The Oracle white paper "Ready for Business: Oracle GlassFish Server" announces the availability of Oracle GlassFish Server 3, the commercially supported offering for GlassFish Server Open Source Edition and the industrys first application server to support Java EE 6. The white paper highlights the advantages of Oracle GlassFish Server 3 for businesses, providing an overview of the products core features along with a closer look at some of the new capabilities that are part of Java EE 6.
With GlassFish Server 3 users can create and deploy modern Web applications with the Java EE 6 Web Profile and easily transition to the power of the full Java EE 6 platform for business applications and developer needs, the white paper reports, adding that Oracle delivers business-class support for its open source software, providing both the availability and assurance for virtually all application software stacks as required by production environments.
Users can download a complete version of the open source GlassFish Server 3 for evaluation purposes, proof-of-concept development, and production. With Oracle GlassFish Server, businesses can retain the ability to adopt new products, technologies, and innovations as they emerge while migrating applications from different platforms without constraint and as need be. Oracle GlassFish Server 3 supports industry standards without requiring extensions, supports emerging open source and de facto standards, and enables the consolidation of applications into a single runtime, the white paper explains.
Among the most powerful features of Oracle GlassFish Server 3 is its High Availability Database (HADE), a comprehensive
commercial offering for building and deploying next-generation applications and services. Oracle GlassFish Server delivers enterprise features including 99.999 percent availability, centralized administration, and record-setting performance, the white paper notes.
Users of Oracle GlassFish Server 3 can create and
deploy modern Web applications with the Java EE 6 Web Profile and easily transition to the power of the full Java EE 6 platform for business applications, the white paper points out.
Developers, too, benefit from the simplified programming model and productivity improvements offered by Java EE 6, which speed development and decrease development costs. The paper notes that fine-grained monitoring capabilities offer improved observability for developers and IT administrators alike.
The white paper observes that Oracle GlassFish Server customers get the proven tools and expertise that can jump-start production
deployments, improve ongoing management, and optimize performance of production environments.
Oracle GlassFish Server 3 includes Oracle GlassFish Server Control (formerly Sun GlassFish Enterprise Manager), which in itself offers many capabilities that help reduce the cost and complexity of deploying and managing a businesss application server platform, whether a small businesses an an enterprise
environments. Many of these features are helpfully designed to reduce the level of expertise required for administration and optimization, the paper explains.
Adopters will appreciate that Oracle GlassFish Server 3 provides features to help improve startup time and reduce resource utilization. Comprehensive administrative and tuning capabilities reduce the expertise required to develop and deploy business applications, which leads to savings in both time and dollars.
Oracle GlassFish Server 3 is a pluggable runtime that can host many types of containers and enable rapid, iterative development with multiple programming languages, enabling businesses to consolidate to a single platform and runtime, the white paper concludes.
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