WebLogic to Payara Server Migration

If you’re running Oracle WebLogic in production but are unhappy with the irregular releases and component upgrades, or the lack of MicroProfile support –  you might consider migrating from WebLogic to Payara Server Enterprise. Payara Server is a Jakarta EE compatible application server with monthly releases and component upgrades – as well as natively supported OAuth2/OpenID Connect, support for MicroProfile, and the availability of a microservices distribution (Payara Micro).

Migrating from Oracle WebLogic to Payara Server 5 can be a simple and straightforward process because both servers rely on the Java EE specifications. We make it even easier with the help of our migration resources and step-by-step migration guides:

Migration Planning Stage

Why Migrate to the Payara Platform

Before diving in head first and starting the migration process, you (and the decision makers at your organization) may need more information about the Payara Platform, such as:

  • Embrace modern application architectures (Cloud Native, Containerized, Jakarta EE, MicroProfile)
  • Why Payara Server Enterprise is the best option for production Jakarta EE (Java EE) applications
  • What makes Payara Micro ideal for running Java EE applications in a modern virtualized infrastructure
  • Why 78% of businesses rely on open source software
  • How customer needs drive development of new Payara Platform Enterprise features
  • Cost advantages of the Payara Platform

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WebLogic VS. Payara Server at a Glance

Along with having a more frequently release schedule, component updates, and MicroProfile support with Payara Server Enterprise 5 – migrating to Payara Server gives you access to additional features and capabilities:

FeatureOracle® WebLogic 14 Payara® Server Enterprise 5
LicenseProprietaryOpen Source with EULA
Release FrequencyIrregularMonthly
Production SupportYesYes
Component UpgradesIrregularMonthly
Supported IDEsEclipse® / Netbeans® / IntelliJ® IDE / JDeveloper®Eclipse / Netbeans / IntelliJ IDE / VSCode
Support for Java EE ApplicationsJava EE 8, Jakarta EE 8Java EE 8, Jakarta EE 8
Caching ToolsOracle Coherence / JCacheHazelcast / JCache
ClusteringEvery node runs same appsEvery node runs same app or fine grained assignment
Scripting toolWSLTasadmin
Scripting extensionsPython scriptsOS / BASH scripts
Asadmin command recorderNoYes
Deployment FlexibilityDeployment plan (XML based)Variables (System, environment, MicroProfile config values)
Notification Channels Monitoring
  • JMX Beans
  • Log files
  • SMTP
  • SNMP
  • JMS
  • JMX Beans
  • Log files
  • SMTP
  • SNMP
  • JMS
  • CDI
  • Slack
  • New Relic
  • Datadog
Custom NotifiersNoYes
Slow SQL LoggingNoYes
Health Check ServiceYesYes
Request TracingJAX-RS (Jersey) onlyJAX-RS, CDI, EJB, Servlet, ...
OAuth2/OpenId Connect supportRequires Fusion Middleware or custom devNatively supported (through Security API)
Microservices DistributionNoYes, Payara® Micro
MicroProfile SupportNoYes
Uber-jar and Hollow JarNoYes
Docker SupportYesYes
Cloud Providers SupportOracle Cloud, Amazon, Microsoft Azure™, JelasticMicrosoft Azure, Jelastic, Amazon, Oracle Cloud
Zero Deployment downtimeParallel versions with gradual switchParallel versions with one time switch
Upgrade ToolYesYes
JDK SupportYesYes (through Azul® JVM)
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We Can Help You MigrateLearn More About Payara Enterprise

We migrated the backend of the product we built for our client from WebLogic to Payara Server with great success. Payara Server has a much more modern feature-set and feel, gets you up and running quicker and we saved a lot of time configuring the server compared to WebLogic. Several things that were a big hassle to configure with WebLogic worked out of the box with Payara Server, Bean Validation being a prime example of this. We are now looking to the future and planning a move towards a more microservices oriented architecture with Payara Micro in mind. I would recommend both Payara Server and Payara Micro to anybody who values consistency, stability and productivity for their application development and deployment.

Daniel Löfquist, HiQ

WebLogic to Payara Server Migration Guides

WebLogic 12R2 to Payara Server 5 Migration Guide

This step-by-step guide gives you an overview of Oracle WebLogic 12R2 features and what the equivalent feature of the Payara Server is – or how you can achieve the same end result.

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Migrating from WebLogic 14 to Payara Server 5 Migration Guide

This step-by-step guide gives you an overview of Oracle WebLogic 14 features and what the equivalent feature of the Payara Server is – or how you can achieve the same end result.

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