BlazeDS vs Granite DS vs WebORB vs LiveCycle DS for business applications on Flex and Java

Here is the table of features I managed to find:

Feature BlazeDS Granite DS WebORB LiveCycle DS
Data management Services
Client-Server synchronization + + +
Conflict resolution + +
Data paging + + +
SQL adapter + +
Hibernate adapter + + +
Document Services
LiveCycle remoting + +
RIA-to-PDF conversion +(plugin) +
Enterprise-Class Flex application services
Data access/remoting + + + +
Proxy service + + + +
Automated testing support +(through RIA AppPuncher –coming soon) +
Software clustering + + + +
Web tier compiler + + +
Flex code generation + +
Enterprise Integration
WSRP generation +
Ajax data services + + +
Flex-Ajax bridge + +
Runtime configuration + + +
Open adapter architecture + +
JMS adapter + + + +
Server-side component framework integration + + + +
Stateful services (session scope for Java objects) + + ?
Singleton services (application scope for Java objects) + + ?
Server-to-client method invocation + ?
ColdFusion integration + +
Service browser displaying POJOs, Spring beans, EJBs and a list of deployed JAR files +
Offline Application Support
Offline data cache + +
Local message queuing + +
Real – Time Data
Publish and Subscribe messaging + + +
Real -time data quality of service + + +
RTMP tunneling + +
Frameworks build-in integration
Spring + +
EJB3 + ?

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9 thoughts on “BlazeDS vs Granite DS vs WebORB vs LiveCycle DS for business applications on Flex and Java”

  1. Great comparation.

    I tried BlazeDS, but I saw it doesn’t handle Lazy. Now I’m trying GraniteDS but I can’t run, maybe I’ll try WebOrb.


  2. Hi Artem,

    Can you post the chart I have on my blog? The chart you have above doesn’t line up the x’s in the correct place so it looks like WebORB supports very little when in fact it is probably the most robust of the bunch. You can see my chart here: I might add that we do offer WebORB on a perpetual license basis (not reflected in the chart). Also, we decided to put AppPuncher in the Cloud, so our cloud-based version for stress testing is nearly ready for launch. Interested parties can go to to register as a beta tester.

    Thanks for posting this comparison Artem.



  3. Comparison is cool. Thanks for that 🙂

    Brief description about the feature in another column and capturing the comparison into a HTML table or something will make it more friendly.



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