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Pros
"As compared to other applications, it has tremendous support. We have built internal capability so that we use it extensively internally. It is also easier to use with the outside data. You can write in ESQL, Java, or any other technology that you want to use for development. So, it is a lot more flexible in the language that it supports.""It does integrate well with the Tivoli Federated Identity Management system.""The solution is very stable and robust.""We needed this type of integration and WebShepere is the best tool for it.""The solution is robust. The connection management and the scalability, which IBM provides to the Stack, are also valuable.""The scalability of the product is quite good.""The solution has good performance.""It has good stability of the application server in the long term compared to other solutions."

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"This is a robust solution.""The most valuable feature is that it provides one place where you can control all of the services.""WebLogic Suite is scalable.""The transaction handling of WebLogic and the way it is designed is excellent.""Robust solution; console and enterprise management tools are really easy to work.""It integrates well with other solutions.""WebLogic adds a lot of value to business and investments."

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Cons
"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.""In spite of the solution's robustness, it is expensive and a bit difficult to support.""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 business logic side of it is sort of missing in the sense that if I want to track and measure velocity, it is not really available. You have to buy another application and embark on a separate implementation. Instead of having different licensing, IBM DataPower should be integrated with WebSphere. It will allow us to build the business layer and rules a lot more efficiently, rather than developing rules within the application. It would be good if we can set up the business layer through parametrization rather than development. IBM DataPower has the business rule and the controls, and if it can be integrated, it would be fantastic. It will help the application in working better in terms of security features and business logic. If you're going to use it for open banking, you will be able to monitor velocity on the total pricing.""The solution could improve the integration.""Some things are very difficult to do, so the interface and usage could be more intuitive for those.""The availability of the solution needs improvement.""It should be able to serve more concurrent requests like Oracle. Oracle has more powerful stability, availability, and real-time serving."

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"I would like to see the licensing policy simplified.""The restart capability needs to be improved because it takes us 15 minutes to restart any application.""Sometimes there are issues when we work on a VM because people use it to put all of their reports on it at the same time. Then I have to restart and rebuild the machine.""Lacking a solution for smaller applications.""There are sometimes issues with clusters.""Support could be better. The expertise when we have some Oracle WebLogic issues and challenges is not there. The issues are not being addressed in time. This really needs to be improved going forward."

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"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.""The price of IBM WebSphere Application Server could be less expensive and there is an annual license required for this solution.""The licensing policy is based on the PVU base.""We pay around $200,000 annually.""It is very expensive."

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"There is a license required for this solution and the price could be reduced."

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Top Answer: The price of IBM WebSphere Application Server could be less expensive and there is an annual license required for this solution.
Top Answer: The solution could improve the integration.
Top Answer: There is a license required for this solution and the price could be reduced.
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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 Suite is an integrated solution for building onpremise cloud application infrastructures that span web server, application server and data grid technology tiers. It includes Oracle WebLogic Server, an application server for developing and deploying applications across conventional and cloud environments, Oracle Coherence Enterprise Edition, Oracle Web Tier, Oracle TopLink, Oracle Java Mission Control and Flight Recorder, and other component technologies.
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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 League
State Revenue Office Victoria, Colab Consulting Pty. Ltd., Reliance Commercial Finance, Center for Railway Information Systems, Sascar, Banca Transilvania, UL, Chhattisgarh Infotech and Biotech Promotion Society, MCB Bank, PacĀfico Seguros Generales
Top Industries
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Financial Services Firm27%
Computer Software Company18%
Government18%
Manufacturing Company18%
VISITORS READING REVIEWS
Computer Software Company28%
Financial Services Firm17%
Comms Service Provider16%
Insurance Company6%
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Financial Services Firm27%
Energy/Utilities Company13%
Training & Coaching Company7%
Computer Software Company7%
VISITORS READING REVIEWS
Computer Software Company43%
Comms Service Provider13%
Government8%
Financial Services Firm5%
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Small Business28%
Midsize Enterprise11%
Large Enterprise61%
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Small Business31%
Midsize Enterprise7%
Large Enterprise62%
Find out what your peers are saying about IBM WebSphere Application Server vs. WebLogic Suite and other solutions. Updated: November 2021.
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IBM WebSphere Application Server is ranked 6th in Application Infrastructure with 9 reviews while WebLogic Suite is ranked 8th in Application Infrastructure with 7 reviews. IBM WebSphere Application Server is rated 7.2, while WebLogic Suite is rated 8.2. 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 WebLogic Suite writes "Console and enterprise management tools are really easy to work and it handles all environments". IBM WebSphere Application Server is most compared with Tomcat, JBoss, JBoss Enterprise Application Platform, Oracle WebLogic Server and IBM BPM, whereas WebLogic Suite is most compared with Oracle SOA Suite, Oracle WebCenter, Apache Web Server, NGINX Plus and Azul Zulu. See our IBM WebSphere Application Server vs. WebLogic Suite report.

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