Zero Turnaround (the company behind JRebel and other Java productivity tools) has released their fifth edition of Java Tools and Technologies Landscape. This report started in 2009 as the speed of Java application server restarts, and has evolved into a lot more comprehensive report over the past 5 years. Oliver White (@theotown) and rest of Rebel Labs have really invested a lot of effort in making it a comprehensive and an inclusive report.
In all these years, JBoss has consistently stayed at the top amongst all the commercially supported application servers. 2009 report showed JBoss as the most widely used application server:
Another result from Java EE Container Redeploy & Restart Time report in 2010:
And from Java EE Productivity Report 2011:
And Great Java Application Server Debate in 2013 (amazingly results are same ;):
And now in 2014, once again:
84% of respondents are using Java EE 6 or Java EE 7.
If you need a Java EE 6 commercially supported application server, then get started with JBoss EAP. If you need a Java EE 7 compliant application server that will be commercially supported, get started with WildFly.
Download the complete report here!