Oracle continues to advance GlassFish, the open source reference architecture for JavaEE project it acquired as part of its purchase of Sun Microsystems. The most recent update, announced this week, is GlassFish 3.1 Server and Open Source Editions; the first major updates to the platform since the 3.0 series debuted.
In addition to support and patches, Oracle GlassFish Server adds GlassFish Server Control for improved performance and manageability.
Anil Gaur, vice president of software development at Oracle, told InternetNews.com that the Oracle GlassFish Server is the company’s commercial distribution of GlassFish Server Open Source Edition.
On the high availability side, Gaur said GlassFish Server 3.1 leverages the clustering technology that is available in GlassFish Server 2.1.1.
“However, incremental improvements have been made to simplify remote administration, and it includes smarter session failover (faster, less overhead), and overall performance improvement of highly-available applications,” said Guar.
Before being bought by Oracle, the GlassFish open source Java middleware server was the company’s primary reference architecture for JavaEE. While some had speculated that GlassFish’s future was questionable under Oracle’s direction, that’s not how things have actually turned out.
Server Watch has more details on the GlassFish release.