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Pros
"The scalability of the product is quite good.""The performance is good.""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.""It has good stability of the application server in the long term compared to other solutions.""It does integrate well with the Tivoli Federated Identity Management system.""This solution is easy to use with a GUI that is intuitive and very helpful.""The solution has good performance.""We needed this type of integration and WebShepere is the best tool for it."

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"You can move workloads in between sub-servers so that you don't overload a portion of the server."

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Cons
"It should be able to serve more concurrent requests like Oracle. Oracle has more powerful stability, availability, and real-time serving.""When compared with WebLogic, Weblogic is lighter and consumes less memory.""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 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.""The solution could improve the integration.""I think that this is a good product but I think that the cloud environment could be improved. I think that the future is in the utilization of the product in a product as a service way which is something that is lacking at this moment.""In spite of the solution's robustness, it is expensive and a bit difficult to support.""Some things are very difficult to do, so the interface and usage could be more intuitive for those."

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"The speed of the backup should be enhanced."

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Pricing and Cost Advice
  • "We pay around $200,000 annually."
  • "The price of this product is higher than that of competitors."
  • "We used to pay about $100,000-$120,000 US or somewhere around there. That was a bit cost-prohibitive for us to continue."
  • "It is very expensive."
  • "The price of IBM WebSphere Application Server could be less expensive and there is an annual license required for this solution."
  • "The licensing policy is based on the PVU base."
  • "When you purchase Maximo, you get WebSphere for free."
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    Also Known As
    WebSphere Application Server
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    Overview
    IBM WebSphere Application Server provides a range of flexible, secure, Java EE 7 runtime environments available on premises or across any public, private or hybrid cloud.

    Oracle WebCenter is the center of engagement for business powering exceptional experiences for customers, partners, and employees. It connects people, processes, and information with the most complete portfolio of portal, content management, Web experience management, and collaboration technologies. 

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    Sample Customers
    TalkTalk, Property management group, E.SUN Bank, Ohio National Financial Services, Aviarc, Cincom Systems, FJA-US, D+H, Staples, Michigan Municipal League
    Chhattisgarh Infotech and Biotech Promotion Society, Jagran Prakashan Ltd., Standard Forwarding LLC, United Automotive Electronic Systems Co. Ltd., INSO sistemi per le infrastrutture sociali S.p.A., Helsana Versicherungen AG, ArRiyadh Development Authority, John Lewis Partnership, Arqiva, SURUGADAI EDUCATIONAL INSTITUTE, Portuguese Official Agriculture and Fisheries
    Top Industries
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    Financial Services Firm31%
    Government23%
    Computer Software Company15%
    Manufacturing Company15%
    VISITORS READING REVIEWS
    Computer Software Company28%
    Financial Services Firm17%
    Comms Service Provider16%
    Insurance Company6%
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    Pharma/Biotech Company25%
    Healthcare Company13%
    Marketing Services Firm13%
    Transportation Company13%
    VISITORS READING REVIEWS
    Computer Software Company44%
    Comms Service Provider9%
    Insurance Company9%
    Government7%
    Company Size
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    Small Business25%
    Midsize Enterprise15%
    Large Enterprise60%
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    Small Business21%
    Midsize Enterprise14%
    Large Enterprise64%
    Find out what your peers are saying about IBM WebSphere Application Server vs. Oracle WebCenter and other solutions. Updated: March 2020.
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    IBM WebSphere Application Server is ranked 1st in Application Server with 10 reviews while Oracle WebCenter is ranked 2nd in Customer Experience Management with 1 review. IBM WebSphere Application Server is rated 7.6, while Oracle WebCenter is rated 7.0. 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 Oracle WebCenter writes "Has the ability to move workloads in between sub-servers but the backups should be faster ". IBM WebSphere Application Server is most compared with Tomcat, JBoss, JBoss Enterprise Application Platform, Oracle WebLogic Server and IBM BPM, whereas Oracle WebCenter is most compared with SharePoint, Oracle Content and Experience Cloud, WebLogic Suite, IBM FileNet and Oracle SOA Suite. See our IBM WebSphere Application Server vs. Oracle WebCenter report.

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