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Pros
"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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"It is very usable and easy to understand. Antivirus and VPN are the main features being used now. It allows my clients to access the network from home, which was very crucial because of the pandemic.""The most valuable feature is AppFabric's hosting solution, which is what we need for running workflows."

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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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"Its price and licensing policy can be improved. It could be a little cheaper. Licensing is sometimes confusing. There are so many different options. It is difficult to find out what to buy or what to choose for my necessity.""Microsoft will stop supporting the product next year, and we can't run unsupported programs in our systems."

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Pricing and Cost Advice
"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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"It is expensive, and its licensing is a bit confusing."

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Questions from the Community
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 »
Top Answer: The most valuable feature is AppFabric's hosting solution, which is what we need for running workflows.
Top Answer: It is expensive, and its licensing is a bit confusing.
Top Answer: This product is being deprecated, so there is nothing new being added to it or improved. It's not going anywhere. Microsoft will stop supporting the product next year, and we can't run unsupported… more »
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Overview

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 Server AppFabric extends Windows Server to provide enhanced hosting, management, and caching capabilities for Web applications and middle-tier services. The AppFabric hosting features add service management extensions to Internet Information Services (IIS), Windows Process Activation Service (WAS), and the .NET Framework 4. This includes Hosting Services and Hosting Administration tools that make it easier to deploy, configure, and manage Windows Communication Foundation (WCF) and Windows Workflow Foundation (WF) based services. The AppFabric caching features add a distributed, in-memory object cache to Windows Server that makes it easier to scale out high-performance .NET applications, especially ASP.NET applications.
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7-Eleven, Arcor SAIC, Banca Transilvania, Eaton Corporation, Emdeon, Ferrovial, Griffith University, National Instruments, Pella Corporation, Vodafone Group Plc,
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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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Find out what your peers are saying about Oracle SOA Suite vs. Windows Server AppFabric and other solutions. Updated: May 2021.
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Oracle SOA Suite is ranked 10th in Application Infrastructure with 3 reviews while Windows Server AppFabric is ranked 17th in Application Infrastructure with 2 reviews. Oracle SOA Suite is rated 9.0, while Windows Server AppFabric is rated 8.0. 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 Server AppFabric writes "Very usable, easy to understand, and stable". Oracle SOA Suite is most compared with Mule ESB, WebLogic Suite, SAP NetWeaver, Microsoft System Center and TIBCO ActiveMatrix, whereas Windows Server AppFabric is most compared with IIS. See our Oracle SOA Suite vs. Windows Server AppFabric report.

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