Glassfish Alternatives

    Glassfish is described as 'GlassFish v3, built by the GlassFish community, is the first compatible implementation of the Java EE 6 platform specification. Many of the Java EE 6 themes carry over to Sun GlassFish Enterprise Server v3 - flexibility, extensibility, and developer ease of use'. There are seven alternatives to Glassfish for a variety of platforms, including Windows, Linux, Mac, Java Mobile and Self-Hosted solutions. The best alternative is Payara Server, which is both free and Open Source. Other great apps like Glassfish are JBoss (Free, Open Source), appserver.io (Free, Open Source), WebSphere Application Server (Paid) and JOnAS (Free, Open Source).

    This page was last updated Oct 21, 2019

    1. Payara Server is an open source, cloud-native middleware platform supporting reliable and secure deployments of Java EE (Jakarta EE) applications on premise, in the cloud or hybrid environments.
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      Almost everyone thinks Payara Server is a great alternative to Glassfish.
      Payara Server was derived from GlassFish, so they share a lot of the same features. However, Payara Server continues to receive frequent updates, full support, bug fixes, etc for community users and support customers.
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      Payara Server has everything that GlassFish has plus some more modern features. They share a lot of common code so they mostly work in the same way, meaning you can switch between them without needing to learn new things first.
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      JadonOrtlepp Payara Server was originally derived from GlassFish when Oracle dropped support.
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      JBoss is Red Hats Java EE 5-compliant (soon Java EE 6-compliant) application server. It is, as with Red Hat itself, dual-licensed either as open source (community edition) or commercially (enterprise edition).
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    2. appserver.io is a multithreaded application server for php written in php. Our technology allows real multi-threading in PHP and different useful services for developers enabling more efficiency and security. And best of all – it is completely open source!
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    3. WebSphere Application Server provides the availability and security your business depends on while optimizing cost.
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      JOnAS is a leading edge Java EE 5 certified Open Source OSGi Enterprise Server by OW2. The License used by JOnAS is the LGPL. The OW2 development community includes many academic institutes (Grenoble University, INRIA, LIFL, Peking University, UPM, ...


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      The Mako Server is an application server with an API that loosely resembles the Java Servlet API, but where server side web applications are designed in the Lua scripting language.
    4. A Java EE 5-certified application server for web and enterprise applications based on Suns Java EE platform specification.
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