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Score 9.7 out of 100
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Score 10 out of 100

Likelihood to Recommend

Oracle GlassFish Server

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

Payara Server

Payara Server is recommended for any type of jee and/or Spring application. Unless there are proprietary framework restrictions there is no reason for not using Payara. The pricing model for enterprise support is very nice and I would definitely recommend it. The case where it is least recommended is when you need a separate application server per service. In this case, there might be better options for this job even though I am not very sure and need to test more.
Alexius Dionysius Diakogiannis, CSM | TrustRadius Reviewer

Feature Rating Comparison

Application Servers

Oracle GlassFish Server
9.5
Payara Server
10.0
IDE support
Oracle GlassFish Server
9.5
Payara Server
10.0
Security management
Oracle GlassFish Server
8.7
Payara Server
10.0
Administration and management
Oracle GlassFish Server
9.7
Payara Server
10.0
Application server performance
Oracle GlassFish Server
9.7
Payara Server
10.0
Installation
Oracle GlassFish Server
9.6
Payara Server
10.0
Open-source standards compliance
Oracle GlassFish Server
9.8
Payara Server
10.0

Pros

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

Payara Server

  • Small memory footprint.
  • Fully JEE compliant with an exceptional administration console.
  • Very good performance.
Alexius Dionysius Diakogiannis, CSM | TrustRadius Reviewer

Cons

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

Payara Server

  • It should provide out of the box support as an embedded server for spring boot applications.
  • Let's Encrypt certificates should be installed through the admin console.
  • A wizard-like procedure for clustering.
Alexius Dionysius Diakogiannis, CSM | TrustRadius Reviewer

Usability

Oracle GlassFish Server

No score
No answers yet
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Payara Server

Payara Server 10.0
Based on 1 answer
As mentioned before it has an amazing configuration console. You can practically do anything from there and even update the program or install new features on the fly.
Alexius Dionysius Diakogiannis, CSM | TrustRadius Reviewer

Performance

Oracle GlassFish Server

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Payara Server

Payara Server 10.0
Based on 1 answer
As mentioned before, its performance capabilities were one of the reasons we used them. It interacts with mass mail software and we see no performance impact. It handles everything pretty well and pretty fast.
Alexius Dionysius Diakogiannis, CSM | TrustRadius Reviewer

Alternatives Considered

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

Payara Server

Although Payara Server originated from Oracle Glassfish, Payara does bug fixing a lot quicker and provides "versions on steroids" of the server with improvements and targeted versions. Tomcat is very fast and has a small footprint but unfortunately, it if not a fully JEE compliant server so it lacks capabilities and a proper administration console.
Alexius Dionysius Diakogiannis, CSM | TrustRadius Reviewer

Return on Investment

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

Payara Server

  • Positive: We can host more applications on a single VM.
  • Positive: We saved time on the server configuration procedure.
  • Positive: We saved time from migration from previous installations.
Alexius Dionysius Diakogiannis, CSM | TrustRadius Reviewer

Screenshots

Oracle GlassFish Server

Payara Server

Pricing Details

Oracle GlassFish Server

General

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

Payara Server

General

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

Rating Summary

Likelihood to Recommend

Oracle GlassFish Server
8.8
Payara Server
10.0

Usability

Oracle GlassFish Server
Payara Server
10.0

Performance

Oracle GlassFish Server
Payara Server
10.0

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