By pelegri on Aug 26, 2010
The adoption of Hudson continues in many (or should I say all?) fronts. At some point it seemed to be mostly just Sun, but now it is Oracle and a whole cast of other companies and groups.
Today's addition to these movement is CloudBees a startup whose team includes a bunch of old friends, including Sacha, VivekP and BobB. As Bob and Sacha explain, CloudBees comes with two services DEV@cloud (SAAS for developers) and RUN@cloud (PAAS for production). The first piece - today's announcement - is about DEV@cloud, which is all around HaaS - Hudson As A Service. Very nice!
Hudson momentum is strong and wide. And does not show any significant negative impact from the Oracle acquisition of Sun, nor from Kohsuke's departure to his own start-up. If anything, the wider number of participants has energized the community (see Hudson-Labs) and seems to have solidified the role of Hudson as the leading CI product. Doing a quick recap...
Andrew just wrote a note reporting on the (anonymous) data collected from Hudson via the Update Center (you can opt-out, see his post). The result shows a growing number of connected installations (~23K, see image at left), plus whatever is behind firewalls.
Coincidentally, John has started a new (2010) poll on Build and CI tools, and Hudson currently shows >65% (although this is a self-selected poll, which has methodological issues, it is hard to argue with 65%).
There are many other signs of increased adoption. Some of the non-Oracle companies are MikeCI, CollabNet (here and here), Sonatype (here), and JFrog (here). Hudson is also strong at Oracle - its internal use has continued to grow both at "Sun legacy" and at "Oracle classic", and Winston Prakash very recently joined the Hudson@Oracle team and has already started contributing as part of the Development Tool Offering at Oracle.
As Sacha signs off... Onward!
PS - Add comments with links to other companies I missed and I'll rev the post. Now, or whenever you move out of stealth mode...