Microsoft 43.6% vs Java 12.2%

A recent “Top 1000 Application Servers Survey” of Fortune 1000 companies by Port80 Software shows that use of Microsoft’s ASP.NET, ASP, and Internet Information Server beat all of the competition combined.

The survey found that Microsoft platforms (ASP.NET, ASP) constituted
43.6% of servers, with Java platforms (J2EE, JSP, WebLogic, WebSphere,
Tomcat) coming in second place at 12.2%. The others are PHP at 5.2%,
ColdFusion with 2.7%, Perl at 2.3%, and Python (Zope) bringing up the
rear at a scant 0.1%.

As per this survey, with over 3 times more market share than Java, Microsoft seems well and truly in control of enterprise platforms.

Fortune 1000 favor Microsoft platforms but Apache leads the rest of the ‘Net

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0 thoughts on “Microsoft 43.6% vs Java 12.2%

  • May 23, 2006 at 4:23 pm

    As a long time (10+yrs) Fortune 1000 Consulant, I have seen MS in motion and continually up the ante with its marketing machine and swallowing up the competition. The Java vs .NET is no different, and over time MS will have about 70% of the market share and the rest Java. MS knows how to market and win. Java knows technology. Business minds and vision will beat out technology everytime….

  • June 25, 2005 at 11:13 am

    I kind of agree with you Troll… I was really shocked when I read the survey results.

    Good Catch 😉

  • June 23, 2005 at 12:07 am

    I simple search will show that Port80 software is a Microsoft-crony company, and that their survey is not worth the pixels; they have no real methodology, nor do they specify how they classify the server headers they say they use. Netcraft has been for the longest time the most reliable source for this kind of information.

    A quick test shows a few problems: our own site uses Tomcat behind the scenes, and they weren’t able to detect this; They couldn’t even handle IBM’s web site properly (WebSphere powers most of the sites). So, as always, they completely discount the fact that most J2EE app servers sit BEHIND another server, sometimes IIS, most of the time Apache and will NOT be visible directly from the home page; whereas they take for granted that any site using IIS is using ASP or ASP.NET as well.


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