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Pros
"High availability, alert management, and deployments are the most valuable features for us. We have the ND version so we can do deployments.""The most valuable feature of this solution is Portal Virtualization.""The solution is robust. The connection management and the scalability, which IBM provides to the Stack, are also valuable.""It has good stability of the application server in the long term compared to other solutions.""We needed this type of integration and WebShepere is the best tool for it.""The scalability of the product is quite good.""This solution is easy to use with a GUI that is intuitive and very helpful.""It does integrate well with the Tivoli Federated Identity Management system."

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"The most valuable feature of this solution is the option to design, and the development can happen at the same time.""The ability to stand up a highly available SOA Suite, which has full DR capabilities, in a remote center and synchronize the databases using Data Guard.""We were able to scale out using multiple application and web servers balanced by hardware load balancers and Weblogic clustering.""In case there is something that doesn't work out of the box, you have the flexibility to customize it."

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Cons
"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.""In the next release of this solution, I would like to see support for the Arabic language.""They should make the solution more lightweight and not bundle everything into a single product.""It should be able to serve more concurrent requests like Oracle. Oracle has more powerful stability, availability, and real-time serving.""I think that this is a good product but I think that the cloud environment could be improved. I think that the future is in the utilization of the product in a product as a service way which is something that is lacking at this moment.""The availability of the solution needs improvement.""Some things are very difficult to do, so the interface and usage could be more intuitive for those.""Based on the field and based on the build that was provided, we've noticed a lot of constraints in terms of the performance now."

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"If the disk space expansion can be made more flexible, not requiring a database restart, it would be a major benefit.""Various parts of SOA, BPEL, and so on, each have their own consoles which need to be accessed individually with different logins. It would be better from an admin perspective if all the consoles were accessible via a single login.""They supply lots of documentation but finding what we need is challenging at times."

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Pricing and Cost Advice
"I don't remember the price, but there are no additional costs.""We pay around $200,000 annually.""The price of this product is higher than that of competitors.""We used to pay about $100,000-$120,000 US or somewhere around there. That was a bit cost-prohibitive for us to continue.""It is very expensive."

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"This product is WebLogic based, hence it can be both resource hungry as well as expensive from a licensing point of view."

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Questions from the Community
Top Answer: It does integrate well with the Tivoli Federated Identity Management system.
Top Answer: We used to pay about $100,000-$120,000 US or somewhere around there. That was a bit cost-prohibitive for us to continue. You need to pay for both software licenses and software support, which was the… more »
Top Answer: I'm not certain if the WebSphere solution was deployed by IBM. There are a lot of complexities in how the solution was actually built and deployed, which means troubleshooting on management for us is… more »
Top Answer: In case there is something that doesn't work out of the box, you have the flexibility to customize it.
Top Answer: There are networking and firewall issues that tend to delay our projects. I believe that is the case with any middleware. The documentation and details can be a little better, and more user-friendly… more »
Top Answer: We primarily use this product for integrating with Salesforce and SaaS applications that our company uses for quality. We also have other legacy applications, and now, we are integrating the tool with… more »
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Overview
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 SOA Suite is a comprehensive, standards-based software suite to build, deploy and manage integration following the concepts of service-oriented architecture (SOA). The components of the suite benefit from consistent tooling, a single deployment and management model, end-to-end security and unified metadata management. Oracle SOA Suite helps businesses lower costs by allowing maximum re-use of existing IT investments and assets, regardless of the environment (OS, application server, etc.) they run in, or the technology they were built upon. Its easy-to-use, re-use focused, unified application development tooling and end-to-end lifecycle management support further reduces development and maintenance cost and complexity.

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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 League
7-Eleven, Arcor SAIC, Banca Transilvania, Eaton Corporation, Emdeon, Ferrovial, Griffith University, National Instruments, Pella Corporation, Vodafone Group Plc,
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Government25%
Financial Services Firm25%
Manufacturing Company25%
Healthcare Company13%
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Computer Software Company27%
Comms Service Provider17%
Financial Services Firm17%
Media Company5%
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Energy/Utilities Company12%
Non Tech Company8%
Healthcare Company8%
Government8%
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Computer Software Company39%
Comms Service Provider17%
Energy/Utilities Company7%
Media Company5%
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Small Business25%
Midsize Enterprise13%
Large Enterprise63%
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Small Business16%
Midsize Enterprise22%
Large Enterprise62%
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IBM WebSphere Application Server is ranked 6th in Application Infrastructure with 9 reviews while Oracle SOA Suite is ranked 10th in Application Infrastructure with 3 reviews. IBM WebSphere Application Server is rated 7.2, while Oracle SOA Suite is rated 9.0. The top reviewer of IBM WebSphere Application Server writes "Bad documentation, does not scale well, and has a lot of complexities". On the other hand, the top reviewer of Oracle SOA Suite writes "It is perfect for large deployments and integrating with other Oracle solutions. ". IBM WebSphere Application Server is most compared with JBoss, Tomcat, IBM BPM, Oracle WebLogic Server and Azul Zulu, whereas Oracle SOA Suite is most compared with Mule ESB, WebLogic Suite, TIBCO ActiveMatrix, SAP NetWeaver and IBM DataPower Gateway. See our IBM WebSphere Application Server vs. Oracle SOA Suite report.

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