21 million hits from ~1.2million unique IPs through Mar 2011. The data for Mar 2011 is the highest so far: 691k hits from 48k unique IPs. This can certainly be attributed to the GlassFish 3.1 launch in the late February.
Do you know there are GlassFIsh users in Greenland as well ? I'm still waiting for research stations in Antartica to use it :-)
Go ahead, take a look at the live version and see who is using GlassFish in your neighborhood! Drop a comment on this blog if your city is shown in pink color.