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Copyright JBoss Group 2001

FIND OUT MORE ABOUT TODAY’S
MOST SUCCESSFUL OPEN SOURCE
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DEVELOPED APPLICATION SERVER




Copyright JBoss Group 2001

WHAT IS AN APPLICATION SERVER ?


Application servers enable the development of multi
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tiered

distributed applications. They are also called “middleware”


An application server acts as the interface between the database(s),
the web servers and the client browsers






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WHAT IS JBOSS ?


Created in 1999, JBoss is the product of an OpenSource
developer community dedicated to developing the best
J2EE
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compliant application server in the market


With 1000 developers worldwide and a steadily growing
number of downloads per month, reaching 72,000 for
October ’01 (per independent www.sourceforge.net), JBoss
is arguably the most downloaded application server in the
world today


Distributed under an LGPL license, JBoss is absolutely
FREE for use. No cost. Period.


JBoss has developed into a serious contender to commercial
alternatives in the middleware market


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JBOSS MONTHLY DOWNLOADS

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WHAT IS JBOSS GROUP®?


JBoss Group® is a limited liability company offering
professional services around the JBoss application server



Those services are:


Training


Support



Consulting


Detailed documentation


Add
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on software to the basic JBoss/free product


Partnerships


Software affiliates


Services affiliates



Copyright JBoss Group 2001

WHAT IS JBOSS GROUP®?


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Started in April 2001 by Marc Fleury, founder and lead
developer of JBoss, JBoss Group® now counts 6 employees


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The revenues drawn from JBoss Group®’s activities
support the R&D and administration of OpenSource JBoss.



Copyright JBoss Group 2001

CHECK OUR COMPETITION VERSUS JBOSS
ON SOME KEY CRITERIA

Criteria

JBoss

Comp

NOTES

1. # of
developers


1
000

?

JBoss has 1000 developers registered
worldwide.

In truth, about 75, with read
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write passwords,
are active day in
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day out writing code for the
base product and its forthcoming
improvements. Ask our competitors for their
numbers.

2. Longevity of
product




?

The JBoss product is bigger than its
components. It is not dependent on its
contributors, be they individuals or
companies. The project has gathered
sufficient momentum to outlive its creators.

Like the Internet, really.

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CHECK OUR COMPETITION VERSUS JBOSS
ON SOME KEY CRITERIA (cont.)

Criteria

JBoss

Comp

NOTES

3. Ability to
debug around the
clock




?

One of JBoss’ strong points is its dedicated
worldwide developer base.

Because JBoss is OpenSource, meaning the
sourcecode is accessible, it is natural to debug
on an ongoing basis

unlike proprietary
software.

4. Diverse and
worldwide R&D
team




?

Our developers are not linked to a given
company or country culture. They come from
diverse corporate and country backgrounds



This is cross
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fertilization at its best.

Copyright JBoss Group 2001

CHECK OUR COMPETITION VERSUS JBOSS
ON SOME KEY CRITERIA (cont.)

Criteria

JBoss

Comp

NOTES

5. Hot features:

JDK 1.3
Dynamic Proxies




?

Dynamic Proxies allows us to have a fully
automated deployment process. You don’t
intervene in the compilation. Allows for fast
application cycling in development. JBoss is
almost alone in using this.

6. Hot features:
JMX, Hot
Deploy of Server
Modules




?

Fully modular, no ‘monolithic” one
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size
-
fits
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all codebase. Microkernel design ensures
honest
-
to
-
god 24x7 uptime. No competitor
offers these features.

Copyright JBoss Group 2001

CHECK OUR COMPETITION VERSUS JBOSS
ON SOME KEY CRITERIA (cont.)

Criteria

JBoss

Comp

NOTES

7. # of
downloads per
month


50k+

?

JBoss downloads obviously beat all our
commercial competition.

On November 5, we got 4,613 downloads in
*one* day, more than some of our
competitors see in a lifetime. For October
2001 we got 72,000 downloads (per
SourceForge).

8. Can I get
support from
core developers
and architects?



?

At JBoss, the key developers are heavily
involved in the training and support of the
product. There are no ivory towers here.

The training sessions (6 so far) are run by
founder and lead architect, Marc Fleury, and
other JBoss core developers. Support is also
ensured by core developers.

Copyright JBoss Group 2001

CHECK OUR COMPETITION VERSUS JBOSS
ON SOME KEY CRITERIA (cont.)

Criteria

JBoss

Comp

NOTES

9. Ease and speed
of installation




?

Your JBoss installation is just one click away.

Boot from the network and never physically
install anything again. A full web boot.

10. Cost per
license


0

?

The product is FREE for use. Just download it
and use it. It’s that easy.

11. Total Cost of
Ownership
(TCO)


Low

?

With free CPU’s, your system costs of
utilizing JBoss are obviously unbeatable in
the industry. A great way to recession
-
proof
your IT department. Can you afford to let
your competitors run JBoss?

Copyright JBoss Group 2001

JBOSS, WHO USES US ?



We recently implemented a voluntary survey to find out
who uses us



Remember that as we are OpenSource/free access

people
can use us without telling us. We see only the tip of the
iceberg.



As of November 7, 2001 , we received 396 voluntary
responses. See results in the following slide.




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JBOSS USER PROFILE




Type of commercial activity (top 4)



system integration / consulting (SI)



42 %




independent software vendor (ISV)



35 %

ISP/ASP service provider




11 %

communications (telco, wireless, Internet)



10 %



Number of Employees:



1


25






52 %



26

100






16%



101


1000





16 %



over 1000






13 %



no answer








3%



63 % are switching or intend to switch to JBoss from:



BEA WebLogic





34 %



IBM WebSphere






7 %



Oracle IIS/Orion






2 %



Sun iPlanet






1 %



Others






19 %


Copyright JBoss Group 2001

JBOSS, WHO USES US? REFERENCES


This is a non
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exhaustive list of companies with either registered JBoss users or people having
attended the JBoss training:


AbaXX, Germany, ABC Virtual Communications, Accenture, Acxiom, AdvancePCS Inc., Agilent,
Agility Mgmt. Partners, Ardec, Argotec Germany, BaaN, BAE Systems, Bank of America, Baring Asset
Management, BellSouth, Benefit AB Sweden, Boeing, Bouygues Telecom, British Petroleum UK,
Cardinal Health, Cepsa Spain , CGDA, Compaq, Computer Associates, Coremetrics, Coritel, CPW UK,
CSC, CSIRO, Data Experts Gmbh Germany, Datenzentrale, DCI Ltd. UK, Decell Israel, Deutschebank
AG, Directory Technology Pty Ltd, Dow Jones & Co., DP AG, Dresdner Kleinwort Wasserstein UK,
Earthlink Inc, Epixtech Corp., FGM Corp., Finland Post Corporation, Frontwire UK, Fujixerox Japan,
GE Capital TIP, General dynamics/Techsight, Highmark, Inc., Getronics Govt. Solutions, Highbridge,
Home Depot, Honeywell, IcomXpress, Ifm electronic gmbh, IGT, IHS Accumap, Informatique CDC,
DTA, Informativi S.p.A., Integris, KB, Ivertexo Internet Solutions, JP Morgan, KPMG Consulting,
LandSafe, Logica, Lexign, Maxim Group Business Solutions, MBT, McLeodUSA, Mercury Interactive,
Michigan State University, MIT, Mitre Corp., Motorola, NASA, National Computer System Peregrine
Systems, Norsk Eiedomsinformasjon Norway, Novell, Nuasis, Orange Communications Switzerland,
Politet Datajeneste Norway, Pracom, Private, Proximo, Rational Software, Raytheon, Riva Technologies
Inc., Rivcoll Union, RoadRunner Broadband, Hoffmann
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La Roche, Schlumberger, Sempra Energy
Trading, Sextantech Technology Consulting, Shiftat Bvba Belgium, Siemens AG, Silverline, Sisa
Studio Switzerland, Sistemi, SolidSource Corp., Soltima Czech Republic, Spirent Systems, Sprint PCS,
Statoil, Stilo Technology UK, Summit Information Systems, Telenor Network Services, Tenovis
Germany, TietoEnator Consulting, TietoEnator Corp., Triversity Inc., University of Bremen Germany,
University of Florida, UPB, USCO Logistics, Verizon, Viant Intl. Corp.UK, Videotron, Volkswagen
Germany, Walkers Snack Foods UK, Winterthur Insurance, WM
-
data, World Travel Partners,
WorldCom, XML Asia Ltd. Hong Kong, Zantaz Corp.,




Copyright JBoss Group 2001

CONCLUSION


“First they ignore you



Then they laugh at you




Then they fight you





Then you win”



--

Mahatma Gandhi