Forrester review of Sun in the App Server Market
By jmccabe on Aug 14, 2007
Forrester has published a review of Sun's offerings in the App Server market. Generally a positive review I think:
What a difference 18 months makes. Sun Microsystems trailed the field in our 2004 evaluation of application server platforms and is a solid Strong Performer in this year's evaluation. 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 competition. Sun's platform products don't yet have the "extreme battle testing" of IBM and BEA Systems, with the exception of its Web and Directory Servers.
I have to admit that I'm particularly pleased with the comments about Web Server and Directory Server:
"Sun's platform products don't yet have the "extreme battle testing" of IBM and BEA Systems, with the exception of its Web and Directory Servers."
I interpret this to mean that the overall offering of products is strong and, as time goes on, will get the "extreme battle testing" that our Web and Directory servers share with IBM and BEA's offerings.
Congratulations to the GlassFish, Java CAPS, Web Server and Directory Server teams.