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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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"The most valuable aspect of the solution is the central console, that allows you to see all of the activated and deactivated computers."

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Cons
"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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"The stability of the solution needs improvement."

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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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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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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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Windows Process Activation Service generalizes the Internet Information Services (IIS) process model, removing the dependency on HTTP. All the features of IIS that were previously available only to HTTP applications are now available to applications hosting Windows Communication Foundation (WCF) services, by using non-HTTP protocols. IIS 7.0 also uses Windows Process Activation Service for message-based activation over HTTP.
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Sample Customers
7-Eleven, Arcor SAIC, Banca Transilvania, Eaton Corporation, Emdeon, Ferrovial, Griffith University, National Instruments, Pella Corporation, Vodafone Group Plc,
Bank Alfalah Ltd., Harris Farm Markets, The University of Texas at San Antonio (UTSA), Basingstoke and Deane Borough Council, John Keells Holdings, Green Prefab, 343 Industries, SM Prime, Delhi Integrated Multi-Modal Transit System Ltd.
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Energy/Utilities Company12%
Non Tech Company8%
Healthcare Company8%
Government8%
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Computer Software Company40%
Comms Service Provider17%
Energy/Utilities Company8%
Media Company5%
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Midsize Enterprise22%
Large Enterprise62%
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Oracle SOA Suite is ranked 10th in Application Infrastructure with 3 reviews while Windows Process Activation Services is ranked 18th in Application Infrastructure with 1 review. Oracle SOA Suite is rated 9.0, while Windows Process Activation Services is rated 4.0. The top reviewer of Oracle SOA Suite writes "It is perfect for large deployments and integrating with other Oracle solutions. ". On the other hand, the top reviewer of Windows Process Activation Services writes "Central console enables us to see all of the activated and deactivated computers but it has poor alerts and frustrating technical support". Oracle SOA Suite is most compared with Mule ESB, WebLogic Suite, SAP NetWeaver, Microsoft System Center and TIBCO ActiveMatrix, whereas Windows Process Activation Services is most compared with .

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