GlassFish to Payara Server Migration Resources

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Payara Server was created in 2014 as a fully-supported drop-in replacement for GlassFish. As Payara Server developed, its popularity has grown quickly among the community due to an open and responsive development team, a regular release cycle, and the introduction of crucial production enhancements that were never available in GlassFish. Migrating from GlassFish to Payara Server can be simple and straightforward - and we make it even easier with migration guides and a growing library of migration resources.

Still in the planning stage and deciding if migrating to Payara Server is the right choice for you? Read Why Migrate to the Payara Platform and share it with the decision makers at your organization to learn why Payara Server Enterprise is the best option for production Jakarta EE (Java EE) applications and the cost advantages of migrating.

Wondering what benefits of migrating from GlassFish to Payara Server are and what features you’ll have access to after you migrate? Here’s a comparison table of features between GlassFish 5 and Payara Server Enterprise 5.

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Download a GlassFish to Payara Server Migration Guide. To make the migration process as simple as possible, we recommend you migrate from GlassFish to Payara Server 4 first, and then migrate from Payara Server 4 to Payara Server 5

Here’s an at-a-glance look at the steps involved when migrating from either GlassFish 3 or GlassFish 4:



Many Payara Enterprise customers migrated from GlassFish and shared their success stories with us. Take a look at the following case studies to see how we've helped companies migrate from GlassFish to Payara Server Enterprise:

Our engineers and service support teams regularly blog about migrating from GlassFish to Payara Server with tips for specific features and capabilities. Here are a few blog posts, but click this link to browse all migration blog posts:

Get Help with Your Migration

Not only do we have a growing library of migration resources designed to make the migration process as pain free as possible, but if you plan to use Payara Server in production, you'll want to choose Payara Server Enterprise, which includes Migration & Project Support if you need it. If you need even more handholding, Payara Enterprise customers can choose Payara Accelerator consultancy services for a done-for-you migration.

Let us know if there are additional resources that would help you complete a successful migration.

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