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NetWeaver Application Server Vs. Sun Java System Application Server 9.1

I’m trying to research both, SAP NetWeaver Application Server for JAVA EE 5 and the Sun Java System Application Server 9.1 (GlassFish v2).

My main aim is to find out what the NetWeaver app. Server offers, that the Sun app server doesn’t.

Thoughts, comments or recourses would be gratefully accepted.


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    Nov 28, 2006 at 04:15 PM

    Hello Peter,

    I suggest you should start your research using this document:

    We believe that the features we derive from using our own Java VM, e.g. fast session fail-over and better supportability, are among the main advantages of our server. Also, we support some extra standards that are not even required for Java EE compatibility, e.g. Portlets (JSR168) and SDO (JSR235).

    If your analysis should also consider the development tools that come with the server, then please note that we include a full-fledged tool environment based on Eclipse 3.2 and WTP 1.5 with our Java EE 5 version of SAP NetWeaver.

    Needless to say, we’d be very interested in learning about your findings once you finished your comparison.

    Best regards

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    • Hi Robert,

      > No, you wrote 'EJB 3.0 is supported on NetWeaver' and

      > I thought you advice NetWeaver 2004s because

      > support for EJB 3.0 in DevStudio for EE 5 Edition is

      > very poor and I expected in DevStudio for 2004s is

      > better.


      NetWeaver 04 and 04s are J2EE 1.3 compliant. NW AS Java EE 5 Edition is Java EE 5 compliant.

      What are the features regarding EJB 3.0 that you're missing most in the NW Developer Studio? Is it about core EJB or JPA?

      > I am speaking about EE 5 Edition. Unfortunately, the

      > most important feature for me, JCA 1.5 based SAP

      > connectivity (SAPJRA), does not work so I do not see

      > any reason to change my environment.


      Please keep in mind that this is a preview version, focused on Java standards-based application development. It does not aim to cover all possible NW scenarios. What you are currently missing in this edition will surely be available in the next major release of NetWeaver. (try again the above link, it works fine for me)

      Best regards,


  • Sep 15, 2008 at 04:31 AM

    The only difference I can find is that in the SLD the Integration Server does not have the Application System registered.

    refer the note. 764176

    look these link



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