Software Stack Market Share, August 2012

| September 12, 2012

We're back with the latest statistics on the usage and popularity of different software stacks within Jelastic PaaS. This last month it got even more interesting, because we have a new hosting partner in the UK, Layershift. So, let's check out the stats on databases, servers and JVMs for August 2012 and see how German, American, Russian, Japanese and British developer's preferences differ.


Below is the overall usage of databases within Jelastic for August 2012.

There are no big changes in database popularity this month: MySQL continues to be №1.

If we look at the database popularity by region, there are big differences in database popularity in the different regions. For example, MySQL is most popular in the UK and MariaDB has more fans among Japanese developers.

Here are the current, overall numbers:

Here are the trends over the last months, from October 2011 through August 2012.

Application servers

Tomcat 7 continues to be our application server leader but this month it lost a little of its share, showing a 3% decrease.

The chart below shows application server popularity by region. It's interesting to note that Tomcat 6 and Tomcat 7 have almost the usage levels in the UK.

The current numbers:

Here are the trends over the last 9 months!

Java Versions

Java 7 continues to grow its usage base. Below you can see that it has continued to grow in popularity.

If you we look at the same data by region, we see that developers seem to agree on Java 7.

If we look at the trends, we can see how JVM popularity has changed dramatically over the last year.

Stay tuned to see the updated stats next month!

Note: Beginning from Jelastic version 1.8.2 we stopped randomizing server selection. Tomcat 7 will be our default application server, because it is by far the most popular choice among our users. Databases and Java version will not be randomized either.

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