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Score 9.2 out of 100
15 Ratings
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Score 8.6 out of 100

Feature Set Ratings

  • Oracle GlassFish Server ranks higher in 1 feature set: Application Servers

Application Servers

7.9

NGINX

79%
8.8

Oracle GlassFish Server

88%
Oracle GlassFish Server ranks higher in 5/6 features

IDE support

8.0
80%
1 Rating
9.0
90%
3 Ratings

Security management

8.0
80%
3 Ratings
9.0
90%
3 Ratings

Administration and management

6.3
63%
3 Ratings
8.0
80%
3 Ratings

Application server performance

9.0
90%
3 Ratings
10.0
100%
3 Ratings

Installation

7.3
73%
3 Ratings
7.0
70%
3 Ratings

Open-source standards compliance

8.5
85%
2 Ratings
9.8
98%
2 Ratings

Attribute Ratings

  • NGINX is rated higher in 1 area: Likelihood to Recommend

Likelihood to Recommend

9.2

NGINX

92%
27 Ratings
9.0

Oracle GlassFish Server

90%
3 Ratings

Usability

9.0

NGINX

90%
1 Rating

Oracle GlassFish Server

N/A
0 Ratings

Support Rating

8.1

NGINX

81%
8 Ratings

Oracle GlassFish Server

N/A
0 Ratings

Likelihood to Recommend

NGINX

[NGINX] is very well suited for high performance. I have seen it used on servers with 1k current connections with no issues. Despite seeing it used in many environments I've never seen software developers use it over apache, express, IIS in local dev environments so it may be more difficult to setup. I've also seen it used to load balance again without issues.
Josh Stapp | TrustRadius Reviewer

Oracle GlassFish Server

Glassfish is well suited for large-scale cluster deployments and integrates well with F5 load balancers.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Pros

NGINX

  • Very low memory usage. Can handle many more connections than alternatives (like Apache HTTPD) due to low overhead. (event-based architecture).
  • Great at serving static content.
  • Scales very well. Easy to host multiple Nginx servers to promote high availability.
  • Open-Source (no cost)!
Gabriel Samaroo | TrustRadius Reviewer

Oracle GlassFish Server

  • The product offers Java EE support.
  • As the version supported by Oracle we have an extensive documentation, the Oracle GlassFish server online documentation library, patches ,and support from the supplier.
  • Ease of use through the administration console.
  • Integration with the NetBeans development interface.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Cons

NGINX

  • Customer support can be strangely condescending, perhaps it's a language issue?
  • I find it a little weird how the release versions used for Nginx+ aren't the same as for open source version. It can be very confusing to determine the cross-compatibility of modules, etc., because of this.
  • It seems like some (most?) modules on their own site are ancient and no longer supported, so their documentation in this area needs work.
  • It's difficult to navigate between nginx.com commercial site and customer support. They need to be integrated together.
  • I'd love to see more work done on nginx+ monitoring without requiring logging every request. I understand that many statistics can only be derived from logs, but plenty should work without that. Logging is not an option in many environments.
L Matthew Blancett | TrustRadius Reviewer

Oracle GlassFish Server

  • One of the areas where we found Glassfish adaptation difficult for our company was the lack of documentation and community forums covering important issues.
  • We ran into a roadblock with OAuth 2.0 implementation and did not get great support on that issue.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Pricing Details

NGINX

General

Free Trial
Yes
Free/Freemium Version
Yes
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
Yes
Entry-level set up fee?
Optional

Starting Price

Oracle GlassFish Server

General

Free Trial
Free/Freemium Version
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
Entry-level set up fee?
No

Starting Price

Usability

NGINX

NGINX 9.0
Based on 1 answer
Front end proxy and reverse proxy of Nginx is always useful. I always prefer to Nginx in overall usability when you have application server and database or multiple application servers and single database i.e. clustered application. Nginx provides really good features and flexibility which helps the system administrator in case of troubleshooting and also from the administration perspective. Also, Nginx doesn't delay any request because of internal performance issues.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Oracle GlassFish Server

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Support Rating

NGINX

NGINX 8.1
Based on 8 answers
Community support is great, and they've also had a presence at conferences. Overall, there is no shortage of documentation and community support. We're currently using it to serve up some WordPress sites, and configuring NGINX for this purpose is well documented.
John Reeve | TrustRadius Reviewer

Oracle GlassFish Server

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Alternatives Considered

NGINX

We have used Traffic, Apache, Google Cloud Load Balancing and other managed cloud-based load balancers. When it comes to scale and customization nothing beats Nginx. We selected Nginx over the others because
  • we have a large number of services and we can manage a single Nginx instance for all of them
  • we have high impact services and Nginx never breaks a sweat under load
  • individual services have special considerations and Nginx lets us configure each one uniquely
Tyler Johnson | TrustRadius Reviewer

Oracle GlassFish Server

At the time we did a small proof of concept with both platforms and Oracle Glassfish had more intuitive administration and configuration functions
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Return on Investment

NGINX

  • Nginx has decreased the burden of web server administration and maintenance, and we are spending less time on server issues than when we were using Apache.
  • Nginx has allowed more people in our company to get involved with configuring things on the web server, so there's no longer a single point of failure ("the Apache guy").
  • Nginx has given us the ability to handle a larger number of requests without scaling up in hardware quite so quickly.
Ben McClure | TrustRadius Reviewer

Oracle GlassFish Server

  • Glassfish which initially spun off from an Open Source project has a community edition which is free to use and offers great ROI.
  • In comparison to cloud offerings like AWS and Google App Engine, Glassfish requires more cost upfront for installation and management.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

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