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:

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• 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.

Comments:

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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