GlassFish strategy by Oracle+Sun
Hear Hasan Rizvi, Senior Vice President, Oracle Fusion Middleware, talk about GlassFish in Oracle and Sun Application Server Strategy webcast. The first part of the webcast is about the overall strategy and then the GlassFish part starts around 5:23 in the video.
Here is a summary for those who want a quick juice:
- GlassFish joins WebLogic Server in the best java EE application server offering in the industry
- GlassFish continues as the Java EE reference implementation
- HotSpot and Java System Web Server augment Oracle's application grid portfolio to provide the most comprehensive, integrated, and open middleware foundation
- All existing customers current on support will be fully supported according to their existing agreements
Some more detailed points captured from the webcast ...
- GlassFish continues as the Java EE reference implementation and as an open source project.
- Oracle's strategic application server, Oracle WebLogic Server, together with GlassFish, provide world class Java EE infrastructure.
- GlassFish Enterprise Server and WebLogic Server expected to share core components.
- Oracle plans to add GlassFish Enterprise Server all WebLogic offerings.
- Hotspot and JRockit become Oracle's strategic JVMs.
- Java System Web Server part of new Oracle Web Tier offering.
- GlassFish Web Stack maintained for existing customers.
- GlassFish Message Queue remains as the GlassFish messaging infrastructure.
- Oracle plans to license GlassFish Enterprise Server and Java System Web Server with all WebLogic Server offerings.
- GlassFish also available as standalone offering.
GlassFish will continue to be supported and maintained for an extended time period for customers current on support.
- GlassFish v2.1 supported until Jan 2013 (Premium) / Jan 2015 (Extended) / Indefinite (Sustaining)
- GlassFish v3 supported until Dec 2014 (Premium) / Dec 2017 (Extended) / Indefinite (Sustaining)
- Full details at http://www.oracle.com/support/lifetime-support-policy.htm
- GlassFish open source projects thrive
On-going commitment by Oracle to java.net and other open source projects that make up GlassFish
- Continue collaboration
- Blogs - TheAquarium
- Enhancements - java.net
- GlassFish wiki
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- Oracle reveals strategy forGlassFish, MySQL, OpenOffice, and Solaris
- Oracle's roadmap for Sun Technologies
- The Sun has not set: Oracle makes Sun shine
- Sun + Oracle, NetBeans, Glassfish, JavaOne and the Death of Kenai
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