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Score 9.7 out of 100
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Score 8 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

Red Hat JBoss EAP

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.
Amanda Decker | TrustRadius Reviewer

Feature Rating Comparison

Application Servers

Oracle GlassFish Server
9.5
Red Hat JBoss EAP
8.6
IDE support
Oracle GlassFish Server
9.5
Red Hat JBoss EAP
8.2
Security management
Oracle GlassFish Server
8.7
Red Hat JBoss EAP
8.6
Administration and management
Oracle GlassFish Server
9.7
Red Hat JBoss EAP
8.3
Application server performance
Oracle GlassFish Server
9.7
Red Hat JBoss EAP
8.6
Installation
Oracle GlassFish Server
9.6
Red Hat JBoss EAP
9.2
Open-source standards compliance
Oracle GlassFish Server
9.8
Red Hat JBoss EAP
8.7

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

Red Hat JBoss EAP

  • 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.
Anonymous | 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

Red Hat JBoss EAP

  • 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.
Amanda Decker | TrustRadius Reviewer

Likelihood to Renew

Oracle GlassFish Server

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Red Hat JBoss EAP

Red Hat JBoss EAP 5.0
Based on 1 answer
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
sameer vaidya | TrustRadius Reviewer

Usability

Oracle GlassFish Server

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Red Hat JBoss EAP

Red Hat JBoss EAP 8.4
Based on 3 answers
JBoss overall is easy to use. The installation and deployment of applications are quick. Documentations and support are also readily available.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Performance

Oracle GlassFish Server

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Red Hat JBoss EAP

Red Hat JBoss EAP 8.7
Based on 3 answers
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.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Support Rating

Oracle GlassFish Server

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Red Hat JBoss EAP

Red Hat JBoss EAP 5.0
Based on 2 answers
Fast response.
Holman Cárdenas, M.Eng, TOGAF®, ITIL® | 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

Red Hat JBoss EAP

We selected JBoss because of compatibility with EJB's. We currently are trying to reduce our footprint and will highly consider using Tomcat.
Anonymous | 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

Red Hat JBoss EAP

  • Jboss EAP is easy to deploy and configure. This lead to lower cost and faster delivery.
  • Even though we have large number of machines running JBoss, we have only two Jboss Administrators. It doesn't requires too much administration and maintenance on daily basis and reduces number of administrators required for large implementations.
Amanda Decker | TrustRadius Reviewer

Pricing Details

Oracle GlassFish Server

General

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

Red Hat JBoss EAP

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
Red Hat JBoss EAP
8.2

Likelihood to Renew

Oracle GlassFish Server
Red Hat JBoss EAP
5.0

Usability

Oracle GlassFish Server
Red Hat JBoss EAP
8.4

Performance

Oracle GlassFish Server
Red Hat JBoss EAP
8.7

Support Rating

Oracle GlassFish Server
Red Hat JBoss EAP
5.0

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