Oracle GlassFish Server vs. Red Hat JBoss Enterprise Application Platform

Overview
ProductRatingMost Used ByProduct SummaryStarting Price
Oracle GlassFish Server
Score 8.3 out of 10
N/A
Oracle GlassFish Server was originally developed by Sun Microsystems and is available open source or supported by Oracle. It is an application server.N/A
Red Hat JBoss EAP
Score 8.3 out of 10
N/A
N/AN/A
Pricing
Oracle GlassFish ServerRed Hat JBoss Enterprise Application Platform
Editions & Modules
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Offerings
Pricing Offerings
Oracle GlassFish ServerRed Hat JBoss EAP
Free Trial
NoNo
Free/Freemium Version
NoNo
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
NoNo
Entry-level Setup FeeNo setup feeNo setup fee
Additional Details
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Community Pulse
Oracle GlassFish ServerRed Hat JBoss Enterprise Application Platform
Considered Both Products
Oracle GlassFish Server

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Red Hat JBoss EAP
Chose Red Hat JBoss Enterprise Application Platform
Jboss supports JEE standards and provides features like high availability, clustering, hot deployments, configurable features. you can quickly add or remove needed features and cut jboss footprint and reduce boot time.
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Features
Oracle GlassFish ServerRed Hat JBoss Enterprise Application Platform
Application Servers
Comparison of Application Servers features of Product A and Product B
Oracle GlassFish Server
8.8
3 Ratings
8% above category average
Red Hat JBoss Enterprise Application Platform
8.6
8 Ratings
6% above category average
IDE support9.03 Ratings8.18 Ratings
Security management9.03 Ratings8.68 Ratings
Administration and management8.03 Ratings8.18 Ratings
Application server performance10.03 Ratings8.68 Ratings
Installation7.03 Ratings9.58 Ratings
Open-source standards compliance9.82 Ratings8.68 Ratings
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Oracle GlassFish ServerRed Hat JBoss Enterprise Application Platform
Small Businesses
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Score 9.1 out of 10
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Score 9.1 out of 10
Medium-sized Companies
NGINX
NGINX
Score 9.1 out of 10
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Score 9.1 out of 10
Enterprises
NGINX
NGINX
Score 9.1 out of 10
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Score 9.1 out of 10
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User Ratings
Oracle GlassFish ServerRed Hat JBoss Enterprise Application Platform
Likelihood to Recommend
9.0
(3 ratings)
8.1
(8 ratings)
Likelihood to Renew
-
(0 ratings)
5.0
(1 ratings)
Usability
-
(0 ratings)
8.5
(3 ratings)
Performance
-
(0 ratings)
8.7
(6 ratings)
Support Rating
-
(0 ratings)
5.2
(4 ratings)
Ease of integration
-
(0 ratings)
8.5
(3 ratings)
User Testimonials
Oracle GlassFish ServerRed Hat JBoss Enterprise Application Platform
Likelihood to Recommend
Oracle
Glassfish is well suited for large-scale cluster deployments and integrates well with F5 load balancers.
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Red Hat
JBoss EAP is subscription based/open source platform. It's very reliable and great for deploying high transaction Java based enterprise applications. It integrates well with third party components like mod_cluster and supports popular Java EE web-based frameworks such as Spring, Angular JS, jQuery Mobile, and Google Web Toolkit.
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Pros
Oracle
  • 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.
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Red Hat
  • MOD_CLUSTER integration. JBoss EAP integrates pretty well with mod_cluster. This is an intelligent load balancer especially useful in highly clustered environments.
  • Supports enterprise-grade features such as high availability clustering, distributed caching, messaging etc.
  • Supports deployment in on-premise, virtual and hybrid cloud environments.
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Cons
Oracle
  • 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.
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Red Hat
  • Jboss CLI is a great tool but we had trouble using it to get values that are displayed on Jboss GUI. It also has limitations parsing the applications.xml files and we had to use a mix of jboss-cli and linux bash commands to automate certain application administrative tasks.
  • JBoss doesn't really provides performance tuning recommendations. It would have been nice if it could learn from the current demand vs current settings for things like connection pool, server configurations, garbage collection etc.
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Likelihood to Renew
Oracle
No answers on this topic
Red Hat
We are planning to migrate away from Jboss to Tomcat as Jboss has shown not interest in supporting OSGi which is heavily used at our shop
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Usability
Oracle
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Red Hat
JBoss overall is easy to use. The installation and deployment of applications are quick. Documentations and support are also readily available.
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Performance
Oracle
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Red Hat
Usually, Red Hat JBoss Enterprise Application Platform is good at performance and well suited for high traffic Java EE-based applications, but we have faced hard times performance tuning it for our specific needs. The product would be nicer if they would add a performance diagnostic and recommendations feature to it.
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Support Rating
Oracle
No answers on this topic
Red Hat
Fast response.
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Alternatives Considered
Oracle
At the time we did a small proof of concept with both platforms and Oracle Glassfish had more intuitive administration and configuration functions
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Red Hat
We selected JBoss because of compatibility with EJB's. We currently are trying to reduce our footprint and will highly consider using Tomcat.
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Return on Investment
Oracle
  • 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.
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Red Hat
  • Improved delivery timelines due to easy out of the box setup.
  • It is a cheap subscription-based/open-source Java EE-based application server. This reduces the overall cost of delivery.
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