We performed a comparison between IBM WebSphere Application Server and JBoss Enterprise Application Platform based on real PeerSpot user reviews.
Find out in this report how the two Application Infrastructure solutions compare in terms of features, pricing, service and support, easy of deployment, and ROI.
"The most valuable features are its user-friendliness and reliability in terms of application hosting."
"It does integrate well with the Tivoli Federated Identity Management system."
"One of the most valuable features might be the stability of the IBM WebSphere Application Server."
"As compared to other applications, it has tremendous support. We have built internal capability so that we use it extensively internally. It is also easier to use with the outside data. You can write in ESQL, Java, or any other technology that you want to use for development. So, it is a lot more flexible in the language that it supports."
"WebSphere Application Server's best features include the data subscription and connection viewer."
"The solution has good performance."
"The solution is very stable and robust."
"The thing about WebSphere, as opposed to other ones that I am aware of such as JBoss and Liberty, is that WebSphere has the most comprehensive scaffolding available to it."
"Stable and easy to handle in terms of hosting applications."
"Based on the field and based on the build that was provided, we've noticed a lot of constraints in terms of the performance now."
"The business logic side of it is sort of missing in the sense that if I want to track and measure velocity, it is not really available. You have to buy another application and embark on a separate implementation. Instead of having different licensing, IBM DataPower should be integrated with WebSphere. It will allow us to build the business layer and rules a lot more efficiently, rather than developing rules within the application. It would be good if we can set up the business layer through parametrization rather than development. IBM DataPower has the business rule and the controls, and if it can be integrated, it would be fantastic. It will help the application in working better in terms of security features and business logic. If you're going to use it for open banking, you will be able to monitor velocity on the total pricing."
"The solution could improve the integration."
"WebSphere Application Server doesn't have an automated deployment option, forcing us to use third-party tools like Jenkins UCD and Palo Automated Deployment."
"The licensing could be improved, and I would like it to give the longevity of the lifespan of the visions. In the next release, I would like to be able to download and extract the files so that I can just use my application server."
"When we run into memory or locking issues, we resort to using third-party tools. However, it would be preferable to have native tools for debugging this type of problem."
"The current trend is to move to Liberty because of the portability of its cloud and its Kubernetes, which containerize the application."
"In spite of the solution's robustness, it is expensive and a bit difficult to support."
"Lacks some functional requirements."
IBM WebSphere Application Server is ranked 4th in Application Infrastructure with 9 reviews while JBoss Enterprise Application Platform is ranked 15th in Application Infrastructure with 1 review. IBM WebSphere Application Server is rated 7.8, while JBoss Enterprise Application Platform is rated 8.0. The top reviewer of IBM WebSphere Application Server writes "Bad documentation, does not scale well, and has a lot of complexities". On the other hand, the top reviewer of JBoss Enterprise Application Platform writes "Stable and easily handles applications that use only web containers". IBM WebSphere Application Server is most compared with Tomcat, Oracle WebLogic Server, JBoss, IBM BPM and Apache Web Server, whereas JBoss Enterprise Application Platform is most compared with Apache Web Server, Microsoft .NET Framework, NGINX Plus, Oracle SOA Suite and WebLogic Suite.
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