Java EE 6 App Server – Market overview update

This is an update of another short compilation of the market of certified Java EE 6 Application Servers.

Management Summary is: As of today you will find 4 Application Servers from 2 vendors that support the full profile and are released products: Oracle has GlassFish and WebLogic, IBM has Geronimo (as WAS Community) and WebSphere.

The servers are grouped by their certification for full or web profile and by the fact that the server is a released or unreleased product.

Released Application Servers with Java EE 6 Full Profile certification (release date)

Un-Released Application Servers with Full Profile (certification date)

Released Application Servers with Java EE 6 Web Profile certification

Un-Released Application Servers with Java EE 6 Web Profile certification

Mandatory technologies for Web Profile Servers:

Web Application Technologies

  • JSR 315: Java Servlet 3.0
  • JSR 314: JavaServer Faces (JSF) 2.0
  • JSR 245: JavaServer Pages 2.2 and Expression Language (EL) 1.2
  • JSR 52: A Standard Tag Library for JavaServer Pages 1.2
  • JSR 45: Debugging Support for Other Languages 1.0

Enterprise Application Technologies

  • JSR 299: Contexts and Dependency Injection for the Java EE Platform 1.0
  • JSR 330: Dependency Injection for Java
  • JSR 318: Enterprise JavaBeans 3.1
  • JSR 317: Java Persistence API 2.0
  • JSR 250: Common Annotations for the Java Platform 1.1
  • JSR 907: Java Transaction API (JTA) 1.1
  • JSR 303: Bean Validation 1.0


Additional Mandatory technologies for Full Profile:

Enterprise Application Technologies

  • JSR 322: Java EE Connector Architecture 1.6
  • JSR 914: Java Message Service (JMS) API 1.1
  • JSR 919: JavaMail 1.4

Web Services Technologies

  • JSR 311: JAX-RS: The Java API for RESTful Web Services 1.1
  • JSR 109: Implementing Enterprise Web Services 1.3
  • JSR 224: Java API for XML-based  Web Services (JAX-WS) 2.2
  • JSR 181 Web Services Metadata for the Java Platform
  • JSR 101: Java APIs for XML based RPC 1.1
  • JSR 93: Java APIs for XML Registries 1.0 (JAXR)*

Management and Security Technologies

  • JSR 196: Java Authentication Service Provider Interface for Containers 1.0
  • JSR 115: Java Authorization Contract for Containers 1.4
  • JSR 77: J2EE Management 1.1*
  • JSR 88: Java EE Application Depoyment 1.2*
 * pruned i.e. deferred technologies


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