Archive from March 2018

Taking Payara To The Cloud

It may be hard to believe in 2018, but there was once a time before Amazon Web Services. In 2006, Amazon launched what was to become the most dominant platform in cloud computing - the Elastic Compute Cloud (EC2). While there were a lot of early adopters who could see the benefits of "Infrastructure as a Service" (IaaS) style cloud computing - a notable example being Dropbox - there were many who were sceptical of the hype around the "cloud" and prompted stickers like the one pictured.

What's New in Payara Server & Payara Micro 5?

Payara Server 5 and Payara Micro 5 are here! We've already blogged about some improvements in Payara Server & Payara Micro 5, but there are many more. 

We know you'll be excited to find that this release includes several usability improvements making Payara Server & Payara Micro's architecture even more innovative, microservices-ready, cloud-native and optimized for production deployments.

 

 Payara Server & Payara Micro  Download Here 

 

Using MySQL with Payara Server

MySQL is an open-source relational database you may wish to use with Payara Server, that excels at fast reads and is commonly used as storage for a CMS. This blog will show you how to set up MySQL on Ubuntu and connect to it from Payara Server.

New Relic and DataDog notifiers for Payara Server

As part of release 4.1.2.173, new notifier integrations were developed for Payara Server for the New Relic and DataDog application performance monitoring (APM) services. Both services allow the gathering of JVM statistics, HTTP metrics and support the use of notification for critical events in the server lifecycle management. In this era of cloud services, performance monitoring is an integral part of the IT infrastructure for any organization, which is the reason integration with these services has been brought to Payara Server. This article will show how to correctly set up these notifiers to that purpose.

What's Coming in Payara Server 5?

First quarter of 2018 will bring with it our long-awaited Payara 5, fresh out of Beta. Scheduled for a Q1 release (download the Release Candidate here), Payara 5 brings with it a host of improvements to Payara Server and Payara Micro. Bringing long-awaited upgrades to a raft of APIs, as well as a rethinking of the cluster concept, Payara 5 also brings us up to date with Eclipse MicroProfile 1.2 and the core functionality of GlassFish 5.

 

Payara Server 5 Data Sheet 

Payara Platform 5 & Payara Platform 4 - Development Changes

We are very excited about the upcoming release of Payara Platform 5! With the new Data Grid, MicroProfile 1.2 support and incorporation of the Java EE 8 reference implementations it is shaping up to be a great release. 

 

With the release imminent, I thought now is a good time to let people know about some of the changes taking place in Payara Release Streams and Development, and how this affects both customers and users of the community version of Payara.

 

Payara 5, EE4J & MicroProfile Update  ON DEMAND WEBINAR