"NRI Open Source Map" Rates Open Source Software
— Serves as Evaluation/Verification Criteria
for Selecting Open Source Software —
August 8, 2006
Nomura Research Institute, Ltd
Nomura Research Institute, Ltd. (NRI: Tokyo, Japan; Akihisa Fujinuma, President, CEO & COO) has created the "NRI Open Source Map" that rates open source software (OSS) for enterprise systems.
NRI Open Source Map uses two axes---"maturity" and "presence"---to rate 24 OSS projects, which have been adopted in enterprise systems or will be worth noting, according to data available as of June 2006. The "maturity" criterion covers the volume/type of related documents, the number of producton releases, quality, etc. The "presence" criterion examines the number of vendors that offer end user support for the project, the number of hits by search engines, etc.
Based on this mapping, MySQL, PostgreSQL, JBoss Application Server and Apache Tomcat are highly rated in terms of both "maturity" and "presence," thus being regarded as high-level OSS that is ready for enterprise use.
NRI expects this Open Source Map to serve as a standard for verifying and adopting OSS in the future.
NRI plans to add to the number of evaluation criteria used in the NRI Open Source Map to increase rating accuracy and to expand the scope to include development tool, framework, etc in the future.
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