If you were talking to someone whose organization is considering JBoss Enterprise Application Platform, what would you say?
How would you rate it and why? Any other tips or advice?
We are using JBoss, however, we don't use the real business process management tool. We are in the prospecting phase at this moment. We are investigating a lighter BFM solution and going open-source as much as possible. We would definitely want commercial support at some point due to the fact that when we are going to sell the solution to our clients, we don't want to rely only on opening tickets to the community and getting it solved only whenever we can find an answer that way. We definitely will be looking for a solution with commercial support, however, at the same time, to also needs to be open-source, and to evolve freely. IBM Is like a Ferrari and JBoss is like a Ford. Occasionally, I felt that, when using IBM, sometimes we were using a Ferrari unnecessarily. We didn't need something as heavy and powerful. JBoss is light without having commercial restrictions. It basically has a lot of the same functionality without the weight. It offers lower maintenance costs as well. So far, for us, the transition has been okay. We made the transition in 2016. The system has been operational for years now and we don't have major issues. We're not sorry we migrated. The customers are happy. That said, from a stability and performance point of view, there are some IBM features that are more suited for heavier and more complex applications. With my level of experience, it's hard to articulate exact instances, however, it is something to keep in mind for companies that may have deep complexity. I would rate the solution eight out of ten at this moment, as I'm missing some features related to profiling and also because of some stability issues in the JMS queue area.
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