Oracle WebLogic 14 x Payara Server 5 – Comparison
|Feature||Oracle® WebLogic 14||Payara® Server Enterprise 5|
|License||Proprietary||Open Source with EULA|
|Supported IDEs||Eclipse® / Netbeans® / IntelliJ® IDE / JDeveloper®||Eclipse / Netbeans / IntelliJ IDE / VSCode|
|Support for Java EE Applications||Java EE 8, Jakarta EE 8||Java EE 8, Jakarta EE 8|
|Caching Tools||Oracle Coherence / JCache||Hazelcast / JCache|
|Clustering||Every node runs same apps||Every node runs same app or fine grained assignment|
|Scripting extensions||Python scripts||OS / BASH scripts|
|Asadmin command recorder||No||Yes|
|Deployment Flexibility||Deployment plan (XML based)||Variables (System, environment, MicroProfile config values)|
|Notification Channels Monitoring|
|Slow SQL Logging||No||Yes|
|Health Check Service||Yes||Yes|
|Request Tracing||JAX-RS (Jersey) only||JAX-RS, CDI, EJB, Servlet, ...|
|OAuth2/OpenId Connect support||Requires Fusion Middleware or custom dev||Natively supported (through Security API)|
|Microservices Distribution||No||Yes, Payara® Micro|
|Uber-jar and Hollow Jar||No||Yes|
|Cloud Providers Support||Oracle Cloud, Amazon, Microsoft Azure™, Jelastic||Microsoft Azure, Jelastic, Amazon, Oracle Cloud|
|Zero Deployment downtime||Parallel versions with gradual switch||Parallel versions with one time switch|
|JDK Support||Yes||Yes (through Azul® JVM)|
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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