Sonatype’s Nexus Repository Manager Installs Double in Last 18 Months, Reinforcing Dominant Market Share Position


With 5 times more installs than any other repository manager, Nexus is the industry standard for accelerating continuous software delivery and DevOps

Fulton, MD – February 26, 2015 – Sonatype, the Nexus company and a continuous delivery leader, today announced that its Nexus repository manager usage has doubled in the last 18 months (July 2013 to February 2015.) With five times more installs than any other repository manager, Nexus continues to be the industry standard for accelerating continuous software delivery and DevOps.

“Development Managers and Enterprise Architects are on a mission to knock down any remaining barriers to continuous delivery and the complexity of the software supply chain is a real issue,” said Wayne Jackson, CEO, Sonatype. “Nexus sits at the intersection of massive component usage requirements and the need to assure that high quality, frequent, and secure builds get to market. As a result, we’ve seen Nexus become a cornerstone of the continuous delivery tool chain.”

Sonatype credits Nexus’ continued growth to the business benefits it provides to development communities – namely:

  • Reducing build and delivery cycle times by keeping everything required to create an application (binaries, build outputs, test scripts, VM images, delivery, etc.) and the environments in which they run in deterministic, stable locations.
  • Improving build quality and reducing unplanned work by empowering development teams to select the best component parts for their applications -- based on real-time intelligence feeds of attributes including versions, age, popularity, license types, and known security vulnerabilities
  • Standardizing on a common artifact repository to proxy and host binaries across multiple language and repository formats (e.g., Maven, npm, RubyGems, NuGet, YUM, OSGi, and P2) teams

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