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James Lui
Real User
Team Lead - Oracle Applications DBA at a energy/utilities company with 1,001-5,000 employees
Nov 29 2016

What is most valuable?

Ease of scalability through both assymetric and symmetric clustering; ease of integration with existing and potential... more»

How has it helped my organization?

Provides a uniform technology platform between multiple application installations, whether Enterprise Resource Planning... more»

What needs improvement?

Cloning and replication (detailed below) could be much more flexible and standardized. WebLogic out-of-the-box... more»

What's my experience with pricing, setup cost, and licensing?

As an application platform, you will need to carefully forecast your overall user and process load, and service-level... more»

Which solutions did we use previously?

We use a half-dozen different appliication server technologies - which one is used depends more on application... more»

What other advice do I have?

Cloning and replication of WebLogic instances isn't exactly a rote science. Because the stacks become secured against... more»
Jordan Braunstein
Consultant
Consultant Principal on: MuleSoft Expert, Oracle Fusion Expert, webMethods Expert; Dev, SA, EA, PM at Visual Integrator Consulting
Feb 01 2018

What is most valuable?

WebLogic is and has always been a leading application development platform even going back to the BEA days, so some of the great features that WebLogic provides is scalability, the... more»

How has it helped my organization?

A lot of times customers really have to consider 'do I want to use a solution like WebLogic or do I want to look at an opensource solution and what kind of app server container do... more»

What needs improvement?

Probably some greater ability to support API management and some greater ability to do things like supporting Node.js. Obviously they have some of that already in there but just... more»

What other advice do I have?

I don't give anyone a ten but from an app server perspective, WebLogic is definitely going to be a 9 to a 9.5 because they've been in my opinion one of the leading app servers on... more»
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James Lui
Real User
Team Lead - Oracle Applications DBA at a energy/utilities company with 1,001-5,000 employees
Apr 24 2018

What is most valuable?

Ease of scalability through both asymmetric and symmetric clustering; ease of integration with existing and potential... more»

How has it helped my organization?

Provides a uniform technology platform between multiple application installations, whether Enterprise Resource Planning... more»

What needs improvement?

Cloning and replication (detailed below) could be much more flexible and standardized. WebLogic out-of-the-box... more»

What's my experience with pricing, setup cost, and licensing?

As an application platform, you will need to carefully forecast your overall user and process load, and service-level... more»

Which solutions did we use previously?

We use a half-dozen different application server technologies - which one is used depends more on application... more»

What other advice do I have?

Cloning and replication of WebLogic instances isn't exactly a rote science. Because the stacks become secured against... more»
it_user521655
Real User
Senior Software Engineer at Crown Castle
Nov 29 2016

What is most valuable?

I like that it's industry tested and available on various platforms. I'm not sure we use any specific features of it, other than it’s a robust... more»

How has it helped my organization?

Having the Oracle support has improved how my organization functions. We have a support contract for it 24/7. That's a huge thing, having the... more»

What needs improvement?

I would like to see better integration with some of the cloud stuff that Oracle provides. We just went to an Oracle hackathon; a couple of us, a... more»

Which solutions did we use previously?

Back in the day, probably 15 years ago, there were very few application servers. WebLogic was, at the time, the best. Of course, it changed... more»

What other advice do I have?

If you are serious about it and you have the money to spend, then spend it on a winner. There's all kinds of open source stuff out there. Stuff... more»
it_user521724
Real User
President at a tech services company with 51-200 employees
Nov 21 2017

What is most valuable?

The most valuable feature to us is its user friendliness as well as its admin features, which are much better then the previous versions of Oracle.

How has it helped my organization?

First of all, what we do is, we have some products which run on WebLogic. They're really great, in the sense that we have never found a bug or... more»

What needs improvement?

I am not a very techy guy, though I know how to use the product. Areas for improvement should come from my developer.

Which solutions did we use previously?

The previous version was called Oracle Application Server. That was the one we used. That used to have a lot of issues. After Oracle started... more»

What other advice do I have?

I would say out of the servers that we have used - one is an Apache Tomcat which is Open Source, which we typically use for demos and other... more»
SenEnt299245
Real User
Senior Enterprise Architect at a healthcare company with 11-50 employees
Jul 31 2018

What is most valuable?

A valuable feature is its integration with Oracle Database. We have another system running Oracle Database which can be easily updated from the... more»

How has it helped my organization?

It is connected with our systems, and our systems run on Oracle. It is beneficial because it integrates with our internal systems. This resolves... more»

What needs improvement?

We need to have more adapters and connectors, especially healthcare system adapters. This solution doesn't have connectors to other external... more»

What's my experience with pricing, setup cost, and licensing?

In general, it is a costly solution.

What other advice do I have?

I rate this solution as a seven out of 10, because it is not fully satisfying our needs. It is good in specific areas, but it's not satisfying... more»
Urmila Iyer
Consultant
IT Analyst at a tech services company with 10,001+ employees
Nov 24 2016

What is most valuable?

One of the most valuable features of WebLogic is that deployment is an easy process. The code can be deployed on... more»

How has it helped my organization?

With a huge number of servers for our application, manual deployment would be an extremely tedious, error prone and... more»

What needs improvement?

The initial setup and administration does require expertise. While bigger organizations can afford to have dedicated... more»

What's my experience with pricing, setup cost, and licensing?

Licensing is expensive but it is worth the cost. If you are going to utilize all its features, then you should go for... more»

Which solutions did we use previously?

WebLogic was our first choice.

What other advice do I have?

You need to consider the licensing and upgrade costs. In addition, it will help to have a dedicated administration team.
it_user521553
Real User
Lead Systems Engineering Architect at a financial services firm with 5,001-10,000 employees
Nov 29 2016

What is most valuable?

We have JBoss, too, and it's far better than JBoss. It’s more powerful, in terms of the number of sessions you can run on WebLogic, compared to the other product.

How has it helped my organization?

Our transactions, our business runs smoother. It provides greater efficiency and performance.

What needs improvement?

The patching is painful; if they wouldn’t release as frequently. Every time you have a patch, you have to upgrade. I’d like to see them improve the release of the patches; instead... more»

What other advice do I have?

If you don’t want any outages, you want peace of mind, and your application running smoothly, I would say go for WebLogic. Why would you want a painful experience? It's smooth.

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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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