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JBoss is the #5 ranked solution in our list of top Application Server tools. It is most often compared to IBM WebSphere Application Server: JBoss vs IBM WebSphere Application Server

What is JBoss?
Red Hat JBoss Enterprise Application Platform (EAP), a market-leading, fully certified Java EE platform, gives you a single platform to quickly develop and deploy applications. Use traditional Red Hat JBoss EAP to gain business agility with your existing applications and reduce the costs of proprietary platforms.
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JBoss Customers
Tata Sky, Nissan, Swedish Board of Agriculture, Novamedia, American Product Distributors, Advanced Micro Devices, Emirates Group, E*TRADE
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What users are saying about JBoss pricing:
  • "We pay for a maintenance license, but it is not expensive."

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Erick  Garcia Ramirez
Software Engineer at Globant
Real User
Top 5Leaderboard
Good documentation, very stable, and scalable

What is our primary use case?

The product is basically middleware. What we have is several applications running on JBoss. Basically, it is very old and there we have those services exposed. Our target is to move them to ERPC, or something more modern, like REST or ESPC, or a combination of both. What we currently have here, still, is SOAP services, which is a very old middleware. They also are using it for scheduling some items such as some recurrent procedures. They have a queue manager as well.

Pros and Cons

  • "There's good documentation and a pretty good community surrounding the product."
  • "In general, the support of the ERPC would be really good due to the fact that, so far, I have not seen it."

What other advice do I have?

We're just customers. We are currently migrating an application that was developed, on JBoss, and we are taking it to the Cloud. The project was started on JBoss 6.2, however, now that we are mounting it in the Cloud, we're using JBoss EAP 7.3. The client doesn't want to pay more rights to RedHat. Now we're moving JBoss to WildFly, which is really easy. It's just to avoid the licenses. The deployment version is on-premises. The productive version is still on AWS on-premises, on some virtual machines that the company paid for. However, when it comes to the cloud, we are installing it in Google…
BT
Head of Department at a transportation company with 10,001+ employees
Real User
Top 5Leaderboard
Lightweight and reasonably-priced, but the support should be bundled with Red Hat support

What is our primary use case?

JBoss is a product that we implement for our clients. It is used as an application server and a web server.

Pros and Cons

  • "The most valuable feature is the UI."
  • "Having the support combined with Red Hat support would be an improvement."

What other advice do I have?

My advice is that for anybody who is searching for a lightweight application or web server, JBoss is one of the options that I recommend. We plan to continue using it. I would rate this solution a seven out of ten.
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GM
Information Technology Consultant at a computer software company with 11-50 employees
Reseller
Top 10
Reliable, scalable, and easy to use from a developer's perspective

What is our primary use case?

I am working on a deal where JBoss is being renewed. It is a legacy version. The use case is around a financial institution that enables banks to do peer-to-peer transactions. Finance is the core business of the companies I'm working with.

Pros and Cons

  • "It is a Java-based product, so it is pretty straightforward. It is pretty easy from a developer's perspective. It is also pretty reliable and scalable."
  • "It can have automation features. Everybody is focused right now on automation. In terms of saving cost, automation is always the first thing that comes to light."

What other advice do I have?

Its recommendation depends on the vision of the organization. We need to have that understanding first before we provide them some sort of solution. It will depend on what they already have in place or what they're planning to do. Customers are moving to the cloud, and there are other alternatives out there, but of course, it will depend on understanding the journey of the customer. I would rate JBoss an eight out of ten, just for how common it is to use Java as a language.
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