Java Experiences Renaissance
September 16, 2021
Eclipse Foundation released results of the industry’s most
prominent survey for technical insights into enterprise Java,
the 2021 Jakarta EE Developer Survey. The results definitively
showcase significantly increased growth in the use of Jakarta EE
9 and interest in cloud native Java overall. The 2021 Jakarta EE
Developer Survey Report is available to download on the Jakarta
“We are very happy to see that the Jarkata EE developer survey
findings demonstrate continued success and growth of the Jakarta
EE platform,” said
Tom Snyder, VP of Engineering, Enterprise
Cloud Native Products at Oracle. “We are quite
pleased to see the most requested feature is support for
Kubernetes. We hope to bring the experience and expertise we've
gained delivering and supporting Oracle Verrazzano Enterprise
Container Platform to benefit technology and feature development
of Jakarta EE Platform and MicroProfile. With Verrazzano, users
can easily model, manage, secure, and maintain their enterprise
applications developed in Jakarta EE using a wide range of
platforms and frameworks running on premise, or in the cloud.”
Jakarta EE is emerging as the second place cloud native framework with 47% usage in this year’s survey.
MicroProfile adoption has increased to 34% (vs 29% in 2020).
The popularity of microservices holds steady with a nominal increase, with the usage of the microservices architecture for implementing Java systems in the cloud increasing since last year (43% in 2021 vs 39% in 2020).
Over 48% of respondents have either already migrated to Jakarta EE or plan to within the next 6-24 months.
As part of the report on the survey’s findings, the Eclipse
Foundation has also incorporated specific recommendations for
both enterprises and technology vendors and their respective
enterprise Java strategies. These include recommendations
related to technology migration, application portability,
balancing traditional enterprise applications with cloud native
applications and more.