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Worldwide Application Server markets are poised to achieve significant growth as Internet of
things and the mobile Internet further evolve, driving the market for apps into the trillions in the next few years.
WinterGreen Research predicts that the application server market will be $23 billion by 2020, new markets evolved
because of the value that apps provide to smart phones, mobile devices, tablets, and the Internet of things. These
apps will drive the application server market to $30 billion by create the need for tools to use in writing the apps.
According to Susan Eustis, lead author of the study, “Application servers are being used to create apps that run on
mobile devices and that tie together the Internet of things. Infrastructure for the Internet and for smart mobile
devices creates demand for more sophisticated web development and web applications. Everything is going mobile.
This evolution is driven by mobile smart phones and tablets that provide universal connectivity. Application servers
represent a significant aspect of Internet market evolution.”
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 2013 to
$23.1 billion by 2020. 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.

Table Of Contents

Application Server Market Shares, Strategies, and Forecasts, Worldwide, 2014 to 2020
1. APPLICATION SERVER MARKET DESCRIPTION AND MARKET DYNAMICS 47
1.1 Global Economy 47
1.1.1 The IT Market 48
1.1.2 New World Order Built On The Globally Integrated Enterprise 49
1.2 Enterprise Information Accessed By Mobile Workers 51
1.2.1 Cloud Technology Brings Rapid Time to Value 52
1.3 Application Server Virtual Systems, Clustering, Fail-Over, And Load Balancing 54
1.3.1 Cloud System Continuous Deployment Models 55
1.4 Application Server Provides Competitive Advantage 59
1.5 SOA Reusable Software Components 60
1.5.1 SOA Community-Based Marketplaces 61
1.5.2 Components Aimed At Developer Base 62
1.6 Infrastructure Switch 62
1.6.1 Market Change 63
1.7 Increasing Java Productivity 65
1.7.1 Increasing Developer Base 66
1.8 Application Server Platform Priorities 66
1.9 Consolidated Systems 67
1.10 Application Servers Manage Distributed Transactions 69
1.10.1 Application Server Transaction Management 70
1.10.2 Distributed Transactions 71
1.10.3 Distributed Processing Implemented As A Centralized System 73
1.10.4 Benchmarking Core Application Server Competitive Measure 74
1.10.5 Distributed Computing For Mission-Critical Applications 76
1.10.6 Benefits of Enterprise Class Computing 76
1.10.7 Mainframe Environments Provide Improved ROI 78
1.10.8 Application Server Positioning 79
1.11 Disconnected Silos Of Applications 83
1.11.1 Mission Critical Functionality 83
1.12 Web-Based Systems 85
1.13 E-Business Platforms 89
1.13.1 Business Process Management Platforms 90
1.13.2 Business Process Use Of Application Servers 91
1.13.3 Effective Control Of E-Commerce Systems 93
1.13.4 Web-Based E-Commerce Systems 95
1.13.5 Common Platform For Applications 95
1.13.6 Scalability, Performance, And Reliability 96
1.14 Integrated Functionality 97
1.15 Modular, Application Server-Based Architecture 97
1.16 Application Server Solutions 99
1.16.1 Internet Customer Relationship Management Solutions 100
1.17 Professional Service Capabilities 100
1.17.1 Systems Integrators And Web Developers 101
1.17.2 Expanding Market Presence 101
1.18 Go To Market Strategies 102
1.18.1 Go To Market Partnering 102
1.18.2 Business Imperatives 103
1.19 Need For Speed And Simplicity Of Underlying Business Processes 104
1.19.1 Complexity: The Challenge 105
1.19.2 Order-To-Delivery Cycle 106
1.19.3 Advantages Of Application Servers 110
1.19.4 Centralized Configuration 110
1.19.5 Security 110
1.19.6 Performance 110
1.19.7 Total Cost of Ownership (TCO) 111
1.19.8 Open Source Software 111
2.1.2 Application Server Embraces Enterprise Mobile Apps Development 119
2.2 Application Server Market Shares 121
2.2.1 High End J2EE Application Server Market Shares 123
2.2.2 IBM WebSphere 125
2.2.3 Oracle Application Server 126
2.2.4 Oracle Commerce 127
2.2.5 SAP NetWeaver Application Server 128
2.2.6 Tibco 129
2.2.7 Fujitsu - Interstage Application Server 129
2.2.8 Adobe® ColdFusion 130
2.2.9 Software AG 130
2.2.10 NEC 131
2.2.11 IBM and Red Hat Linux 131
2.3 Application Server Market Forecasts 132
2.3.1 Application Server Market Unit Shipments 134
2.3.2 Application Server J2EE Application Server Market Forecasts 141
2.3.1 J2EE Application Servers Support Internet Channel 142
2.3.2 Application Server Real Time Business Benefits 143
2.4 Application Server Segment Analysis 145
2.4.1 Asynchronous Model Consistent Cross Application Connectivity For Enterprise Application 150
2.4.2 Application Server Partner Communication 151
2.4.3 Application Server Market Segments 152
2.5 Mobile App Application Server 156
2.5.1 Mobile Apps Application Server Market Shares 156
2.5.2 App Mobile Development Server Market Forecasts 159
2.5.3 Interneer Intuitive Drag And Drop App Development Tools 161
2.5.4 Application Server Web Support 161
2.6 Open Source and Free Application Servers 165
2.6.1 Microsoft and Novell Application Server Agreement 168
2.6.2 Apache 169
2.6.3 Mongrel Production Environment Application Server In Rails 173
2.6.4 Thin 174
2.6.5 Passenger 174
2.6.6 Interneer Company 176
2.5.7 Mobile Apps Platform Development Environment 181
2.6.8 App Application Stores 186
2.6.9 Mobile App Application Server Market Driving Forces 187
2.6.10 Microsoft Application Platform 189
2.6.11 Microsoft .NET Framework 189
2.6.12 Open Source Application Server Software Market 190
2.6.13 Red Hat Management for JBoss Enterprise Middleware 191
2.6.14 Red Hat Conga Cluster Management Capability 191
2.6.15 Attachmate / Novell SUSE Support for JBoss 192
2.6.16 Application Server Open Source Markets Forecasts 193
2.6.17 Number of Web Sites and Internet Statistics 194
2.7 Application Server Pricing Variations 201
2.7.1 Web Application Server Prices and Licensing 203
2.8 Application Server Regional Analysis 205
3. APPLICATION SERVER PRODUCT DESCRIPTION 208
3.1 IBM 208
3.1.1 IBM WebSphere Application Server 209
3.1.2 IBM PureApplication System, BlueMix, and SoftLayer 209
3.1.3 IBM Worklight Studio 211
3.1.4 IBM® WebSphere Worklight 211
3.1.5 IBM WebSphere Worklight Platform Components: 213
3.1.6 IBM WebSphere Application Server (WAS) 214
3.2 Red Hat 219
3.2.1 Red Hat for Building, Deploying, And Hosting Enterprise Java 220
3.2.2 JBoss 226
3.2.3 Red Hat® JBoss® Enterprise Application Platform 227
3.2.4 Red Hat® JBoss® Web Server 228
3.2.5 Red Hat® JBoss® Data Grid 228
3.2.6 Red Hat® JBoss® Portal Platform 228
3.2.7 Red Hat® JBoss® Enterprise SOA Platform 229
3.2.8 Red Hat® JBoss® Enterprise Data Services Platform 229
3.2.9 Red Hat® JBoss® Fuse 230
3.3 Microsoft Application Server 231
3.3.1 Microsoft Windows Server 2012 231
3.4 Adobe Systems 234
3.4.1 Adobe ColdFusion 10 Enterprise edition 235
3.4.2 Adobe ColdFusion 10 Standard Edition 237
3.5 Oracle Application Server 10g 237
3.5.1 Oracle Internet Application Server 237
3.5.2 Oracle HTTP Server - Listener for Oracle WebLogic Server 238
3.6 Attachmate / Novell 239
3.6.1 Novell ExteNd 239
3.6.2 Attachmate PC X Server 240
3.7 NEC WebOTX Application Server 241
3.7.1 NEC WebOTX Batch Server 244
3.8 Fujitsu Software Interstage Application Server 247
3.9 Hewlett Packard Application Server 249
3.10 Progress Software OpenEdge Application Server 251
3.11 SAP NetWeaver Application Server 257
3.12 Software AG Application Server 258
3.12.1 Software AG webMethods Integration Server 260
3.12.2 Software AG webMethods Open, Standards-Based Integration 261
3.12.3 Software AG webMethods Multi-Lingual Service Creation 262
3.13 Tibco ActiveSpaces Transactions 262
3.13.1 Tibco Application Development 264
3.13.2 Tibco Application Integration 266
3.13.3 Tibco ActiveSpaces Transactions 267
3.14 Compuware APM Application Monitoring 270
3.14.1 Compuware APM for Enterprise Tiers 271
3.14.2 Compuware APM for Mainframe 271
3.14.3 CompuWare Gomez Server Performance Monitoring 272
3.14.4 Compuware Gomez Server Monitoring 275
3.15 Apache Geronimo 276
3.15.1 Apache Tomcat 277
3.16 Workday Integration Cloud Platform 277
3.16.1 Workday Integration Tools for IT and Business 279
3.16.2 Workday Enterprise-Class ESB Grid 280
3.16.3 Workday Integration Cloud Connect 281
3.17 Cisco Unified Application Server 2.4 283
3.17.1 Cisco Unified Communications Product Description 283
3.17.2 Cisco Unified Communications Application Server Key Features and Benefits 284
3.17.3 Cisco Unified Communications Application Server Virtual Machine Layer 285
3.18 Rocket Software 286
3.19 Hostbridge 287
3.19.1 HostBridge for zIIP 287
3.19.2 HostBridge System z Performance 289
3.19.3 HostBridge System z Reliability 289
3.19.4 HostBridge System z Fidelity 289
3.20 VMWare Pivotal TC Server 290
3.20.1 VMWare Native Spring Instrumentation 290
3.20.2 VMWare vFabric Elastic Memory 291
3.20.3 VMWare vFabricâ„¢ Server 292
3.20.4 VMWare Replacement for Apache Tomcat, vFabric tc Server 292
3.21 EMC/Oracle Server Virtualization Solutions 294
3.21.1 EMC/Oracle Server Challenge Technology Solution 294
3.21.2 EMC Hardware Utilization 296
3.21.3 EMC Solutions Provisioning 297
3.21.4 EMC Solutions High Availability 297
3.21.5 EMC Solutions Integrated Oracle Support 297
3.22 Fiorano MQ 297
3.23 Aurea Application Performance Monitoring 301
3.24 CA Technologies 302
3.24.1 Mobile Apps Platform Development Environment 304
3.24.2 App Application Stores 312
4.1 Application Server Solutions In The Middle-Tier 314
4.1.1 Application Server Development Tools 314
4.1.2 Dojo Toolkit 314
4.1.3 RESTful Web Services 315
4.1.4 Apache Wink 316
4.1.5 Ajax Development Toolkit 316
4.2 Application Server Cloud Strategy 316
4.2.1 Application Server Positioning 318
4.2.2 B2B Commerce Technology As A Working Reality 319
4.2.3 Integration Application Server 319
4.2.4 Application Server Strategy 320
4.2.5 Communities Of Partners 322
4.3 Application Server Industry Positioning 322
4.4 IBM Strategy 328
4.4.1 IBM WebSphere Application Development Targets Ordinary People 329
4.4.2 Common Development Environment Across Windows And Linux 330
4.4.3 IBM WebSphere Grid Supports 332
4.4.4 IBM Partner Strategy 332
4.4.5 IBM Application Server Bundling 332
4.5 Application Server Caching Technology 333
4.5.1 Application Server CFC and CFML 333
4.5.2 Application Server CFSCRIPT Support 333
4.5.3 Virtual File System Support 334
4.5.4 Application Server Enhanced PDF Functionality Enhanced 334
4.5.5 Application Server Instance-Based Licensing 334
4.5.6 Application Server Performance Issue Monitor 334
4.5.7 Application-Specific Settings for the Application Server 335
4.5.8 Application Server Multi-threading 335
4.5.9 Application Server Image manipulation 335
4.5.10 Application Server Presentations on demand 335
4.5.11 Application Server Atom and RSS feeds 336
4.5.12 Application Server ZIP and JAR file features 336
4.5.13 Application Server User-based Administrator and RDS access 336
4.5.14 Application Server File manipulation functions 336
4.5.15 Application Server Strong encryption libraries 337
4.5.16 Application Server Database Interaction Improvements 337
4.5.17 Application Server JavaScript operators in CFML 337
4.5.18 Application Server Argument collections 337
4.5.19 Application Server Array and Structure Creation 337
4.6 Benefits Of The Open Source Development Model 338
4.6.1 Open Source Foundation 339
4.7 Microsoft Strategy 339
4.8 Oracle Strategy 340
4.8.1 Oracle's Commitment to Java Developers 341
4.9 Application Server Technology 342
4.9.1 Java Application Server 342
4.9.2 Java and J2EE 342
4.9.3 EJB Clustering 343
4.9.4 EJB Caching 343
4.9.5 Back-End Layer 344
4.9.6 Relational Database Access 344
4.9.7 Web Services 345
4.9.8 Web Service Applications Composed Of Servlets And EJBs 346
4.9.9 WS-Security 346
4.9.10 Open Standards 347
4.9.11 Reliable Web Services Solutions 347
4.9.12 Enterprise Javans (EJBs) 349
4.9.13 Autonomic Computing Technologies 353
4.9.14 Grid Protocol Topology 357
4.9.15 VMware Ready Virtual Appliance Validation 359
4.9.16 VMWare Open Virtualization Format OVF 359
4.9.17 Open Virtualization Format OVF-Formatted Virtual Machine Packaging and Distribution 360
4.9.18 VMDK 362
4.9.19 OVF Format 362
4.9.20 VMware OVF Tool 363
4.9.21 Open Grid Services Architecture (OGSA) 363
4.9.22 Eclipse Open-Source Tools Framework 364
4.10 Transaction Automation 365
4.10.1 Asynchronous Communications Dominate 365
4.11 Stateless Session 367
4.12 Cluster 367
4.13 Location Transparency 369
4.14 Smart Proxy 369
4.15 Load Balancing 370
4.16 Process-Entity Design Pattern 370
4.17 Command Objects / Control Flow 371
4.18 Authorization Checks 372

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