Popularity of .NET is Grinding Java's Market Share, Finds Info-Tech Research Group...
Popularity of .NET is Grinding Java's Market Share, Finds Info-Tech ResearchGroup SurveyLONDON, ON, Nov. 28 /PRNewswire/ - Despite commonly heldassumptions in the developer community, Microsoft's .NET platform is morepopular than Java among enterprises of all sizes and industries, according torecent research from Info-Tech Research Group. The research study explored therelative prevalence of Java and .NET across different types of enterprises,revealing that Microsoft's .NET platform has gained considerable market share,becoming the favorite of most enterprises.
"Microsoft has been able to gather an incredible amount of marketmomentum," said George Goodall, senior research analyst with Info-TechResearch Group. "By taking leadership positions in both the IntegratedDevelopment Environment market with Visual Studio and the portal market withSharePoint, Microsoft is driving uptake of the .NET platform at the expense ofJava."
Info-Tech's research identified that almost half (49 per cent) of allenterprises focus primarily on .NET with an additional 12 per cent focusedexclusively on .NET. That is in comparison to only 20 per cent of enterprisesthat focus primarily on Java with a mere additional 3 per cent thatstandardize solely on it.
Other key survey findings include:
- Enterprise revenue (as a measure of company size) was not a limiting
factor to .NET's popularity.
- Prevalence of .NET was higher among enterprises that identified
themselves as innovators than those that self-identified as focused
on cost-control, where alternatives such as legacy systems or open-
source solutions were the favored platforms.
- In addition to reigning supreme in individual client application
environments, .NET dominates among architecturally complex
environments that support diverse, multiple and complex network
applications, a niche area that Java was originally created to
Goodall notes that .NET will continue to lead in the applicationdevelopment platform market, but cautions against counting Java out of thegame just yet. Microsoft's .NET may emerge as a means of stitching togetherdiverse applications, but the immense amount of Java product code will remainin the tradition of other legacy systems such as COBOL and RPG.
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