GlassFish Survey - Top Migrations to GF are from Tomcat and JBoss

Last month we ran a GlassFish Adoption Survey. Our main intention was to learn about Migration patterns on the GlassFish server. Although it was a totally self-selected, unscientific, survey, we thought it would collect some interesting insights which we could then use for a more formal survey later in the year.

With those caveats, here are the highlights:


• Where they migrated from (%):
Apache Tomcat (21.2%), JBoss (15.8%), WebSphere (5.4%), .NET (4.9%), WebLogic (3.4%)...

• Major reason to switch to GlassFish (1-10):
Cost reduction (8.16), Reduce vendor lock-in (7.68), Developer Productivity (7.58), Better quality (7.14), Improved performance (6.83), Reduced complexity (6.67)...

• Biggest benefit of for-fee support (1-10):
Patches/Updates (8.23), Support (7.4), Enterprise Mgr (6.34), Indemnification (4.27), Others (4.55)

Mostly what I was expecting, although I thought there would be fewer WAS and more WLS migrations. Looking forward to an improved version of the survey later in the year.


How many people participated in the survey?

Posted by Sanjeev on August 13, 2009 at 05:49 PM PDT #

I migrated from JBoss to GlassFish before 3 years and more. Now I am so happy.

Posted by Miroslav Nachev on August 13, 2009 at 07:13 PM PDT #

Hi Sanjeev - 208, if I remember right. We put it together fairly quickly and just ran in in here, a couple of other blogs and the USERS alias. I think the survey ended up being a bit too long. We will use higher-volume channels and shorter surveys later in the year, when we do the repeat.

Posted by Eduardo Pelegri-Llopart on August 13, 2009 at 11:55 PM PDT #

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