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What is Application Server?

After polling IT Central Station users on some of the more essential aspects of an application server, we were able to narrow down the list to these main features: Application servers must be scalable and completely stable in order to get the job done, and should adequately fit the non-functional quality attribute requirements of the receiving system. IT Central Station users recommend that one should see how lightweight a server is before purchasing to ensure that it has sufficient load elasticity to support the various instances being launched.


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Real User
Owner at a legal firm with 1-10 employees
May 17 2018

What is most valuable?

* Speed of development and database connectivity. * The ability to use the same development environment for both Windows and Android applications. Magic xpa also supports iOS applications.

How has it helped my organization?

Typically an experienced Magic developer can do the work of two to three experienced C#/.NET developers. Customers are amazed at how quickly most new features can be added and bug fixes implemented. I have worked for four employers -... more»

What needs improvement?

* The configuration of the xpa RIA mobile environment is complex and a discouragement to new developers. * Magic's documentation can be less than complete at times which leads to frustration for new developers. and the menuing options are... more»
Real User
Senior Programmer at a tech services company with 51-200 employees
May 14 2018

What is most valuable?

Three major features keep me working with Magic: * Magic’s unique approach to development ensures that the programmer stays focused on the objective of the program (i.e. display all customers in California), instead of the repetitive tasks... more»

How has it helped my organization?

Being able to make changes to existing programs to comply with last minute changes in requirements, and/or being able to fix, test, review, and deploy new code in a manner of hours instead of days, definitely gives us a huge advantage over... more»

What needs improvement?

Magic’s lack of documentation, in both the educational and technical fields, has been a thorn in my side since I can remember. I worked for Magic at the US branch for several years as a consultant, as part of the tech support staff, and as... more»

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Real User
Enterprise Solutions Architect at Intercom Enterprises
Feb 05 2018

What is most valuable?

* Stability: Once you deploy your application, it will be very stable with no issues at all. * Ease of administration: It has an Integrated Solutions Console, what we call the administrative console, with very detailed configurations and Help... more»

How has it helped my organization?

We use IBM WAS Developer Edition in our development machines for free. There is an Eclipse Plugin provided by IBM, so no need to buy IBM Rational Application Developer or Rational Software Architect tools. Starting with version 8, WAS... more»

What needs improvement?

IBM needs to pay attention to market changes more quickly. We now have Java 9 and very soon Java EE8. We do not want to wait for two or three years after their release until they are supported by the new version, say WAS 10 in our case.... more»
Consultant
Team Leader at a tech consulting company with 501-1,000 employees
Sep 06 2016

What is most valuable?

There are many valuable features in Oracle WebLogic Server. For sure, production redeployment is one of the best, in order to deploy the new version of your application without removing the old one. Also, Exalogic optimizations provide the... more»

How has it helped my organization?

Thanks to WLST, we were able to standardize the deployment of standard WebLogic components (for example, JMS server, migratable targets, datasources, ...). So, we can improve the quality of change management and reduce the time and the effort... more»

What needs improvement?

The one thing I really miss is the possibility to define a metric extension (on Enterprise Manager) that uses a custom WLST script on a managed server target. Oracle WebLogic Server is not fully integrated with Oracle Enterprise Manager. Most... more»
Real User
FileNet Technical Architect at a government with 1,001-5,000 employees
Jan 23 2018

What is most valuable?

The Admin Console is most valuable to us since we have to use it to configure the application server for using it as middleware for our IBM FileNet, IBM Content Navigator and IBM Case Manager software stack. Without the Admin Console it would be very hard to configure JVM settings, JDBC datasources, mail session settings, and security providers.

How has it helped my organization?

IBM WAS is the backbone for our enterprise content management suite which delivers the primary processes for our customers. Without a good application server, it would be hard to provide a secure layer of midddleware upon which the other applications run. IBM WAS improves the stability of the entire solution and provides a high quality platform for running... more»
Real User
Oracle architect & senior DBA, OBIEE data analytics, warehousing & ETL specialist at a tech consulting company with 51-200 employees
Sep 29 2016

What do you think of Oracle WebLogic Server?

Valuable Features Technologically, the product offers excellent performance and high reliability. Because it is an application platform on which applications and products are deployed, these are probably among the most important features. For administration purposes, it also offers a robust and easy-to-understand interface. Performance monitoring tools are also comprehensive. • Use of Solution I have used it for four years. • Deployment Issues It is a complex product with many "moving parts". Installation, upgrade and patching are probably the most challenging administration tasks. Individual components may need to be upgraded to support the deployed applications, and yet these components and their patch level have to be compatible with each other. One should not...
Real User
Systems Analyst 4 at Utmb heath
Apr 04 2017

What is most valuable?

It's scalable and very reliable.

How has it helped my organization?

The incredible support that we get from IBM is of primary importance, that I see, because anytime we have a problem, help is just a phone call away.

What needs improvement?

I'd like to see the ability to build clusters made a little bit easier. It is kind of a manual process right now and this would just help save time and reduce resources. The process is only partially automated and still requires significant... more»
Microsoft
Real User
Systems Analyst/DBA at a comms service provider with 501-1,000 employees
Jan 21 2018

What do you think of IIS?

Improvements to My Organization It allowed us to set up and use a Windows Server we had in place already to host our internal web page. • Valuable Features It is a lightweight web host that is easy to configure for simple webpages. • Room for Improvement Finding different settings can be difficult if you don't know where to look. • Use of Solution More than five years. • Stability Issues Stability seems good. • Scalability Issues We have not needed to scale out with it, as we use it for very lightweight things. • Customer Service and Technical Support I have not needed to contact technical support. • Previous Solutions I have tried other tools (such as Apache), and found that IIS is more stable and easier on the memory for low resource systems. •...
Consultant
Group Manager at a tech services company with 1,001-5,000 employees
Aug 08 2016

What is most valuable?

We're using the web server very tightly and operating the Java E7 specifications. The most important point for the prime web server is to operate Java E7. WebLogic is historically the default standard of financial systems and our systems... more»

How has it helped my organization?

The web server is just a Java E7 application server. But a special point is the operational functions, especially for the mission controls, and enterprise managers, and some easier management functions.

What needs improvement?

We are satisfied with the current functionality, but I am concerned about the future of Java E8 and 9. Also the server, the EJB and the RMI, OOP and maybe a T3 protocol in the WebLogic server and the next Java E specifications. The financial... more»
Real User
Oracle Fusion Middleware Consultant at a tech company with 501-1,000 employees
Aug 25 2016

What do you think of Oracle WebLogic Server?

Valuable Features: Administrative console, Work Manager, WebLogic Config Wizard, Node Manager, WebLogic Scripting Tool (WLST). • Improvements to My Organization: Work Manager in WebLogic Server helped a lot in making it easy to manage application access and utilisation of JVM resources and also help in prioritising requests. WLST makes it easier to automate deployments, application configuration etc. • Use of Solution: 6 years • Stability Issues: Stability was an issue in earlier versions, it was sometimes difficult to bring up the server whenever it goes down, which seldom happens. But there was great improvement as new versions were released. • Initial Setup: WebLogic setup and deployment is very user friendly and easy to implement. • Implementation Team: ...
Consultant
Oracle Fusion HCM Senior Consultant
Dec 10 2017

What do you think of Oracle Fusion Middleware?

Primary Use Case We usually implement HCM for other companies. • Improvements to My Organization All our customers agree, the HR business process execution is much easier and their lives have become better. • Valuable Features Data integrity. • Room for Improvement The modules that I have experienced that need improvement are: HR Core Payroll Absence WF Compensation. Though all areas of HCM modules could use some improvement. • Use of Solution More than five years. • Stability Issues No issues. • Scalability Issues Minor issues. • Customer Service and Technical Support I would rate the technical support as an eight out of 10. • Previous Solutions No. • Initial Setup It is different based on every customer's requirements. • Pricing,...
Real User
Arquitecto Java at a tech vendor with 10,001+ employees
May 31 2018

What do you think of Oracle WebLogic Server?

Primary Use Case We use it for the deployment of the enterprise's internal applications.  • Improvements to My Organization It has helped us to have different clusters within different servers, which allows us to identify hacker attacks. • Valuable Features The possibility of having several servers running, so we do not lose the service. • Room for Improvement The logs consultant, since it tends to be more in the server, we do need complete consult logs for a lot of different files. • Use of Solution One to three years.
User
Technical Lead Developer
Aug 02 2017

What do you think of Oracle GlassFish?

Valuable Features: The products offers EE support. • Improvements to My Organization: It offers ease of use. • Room for Improvement: I would like to see integration with MQ systems.

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Team Leader of I&O Team in Bridge Consulting (Florence, Italy). Main activities: project management, coordination/planning, installation/problem solving. Trainer of new colleagues. Everyday involved with big customers such as Gucci, Unicoop Firenze, Ferragamo and so on. Oracle CAB: 2014... more>>

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