Payara Splits Its Open Source Product Offering Into Enterprise And Community Editions

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2016
  • The Payara Platform Enterprise is designed to increase stability and security in production environments
  • The Payara Platform Community is targeted at developers looking to play with the latest features and APIs during development

Global open source company Payara Services will roll out two separate software editions of the Payara Platform from June. It separated its software into the Payara Platform Enterprise Edition and the Payara Platform Community Edition.

The Payara Platform Enterprise is designed to increase stability and security in production environments, allowing access to production-oriented features, tools, and capabilities. The Payara Platform Community is targeted at developers looking to play with the latest features and APIs during development as per the company.

Steve Millidge, founder of Payara Services commented: “This change to Payara Enterprise and Payara Community simplifies our product offering and delivers benefits to all users of the Payara Platform. Community users get more frequent releases, delivering the opportunity to experiment with the latest and greatest technologies faster. Payara Enterprise customers get a simplified product with the benefits of both of our current streams, production-ready software that delivers new capabilities and is ready for mission-critical operational environments.”

Community, Features, and Stability

Previously, Payara Platform offered three release streams. These are the Community, Features, and Stability. The Community stream consists of quarterly releases containing new features, bug fixes and patches, available to all Payara Server and Payara Micro users. The Features one consists of monthly patches and fixes added to the regular quarterly releases, available to customers only. The Stability one does monthly bug fixes and security patches and no new features for 12 months to boost the stability of production environments, available to customers only.

The company said that now, the Stability Stream and Features Stream will combine to form Payara Platform Enterprise. It added, ” Instead of having to choose between the potential instability of the Features Stream or having no new features for 12 months in the Stability Stream, customers will receive the benefits of both with Payara Server Enterprise or Payara Micro Enterprise.”

Faster innovation

The Community Stream becomes the Payara Platform Community Edition and provides a frequent release cycle to drive faster innovation. The company said that the Payara Server Community and Payara Micro Community are dedicated to rapid change and innovation. It will give developers a place to play with the latest features of the Payara Platform as soon as possible.

The Payara Platform Enterprise has been designed for mission critical systems and containerised Jakarta EE (Java EE) and MicroProfile applications. It is aimed at users currently running Payara Server or Payara Micro in production environments.

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