TomEE x Payara Server Enterprise – Comparison

FeatureTomEE 8Payara Server Enterprise 5
LicenseOpen SourceOpen Source
Release frequencyIrregularMonthly
Releases in 2019322: 4 community stream, 12 stability stream, 8 feature stream
Patch releasesIrregularMonthly (as of June 2020)
Security fixesInfrequent
  • Instant emergency and backported fixes for Payara Enterprise customers
  • As soon as possible for community
Production supportYesYes
Component Upgrades (e.g. Tyrus, Mojarra)IrregularMonthly
Supported IDEs
  • Eclipse
  • Netbeans
  • IntelliJ IDEA
  • Visual Studio Code
  • Eclipse
  • Netbeans
  • IntelliJ IDEA
  • Visual Studio Code
Caching toolsJCacheJCache, Domain Data Grid, Payara Scales (additional cost)
Automatic ClusteringNo, manual via Tomcat
Yes, (via Hazelcast)
Command line toolNoYes - Asadmin
Web ConsoleBasic (From Tomcat)Almost all commands supported
Asadmin command recorderNoYes
Slow SQL loggingNoYes
Healthcheck serviceNoYes
Request tracingNoYes
Monitoring loggingNoYes
Microservices distributionYes, TomEE
Yes (Payara Micro)
MicroProfile supportMicroProfile 2.2MicroProfile 3.2 (5.193)
MicroProfile 3.3 (5.2020.2 / 5.20.0)
Docker supportExample Images (no
image for every release)
Official images
Generate Uber JARYesYes (Payara Micro only)
Production-tuned domain templateNoYes
EE StandardJakarta EE 8Jakarta EE 8
Jakarta EE CompatibleNoYes
Upgrade ToolYesYes
Runs on JDK 11Yes (not mentioned
in release doc but they have Docker images)

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