SOURCE: SpringSource

October 09, 2008 12:33 ET

Spring Surpasses Three Million Download Milestone on SourceForge; Five Million Total Downloads Worldwide

Spring Adoption Continues to Soar With 31,000 Companies Using Spring

SAN MATEO, CA--(Marketwire - October 9, 2008) - SpringSource, the company behind Spring, the de facto standard in enterprise Java, and a leading provider of infrastructure software, today announced that cumulative downloads for Spring have surpassed the three million milestone on SourceForge. Spring is the leading enterprise Java application infrastructure for building and running Java applications with more than five million estimated total downloads worldwide across all download sources.

Spring has become central to enterprise Java architectures with more than 64 percent of enterprises using Spring, according to a BEA dev2dev survey. Spring 2.5, the current release of the popular Spring Framework, is on track to become the most downloaded version of Spring ever. SpringSource counts more than 500,000 unique visitors to its web properties each month, comprising more than 31,000 organizations using Spring.

As the most widely used enterprise Java application platform worldwide, Spring is transforming enterprise Java. Most recently, the company announced that it has grown 250 percent year-over-year in quarterly bookings and has more than doubled revenue growth for the third consecutive year. In addition to revenue growth, the job requirements for Spring continue to soar, with Spring overtaking the EJB™ Java standard as an enterprise job requirement.

"2008 has been a groundbreaking year for SpringSource in terms of growth and market acceptance, as reflected by reaching the five million download mark," said Rod Johnson, CEO of SpringSource. "Spring is now the preferred platform for enterprise Java and we anticipate continued strong adoption as more organizations benefit from the portability, efficiency and power that Spring enables."

About SpringSource

SpringSource created Spring, the de facto standard platform to build, run, and manage enterprise Java applications. SpringSource is also the leading support provider for Apache Tomcat. SpringSource delivers an end-to-end application platform which was designed from the ground up for complete portability and scalability for today's data center and for next-generation virtualized, grid, and cloud computing deployments. Nearly half of the Global 2000, including many of the world's largest financial institutions, retailers, manufacturers, healthcare, technology and public sector clients are SpringSource customers. For more information visit: www.springsource.com.

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