Application Server Market

  • July 2013
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  • WinterGreen Research
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  • 532 pages

IBM is moving toward domination of the application server market, going from 55% share in 2011 to 60% share in 2012, buttressed in part by its dominance in supporting development of mobile apps. This achievement of 60% share of the application server market provides IBM with a defacto standard status in the market.

Mission critical application servers are needed in the enterprise to support scalability, reliability, and security. More light weight open source application servers have a place in the market for web presence software, but for a solution that involves transactions intensively and has the downside of losing significant revenue if the site is down the mission critical servers are needed.

IBM WebSphere application server is a proven, high-performance transaction engine that can help build, run, integrate, and manage dynamic web applications. The IBM WebSphere application server Liberty profile option and development tool options extend the mission critical aspects of the system. Intelligent management capabilities minimize end-user outages and maximize operations monitoring and control of the production environment.
IBM WebSphere application server features robust capabilities.

Key features relate to configuration. IBM ability to support development of mobile apps is unparalleled in the industry. The app server is able to provide the flexibility needed to create tags and URLs that support search engines.

Search engine optimization is a key strength of the IBM WebSphere application server. Companies with a web presence need to be seen across all devices that a user may have in use on any given day. WebSphere permits users to choose the application server configuration that best fits a current business strategy.

IBM WebSphere application server is far and away the best product on the market for growing solutions as needs evolve. As market conditions change, applications need to be changed and adjusted rapidly. The modular construction and the solid front end and back end integration of the IBM WebSphere application server give IBM significant advantage in the market.

The J2EE application server software market is defined by the ability to build mission critical web sites that support a globally integrated enterprise. Strong growth is anticipated as tablets, smart phones, and mobile devices replace PCs. Mobile devices proliferate with 6.9 billion smart phones anticipated to be installed in 2019.

There are now 6.9 billion cell phone registered, paying users. Portable, mobile systems will expand the Internet at a pace not yet achieved. It is anticipated that the apps market will expand from $24 billion in 2013 to $35 trillion by 2019. This expansion of mobile computing at the device level is nothing compared to what is happening at the machine to machine (m to m) communications, with sensors being located everywhere, and monitoring of those sensors proliferating.

Application servers are poised to deal with the complexity that is being instantiated at every level of the environment that humans touch. Communication, analytics, collaboration are all part of what will make application servers relevant. The Internet of Everything (IoE) is expected to enable global private-sector businesses to generate at least $613 billion in global profits in 2013. Quadrillions of interconnected sensors will drive market innovation. Apps will proliferate based on the ability to quickly, accurately put together an app in one half hour or less and launch it. This is a fundamental aspect of application servers.

Application server mobile extensions are integrated in the Web apps development environments of vendors. Application server development can create Web applications using business server pages. They can use the mobile extensions of the Web application server, which makes the special requirements and characteristics of mobile devices available.

Application servers leverage evolving software delivery models, new development methodologies, emerging mobile application development, and open source software. Mobile application development projects targeting smartphones and tablets are an essential aspect of any departmental application initiative. Native PC projects are anticipated to give way to smartphone and tablet apps for the enterprise. Every enterprise has to have apps that give customers, distributors, partners, and suppliers access to information.

Mobile changes how consumers behave. Users leverage mobility to communicate. They use it to improve their daily lives. Mobile is growing through existing data services and new services. Users demand connectivity anywhere and anytime. Enterprises are beginning to exploit the opportunities provided by mobility. Mobile communications permit the enterprise improve efficiency by enabling remote services and sales people to work efficiently, by enabling better access to enterprise records from remote sites, by streamlining processes, and by supporting new business models.

Worldwide application server market revenues are forecast to grow 17.5% year-over-year from $7.4 billion in 2012 to $30.1 billion by 2019. This is in the context of a world communications infrastructure that is changing. Technology is enabling interaction, innovation, and sharing of knowledge in new ways and application servers promise to bring significant capability to enterprises seeking mission critical solutions to making the Internet available for productive, efficient use.

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This is the 562nd report in a series of primary market research reports that provide forecasts in communications, telecommunications, the Internet, computer, software, telephone equipment, health equipment, and energy. Automated process and significant growth potential are priorities in topic selection. The project leaders take direct responsibility for writing and preparing each report. They have significant experience preparing industry studies. Forecasts are based on primary research and proprietary data bases.

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The base year for analysis and projection is 2010. With 2010 and several years prior to that as a baseline, market projections were developed for 2011 through 2017. These projections are based on a combination of a consensus among the opinion leader contacts interviewed combined with understanding of the key market drivers and their impact from a historical and analytical perspective.

The analytical methodologies used to generate the market estimates are based on penetration analyses, similar market analyses, and delta calculations to supplement independent and dependent variable analysis. All analyses are displaying selected descriptions of products and services.

This research includes referencde to an ROI model that is part of a series that provides IT systems financial planners access to information that supports analysis of all the numbers that impact management of a product launch or large and complex data center. The methodology used in the models relates to having a sophisticated analytical technique for understanding the impact of workload on processor consumption and cost.

WinterGreen Research has looked at the metrics and independent research to develop assumptions that reflect the actual anticipated usage and cost of systems. Comparative analyses reflect the input of these values into models.

The variables and assumptions provided in the market research study and the ROI models are based on extensive experience in providing research to large enterprise organizations and data centers. The ROI models have lists of servers from different manufacturers, Systems z models from IBM, and labor costs by category around the world. This information has been developed from WinterGreen research proprietary data bases constructed as a result of preparing market research studies that address the software, energy, healthcare, telecommunicatons, and hardware businesses.

Table Of Contents

Table of Contents

Application Server Executive Summary ES-1

Proven, High-Performance Transaction Engines ES-1
Internet Business Systems Social Infrastructure ES-2
Application Server Embraces Enterprise Mobile Apps Development ES-3
Application Server Market Shares ES-5
Application Server Market Forecasts ES-6

1. Application Server Market Description and Market Dynamics 1-1

1.1 Global Economy 1-1
1.1.1 The IT Market 1-2
1.1.2 New World Order Built On The Globally Integrated Enterprise 1-3
1.2 Enterprise Information Accessed By Mobile Workers 1-5
1.2.1 Cloud Technology Brings Rapid Time to Value 1-6
1.3 Application Server Virtual Systems, Clustering, Fail-Over, And
Load Balancing 1-8
1.3.1 Cloud System Continuous Deployment Models 1-9
1.4 Application Server Provides Competitive Advantage 1-13
1.5 SOA Reusable Software Components 1-14
1.5.1 SOA Community-Based Marketplaces 1-15
1.5.2 Components Aimed At Developer Base 1-16
1.6 Infrastructure Switch 1-16
1.6.1 Market Change 1-17
1.7 Increasing Java Productivity 1-19
1.7.1 Increasing Developer Base 1-20
1.8 Application Server Platform Priorities 1-20
1.9 Consolidated Systems 1-21
1.10 Application Servers Manage Distributed Transactions 1-23
1.10.1 Application Server Transaction Management 1-24
1.10.2 Distributed Transactions 1-25
1.10.3 Distributed Processing Implemented As A Centralized System 1-27
1.10.4 Benchmarking Core Application Server Competitive Measure 1-28
1.10.5 Distributed Computing For Mission-Critical Applications 1-30
1.10.6 Benefits of Enterprise Class Computing 1-30
1.10.7 Mainframe Environments Provide Improved ROI 1-32
1.10.8 Application Server Positioning 1-33
1.11 Disconnected Silos Of Applications 1-37
1.11.1 Mission Critical Functionality 1-37
1.12 Web-Based Systems 1-39
1.13 E-Business Platforms 1-42
1.13.1 Business Process Management Platforms 1-43
1.13.2 Business Process Use Of Application Servers 1-45
1.13.3 Effective Control Of E-Commerce Systems 1-46
1.13.4 Web-Based E-Commerce Systems 1-47
1.13.5 Common Platform For Applications 1-48
1.13.6 Scalability, Performance, And Reliability 1-48
1.14 Integrated Functionality 1-49
1.15 Modular, Application Server-Based Architecture 1-50
1.16 Application Server Solutions 1-52
1.16.1 Internet Customer Relationship Management Solutions 1-53
1.17 Professional Service Capabilities 1-54
1.17.1 Systems Integrators And Web Developers 1-54
1.17.2 Expanding Market Presence 1-55
1.18 Go To Market Strategies 1-55
1.18.1 Go To Market Partnering 1-56
1.18.2 Business Imperatives 1-56
1.19 Need For Speed And Simplicity Of Underlying Business Processes 1-57
1.19.1 Complexity: The Challenge 1-59
1.19.2 Order-To-Delivery Cycle 1-60
1.19.3 Advantages Of Application Servers 1-63
1.19.4 Centralized Configuration 1-64
1.19.5 Security 1-64
1.19.6 Performance 1-64
1.19.7 Total Cost of Ownership (TCO) 1-64
1.19.8 Open Source Software 1-65

2. Application Server Market Shares and Market Forecasts 2-1

2.1 Proven, High-Performance Transaction Engines 2-1
2.1.1 Internet Business Systems Social Infrastructure 2-2
2.1.2 Application Server Embraces Enterprise Mobile
Apps Development 2-3
2.2 Application Server Market Shares 2-5
2.2.1 High End J2EE Application Server Market Shares 2-7
2.2.2 IBM WebSphere 2-9
2.2.3 Oracle Application Server 2-10
2.2.4 Oracle Commerce 2-11
2.2.5 SAP NetWeaver Application Server 2-11
2.2.6 Tibco 2-12
2.2.7 Fujitsu - Interstage Application Server 2-12
2.2.8 Adobe® ColdFusion 2-13
2.2.9 Software AG 2-13
2.2.10 NEC 2-14
2.2.11 Application Server Mobile Apps Market Shares 2-14
2.2.12 IBM and Red Hat Linux 2-17
2.3 Application Server Market Forecasts 2-17
2.3.1 Application Server Market Unit Shipments 2-19
2.3.2 Application Server Market Penetration Analysis, 2-23
2.3.3 Application Server J2EE Application Server Market Forecasts 2-25
2.3.1 J2EE Application Servers Support Internet Channel 2-26
2.3.2 Application Server Real Time Business Benefits 2-27
2.3.3 Application Server Segment Analysis 2-29
2.3.4 Asynchronous Model Consistent Cross Application
Connectivity For Enterprise Application 2-34
2.3.5 Application Server Partner Communication 2-35
2.4 Application Servers for Mobile App Markets 2-36
2.4.1 App Mobile Development Server Market Forecasts 2-38
2.4.2 Interneer Intuitive Drag And Drop App Development Tools 2-40
2.4.3 Application Server Web Support 2-40
2.5 Open Source and Free Application Servers 2-44
2.5.1 Microsoft and Novell Application Server Agreement 2-49
2.5.2 Apache 2-50
2.5.3 Mongrel Production Environment Application Server In Rails 2-53
2.5.4 Thin 2-54
2.5.5 Passenger 2-54
2.5.6 Interneer Company 2-56
2.5.7 Application Server Market Driving Forces 2-59
2.5.8 Microsoft Application Platform 2-62
2.5.9 Microsoft .NET Framework 2-62
2.5.10 Open Source Application Server Software Market 2-63
2.5.11 Red Hat Management for JBoss Enterprise Middleware 2-64
2.5.12 Red Hat Conga Cluster Management Capability 2-64
2.5.13 Attachmate / Novell SUSE Support for JBoss 2-65
2.5.14 Application Server Open Source Markets Forecasts 2-66
2.5.15 Web Sites and Internet Statistics 2-67
2.6 Application Server Pricing Variations 2-74
2.6.1 Web Application Server Prices and Licensing 2-76
2.7 Application Server Regional Analysis 2-78

3. Application Server Product Description 3-1

3.1 IBM 3-1
3.1.1 IBM Worklight Studio 3-2
3.1.2 IBM® WebSphere Worklight 3-2
3.1.3 IBM WebSphere Worklight Platform Components: 3-4
3.1.4 IBM WebSphere Application Server (WAS) 3-5
3.2 Red Hat 3-11
3.2.1 Red Hat for Building, Deploying, And Hosting Enterprise Java 3-12
3.2.2 JBoss 3-18
3.2.3 Red Hat® JBoss® Enterprise Application Platform 3-19
3.2.4 Red Hat® JBoss® Web Server 3-20
3.2.5 Red Hat® JBoss® Data Grid 3-20
3.2.6 Red Hat® JBoss® Portal Platform 3-20
3.2.7 Red Hat® JBoss® Enterprise SOA Platform 3-21
3.2.8 Red Hat® JBoss® Enterprise Data Services Platform 3-21
3.2.9 Red Hat® JBoss® Fuse 3-22
3.3 Microsoft Application Server 3-23
3.3.1 Microsoft Windows Server 2012 3-23
3.4 Adobe Systems 3-27
3.4.1 Adobe ColdFusion 10 Enterprise edition 3-27
3.4.2 Adobe ColdFusion 10 Standard Edition 3-29
3.5 Oracle Internet Application Server 3-29
3.5.1 Oracle HTTP Server - Listener for Oracle WebLogic Server 3-30
3.6 Attachmate / Novell 3-31
3.6.1 Novell ExteNd 3-31
3.6.2 Attachmate PC X Server 3-33
3.7 NEC WebOTX Application Server 3-33
3.7.1 NEC WebOTX Batch Server 3-36
3.8 Fujitsu Software Interstage Application Server 3-39
3.9 Hewlett Packard Application Server 3-41
3.10 Progress Software OpenEdge Application Server 3-43
3.11 SAP NetWeaver Application Server 3-47
3.12 Software AG webMethods Integration Server 3-48
3.12.1 Software AG webMethods Open, Standards-Based Integration 3-49
3.12.2 Software AG webMethods Multi-Lingual Service Creation 3-50
3.13 Tibco Application Integration 3-50
3.13.1 Tibco ActiveSpaces Transactions 3-52
3.14 CompuWare Gomez Server Performance Monitoring 3-54
3.14.1 Compuware Gomez Server Monitoring 3-57
3.15 Apache Tomcat 3-58
3.16 Workday Integration Cloud Platform 3-58
3.16.1 Workday Integration Tools for IT and Business 3-60
3.16.2 Workday Enterprise-Class ESB Grid 3-61
3.16.3 Workday Integration Cloud Connect 3-62
3.17 Cisco Unified Application Server 2.4 3-64
3.17.1 Cisco Unified Communications Product Description 3-64
3.17.2 Cisco Unified Communications Application Server
Key Features and Benefits 3-65
3.17.3 Cisco Unified Communications Application
Server Virtual Machine Layer 3-66
3.18 Rocket Software 3-67
3.19 Hostbridge 3-68
3.19.1 HostBridge for zIIP 3-68
3.19.2 HostBridge System z Performance 3-70
3.19.3 HostBridge System z Reliability 3-70
3.19.4 HostBridge System z Fidelity 3-70
3.20 VMWare vFabricâ„¢ Server 3-71
3.20.1 VMWare Replacement for Apache Tomcat, vFabric tc Server 3-71
3.21 EMC/Oracle Server Virtualization Solutions 3-72
3.21.1 EMC/Oracle Server ChallengeTechnology Solution 3-73
3.21.2 EMC Hardware Utilization 3-75
3.21.3 EMC Solutions Provisioning 3-76
3.21.4 EMC Solutions High Availability 3-76
3.21.5 EMC Solutions Integrated Oracle Support 3-76
3.22 Fiorano MQ 3-76

4. Application Server Technology 4-1

4.1 Application Server Solutions In The Middle-Tier 4-1
4.1.1 Application Server Development Tools 4-1
4.1.2 Dojo Toolkit 4-1
4.1.3 RESTful Web Services 4-2
4.1.4 Apache Wink 4-2
4.1.5 Ajax Development Toolkit 4-3
4.2 Application Server Cloud Strategy 4-3
4.2.1 Application Server Positioning 4-5
4.2.2 B2B Commerce Technology As A Working Reality 4-5
4.2.3 Integration Application Server 4-6
4.2.4 Application Server Strategy 4-6
4.2.5 Communities Of Partners 4-8
4.3 Application Server Industry Positioning 4-8
4.4 IBM Strategy 4-14
4.4.1 IBM WebSphere Application Development Targets
Ordinary People 4-15
4.4.2 Common Development Environment Across
Windows And Linux4-16
4.4.3 IBM WebSphere Grid Supports 4-17
4.4.4 IBM Partner Strategy 4-18
4.4.5 IBM Application Server Bundling 4-18
4.5 Application Server Caching Technology 4-19
4.5.1 Application Server CFC and CFML 4-19
4.5.2 Application Server CFSCRIPT Support 4-19
4.5.3 Virtual File System Support 4-19
4.5.4 Application Server Enhanced PDF Functionality Enhanced 4-19
4.5.5 Application Server Instance-Based Licensing 4-20
4.5.6 Application Server Performance Issue Monitor 4-20
4.5.7 Application-Specific Settings for the Application Server 4-20
4.5.8 Application Server Multi-threading 4-20
4.5.9 Application Server Image manipulation 4-20
4.5.10 Application Server Presentations on demand 4-21
4.5.11 Application Server Atom and RSS feeds 4-21
4.5.12 Application Server ZIP and JAR file features 4-21
4.5.13 Application Server User-based Administrator and RDS access 4-21
4.5.14 Application Server File manipulation functions 4-22
4.5.15 Application Server Strong encryption libraries 4-22
4.5.16 Application Server Database Interaction Improvements 4-22
4.5.17 Application Server JavaScript operators in CFML 4-22
4.5.18 Application Server Argument collections 4-22
4.5.19 Application Server Array and Structure Creation 4-23
4.6 Benefits Of The Open Source Development Model 4-23
4.6.1 Open Source Foundation 4-24
4.7 Microsoft Strategy 4-25
4.8 Oracle Strategy 4-25
4.8.1 Oracle's Commitment to Java Developers 4-26
4.9 Application Server Technology 4-27
4.9.1 Java Application Server 4-27
4.9.2 Java and J2EE 4-27
4.9.3 EJB Clustering 4-28
4.9.4 EJB Caching 4-28
4.9.5 Back-End Layer 4-29
4.9.6 Relational Database Access 4-29
4.9.7 Web Services 4-30
4.9.8 Web Service Applications Composed Of Servlets And EJBs 4-31
4.9.9 WS-Security 4-31
4.9.10 Open Standards 4-32
4.9.11 Reliable Web Services Solutions 4-32
4.9.12 Enterprise Javans (EJBs) 4-34
4.9.13 Autonomic Computing Technologies 4-38
4.9.14 Grid Protocol Topology 4-42
4.9.15 VMware Ready Virtual Appliance Validation 4-44
4.9.16 VMWare Open Virtualization Format OVF 4-45
4.9.17 Open Virtualization Format OVF-Formatted
Virtual Machine Packaging and Distribution 4-45
4.9.18 VMDK 4-48
4.9.19 OVF Format 4-48
4.9.20 VMware OVF Tool 4-49
4.9.21 Open Grid Services Architecture (OGSA) 4-49
4.9.22 Eclipse Open-Source Tools Framework 4-50
4.10 Transaction Automation 4-51
4.10.1 Asynchronous Communications Dominate 4-51
4.11 Stateless Session 4-53
4.12 Cluster 4-54
4.13 Location Transparency 4-55
4.14 Smart Proxy 4-55
4.15 Load Balancing 4-56
4.16 Process-Entity Design Pattern 4-56
4.17 Command Objects / Control Flow 4-57
4.18 Authorization Checks 4-58
4.19 Delegation 4-58
4.20 Collaborative Filtering 4-59
4.21 Site Analysis 4-60
4.22 Portals 4-60
4.23 Application Server Industry Specific Applications 4-62
4.23.1 Packaged Applications 4-63
4.23.2 Real-Time Processing 4-63

5. APPLICATION SERVER COMPANY DESCRIPTION 5-1

5.1 Actuate 5-1
5.1.1 Actuate Core Strengths 5-2
5.2 Adobe 5-3
5.2.1 Adobe Global Leader In Digital Marketing And
Digital Media Solutions 5-3
5.2.2 Adobe Market Presence 5-4
5.2.3 Adobe Flagship Products And Solutions 5-5
5.1.1 Adobe Revenue 2012 5-6
5.1.2 Adobe Systems 5-7
5.1.3 Adobe Targets Businesses And Organizations 5-8
5.1.4 Adobe Revenue 5-10
5.2.4 Adobe Creative Cloud Subscription To Significantly
Increase Long-Term Revenue Growth 5-12
5.2.5 Adobe Print and Publishing 5-13
5.1.5 Adobe Systems Software Tools 5-14
5.1.6 Adobe Systems Creative Solutions Business Summary 5-17
5.1.7 Adobe Knowledge Worker Market Opportunity 5-18
5.1.8 Adobe Systems Knowledge Worker Products 5-19
5.1.9 Adobe Systems Enterprise Opportunity 5-19
5.1.10 Adobe Systems Enterprise Business Summary 5-20
5.1.11 Adobe Systems Enterprise Strategy 5-21
5.1.12 Adobe Systems Process Management 5-22
5.1.13 Adobe Systems Content Services 5-22
5.1.14 Adobe Systems Knowledge Worker and
Enterprise Related Products 5-23
5.2.6 Adobe Customers 5-24
5.2.7 Adobe Digital Media 5-25
5.2.8 Adobe Creative Cloud 5-25
5.2.9 Adobe Digital Publishing Suite 5-25
5.2.10 Adobe Photoshop 5-26
5.2.11 Adobe Acrobat 5-26
5.2.12 Adobe Edge Tools and Services 5-26
5.2.13 Adobe Digital Marketing 5-27
5.2.14 Adobe Marketing Cloud 5-27
5.3 Apache 5-30
5.4 AgilePoint 5-33
5.5 Appian 5-34
5.5.1 Appian Worksocial 5-35
5.5.2 Appian Customers 5-35
5.6 Attachmate 5-36
5.6.1 Attachmate / Novell 5-36
5.7 Aurea 5-37
5.8 BizAgi 5-38
5.9 BizFlow 5-38
5.10 BonitaSoft 5-39
5.10.1 Open Source BPM Software Vendor 5-40
5.10.2 Bonita, an Open Source Technology That Already Holds A
Strong Position 5-41
5.10.3 Bonita Open Solution 5 5-41
5.11 CA Technologies 5-41
5.12 CompuWare 5-44
5.13 Cordys 5-44
5.14 Crosscheck Networks 5-44
5.15 EMC 5-45
5.15.1 EMC Broad Range of Customers 5-46
5.15.2 EMC Leadership 5-46
5.15.3 EMC Global Presence 5-47
5.15.4 EMC Revenue 5-47
5.16 Fabasoft 5-48
5.17 Fiorano 5-49
5.17.1 Fiorano Leadership In Enterprise Middleware 5-49
5.17.2 Fiorano Customers 5-50
5.17.3 Customers Worldwide Choose Fiorano 5-50
5.18 Fujitsu 5-52
5.18.1 Fujitsu Revenue 5-52
5.18.2 Fujitsu Technology Solutions Services 5-54
5.18.3 Fujitsu Personal Computers 5-59
5.18.4 Fujitsu Development and Production Facilities 5-60
5.18.5 Fujitsu Corporate Strategy 5-66
5.18.6 Fujitsu Revenue 5-67
5.18.7 Fujitsu Interstage 5-70
5.18.8 Fujitsu Acquires RunMyProcess Cloud Service Provider 5-71
5.19 Hewlett Packard 5-72
5.19.1 HP Printing and Personal Systems Group 5-73
5.19.2 HP Software 5-73
5.19.3 Hewlett Packard Revenue 5-74
5.20 HostBridge 5-75
5.21 IBM 5-76
5.21.1 IBM Strategy 5-76
5.21.2 IBM PureData System for Transactions 5-78
5.21.3 IBM Business Partners 5-78
5.21.4 IBM Messaging Extension for Web Application Pattern 5-80
5.21.5 IBM PureSystems Partners 5-80
5.21.6 IBM MobileFirst 5-80
5.21.7 IBM Business Analytics and Optimization Strategy 5-81
5.21.8 IBM Growth Market Initiatives 5-81
5.21.9 IBM Business Analytics and Optimization 5-82
5.21.10 IBM Strategy 5-82
5.21.11 IBM Smarter Planet 5-83
5.21.12 IBM Cloud Computing 5-85
5.21.13 IBM Business Model 5-86
5.21.14 IBM Business Revenue Segments And Capabilities 5-87
5.22 Informatica / Active Endpoints 5-94
5.22.1 Informatica Master Data Management (MDM) 5-95
5.22.2 Informatica / Active EndPoints 5-96
5.23 Intalio 5-99
5.24 iWay Software 5-99
5.25 K2 5-100
5.26 Kofax 5-101
5.26.1 Kofax Financial Results 5-101
5.27 Layer 7 5-101
5.28 LexMark 5-102
5.28.1 Lexmark Revenue and International Presence 5-103
5.28.2 LexMark Process Documentation 5-104
5.28.3 Lexmark / Perceptive Software 5-104
5.28.1 Lexmark / Perceptive Software Team Positioning 5-106
5.29 OpenText 5-106
5.30 Managed Methods 5-107
5.30.1 Managed Methods Solutions 5-109
5.31 Microsoft 5-111
5.31.1 Microsoft Key Opportunities and Investments 5-111
5.31.2 Microsoft Smart Connected Devices 5-111
5.31.3 Microsoft: Cloud Computing Transforming The
Data Center And Information Technology 5-112
5.31.4 Microsoft Entertainment 5-113
5.31.5 Microsoft Search 5-113
5.31.6 Microsoft Communications And Productivity 5-114
5.31.7 Microsoft Revenue 5-114
5.31.8 Microsoft Customers 5-115
5.31.9 Microsoft .NET Framework 5-115
5.32 Nastel Technologies 5-116
5.32.1 Nastel Privately Held Company 5-117
5.33 NEC 5-118
5.33.1 NEC IT Solutions 5-120
5.33.2 NEC Carrier Network Business 5-120
5.33.3 NEC Social Infrastructure Business 5-121
5.33.4 NEC Personal Solutions Business 5-121
5.34 Newgen 5-121
5.35 Oracle 5-122
5.35.1 Oracle Revenue 5-124
5.36 Pega Systems 5-125
5.36.1 PegaRULES Process Commander 5-126
5.36.2 Pega Systems Customers and Partners 5-127
5.36.3 Pega Systems Revenue 5-128
5.37 Perficient 5-129
5.38 PNMsoft 5-131
5.39 Progress Software 5-131
5.39.1 Progress Software Revenue 5-132
5.40 Rally Software 5-133
5.40.1 Rally Software Revenue 5-135
5.40.2 Rally Software Solutions for Organizations 5-135
5.40.3 Rally Software Revenue 5-136
5.41 Red Hat 5-137
5.41.1 Red Hat Open Source Development 5-138
5.41.2 Red Hat Products 5-139
5.41.3 Red Hat Open Source Software 5-141
5.41.4 Red Hat Business Strategy 5-141
5.41.5 Red Hat Products And Services 5-145
5.41.6 Red Hat Enterprise Linux technologies 5-145
5.41.7 Red Hat Revenue 5-146
5.41.8 Red Hat / Polymita 5-146
5.42 Sage / Handisoft 5-147
5.43 SAP 5-148
5.43.1 SAP offers NetWeaver 5-149
5.43.2 SAP SOA Enterprise Applications 5-150
5.43.3 SAP Aligns Solutions With Innovation to Improve
Production Process 5-150
5.43.4 SAP User Planned Updates 5-151
5.43.5 SAP Core Applications 5-152
5.43.6 SAP Rapid-Deployment Solutions 5-152
5.44 SOA Software 5-154
5.44.1 SOA Software Enterprise API Management Revenue 5-154
5.44.2 SOA Software Partners 5-154
5.44.3 SOA Software Customers 5-155
5.44.4 SOA Software Innovation 5-155
5.44.5 SOA Software Products 5-156
5.45 Software AG 5-156
5.45.1 Software AG 5-157
5.45.2 Software AG Revenue by Segment 5-157
5.46 Tibco Software 5-158
5.46.1 Tibco Software 5-159
5.46.2 Tibco 5-159
5.46.3 Tibco Software Customers 5-160
5.46.4 Tibco Event-Enabled Enterprise Platform 5-160
5.46.5 Tibco Platform 5-161
5.46.6 Tibco SOA Development 5-161
5.46.7 Tibco Revenue 5-163
5.46.8 Tibco Cloud Computing Environments 5-166
5.46.9 Tibco Software Acquires Maporama Solutions 5-166
5.46.10 Tibco / Maporama Solutions 5-167
5.46.11 Tibco Customer Interportpolice Deploys Tibbr As
Global Collaboration Platform 5-167
5.46.12 Renaissance Capital / Tibco Big Data Opportunity 5-169
5.47 Wipro 5-170
5.48 Workday 5-171
5.48.1 Workday takes on SAP and Oracle with Payroll Plans for
UK, France 5-171
5.49 WSO2 5-171
5.49.1 WSO2 Products 5-171
5.49.2 WSO2 Open Source and Standards 5-172
5.49.3 SEERC Technology Research Center Uses WSO2 for
Governance Registry 5-172
5.50 VMWare 5-173
5.50.1 WorldPay Deploys VMware Network Virtualization to
Enable User Self-Provisioning And Support Around-the-Clock
Application Development 5-173
5.51 360logica Software Testing Company 5-175
5.51.1 360logica Software Testing Company- 5-175
5.51.2 360logica Software Services 5-176



List of Tables and Figures

Application Server Executive Summary

Table ES-1 ES-4
Application Server Web Mobile Extensions
Figure ES-2 ES-5
Application Server Market Shares, Dollars, Worldwide, 2012
Figure ES-3 ES-7
Application Server Markets Forecasts Dollars, Worldwide, 2013-2019

Application Server Market Description and Market Dynamics

Table 1-1 1-11
Cloud System Continuous Deployment Models
Table 1-2 1-12
Java Based Application Server Functions
Table 1-2 (Continued) 1-13
Java Based Application Server Functions
Table1-3 1-15
SOA Market-Ready Components Business
Table 1-4 1-18
Application Server Product Functions
Table 1-5 1-21
IT System Consolidation Aspects
Table 1-5 (Continued) 1-22
IT System Consolidation Aspects
Table 1-6 1-26
Application Server Workloads
Table 1-7 1-29
Benefits Of Distributed Computing
Table 1-8 1-33
Mainframe System Advantages
Table 1-9 1-34
Application Server Positioning
Table 1-10 1-35
Back End Functionality Support
Table 1-11 1-36
Application Server Mobile Worker Functionality Support
Table 1-12 1-38
Transaction Mission Critical System Requirements
Table 1-13 1-38
Transaction System Aspects
Table 1-14 1-39
Types Of E-Commerce Transaction Requests
Table 1-15 1-40
Types Of Distributed Computer Transactions
Table 1-16 1-41
Reasons Web Sites Gather Information About Users
Table 1-17 1-44
Benefits Of Business Process Management Products
Table 1-18 1-47
Effective Control Of E-Commerce Systems
Table 1-19 1-51
Modular, Application Server-Based Architecture Solutions
Table 1-20 1-52
Application Server Solutions
Table 1-21 1-58
Business Process Application Server Drivers
Table 1-22 1-66
Open Source Software Complements Proprietary
Application Server Software
Table 1-23 1-69
Linux Operating System Platform Positioning

Application Server Market Shares and Market Forecasts

Table 2-1 2-4
Application Server Web Mobile Extensions
Figure 2-2 2-5
Application Server Market Shares, Dollars, Worldwide, 2012
Table 2-3 2-6
Application Server Market Shares, Dollars, Worldwide, 2012
Figure 2-4 2-7
High End J2EE Application Server Market Shares, Dollars,
Worldwide, 2012
Table 2-5 2-8
High Performance J2EE Application Server Market Shares,
Dollars, Worldwide, 2012
Figure 2-6 2-15
Application Server for Mobile Apps Market Shares, Dollars,
Worldwide, 2012
Table 2-7 2-16
Applications Servers for Mobile Apps Market Shares, Dollars,
Worldwide, 2012
Figure 2-8 2-18
Application Server Markets Forecasts Dollars, Worldwide, 2013-2019
Table 2-9 2-19
Application Server Market Shares, Market Forecasts, Worldwide
Dollars, 2012-2018
Figure 2-10 2-20
Application Servers Market Forecasts, Units, Worldwide, 2013-2019
Table 2-11 2-21
Robust Fully Featured Application Server Functions
Table 2-12 2-22
Application Server Market Unit Shipments, Unit Ports, Dollars,
Worldwide, 2013-2019
Table 2-13 2-24
Application Server Market Penetration Analysis, Dollars,
Worldwide, 2013-2019
Figure 2-14 2-25
Application Server J2EE Application Server Markets,
Forecasts Dollars, Worldwide, 2013-2019
Table 2-15 2-26
J2EE Application Server Key Benefits
Table 2-16 2-28
Application Server Real Time Business Benefits
Table 2-17 2-30
Application Server Market Segments, Dollars, Worldwide, 2012
Table 2-18 2-31
Application Server Software Market Industry Segments, Dollars,
Worldwide, 2012
Table 2-19 2-32
E-Commerce Target Markets
Figure 2-20 2-36
Application Servers for Mobile Apps Market Shares, Dollars, 2012
Table 2-21 2-37
Application Servers for Mobile Apps Market Shares,
Dollars, Worldwide, 2011
Figure 2-22 2-39
App Mobile Development Server Markets, Forecasts Dollars,
Worldwide, 2013-2019
Table 2-23 2-42
Application Server Core Technologies
Figure 2-24 2-45
Open Application Server Market Shares, Units, Worldwide, 2013
Table 2-25 2-46
Open Source and Microsoft Application Server Sites
Supported, Units, Worldwide, 2012
Figure 2-26 2-47
Open Source and Microsoft Application Server Market Shares, Dollars, Worldwide, 2012
Table 2-27 2-48
Open Source and Microsoft Application Server Market Shares, Dollars, Worldwide, 2012
Table 2-28 2-50
Microsoft And Novell Application Server Open Systems
Agreement Aspects
Table 2-29 2-51
Major Factors Affecting The Competitive Landscape For
Open Source Application Server Products
Figure 2-30 2-55
Rails Application Server Benchmarking
Table 2-31 2-60
Application Server Market Positioning
Table 2-32 2-61
Market Driving Forces For Application Servers
Figure 2-33 2-66
Application Server Open Source Markets Forecasts Dollars,
Worldwide, 2013-2019
Figure 2-34 2-69
Market Share for Top Web Servers Across All Domains,
August 1995 to January 2011
Figure 2-35 2-70
Apache Records 60.10% Market Share for Top Servers
Table 2-32 2-72
Web Browser Market Share, Mid 2012:
Figure 2-33 2-78
Application Server Regional Market Segments, 2012
Table 2-34 2-79
Application Server Regional Market Segments, 2012

Application Server Product Description

Table 3-1 3-6
IBM WebSphere Application Server Functions
Table 3-2 3-7
IBM WebSphere Application Server Developer Productivity Functions
Table 3-3 3-8
IBM WebSphere Application Server Support for Deployment
Table 3-4 3-9
IBM WebSphere Application Server Includes the Liberty Profile
Table 3-5 3-10
IBM WebSphere Application Server Enhances Security And Control
Table 3-6 3-11
IBM WebSphere Application Server Profile Programming Model Features
Table 3-7 3-13
Red Hat Application Platform Features
Table 3-8 3-15
Red Hat JBoss Components And Development Tooling
Table 3-8 3-16
Red Hat JBoss Enterprise Application Platform Features
Table 3-9 3-17
Red Hat JBoss Resources
Table 3-10 3-18
Red Hat JBoss Enterprise Middleware Services
Table 3-11 3-32
Novell ExteNd Modules
Table 3-12 3-34
NEC WebOTX Application Server Workload Adaptations
Figure 3-13 3-35
NEC WebOTX Application Server Infrastructure For Packaged Software
Figure 3-14 3-37
NEC WebOTX Batch Server
Table 3-15 3-40
Fujitsu Interstage Application Server Key Functions:
Table 3-16 3-41
Fujitsu Interstage Application Server Key Benefits
Figure 3-17 3-44
Progress Software OpenEdge Application Server Functions
Figure 3-18 3-45
Progress Software OpenEdge Application Server Functions
Table 3-19 3-46
Progress Software OpenEdge Application Server Features
Table 3-20 3-47
SAP NetWeaver Application Server Functions
Table 3-21 3-49
Software AG webMethods Integration Server Adherence To Key Standards
Table 3-22 3-51
Tibco Integration Server Adheres To Key Standards Benefits
Table 3-23 3-52
Tibco Activespaces Transaction Functions
Table 3-24 3-53
Tibco Activespaces Transaction Benefits
Table 3-25 3-55
Gomez Server Performance Monitoring Functions
Figure 3-26 3-56
Compuware Gomez Server Application Performance Monitoring
Table 3-27 3-59
Workday Integration Cloud Platform Functions
Table 3-28 3-60
Workday Integration Tools for IT and Business
Table 3-29 3-61
Workday Integration Capabilities
Table 3-30 3-62
Workday Cloud Connect
Table 3-31 3-63
Workday Integration Cloud Connect Functions
Table 3-32 3-65
Cisco Unified Communications Application Server Functions
Table 3-33 3-69
HostBridge Base Features
Figure 3-34 3-74
EMC VNX and FAST Cache Architecture
Figure 3-35 3-75
EMC VNX and FAST Cache Architecture Features
Figure 3-36 3-77
Fiorano MQ Server Components
Figure 3-37 3-79
Fiorano Industry-Leading Performance

Application Server Technology

Table 4-1 4-5
Aspects Of Application Server Technology
Table 4-2 4-7
Mainstream Application Servers Strategic Positioning
Table 4-3 4-8
Application Server Financial Institutions Positioning
Table 4-4 4-9
Application Server Government Positioning
Table 4-5 4-9
Application Server Media and Content Providers Positioning
Table 4-6 4-10
Application Server News and Entertainment Portals Positioning
Table 4-7 4-10
Application Server Online Retailers Positioning
Table 4-8 4-11
Application Server ISPs, Telcos and Hosters Positioning
Table 4-9 4-11
Application Server Utility Companies Positioning
Table 4-10 4-12
Application Server Application Service Providers Positioning
Table 4-11 4-12
Application Server Internal Systems Positioning
Table 4-12 4-13
Application Server E-Learning Positioning
Table 4-13 4-13
Application Server Systems Integrators Positioning
Table 4-14 4-16
People Needing Tools To Implement Web Systems
Table 4-15 4-35
Application Server Underlying Infrastructure Services
Table 4-16 4-36
Major Types Of Enterprise Events
Table 4-16 (Continued) 4-36
Major Types Of Enterprise Events
Table 4-17 4-38
Autonomic Features
Table 4-17 (Continued) 4-39
Autonomic Features
Table 4-18 4-40
Autonomic Functions
Table 4-18(Continued) 4-41
Autonomic Functions
Table 4-19 4-45
Key Features And Benefits of Open Virtualization Format OVF:
Table 4-20 4-52
Distributed Transaction Functions
Table 4-21 4-60
Portal Functions
Table 4-22 4-63
Buy Or Build Decision
Table 4-23 4-64
B2B Application Server Quantifiable Business Benefit
Table 4-24 4-65
Trading Exchange Positioning
Table 4-25 4-66
Integrated e-Market Benefits

Application Server Company Profiles

Table 5-1 5-26
Adobe Digital Media Facts:
Table 5-2 5-28
Adobe Marketing Cloud Solutions Functions:
Table 5-3 5-29
Adobe Digital Marketing Facts:
Figure 5-4 5-61
Fujitsu Main Products
Figure 5-5 5-62
Fujitsu Global Business
Figure 5-6 5-63
Fujitsu Geographical Market Participation
Figure 5-7 5-64
Fujitsu Global Alliances
Figure 5-8 5-65
Fujitsu Mixed IT Environments Forecasts
Table 5-9 5-66
Fujitsu Facts
Table 5-10 5-78
IBM PureSystems Target Industries
Table 5-11 5-103
LexMark Perceptive Software Suite
Table 5-15 5-105
Lexmark / Perceptive BPM Software Modules
Table 5-12 5-107
OpenText Enterprise Information Management (EIM) Functions
Table 5-13 5-110
Managed Methods Functions
Figure 5-14 5-125
Pega Systems Services Oriented Architecture
Figure 5-9 5-133
Rally Software Platform Functions
Table 5-16 5-140
Red Hat Products
Table 5-17 5-150
SAP SOA Enterprise Applications Market Metrics
Table 5-18 5-151
SAP User Planned Updates
Table 5-19 5-152
SAP Core Applications
Table 5-20 5-153
SAP Rapid-Deployment Solutions 153
Table 5-21 5-162
Tibco SOA Benefits 162
Table 5-22 5-176
360logica Software Services 176

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