Syed F AhmedEnterprise Architect at Dallas/Fort Worth International Airport (DFW)
Umang KathiyaraCo-Founder / Solution Architect / Project Manager (Mobile & Web Apps Development) at PRAXINFO
We asked business professionals to review the solutions they use. Here are some excerpts of what they said:
"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."
"It offers good support for various types of classes, along with many open source libraries that we can readily utilize in our application development process. This gives us a lot of options when it comes to custom development solutions, without having to worry about licensing or other programming-related issues."
"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."
"In terms of improvement, it doesn't support concurrent processing. When we want to process anything on a concurrent basis, we have to divide it into a number of things, like a queue, or we have to run it using Cron jobs. We would like to have the capability to run any thread or process in parallel."
"This product is WebLogic based, hence it can be both resource hungry as well as expensive from a licensing point of view."
"The Zend PHP engine is open source technology, so there's no need for us to worry about licensing or other costs."
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.
For more information on Oracle SOA Suite, visit Oracle.com
Oracle SOA Suite is ranked 10th in Application Infrastructure with 3 reviews while Zend PHP Engine is ranked 13th in Application Infrastructure with 1 review. Oracle SOA Suite is rated 9.0, while Zend PHP Engine is rated 9.0. 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 Zend PHP Engine writes "Offers an easy way to develop both big and small Web-ready applications at low to zero cost". Oracle SOA Suite is most compared with Mule ESB, WebLogic Suite, SAP NetWeaver, Microsoft System Center and TIBCO ActiveMatrix, whereas Zend PHP Engine is most compared with Apache Web Server, WebLogic Suite, JBoss Enterprise Application Platform, NGINX Plus and Microsoft .NET Framework.
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