Gartner’s magic quadrants are overviews of the market’s competition within a specific market. The four quadrants are: Challengers, Leaders, Niche Players, and Visionaries.
Caucho has been categorized as a “visionary”. In order for Caucho to be included as a visionary in this market analysis, Caucho needed to demonstrate not only an understanding of the enterprise application server (EAS) market, but also where the market is heading. What’s more to compete in a market with leaders such as IBM, Microsoft, and Oracle, Caucho has to have innovative new features, while addressing current limitations from the leaders, and have a unique approach to enriching existing technology.
Caucho’s flagship product, Resin Java Application Server is a great example of how a visionary company can gain market share in the EAS market. Resin has a slew of new innovative features including
- 3rd-generation, cloud-optimized clustering,
- cloud deployment system,
- watchdog monitoring for reliability,
- and the health system for server monitoring and self-healing recovery.
Although referenced as a enterprise application server, Caucho’s Resin is also a full web server faster than Apache httpd. It has a cloud aware load balancer, SQUID-like HTTP proxy caching, distributed caching, and third generation clustering. Resin also contains action-based server/JVM monitoring and just in time Java profiling with Web Admin, and full DevOp friendly REST and CLI control.
Caucho have been positioned by Gartner year over year as a driving force in the EAS market, not only a “visionary” but a “innovator” and “cool” vendor. Most recently Resin has been showcased in Netcraft’s February 2012 Web Server Survey for rapid growth in the million busiest sites.