Red Hat JBoss Enterprise Application Platform

An application platform for hosting your apps that provides an innovative modular, cloud-ready architecture, powerful management and automation, and world class developer productivity.

Overview

JBoss EAP is an open source platform for highly transactional, web-scale Java applications. EAP combines the familiar and popular Jakarta EE specifications with the latest technologies, like Microprofile, to modernize your applications from traditional Java EE into the new world of DevOps, cloud, containers, and microservices.

EAP includes everything needed to build, run, deploy, and manage enterprise Java applications in a variety of environments, including on-premise, virtual environments, and in private, public, and hybrid clouds.
EAP is based upon the popular open source project WildFly.

Features and benefits

java-certified

Java certified

EAP supports the leading Java standards and specifications including Jakarta EE 8, Java SE 11 (OpenJDK and OracleJDK), and Microprofile.

cloud

Optimizing for the Cloud

Highly efficient and optimized for container and cloud deployments including Red Hat OpenShift. EAP offers an extremely low memory footprint, fast start-up times, and efficient resource utilization.

modular

Modular and lightweight

EAP is a modern application platform that includes a modular structure that allows service enabling only when required, improving startup speed.

enterprise

Enterprise performance

EAP includes a flexible web server, Undertow, as well as enterprise features such as failover, clustering, caching, intelligent load balancing, and distributed deployment performance-tuned for highly transactional applications.

security

Security

EAP includes a security subsystem called Elytron, that provides a unified framework to manage and configure access for standalone servers and managed domains. It can also be used to configure security access for deployed applications.

management

Flexible management

EAP includes a management console and CLI that provides administrators with a unified view into configurations, deployments, security, and subsystems as well as the ability to manage servers offline. The CLI can be used with popular configuration management tools, such as Red Hat Ansible or Puppet.

developer

Developer productivity

EAP provides tools to boost productivity and innovate faster with features like self-service application provisioning, simplified stack management, and application auto-scaling. It also supports continuous testing and integration technologies such as Arquillian for integration testing, Maven for automated and managed build processes, and Jenkins for continuous integration and continuous delivery.

               
Java EE 5   JBoss AS 5, 6   JBoss EAP 5
Java EE 6   JBoss AS 7   JBoss EAP 6
Java EE 7   WildFly 8, 9, 10 / 11   JBoss EAP 7 / 7.1
Java EE 8   WildFly 12, 13, 14   JBoss EAP 7.2
Jakarta EE 8   WildFly 15, 16, 17, 18   JBoss EAP 7.3
Jakarta EE 8 & MP   WildFly 19, 20, 21   JBoss EAP 7.4 & EAP CD
Jakarta EE Next   WildFly 22, 23, 24   JBoss EAP Next

Red Hat Enterprise Application Platform ties together several open source communities

   Hibernate ORM, a relational database persistence project
   IronJacamar, the project for Java Connector architecture
   JBoss Clustering, web and web services projects, extending the application server
   JBoss Microcontainer, the project supporting standalone JMX microkernels
   JGroups, the project for group communication
   Narayana, the transaction manager project
   Open Services Gateway Initiative (OSGI), the project for modular dynamic code libraries
   PicketLink, the project for identity management for Java apps
   RESTEasy, the project for building RESTful services for Java apps
   Weld, the project for creating contexts and dependency Injection for Java EE
   Wildfly, a flexible, lightweight, managed application runtime built on Java EE 8
   Wise, the project for no code web services implementations
   XNIO, the project for low-level IO and an alternative to NIO