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Likelihood to Recommend

Apache Camel

Message brokering across different systems, with transactionality and the ability to have fine tuned control over what happens using Java (or other languages), instead of a heavy, proprietary languages.One situation that it doesn't fit very well (as far as I have experienced) is when your workflow requires significant data mapping. While possible when using Java tooling, some other visual data mapping tools in other integration frameworks are easier to work with.
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WebSphere Application Server

It may be good for big corporates. It looks like a big heavy elephant with lots of features. However it's slower and more complex that its competitors like Tomcat, JBoss, etc.
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Feature Rating Comparison

Application Servers

Apache Camel
WebSphere Application Server
8.0
IDE support
Apache Camel
WebSphere Application Server
8.1
Security management
Apache Camel
WebSphere Application Server
9.0
Administration and management
Apache Camel
WebSphere Application Server
8.5
Application server performance
Apache Camel
WebSphere Application Server
7.6
Installation
Apache Camel
WebSphere Application Server
8.0
Open-source standards compliance
Apache Camel
WebSphere Application Server
7.1

Pros

  • Open source, which is vitally important
  • Great integration with Java frameworks such as Spring Boot, allowing it to be deployed however you need to deploy it
  • Wonderful testing tools as part of the framework
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  • Robust application server
  • Ability to create multiple nodes and clusters
  • Very nice WAS console interface
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Cons

  • I feel that Apache Camel is lacking a Spring XD like framework integration with big data capabilities.
  • Apache Camel seems to be very dependent on Spring.
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  • Less a problem of the platform but often software developed to run on top of WebSphere is tied to specific versions of it, making it difficult to have a central WebSphere farm that can service all your application needs.
  • The install is now fully graphical, but the configuration still requires a lot of manipulating of command line and xml/properties files. This makes it almost impossible for a novice to set up and configure; companies have to hire experienced consultants to get the job done.
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WebSphere Application Server7.5
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Ok to continue with increased usage and used to its various features.
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Alternatives Considered

We chose Apache Camel because it was lightweight, easy to get started with and because it had a groovy DSL since we were a grails shop when we started using it.
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I have worked on JBOSS and WEBLOGIC Application servers apart from Websphere application servers. WebSphere Application Server has a more user friendly admin console GUI. I believe WAS administration and maintenance activities are more easy and effective as compared to other products. To troubleshoot a particular problem, we have lots of options and different types of traces available in WAS which makes it a more preferable product.
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Return on Investment

  • There was certainly a positive impact in terms of code maintainability and ease of implementing new messaging pipelines, however, it's a little difficult to quantify.
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  • As a platform it is extremely stable once set up and configured, so ongoing support of the product is not that intensive. Most of the work is around the applications running on top of the platform. I like a product that does not take your focus away from the software it runs.
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Pricing Details

Apache Camel

General
Free Trial
Free/Freemium Version
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
Entry-level set up fee?
No
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WebSphere Application Server

General
Free Trial
Free/Freemium Version
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
Entry-level set up fee?
No
Additional Pricing Details