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Top Answer: We needed this type of integration and WebShepere is the best tool for it.
Top Answer: The product is very expensive because PVU has to be calculated on maximun virtual cores and there is no difference between production and non-production environments.
Top Answer: Cloud service offering should be improved because the future is in the utilization of the PaaS provided by principal cloud providers; I mean that it would be very useful to have the possibility to use… more »
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WebSphere Application Server
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Zulu is a 100% open source certified build of OpenJDK, running on Linux, Windows, and OS X. Zulu complies with the Java SE standard for Java SE 8, 7, and 6. Free to download and use, Zulu is available on Azure, AWS, Canonical’s Charm Store and the Docker hub. Zulu Enterprise subscriptions deliver 24 x 7 x 365 access to Azul’s Support team.

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.
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Sample Customers
Microsoft, Kyocera, OKI, Alcatel-Lucent Enterprise, Voya FinancialTalkTalk, Property management group, E.SUN Bank, Ohio National Financial Services, Aviarc, Cincom Systems, FJA-US, D+H, Staples, Michigan Municipal League
Top Industries
Computer Software Company37%
Comms Service Provider13%
Financial Services Firm12%
Manufacturing Company7%
Manufacturing Company29%
Healthcare Company14%
Insurance Company14%
Computer Software Company35%
Comms Service Provider17%
Financial Services Firm10%
Media Company7%
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Small Business27%
Midsize Enterprise13%
Large Enterprise60%
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Azul Zulu is ranked 19th in Application Infrastructure while IBM WebSphere Application Server is ranked 5th in Application Infrastructure with 8 reviews. Azul Zulu is rated 0.0, while IBM WebSphere Application Server is rated 7.2. On the other hand, the top reviewer of IBM WebSphere Application Server writes "Bad documentation, does not scale well, and has a lot of complexities". Azul Zulu is most compared with Azul Zing, Zulu Embedded, Oracle Hotspot, WebLogic Suite and JBoss Enterprise Application Platform, whereas IBM WebSphere Application Server is most compared with JBoss, Tomcat, IBM BPM and Oracle WebLogic Server.

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