GlassFish 5 vs. Payara Server 5

FeatureGlassFish 5.xPayara Server Enterprise
LicenseOpen SourceOpen Source
Release frequencyIrregularMonthly
Releases in 2019122: 4 community stream, 12 stability stream, 8 feature stream
Patch releasesFor versions < 4.0. only
  • Monthly for Payara Enterprise customers
  • Quarterly for community
Security fixesInfrequent
  • Instant emergency and backported fixes for Payara Enterprise customers
  • As soon as possible for community
Production supportNoYes
Migration & Project SupportNoYes
Component Upgrades (e.g. Tyrus, Mojarra)IrregularQuarterly
Supported IDEs
  • Eclipse
  • Netbeans
  • IntelliJ IDEA
  • Eclipse
  • Netbeans
  • IntelliJ IDEA
  • Visual Studio Code
Caching toolsJCache, Domain Data Grid, Payara Scales (additional cost)
Automatic ClusteringNoYes (via Hazelcast)
Asadmin command recorderNoYes
Slow SQL loggingNoYes
Healthcheck serviceNoYes
Request tracingNoYes
Monitoring loggingNoYes
Microservices distributionNoYes (Payara Micro)
MicroProfile supportCompatible with MicroProfile 1.2
Docker supportCommunity providedOfficial images
HTTP & HTTPS port auto-bindingNoYes (Payara Micro only)
Generate Uber JARNoYes (Payara Micro only)
Production-tuned domain templateNoYes
Upgrade toolNoNo (Coming soon)
Jakarta EE CompatibleYesYes
Runs on JDK 11NoYes
Back to top