Compare IBM WebSphere Application Server vs. Oracle SOA Suite

IBM WebSphere Application Server is ranked 6th in Application Infrastructure with 6 reviews while Oracle SOA Suite is ranked 8th in Application Infrastructure with 3 reviews. IBM WebSphere Application Server is rated 7.8, while Oracle SOA Suite is rated 9.6. 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 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 JBoss Enterprise Application Platform, whereas Oracle SOA Suite is most compared with WebLogic Suite, TIBCO ActiveMatrix, Mule ESB, SAP NetWeaver and Microsoft .NET Framework. See our IBM WebSphere Application Server vs. Oracle SOA Suite report.
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We needed this type of integration and WebShepere is the best tool for it.This solution is easy to use with a GUI that is intuitive and very helpful.It has good stability of the application server in the long term compared to other solutions.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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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.The most valuable feature of this solution is the option to design, and the development can happen at the same time.

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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.Some things are very difficult to do, so the interface and usage could be more intuitive for those.It should be able to serve more concurrent requests like Oracle. Oracle has more powerful stability, availability, and real-time serving.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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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.If the disk space expansion can be made more flexible, not requiring a database restart, it would be a major benefit.

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

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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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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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Insurance Company5%
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Healthcare Company8%
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