Monday Oct 12, 2009

Oracle OpenWorld GlassFish announcements

In the short podcast below, Satish Hemachandran and John Clingan talk about the new Sun GlassFish Communications Server 2.0 announced today at Oracle OpenWorld, where Sun will be showcasing demos of both the new GlassFish Communications Server 2.0 and the GlassFish Enterprise Server.

To learn more about GlassFish and the broader portfolio of GlassFish-related products go to, and to learn more about the GlassFish Communications Server 2.0 visit

Wednesday Jun 10, 2009

JavaOne and CommunityOne News in Review

The highlights from our JavaOne and CommunityOne 2009 conferences are now available. Chhandomay and Maijaliisa have put together the short segment on JavaOne 2009 here, while the CommunityOne West 2009 segment is here. Enjoy!

Tuesday Mar 24, 2009

Sun Releases New GlassFish Tools Bundle for Eclipse

In addition to being a gold sponsor of EclipseCon this week in Santa Clara, today, Sun is introducing the GlassFish Tools Bundle for Eclipse. Download your copy today

This new bundle provides Eclipse developers with the same easy-to-use, out-of-the-box Java EE developer experience that NetBeans developers have already been leveraging through the GlassFish Plugin for the NetBeans IDE.

Visit Sun at booths 112-113-212-213 in the EclipseCon Exhibit Hall to see the GlassFish Tools Bundle for Eclipse, Project Kenai, JavaFX and more!

GlassFish Tools Bundle for Eclipse includes:

  • GlassFish v2 – The open source, enterprise-quality Java EE 5 reference implementation

  • GlassFish v3 Prelude – An open source, lightweight, Web 2.0 development and deployment platform

  • Eclipse 3.4, Web Tools Platform – The latest IDE release available from the Eclipse Foundation, pre-integrated with the Web Tools Platform, GlassFish v2, GlassFish v3 Prelude.

  • GlassFish Eclipse Plugin – Deploy and manage applications from within Eclipse.

  • Java SE 6 – The latest, highest performing release of the Java Virtual Machine.

Tuesday Sep 02, 2008

GlassFish-MySQL Student Contest

We just announced a new student contest today...

Students can develop a web application using MySQL database and GlassFish application server and write a review for a chance to win a grand prize of $500 in Visa debit card, and five chances to win a prize of $250 in Visa debit card.
Student Contest
The details are here.

Friday Jun 27, 2008

Sun Announces GlassFish and MySQL Unlimited

GlassFish is one of the leading open source application servers in the industry today with more than seven million downloads since its release in May 2005. MySQL is the most popular open source database software in the world.

GlassFish and MySQL Unlimited is a new offering from Sun - designed to help customers significantly reduce the costs of deploying and managing database and application server software.

Proprietary software vendors often charge their customers pricing "penalties" if users want to deploy the software on multi-CPU, multi-core hardware and the latest virtualization technologies (in addition to the traditional software licensing costs their customers already pay)

And then there are the price increases...

For example, as this CRN article points out, Oracle recently hiked prices between 10 and 20 percent (or more) for many of its core software products.

With GlassFish and MySQL Unlimited, customers eliminate proprietary pricing constraints, and gain the flexibility to deploy the latest innovations, for a flat annual subscription – without having to count servers, CPUs, cores or virtual machines.

GlassFish and MySQL Unlimited pricing starts at $65,000 USD a year for an unlimited number of servers across a customer's entire organization (for companies with fewer than 1,000 employees). Pricing is tiered by employee size for larger companies.

Mark and John have more to say on the potential cost savings for customers of GlassFish and MySQL Unlimited - compared to similar, proprietary offerings. And Mark also did a Sun News podcast about this announcement.

Tuesday Jun 17, 2008

Sun Microsystems Czech Wins Open Source 2008 Survey

Participants in the Czech Open Source 2008 survey selected Sun Microsystems Czech as the company of the year in the category of companies developing and supporting open source software products.

The goal of the Czech Open Source 2008 survey, organized by the portal -- is to support the development of the Czech open source community and present its work to the general public.

A jury of professionals as well as the general public voted for the best software, project, personality, event, blog and company. Approximately 2,500 members participated in the vote.

"The award received from the professional community's vote belongs primarily to our colleagues from the Prague Engineering Centre, who are devoting themselves to building a community of developers and users of Java, OpenSolaris and MySQL,” said Zdeněk Pilz, country manager of Sun Czech. “I'm confident that our collaboration with the open source community will continue to develop successfully.” Sun's Prague Engineering Centre currently employs hundreds of individuals that devote themselves to developing Sun's key open source technologies, in particular the Java platform, the NetBeans IDE, GlassFish and OpenSolaris.

As one of the largest supporters of open source software in the world, Sun is releasing the source code of all its key software products (Java, NetBeans, Solaris, etc.). Sun has also released the design of the UltraSPARC T2 processor under the GPL license. The complete results of this year's Czech Open Source survey are available here.


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