Migrate from GlassFish to Payara Server

If you’re running GlassFish in your production or development environment and are worried about the lack of support from Oracle, infrequent application server releases, lack of bug fixes and patches - Payara Server is an ideal solution for you!

Payara Server is an open source application server derived from GlassFish, with an option of 24/7 Production and Developer Support.

Migrating from GlassFish to Payara Server can be a simple and straightforward process, made even simpler with the help of our 'GlassFish to Payara Server Migration Guide'.

Download the Migration Guide to take a look at the things you will need to consider in your GlassFish to Payara Server migration project; as well as details of Payara Server's tools and features which will make your life (and your application server management) much easier!

The Migration Guide features the following sections:

  • Why choose Payara Server?
  • Migrating from GlassFish 3.x
  • Migrating from GlassFish 4.x
  • Working with 3rd-party libraries
  • How to deal with Oracle Commercial Features
  • Post-migration considerations

How is Payara Server better than GlassFish? 

With no need for code rewrites or application re-architecting, Payara Server (see the data sheet) is a credible alternative for your Java middleware platform. Used as a drop in replacement for GlassFish Server Open Source Edition, Payara Server gives you a peace of mind of quarterly releases containing enhancements, bug fixes and patches.

Feature GlassFish 5.x Payara Server
License Open Source Open Source
Release frequency Irregular Quarterly
Releases in 2017 2 22: 4 community stream, 12 stability stream, 6 feature stream
Patch releases For versions < 4.0. only
  • Monthly for support customers
  • Quarterly for community
Security fixes Infrequent
  • Instant emergency & backported fixes for support customers
  • As soon as possible for community
Production support
Migration & Project Support
Component Upgrades (e.g. Tyrus, Mojarra) Irregular Quarterly
Supported IDEs
  • Eclipse
  • Netbeans
  • IntelliJ IDEA
  • Eclipse
  • Netbeans
  • IntelliJ IDEA
Caching tools   JCache, Domain Data Grid, Payara Scales (additional cost)
Automatic Clustering via Hazelcast
Asadmin command recorder
Slow SQL logging
Healthcheck service
Request tracing
Monitoring logging
Microservices distribution Payara Micro
MicroProfile support   Compatible with MicroProfile 1.2
Docker support Community provided Official images
IBM JDK release Payara Blue
HTTP & HTTPS port auto-binding (Payara Micro only)
Generate Uber JAR (Payara Micro only)
Production-tuned domain template
Upgrade tool Coming soon
Java EE certified

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