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"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 product is flexible and allows us to leverage deployments.""It has good integration with security features, including OWASP."

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"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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"The quarterly updates can sometimes lead to instability depending on the configuration of systems.""In the future, I would like to see better support for the REST interface."

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"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."

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"The licensing fees are annual and depend on the model.""In our country, this is an expensive product."

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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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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 WebLogic Server 12c, the world’s first cloud-native, enterprise Java platform enables you to fully realize the benefits of cloud computing. Unique multitenancy capability drives massive consolidation. Lightweight microcontainer architecture drives application isolation and 100 percent portability between your private and public cloud. Multi data center high availability architecture protects against application disruption. Developer innovations with full Java EE 7 and Java SE8 support maximize DevOps productivity. Additionally, you continue to have access to the same platform on premises and in the cloud, via Oracle Java Cloud Service, which is based on Oracle WebLogic Server.

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Sample Customers
TalkTalk, Property management group, E.SUN Bank, Ohio National Financial Services, Aviarc, Cincom Systems, FJA-US, D+H, Staples, Michigan Municipal LeagueColab Consulting Pty. Ltd., Infosys Ltd., Sascar, Banca Transilvania, UL, Center for Railway Information Systems, SPAR Austria Group, Reliance Commercial Finance, Industrial Bank of Korea, Al Jaber Group, Safe Water Kenya, Chhattisgarh Infotech and Biotech Promotion Society
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Government29%
Manufacturing Company29%
Healthcare Company14%
Insurance Company14%
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Computer Software Company33%
Comms Service Provider16%
Financial Services Firm13%
Media Company6%
VISITORS READING REVIEWS
Computer Software Company48%
Comms Service Provider16%
Government5%
Energy/Utilities Company4%
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Small Business27%
Midsize Enterprise13%
Large Enterprise60%
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Small Business40%
Midsize Enterprise30%
Large Enterprise30%
Find out what your peers are saying about IBM WebSphere Application Server vs. Oracle WebLogic Server and other solutions. Updated: January 2021.
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IBM WebSphere Application Server is ranked 2nd in Application Server with 8 reviews while Oracle WebLogic Server is ranked 3rd in Application Server with 2 reviews. IBM WebSphere Application Server is rated 7.2, while Oracle WebLogic Server is rated 6.6. 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 WebLogic Server writes "Flexibility and versatility make this product valuable while quarterly updates may impact stability". IBM WebSphere Application Server is most compared with JBoss, Tomcat, IBM BPM, IIS and Oracle GlassFish, whereas Oracle WebLogic Server is most compared with Oracle Fusion Middleware, Oracle Application Server, Tomcat, JBoss and TmaxSoft JEUS. See our IBM WebSphere Application Server vs. Oracle WebLogic Server report.

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