Posts tagged GlassFish
If you’re running GlassFish in your production or development environment and are worried about the lack of support, infrequent application server releases, security issues, lack of bug fixes and patches – then migrating off GlassFish might be the best option for you.
In this webinar (register here), Fabio Turizo (Head of Payara Service Team), together with Jon Weatherhill (Payara Customer Support Team), will explain all the things you need to consider in order to make a migration as smooth as possible.
When commercial support for GlassFish ended in 2014, Payara Server was created from the open source code as a fully supported drop-in replacement for GlassFish.
Payara Services was born in 2016 to offer support solutions for Payara Server. By 2017, Payara Services had joined The Eclipse Foundation and the Payara Platform expanded to include Payara Micro and comprehensive commercial support options for development projects, in-production support, and consultancy solutions. New product features and the development of the Payara Platform evolves and is improved upon with each monthly release, and while the application server was originally derived from GlassFish and shares many similarities - the two products are not the same.
Alongside the Jakarta EE 9.1 release, GlassFish 6.1 has been released as a Compatible Implementation.
However, although GlassFish is still used by many - a legacy of the time it was supported by Oracle - we would argue it is NOT a good choice for running your enterprise applications in production.
If you are considering updating to more recent GlassFish versions, it might be better to consider more reliable, supported, and up-to-date alternatives. In this blog, I explain why GlassFish 6.x is not the best choice for your mission critical deployments.
In the official announcement published on the Aquarium blog today, Oracle revealed that it seriously considers moving Java EE to an open source foundation.