Jakarta EE 9 Now Available within Jelastic PaaS

| August 11, 2020
jakarta ee 9

Jakarta EE community has already started the shift to Jakarta EE 9. This tooling release is  focused on implementing a new jakarta.* namespace, and removing specifications that are no longer relevant. Jakarta EE 9  is a vital step on the way to upcoming Jakarta EE 10 and further innovations using cloud-native technologies for Java.

The Jelastic PaaS Team is in the active process of integrating Jakarta EE 9 within our cloud platform. We have updated certified container images with the following software stacks and already made them available for the customers:

Payara updates are coming soon, a set of technical challenges still have to be solved. But we expect to be totally ready at the moment of a full launch during this fall and make the transition for our users as smooth as possible.

Jakarta EE 9 jelastic topology

Jelastic PaaS provides an easy way to create environments with new Jakarta EE9-based application servers for deep testing and compatibility checks. It’s also possible to redeploy existing containers with old versions to the newest ones for reducing the amount of migration efforts. 

In addition, we plan to migrate our internal services to Jakarta EE 9 during Q3-Q4 2020.

Current namespace migration will open the doors to the upcoming Jakarta EE 10 new features, enhancements and other major updates. And Jelastic fast adoption of the changes will make this functionality available for cloud users without long expectations.

Ready for migration to Jakarta EE 9? Make the process smooth and fast with Jelastic PaaS.

This update was initially published via the Jakarta EE Community forum on August 5th, 2020.