24% of companies implement service-oriented architectures

24% of respondents to Evans Data survey are saying they currently implement SOA, an 85% increase from in 2005. Web Services are now also experiencing more comprehensive implementation. 30% of respondents will be using 20+ services in the in 2007, a 58% increase from today. 25% of respondents are saying the leading problem in implementation of web services are changing or lack of industry standards, a 67% increase from in 2005. Web services are often down anywhere from an hour to a day. Almost 50% of respondents are saying that when their most reliable Web services go down, they usually stay down for an hour or more. Of the worst performing web services, 47% are down for over six hours. Authentication of online identities is the greatest security challenge to Web Services. 25% of respondents is saying that inability to confirm the identities of online users is the biggest problem.

EMEA app dev market up 7% in 2004

The Europe, Middle East and Africa application development software market grew nearly 7% to more than $1.3 bln in 2004. IBM remained the market share leader at nearly 37%, despite low single-digit growth from 2003 through 2004, Gartner says.

Statistics on eBay Web Services usage

As of December 2005, the eBay Developers Program had more than 25,000 members who created 1,900 live applications. Approximately 47% of eBay.com listings are through eBay Web Services. Nearly 50% are from third-party developer tools created by companies. During Q4 2005, the eBay Platform handled more than 8 bln Web service requests, up from less than 1 bln for the entire year of 2002. The number of eBay Web Services transactions through APIs increased 84% annually, too.

44% of database devs use MySQL

Open source database deployments are up more than 20% in the last six months, according to Evans Data. MySQL use, has increased by more than 25% in six months and is approaching a majority in the database space, with 44% of developers using the open source database. More than 60% of database developers say their company can recover mission-critical data systems in under an hour. 20% said access to the data could be restored in under 5 minutes. 8% said it would be more than 12 hours to restore mission-critical data. 75% of database developers have mobilization plans with 32% either currently deploying or expecting to deploy mobile database applications within the next six months. Almost 70% of database developers indicate plans to deploy embedded databases. 24% are currently deploying embedded databases.

70% of Asian and 57% of North American open source developers contribute to open source projects

Evans Data surveyed software developers in Asia-Pacific and North America and reported that 47% of APAC developers plan on upping their use of open source in 2006. North American developers are expected to increase their open source usage by only 25%. 44% of APAC developers contribute back to the open source community as opposed to 32% of North American developers. 70% of APAC developers also believe that Linux can be used for mission-critical deployments. Only 57% in North America think that Linux is ready for mission-critical.

$2.3 bln was spent on Web services in 2004, $14.9 bln by 2009

According to IDC, the vendor community has shifted its primary attention from Web services creation to that of more robust consumption, with security, management, messaging and event processing, and the assembly of services into composite solutions as key focal points. Leading adopters are evolving proof-of-concept implementations into more robust deployments. IDC estimates that $2.3 bln was spent worldwide on total Web services software in 2004, more than double the amount from 2003. IDC expects spending to continue to increase dramatically over the next 5 years, reaching approximately $14.9 bln by 2009.

68% of Web services developers adopted or are planning to adopt Service-Oriented Architecture

An Evans Data Corp. Web Services survey claims that 23% of developers have devised their own security mechanisms to protect Web services transactions, 22% use SSL, 9% use SOAP headers and 68% have either adopted a Service-Oriented Architecture (SOA), or are in the process of developing an adoption plan for an SOA. 79% say they encounter organization headwinds when attempting to move their Web services efforts forward and 19% also say they can’t find enough IT talent versed in Web services development.

Number of software developers in China and India to grow at 25.6% and 24.5% a year

According to IDC, China and India will experience the highest growth in professional software developers between 2003 and 2008 with compound annual growth rates (CAGR) of 25.6% and 24.5% respectively. The Asia/Pacific region will surpass North America in the overall number of professional developers beginning in 2006 while the Middle East and Africa will experience the highest regional growth with an 18.3% CAGR between 2003 and 2008. North America continues to lead all other regions of the world in the highest penetration of professional developers by a wide margin. IDC forecasts that the total number of professional developers worldwide will grow at a compound annual growth rate of 9.8% between 2003 and 2008, reaching 14.9 million in 2008. This forecast is based on worldwide population statistics, changes in literacy, and growth in IT spending.

52% of XML developers use XQuery

DataDirect Technologies surveyed 550 XML developers on their plans for XQuery usage, and 52% said they are already using it, while 33% said they plan to use it in 2005. 37.4% of XQuery users are software engineers. IT consultants make up 9.9% of users, program managers constitute 9.9%, systems architects make up 7.6% and Web developers make up 6.9%.

Microsoft .NET Framework penetration numbers

Microsoft’s Scott Wiltamuth posted numbers from Microsoft marketing on .NET Framework penetration. More than 120 mln copies of the .NET Framework have been downloaded and installed using either Microsoft downloads or Windows Update. More than 85% of new consumer PCs sold in 2004 had the .NET Framework installed. More than 58% of business PCs have the .NET Framework preinstalled or preloaded. Every new HP consumer imaging device (printer/scanner/camera) will install the .NET Framework if it/s not already there ? that?s 3 mln units per year. Every new Microsoft IntelliPoint mouse software CD ships with the .NET Framework