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Score 8.8 out of 100
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Score 8.2 out of 100

Feature Set Ratings

    Application Servers

    Amazon EC2 Auto Scaling

    Feature Set Not Supported
    N/A
    8.5

    IBM WebSphere Hybrid Edition

    85%
    IBM WebSphere Hybrid Edition ranks higher in 6/6 features

    IDE support

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    7.9
    79%
    11 Ratings

    Security management

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    7.9
    79%
    16 Ratings

    Administration and management

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    9.1
    91%
    16 Ratings

    Application server performance

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    8.9
    89%
    16 Ratings

    Installation

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    9.0
    90%
    15 Ratings

    Open-source standards compliance

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    8.4
    84%
    11 Ratings

    Attribute Ratings

    • Amazon EC2 Auto Scaling is rated higher in 1 area: Likelihood to Recommend
    • IBM WebSphere Hybrid Edition is rated higher in 2 areas: Usability, Support Rating

    Likelihood to Recommend

    8.8

    Amazon EC2 Auto Scaling

    88%
    17 Ratings
    7.5

    IBM WebSphere Hybrid Edition

    75%
    18 Ratings

    Likelihood to Renew

    Amazon EC2 Auto Scaling

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    7.5

    IBM WebSphere Hybrid Edition

    75%
    2 Ratings

    Usability

    7.5

    Amazon EC2 Auto Scaling

    75%
    2 Ratings
    9.0

    IBM WebSphere Hybrid Edition

    90%
    4 Ratings

    Performance

    Amazon EC2 Auto Scaling

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    8.0

    IBM WebSphere Hybrid Edition

    80%
    2 Ratings

    Support Rating

    8.5

    Amazon EC2 Auto Scaling

    85%
    2 Ratings
    8.7

    IBM WebSphere Hybrid Edition

    87%
    5 Ratings

    Ease of integration

    Amazon EC2 Auto Scaling

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    8.0

    IBM WebSphere Hybrid Edition

    80%
    1 Rating

    Likelihood to Recommend

    Amazon AWS

    If you need to establish a system right away, in the past it took weeks or months to request a quote from the vendor and receive the equipment. Now, with Amazon EC2 in less than tens of minutes or hours, you can create a test environment and test it without any inconvenience.
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    IBM

    I recommend it, and I will consider acquiring it as soon as possible because it has remarkable infrastructure support, in addition to its support that any professional can control it with a minimum knowledge of IT. We have run more than 100 simultaneous applications throughout the company, where 40 percent are only from human resources, and they glide excellently well.
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    Pros

    Amazon AWS

    • Dynamic scaling can be configured to respond to a wide variety of metrics and alerts
    • Predictive scaling allows one to get ahead of high traffic events rather than simply reacting to them
    • Health checks are configurable based on the needs of your application and architecture
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    • It works out of the box. Its basic functionality is all there and everything works with no adjustments.
    • The functionality is there for fine tuning, to allow applications to be easier to access and quicker with some tweaks, but again, these aren't necessary for basic running.
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    Cons

    Amazon AWS

    • Sometimes, Auto scaling takes time to spin up your instances if your traffic is so high in short span of time.
    • And, Auto scaling can be more efficient if we have only Load balancer in our architecture.
    • It has some limitations on setting up the Auto scaling infra.
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    IBM

    • Ease of use in terms of deployment, give simple interface to do simple stuff like Tomcat, JBoss or GlassFish.
    • Takes long time to start the server.
    • The Liferay wars need to be decorated and then deployed. Perhaps we could simplify that.
    • Some of the concepts are good for complexity that WAS can handle but could be simplified and better documented, like concepts of well and profile, context, etc.
    • A Liferay war file created using Liferay Developer studio runs fine in Tomcat, however that may not run in WAS 7.x because it needs to be decorated. I had one war for a Liferay portlet with a simple cron job, and had hard time running to WAS server. It was running on the latest free download done on my friends m/c. Other times I have seen that there are issues running a war file that runs on Tomcat but runs on WAS after lot of customization for WAS.
    • The corporations like this however, the product may need better vibrant community of users where issues can be discussed.
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    Pricing Details

    Amazon EC2 Auto Scaling

    Starting Price

    Editions & Modules

    Amazon EC2 Auto Scaling editions and modules pricing
    EditionModules

    Footnotes

      Offerings

      Free Trial
      Free/Freemium Version
      Premium Consulting/Integration Services

      Entry-level set up fee?

      No setup fee

      Additional Details

      IBM WebSphere Hybrid Edition

      Starting Price

      $88.5 per month

      Editions & Modules

      IBM WebSphere Hybrid Edition editions and modules pricing
      EditionModules
      Application Server$88.501

      Footnotes

      1. per month

      Offerings

      Free Trial
      Free/Freemium Version
      Premium Consulting/Integration Services

      Entry-level set up fee?

      No setup fee

      Additional Details

      Pricing Info

      Likelihood to Renew

      Amazon AWS

      No answers on this topic

      IBM

      When you have a 99.9% uptime, what else can you say? It deserves a 10.
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      Usability

      Amazon AWS

      Usability is good since we already know how AWS works. For those that are new it might be a little bit confusing at the beginning but they are improving it at a fast pace. Even though AWS keeps changing the user interface constantly, it is still powerful, understandable and easy to use. For technical people, they still offer the CLI.
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      IBM

      WebSphere Application Server is used across our organization. Most projects use this for Java products and applications. Being robust and scalable makes it even more usable. We love using WebSphere Application Server due to its configuration management ability made simple and vast across all java related parameters. It is dependent on the features and upgrades and IBM releases some great upgrades to WebSphere Application Server.
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      Performance

      Amazon AWS

      No answers on this topic

      IBM

      Deploys fairly quick enough and like the roll-out update feature decreasing the downtime and also plays well with other integration tools as well.
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      Support Rating

      Amazon AWS

      The platform works as is. The help and tutorials on the help page can help you to setup the entire platform without problems, and also provides help on a huge variety of problems. Amazon also provides support plans. We have the basic support plan, but Amazon offers three support tiers, and we know that it works perfect.
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      IBM

      IBM was quick to respond when we had an issue with our specific infrastructure. We raised a PMR, which they picked up quickly and updated us about every step of the way. We had an appropriate fix for quite a business critical issue within a fortnight, which was impressive!
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      Alternatives Considered

      Amazon AWS

      Before we were using server with fixed resources which having Microsoft IIS installed. Server has fixed hard disk size, and fixed number of GBs per month. Sometimes all resources are consumed prior to next billing cycle, then at the end, we need to buy or pay more for extra resources to let all things work as expected. After AWS EC2 Auto scaling, we don't need to go and check how server performing, and how much resources consumed.
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      IBM

      Both Apache Tomcat and Hybris have been in use, and we have provided support for both tomcat and IIS-based systems. Companies with a substantial investment in IBM technology will find this application particularly useful. Support and licensing fees might be prohibitive, especially for smaller businesses.
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      Return on Investment

      Amazon AWS

      • We will devote more time to development than server administration, but we will require additional time if you migrate from another ecosystem.
      • Fault detection and reporting are automated in the old server, and bandwidth is fixed per month, but everything is manageable automatically. We only pay for the resources we use.
      • After some months, we met our return on investment (ROI).
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      IBM

      • Websphere Application Server maintain high availability of web applications.
      • It's highly scalable and we can configure the servers in production environment with ease.
      • With very less concerns Websphere Application Server provides full Customer satisfaction.
      • Easy integration with other components and widely used in web deployments and central integrated console for all the application is available.
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