Posts tagged GlassFish
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.
Today, continuing our series on alternatives to commercial Oracle GlassFish features, we will look at backup and restoring domains with Payara Server.
See here for part one of the GlassFish to Payara Server migration series: 'Migrating away from the Load Balancer Configurator Plugin' .