Oracle SOA Suite vs Windows Server AppFabric comparison

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"It performs better in real-time transactions.""In Oracle SOA Suite some applications are not able to use REST, but it can support both SOAP and REST. You're able to integrate quite a lot of systems, which may not be able to in other solutions. You can also use XML and JSON. It is a standardizing type of tool. It doesn't matter whether I'm using JSON or XML, it can convert them.""In case there is something that doesn't work out of the box, you have the flexibility to customize it.""This is one of the critical products for my company and we use it extensively. We currently use each and every feature of Oracle SOA."

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"The most valuable feature is AppFabric's hosting solution, which is what we need for running workflows."

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"It's also not developer-friendly.""They supply lots of documentation but finding what we need is challenging at times.""The technical support is good, we have premier support which costs extra.""An important area that can be improved is the product's data monitoring. When we use the solution for interfacing or end-to-end data monitoring, we want to know exactly where the data is going and exactly where it is failing, or where there is an issue."

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"Microsoft will stop supporting the product next year, and we can't run unsupported programs in our systems."

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Questions from the Community
Top Answer:There needs to be separate guided learning for the usage of tools. It's also not developer-friendly.
Top Answer:We use this solution for real-time and B2B.
Top Answer:I rate this solution a six out of ten. Regarding advice, I would recommend this solution if someone is looking for real-time transactions and B2B.
Top Answer:The most valuable feature is AppFabric's hosting solution, which is what we need for running workflows.
Top Answer:It is expensive, and its licensing is a bit confusing.
Top Answer:This product is being deprecated, so there is nothing new being added to it or improved. It's not going anywhere. Microsoft will stop supporting the product next year, and we can't run unsupported… more »
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Oracle SOA Suite is a comprehensive, standards-based software suite to build, deploy and manage integration following the concepts of service-oriented architecture (SOA). The components of the suite benefit from consistent tooling, a single deployment and management model, end-to-end security and unified metadata management. Oracle SOA Suite helps businesses lower costs by allowing maximum re-use of existing IT investments and assets, regardless of the environment (OS, application server, etc.) they run in, or the technology they were built upon. Its easy-to-use, re-use focused, unified application development tooling and end-to-end lifecycle management support further reduces development and maintenance cost and complexity.

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Windows Server AppFabric extends Windows Server to provide enhanced hosting, management, and caching capabilities for Web applications and middle-tier services. The AppFabric hosting features add service management extensions to Internet Information Services (IIS), Windows Process Activation Service (WAS), and the .NET Framework 4. This includes Hosting Services and Hosting Administration tools that make it easier to deploy, configure, and manage Windows Communication Foundation (WCF) and Windows Workflow Foundation (WF) based services. The AppFabric caching features add a distributed, in-memory object cache to Windows Server that makes it easier to scale out high-performance .NET applications, especially ASP.NET applications.
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Sample Customers
7-Eleven, Arcor SAIC, Banca Transilvania, Eaton Corporation, Emdeon, Ferrovial, Griffith University, National Instruments, Pella Corporation, Vodafone Group Plc,
Top Industries
Healthcare Company11%
Energy/Utilities Company11%
Non Tech Company7%
Financial Services Firm7%
Computer Software Company27%
Comms Service Provider13%
Energy/Utilities Company7%
Computer Software Company26%
Comms Service Provider9%
Financial Services Firm8%
Company Size
Small Business16%
Midsize Enterprise22%
Large Enterprise62%
Small Business14%
Midsize Enterprise14%
Large Enterprise71%
Small Business21%
Midsize Enterprise8%
Large Enterprise72%
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Oracle SOA Suite is ranked 8th in Application Infrastructure with 4 reviews while Windows Server AppFabric is ranked 18th in Application Infrastructure with 1 review. Oracle SOA Suite is rated 7.2, while Windows Server AppFabric is rated 8.0. The top reviewer of Oracle SOA Suite writes "Integrates well, versatile, and high level support". On the other hand, the top reviewer of Windows Server AppFabric writes "Straightforward to set up, and the hosting capability works well". Oracle SOA Suite is most compared with WebLogic Suite, Mule ESB, Apache Web Server, IBM WebSphere Application Server and SAP NetWeaver, whereas Windows Server AppFabric is most compared with IIS, JBoss Enterprise Application Platform and NGINX Plus.

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