Oracle SOA Suite Review

It has easy-to-use development environment/maintenance consoles and default connectors for third-party integration.

What is most valuable?

  • Easy-to-use development environment/maintenance consoles
  • Default connectors for third-party integration
  • Out-of-the-box deployment functionality

How has it helped my organization?

I can deliver higher quality customer solutions and support them both on the architectural level and the technical/implementation level.

What needs improvement?

Framework extensibility needs to be worked on.

For how long have I used the solution?

I've been using it for eight years give or take.

What was my experience with deployment of the solution?

We've had no issues with deployment.

What do I think about the stability of the solution?

Speed/memory consumption on processing of large (XML) documents did have some issues.

What do I think about the scalability of the solution?

We had no issues scaling it.

How are customer service and technical support?


Which solution did I use previously and why did I switch?

We previously used Mule ESB/WSO2. Most of the time, the customer already has an Oracle background, so the implementation of the Oracle middleware was more of a logical extension.

What about the implementation team?

Most of the time, it's straightforward for the integration patterns, and isn't rocket science.

What's my experience with pricing, setup cost, and licensing?

Compared to open source platforms, Oracle isn't cheap. Companies will need to decide if they prefer open source, use, for example, a paid community support and use a framework which may be less mature, or use Oracle, which means a real mature framework, full support, and stability.

Which other solutions did I evaluate?

When customers are at the beginning of the process of deciding which middleware platform to use and they aren't bound to, let's say, Oracle, the choice to use, for example Oracle SOA Suite won't be the first one.

What other advice do I have?

The Oracle integration platforms keeps getting expanded with more products. Overall, it's a mature and complete platform, ideal for implementing high-quality business solutions. Oracle has a real wide community which can help with almost any use case. It has an easy-to-use development environment. It's just a complete all-in-one solution.

Which version of this solution are you currently using?

**Disclosure: I am a real user, and this review is based on my own experience and opinions.
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