Glassfish Under Promises but Over Delivers
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer
December 29, 2017

Glassfish Under Promises but Over Delivers

Score 6 out of 10
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Overall Satisfaction with Oracle GlassFish Server

We started at the firm initially using Tomcat server for our application. We quickly reached the limits of the server and decided to move forward with the Glassfish Community server. Later we purchased their enterprise license. It is the primary server being used to host our applications. It houses our J2EE application built on JSPs and Spring components.
  • Oracle Glassfish servers provide us the ability to deploy in clusters and provide replication facilities.
  • The server provides very easy administration console that can be used to tweak basic features for timeouts and database thread pooling.
  • It can easily be configured for single sign on for enterprise clients.
  • 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.
  • 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.
Tomcat is a more lightweight container in comparison to Oracle's Glassfish server and has wider adaptability in development for local testing. Glassfish however, as an enterprise product can offer better after sales service to clients.
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Glassfish is well suited for large-scale cluster deployments and integrates well with F5 load balancers.

Oracle GlassFish Server Feature Ratings

IDE support
4
Security management
5
Administration and management
6
Application server performance
6
Installation
5
Open-source standards compliance
7