Three simple reasons to choose Payara

We take GlassFish upstream. We support it, fix it, enhance it.
We release it as open source Payara Server.

Fully supported


  • Available 24/7
  • Basic, Professional & Enterprise Production Support
  • Developer Support
  • Remote & On-site Consultancy
Optimised for production

Optimised for Production

  • Production Tuned Domain Configuration
  • Secured by Default
  • Focus on maintaining and enhancing production capabilities
  • Remove all unused modules
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Always Open Source

  • Derived from GlassFish Server Open Source Edition
  • Public Open Source Development
  • GitHub: raise bugs, submit feature suggestions & feedback
  • Focusing on community development & encouraging users' involvement
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Supported by dedicated engineers 24/7, Payara provides you with:

  • Quarterly Payara Server releases
  • Monthly patches, hot fixes & bug fixes
  • Three levels of production support to choose from
  • Developer support and remote consultancy
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Developed by the best middleware engineers in the industry

Payara Team holds years of knowledge and experience in supporting and researching numerous Java EE application servers and is fully committed to the upkeep of this open source software. Our vision is to optimise Payara Server as the best server for production Java EE applications with responsive 24/7 dedicated incident and software support.

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Feed it, Payara

Help feed the Fish!

Payara Server is and always will be open source, developed in the open, while we are open to your ideas and feedback. If you have a suggestion for an awesome new feature - raise it on GitHub Issues. Just got a question? Ask us on StackOverFlow by tagging it with Payara. And if you buy Payara support subscription, your contribution will directly enforce development of Payara Server.

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We're proud of our community and the relationships we build

I use Payara Server both for education and for some in-house systems.

I also use Payara Micro for various Java EE demonstrations. Payara Server fits any purposes and always meets my expectations. I can certainly recommend Payara Server for Java EE applications.

Kenji Hasunuma

Then, I found Payara.

I was initially afraid that Payara Server wasn’t going to track GlassFish progress, but since that progress is so few and far between, this fear quickly dissipated.
I started using Payara Server and haven’t looked back. The killer feature has really been Hazelcast integration. This has finally enabled me to achieve zero-downtime deployment and upgrades.

Lenny Primak

Payara Server allowed us to meet all of our goals.

We achieved a significant cost savings in the process. With Payara Server's ease of installation and great support, what you get is open-source software that anyone thinking of successful deployment and implementation of Java EE in their environment needs to try!

Kai Uwe Pel

You're in good company Our clients include

  • BMW Group
  • BMW
  • Mini
  • Papa John's