Compare IBM WebSphere Application Server vs. Microsoft .NET Framework

IBM WebSphere Application Server is ranked 8th in Application Infrastructure with 3 reviews while Microsoft .NET Framework is ranked 3rd in Application Infrastructure with 10 reviews. IBM WebSphere Application Server is rated 7.6, while Microsoft .NET Framework is rated 8.6. The top reviewer of IBM WebSphere Application Server writes "Valuable connection management and scalability but is quite expensive". On the other hand, the top reviewer of Microsoft .NET Framework writes "Has improved our efficiency in the time it takes to program a solution". IBM WebSphere Application Server is most compared with Tomcat, Oracle WebLogic Server and JBoss, whereas Microsoft .NET Framework is most compared with Magic xpa Application Platform, IBM WebSphere Application Server and JBoss Enterprise Application Platform. See our IBM WebSphere Application Server vs. Microsoft .NET Framework report.
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Pros
The solution is robust. The connection management and the scalability, which IBM provides to the Stack, are also valuable.The most valuable feature of this solution is Portal Virtualization.High availability, alert management, and deployments are the most valuable features for us. We have the ND version so we can do deployments.

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I'd rate the solution as highly stable.As we are a software company, we find that accessing resources using this technology is easier compared to the others.The .NET framework is a mature platform that is very helpful and saves time during the software development process.When it comes to the user interface, the context is better than other tools because it is easier to use.The most valuable feature is the financial accounting.The most valuable features for us are web frameworks like MVC, Web API, and WCS.The most valuable features are the Domain Controller and the WBFS Manager.A great solution for creating program solutions in a framework for Microsoft Windows quickly and easily.

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They should make the solution more lightweight and not bundle everything into a single product.In the next release of this solution, I would like to see support for the Arabic language.The footprint could be reduced so that we can use a smaller virtual machine to run the application. We could also use more scripts. I would like this solution to be more script oriented, rather than GUI oriented.

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The pricing is a bit expensive.In the next release, I am looking for more advanced technologies such as socket communication and enhanced features like realtime chat with the clients.If Microsoft would provide a monthly subscription at a cost that a developer can afford then it would be really helpful.They should have more training materials available that are specific to .NET. We spend a lot of money training our engineers.This solution should include Power BI so that we don't have to use any third-party tools.I would like to see more pre-built features in the MVC framework because as it is now, it's very open and you have to develop your own controls in order to use it.Better integration with other tools to make the operation faster would be an improvement.It would be nice if the framework were able to work with additional environments and systems like Linux.

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I don't remember the price, but there are no additional costs.

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If you want to develop an enterprise-level application, you have to purchase the enterprise-level development license.There is a Community Edition that can be used free of charge, but the licensing cost for the Enterprise version is quite high.The pricing could be cheaper.The Microsoft .NET Framework is free of charge, without licensing cost.The product and support for this solution are free for everyone.Do your homework. Consider the partnership program.

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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..NET Framework is a software framework that runs primarily on Microsoft Windows. It includes a large class library named Framework Class Library (FCL) and provides language interoperability across several programming languages. Programs written for .NET Framework execute in a software environment named Common Language Runtime (CLR), an application virtual machine that provides services such as security, memory management, and exception handling. FCL and CLR together constitute .NET Framework.
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TalkTalk, Property management group, E.SUN Bank, Ohio National Financial Services, Aviarc, Cincom Systems, FJA-US, D+H, Staples, Michigan Municipal LeagueCurtin University, Rockwell Automation, Aruba Networks, Insurity Inc., City of Barcelona, Pennsylvania DCNR, University of Petroleum and Energy Studies, A1 Telekom Austria AG, Eastman Chemical Company
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