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"The price of this product is higher than that of competitors.""We pay around $200,000 annually.""I don't remember the price, but there are no additional costs."

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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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out of 23 in Application Server
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out of 23 in Application Server
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2,938
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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.Oracle GlassFish Server is a robust open source platform that offers exhaustive and accessible documentation, intuitive administration and configuration features, interoperability with Microsoft Windows, feature-rich integration with NetBeans and Eclipse, and alignment with Oracle Solaris, OpenSolaris, and MySQL.
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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 LeagueTravelMuse, Clarity Accounting
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Government29%
Manufacturing Company29%
Financial Services Firm14%
Healthcare Company14%
VISITORS READING REVIEWS
Computer Software Company44%
Comms Service Provider14%
Media Company8%
Government8%
VISITORS READING REVIEWS
Computer Software Company45%
Comms Service Provider10%
Media Company10%
Retailer9%
Find out what your peers are saying about Microsoft, IBM, Oracle and others in Application Server. Updated: September 2020.
438,043 professionals have used our research since 2012.
IBM WebSphere Application Server is ranked 2nd in Application Server with 7 reviews while Oracle GlassFish is ranked 8th in Application Server. IBM WebSphere Application Server is rated 7.8, while Oracle GlassFish is rated 0.0. The top reviewer of IBM WebSphere Application Server writes "Valuable connection management and scalability but is quite expensive". On the other hand, IBM WebSphere Application Server is most compared with JBoss, Tomcat, IBM BPM, Oracle WebLogic Server and Oracle Fusion Middleware, whereas Oracle GlassFish is most compared with Oracle WebLogic Server, JBoss, Tomcat, IIS and Caucho Resin.

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