Oracle Releases New Version of Oracle GlassFish Server

Extends Java EE 6 Reference Implementation with New Application Development Capabilities, Centralized Administration and High Availability Features.

News Facts:

  • Responding to increasing developer demand of millions of annual downloads; Oracle today announced Oracle GlassFish Server 3.1 and an update to the Java Platform, Enterprise Edition (Java EE) 6 software development kit (SDK) distribution through the latest release of the Java EE 6 Reference Implementation.
  • Oracle GlassFish Server is based on its open source counterpart, GlassFish Server Open Source Edition, it is strengthened by a vibrant developer community and allows customers more control over their product deployments through the publicly available roadmap of product features and priorities. This new release delivers on the roadmap laid out at JavaOne 2010 with a focus on new high availability features specifically in the areas of load balancing, failover, state management and centralized administration.
  • As the reference implementation for Java EE, Oracle GlassFish Server is also the proving grounds for the upcoming Java EE 7. Oracle has already begun working within the Java Community Process (JCP) to submit Java Specification Requests (JSRs) as part of Java EE 7, including JPA 2.1 and JAX-RS 2.0.
  • Oracle GlassFish Server complements Oracle WebLogic Server 11g, which is designed to run the broader portfolio of Oracle Fusion Middleware 11g and large-scale enterprise applications.

Key Features of Oracle GlassFish Server 3.1:

  • Developer innovation and productivity improvements, which enable more rapid development and help to decrease costs and time-to-market.
    • New features for OSGi Enterprise including support for JDBC and HTTP Service, as well as Apache Felix 3.0.8
    • Improved developer productivity with a 29% faster startup/deploy/re-deploy cycle than GlassFish 3.0.1
    • Sophisticated tools integration with NetBeans and Eclipse
  • Increased compatibility with Oracle WebLogic Server 11g, improving application portability.
  • High availability features allowing customers to experience far greater application uptime and faster application responsiveness.
    • Failover and load balancing capabilities, as well as built in HTTP and Enterprise Java Bean (EJB) state management
    • 34% improvement in high availability performance over GlassFish 2.1.1
    • Integration with SSH for remote node management
    • High availability messaging with GlassFish MQ
  • Centralized administration enables customers to monitor and manage clusters and standalone servers securely from a single web-based console, helping to decrease operational costs and respond to changes quickly.
    • Improves manageability with support of up to 100 instances in a domain
    • Allows centralized policy driven management of GlassFish Metro Web Services from Oracle Web Services Manager
  • Highly productive management console via Oracle GlassFish Server Control to provide a more seamless end-user experience.
    • Provides up to a 300% performance improvement out-of-the-box
    • Built in performance tuning and load balancer configuration tooling
    • Supports Oracle Coherence for in-memory session state replication
    • Seamless application single sign-on through integration with Oracle Access Manager

Supporting Quote:

“Oracle GlassFish Server 3.1 delivers a flexible, lightweight and extensible Java EE 6 platform,” said Steven G. Harris, senior vice president, Application Server Development, Oracle. “With this release, Oracle is delivering on the roadmap we announced at JavaOne 2010 and responding to the increasing demand for Oracle GlassFish Server by adding new features for enterprise management and high-availability to help customers reduce application and deployment complexity and increase developer productivity and system uptime.”




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