What the Community is Saying
I like Payara Server’s easy installation and powerful administration interface (both CLI and web) facilitating server configuration and application deployment.
Vibrant and supportive community and, with Payara Server, one can get professional support if needed.
Since Oracle dropped support for GlassFish, I’ve been looking for a replacement. I still think GlassFish architecture is the best on the market today, but due to lack of resources from Oracle, it became stale, and bugs weren’t fixed.
Then, I found Payara. I was initially afraid that Payara Server wasn’t going to track GlassFish progress, but since that progress is so few and far between, this fear quickly dissipated.
I started using Payara Server and haven’t looked back. The killer feature has really been Hazelcast integration. This has finally enabled me to achieve zero-downtime deployment and upgrades.
GlassFish v3 became the killer application server in 2009, then Oracle dropped the commercial support.
I was skeptical as Payara was announced at JavaOne 2014 conference in San Francisco and I was proved wrong. Since two years an endless stream of commit messages, pull requests and comments dominates my GitHub timeline.
The Payara Server is surrounded by vibrant community, nice engineers and capable support.
Particularly non-functional features important for devops, Continuous Deployment and “microservices” like convenient command line, extensive RESTful monitoring (used in LightFish), or nice admin web interface are important for enterprise projects.