Node proponents like to throw up the same few enterprise examples again and again (PayPal, Netflix, Walmart, Uber, etc.). For every Node example, there are — what? — hundreds of Java examples? Java has proven itself countless times in the enterprise. That’s why it’s practically the industry standard. Node has yet to prove itself. We don’t know how many corporations have tried using Node and gave up on it. We have no idea what the real-world success rate of Node projects is. For an enterprise, choosing Node is still a risky proposition.