Posts tagged Hazelcast (2)

Payara Server Basics Part 6 - Dynamic Clustering and Failover on Payara Server with Hazelcast

Further developing our introductory blog series, this post will look at how you can dynamically scale your cluster, and how Payara Server handles failover between cluster members.

 

Failover is the ability to continue to provide access to your website or application in the event of a server failing. It is an important part of high availability hosting, which aims to minimise downtime across your server infrastructure.

Securing a Payara Server Cluster using NGINX

In order to make a cluster of servers appear as one server, you need to introduce a load balancer. A load balancer will accept a request, and redirect it to one of the members of the cluster depending on a given configuration. A web server such as NGINX or Apache can act as this load balancer as well as a reverse proxy, which allows the web server to load balance requests across the cluster, act as a termination point for SSL connections to reduce strain on the cluster, as well as cache server content for quicker access. In this blog, we will set up NGINX as a reverse proxy and secure it using SSL.

 

Payara Micro 171 - New Features Demo

This quick vlog shows off a few of the recent features and changes we added to Payara Micro in the 171 release. In it, we’ll cover sending asadmin commands to Micro instances from the DAS, how config changes in a pre-existing Payara Micro domain now get packaged up when creating an Uber JAR, as well as a couple of quality of life changes we’ve added.

 

Payara Server Basics Part 3 - Creating a Simple Cluster

Continuing our introductory blog series, this blog will demonstrate how to set up a simple Hazelcast cluster of two instances.

 

In contrast to a development environment, where a single server is enough to act as a "proof of concept", in production it is usually necessary to look at reliably hosting your application across multiple redundant hosts to guarantee a reliable service and allow for future scaling. With Payara Server, it is possible to easily create and add instances to clusters using Hazelcast, making configuration of a distributed application a breeze.

 

What's new in Payara Micro 171?

In case you missed the news earlier this week - we are pleased to announce a new release of Payara Micro and Payara MicroProfile 171 to start the new year with a bang! With this new release, we have implemented substantial changes that are meant to improve the stability and usability of both 'regular' and MicroProfile version of Payara Micro. As is usual with our releases, keep special attention to our blog in the following weeks to read detailed articles on these changes and features to take full advantage of them!

 

For Payara support customers, LTSLong Term Support - has been introduced for both Payara Micro and Payara MicroProfile so you can expect a full year of patch releases which only include fixes - great news for users who value stability over new features (find out more about the support services here)! 

 

All new changes and features introduced in this release are also included in Payara MicroProfile unless explicitly stated.

 

What's new in Payara Server 171?

Kick-starting yet another year, we are pleased to announce our largest release yet - Payara Server 4.1.1.171. Building on a year's worth of updates and improvements, in this release, you can find 18 brand new features and over 60 new fixes and enhancements for Payara Server & Payara Micro! Given the size of the additions, look out for detailed blogs in the near future. For now, check out below for a summary of the changes in 171 release, and have a look at the full release notes.

 

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GlassFish to Payara Server Migration: Hazelcast as a Coherence ActiveCache Alternative

In our continuing series on alternatives for commercial Oracle GlassFish features , in this article we are looking at Hazelcast - a replacement for Oracle's Coherence ActiveCache.

 

GlassFish to Payara Server Migration See the Guide

 

What's new in Payara Server 164?

Another quarter, another release! After an eventful 2016, November brings with it the final release of the year for Payara Server. This year, we've seen new services like Request Tracing and Health Check added, as well as the Slow SQL logger and SQL Trace Listeners. Revisiting the version of the documentation from 1 year ago and comparing the amount we have added since then is, frankly, astonishing!

Despite a bumper year for both new features and bug fixes, work continues apace! Below is a short summary of some of the things to look out for in a release that caps an incredible 12 months.

 

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Payara Server Rolling Upgrades

Any project, large or small, would ultimately like to follow industry best practices, such as continuous deployment.  In order to support this, applications must be deployed early and often.  This, in turn, triggers downtime and the users get affected by it because they could be logged out of the website, or worse, their work gets lost because the application's intermediate state is not saved - never mind the actual downtime during the application deployment process.

 

Rolling upgrades solve this problem in an efficient way!