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"The performance is good.""It does integrate well with the Tivoli Federated Identity Management system.""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.""The solution has good performance.""The most valuable features are its user-friendliness and reliability in terms of application hosting.""It has good stability of the application server in the long term compared to other solutions.""This solution is easy to use with a GUI that is intuitive and very helpful.""We needed this type of integration and WebShepere is the best tool for it."

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"The only difference is that Weblogic is lighter and consumes less memory.""It is quite robust in comparison to other application servers.""Oracle WebLogic Server is secure.""In WebLogic, the most useful feature is the UI administration console from where we can configure everything, such as security access, and we can start and stop it graphically. That's the best feature of WebLogic Server.""The product is flexible and allows us to leverage deployments.""The technical support is responsive. They are always ready to help by various communication channels, such as Zoom calls. However, sometimes it will take a while because when we are dealing with a problem, they need to look at the logs and configuration. A lot of the issues are related to the configuration that they need to look at thoroughly before they can give us a solution and it can take a few days depending on the type of problem.""We've got the support we require. If ever there is an issue, can just call on Oracle and they will assist us.""It's a very stable solution."

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"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.""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 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 compared with WebLogic, Weblogic is lighter and consumes less memory.""In spite of the solution's robustness, it is expensive and a bit difficult to support.""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 solution could improve the integration.""The availability of the solution needs improvement."

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"The administration is hard, and it is more complex to use than others.""In the future, I would like to see better support for the REST interface.""The integration could be improved.""The quarterly updates can sometimes lead to instability depending on the configuration of systems.""In terms of what could be improved, maybe something related to the processes automation or starting and stopping the processes, because often WebLogic comes with something called Node Manager. Node Manager needs to be configured and administrated manually.""The cost could always be lower.""Its pricing should be better. We are analyzing other options, such as JBoss, because of the cost of WebLogic.""There are always ways to improve. But it's getting better every time, with every new release, and every new patch, it's getting better."

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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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  • "The licensing fees are annual and depend on the model."
  • "In our country, this is an expensive product."
  • "It is expensive."
  • "Fees are paid on a yearly basis."
  • "I would not compare WebSphere and WebLogic because both servers are really good. The only difference is that Weblogic is lighter and consumes less memory."
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    Questions from the Community
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    The most valuable features are its user-friendliness and reliability in terms of application hosting.
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    The solution is expensive. We have 80,000 PVU, as this is referred to by IBM. The licensing policy is based on the PVU base. The initial setup and purchase cost approximately $4 and $5 million. The… more »
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    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… more »
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    We have some hosted servers as well as some of our own. It performs well.
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    The integration could be improved. We need technology to be able to integrate. I'd like to see it more cloud, defined, and easier to maintain in the next release.
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    Oracle WebLogic Server is used for developing, and running applications.
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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 WebLogic Server 12c, the world’s first cloud-native, enterprise Java platform enables you to fully realize the benefits of cloud computing. Unique multitenancy capability drives massive consolidation. Lightweight microcontainer architecture drives application isolation and 100 percent portability between your private and public cloud. Multi data center high availability architecture protects against application disruption. Developer innovations with full Java EE 7 and Java SE8 support maximize DevOps productivity. Additionally, you continue to have access to the same platform on premises and in the cloud, via Oracle Java Cloud Service, which is based on Oracle WebLogic Server.

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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
    Colab Consulting Pty. Ltd., Infosys Ltd., Sascar, Banca Transilvania, UL, Center for Railway Information Systems, SPAR Austria Group, Reliance Commercial Finance, Industrial Bank of Korea, Al Jaber Group, Safe Water Kenya, Chhattisgarh Infotech and Biotech Promotion Society
    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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    Financial Services Firm44%
    Government22%
    Energy/Utilities Company11%
    Media Company11%
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    Computer Software Company38%
    Comms Service Provider20%
    Financial Services Firm8%
    Government6%
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    Small Business25%
    Midsize Enterprise15%
    Large Enterprise60%
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    Midsize Enterprise28%
    Large Enterprise44%
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    IBM WebSphere Application Server is ranked 1st in Application Server with 10 reviews while Oracle WebLogic Server is ranked 2nd in Application Server with 10 reviews. IBM WebSphere Application Server is rated 7.6, while Oracle WebLogic Server is rated 7.8. 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 WebLogic Server writes "Flexibility and versatility make this product valuable while quarterly updates may impact stability". IBM WebSphere Application Server is most compared with Tomcat, JBoss, JBoss Enterprise Application Platform, IBM BPM and IIS, whereas Oracle WebLogic Server is most compared with Oracle Fusion Middleware, Tomcat, Oracle Application Server, JBoss and IIS. See our IBM WebSphere Application Server vs. Oracle WebLogic Server report.

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