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Sun Microsystems Launches GlassFish Enterprise Server v3
Provides customers with an enterprise grade, open source based application server solution
By: Java News Desk
Dec. 16, 2009 02:00 PM
Sun Microsystems and the GlassFish community announced the immediate availability of Sun GlassFish Enterprise Server v3, the latest release of Sun's commercial Java Platform Enterprise Edition (Java EE) application server and its open source counterpart, GlassFish v3.
Sun GlassFish Enterprise Server v3 provides customers with an enterprise grade, open source based application server solution focused on reducing application and deployment complexity.
Sun GlassFish Enterprise Server v3 is the industry’s first application server to support the new Java Platform Enterprise Edition 6 (Java EE 6).
Java EE 6 introduces features to increase the flexibility of the platform and enable companies to use the new, lightweight Web Profile, in addition to the full enterprise platform, to help meet their business requirements. (See related press release – Sun Microsystems Releases Java Platform Enterprise Edition 6) With Sun GlassFish Enterprise Server v3, organizations can create and deploy modern Web applications with the Java EE 6 Web Profile and easily leverage the power of the full Java EE 6 platform for enterprise applications. Developers also benefit from the simplified programming model and productivity improvements offered by Java EE 6, which enable more rapid development and help to decrease development costs and time-to-market.
“In addition to delivering the tremendous enhancements available in Java EE 6, Sun GlassFish Enterprise Server v3 provides features to help improve start-up time and reduce resource utilization plus fine-grained monitoring capabilities that offer improved observability for both developers and IT operators. People should think of GlassFish v3 as a pluggable runtime that can host many types of containers and enable rapid, iterative development with multiple programming languages – allowing customers to consolidate to a single platform/runtime,” said Karen Tegan Padir, vice president of MySQL and Software Infrastructure at Sun. “Because Sun GlassFish Enterprise Server v3 is based on open source technology, customers have more control over their product deployments and don't have to choose between open source and enterprise features. GlassFish Enterprise Server offers transparency through the publicly available roadmap of product requirements and priorities that is strengthened by external contributions and a vibrant community.”
Sun GlassFish Enterprise Server v3 is based on a flexible OSGi runtime, allowing features to be added dynamically, as necessary. This helps to keep the footprint as small as possible by loading only the modules required to service deployed applications, helping to improve startup time and reduce resource utilization. Based on internal Sun benchmarks, Sun GlassFish Enterprise Server v3 startup times are over twice as fast as v2 and in the case of the Web Profile offering, nearly three times faster. Developers can start with the Web Profile then, using the integrated GlassFish Update Center, seamlessly move to the complete Java EE 6 platform as they scale their applications – without sacrificing throughput performance.
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