Here are some quotes from a recent report by
Forrester Wave on the "Application
Among major vendors, Sun Microsystems Inc., has dramatically improved its
standing in this year's evaluation of applications servers for
service-oriented architecture (SOA) and business process management (BPM) by
Forrester Research Inc.
Sun trailed the field in Forrester's 2004 evaluation of application
server platforms but emerged as a "strong performer" in this year's
Sun's platform grew substantially with its acquisition of SeeBeyond, and
the company has spent about a year integrating those products with its Java
Enterprise System (ES) modules. The SeeBeyond products, now called the Sun
Java Composite Application Platform Suite (CAPS), provide very strong SOA,
integration, and business process management (BPM) features relative to the
The analyst firm rate Sun Web server and directory server on a par with
what IBM and BEA offer in those categories.
The full report costs $379 but excerpts are available
If you want to download any of the above mentioned platforms, they are
GlassFish V2 will be released final in the next few weeks. And the
associated product, Sun Java
System Application Server 9.1, will be released along with it as well.