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Apache Web Server

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Oracle SOA Cloud

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Apache Web Server

If you are only serving up simple websites such as those on WordPress or plain html, then it might be well suited for that. Higher traffic websites or heavy load websites might be better suited for Nginx server as it spreads out the traffic among several threads.
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Oracle SOA Cloud

SOA suite is well suited for any company running multiple components from the following list: Weblogic, JDeveloper, Oracle Service Bus, Oracle Enterprise Manager, and JavaDB. It allows seamless development utilizing one or any combination of these components to create powerful services. It is not well suited for companies [only] utilizing a single one of these technologies
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Pros

  • Easy to configure and is the go-to web server for many people.
  • Great documentation and community support.
  • Modules for added functionality.
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  • Quick to learn the basics
  • Harnesses multiple powerful technologies including Weblogic, JDeveloper and the Oracle Service Bus
  • Allows the creation of flexible muti platform solutions
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Cons

  • Apache web server does not allow for multi-threading, meaning that too many users can crash the system causing downtime for your website.
  • Apache web server is not very fast in that you have to do some tweaking to allow for your website to be faster.
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  • The biggest problem with the Oracle SOA Suite is the installation and configuration of the product. There is much room for improvement here.
  • The startup time for large implementations could be improved.
  • The development and deployment lifecycle could use some improvement.
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Alternatives Considered

Both Nginx and Apache are trying to accomplish the same thing, with the exception that Nginx is a much faster product. It allows for multi-threading which spreads out the traffic around the server. Apache is typically enabled by default and due to the high volume of websites often put out, it is easier to just go with Apache.
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In my opinion there are other products that can implement SOA but the Oracle SOA Suite is the most comprehensive product available. I have not encountered many clients that disagree. While they may sometime moan and groan about the complexity they know that Oracle provides some of the best support available. The talent pool for Oracle SOA Suite has matured in recent years and there are a large number of developers and administrators to choose from.
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Return on Investment

  • It's open source so the price can't get any better.
  • It's easy to find people who know how to administer an Apache web server due to its popularity.
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  • When developing a new application you can start with a good percentage of the application's functionality already built and available to the developers. This reduces the cost to implement new applications or rework existing applications.
  • In early stages of a SOA migration you will not see a very good ROI but if you stick with and you development team embraces the SOA architecture ROI will increase over time.
  • To get the most out of the early implementation of SOA the first services you should implement are those that are used in most applications.
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Pricing Details

Apache Web Server

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

Oracle SOA Cloud

General
Free Trial
Yes
Free/Freemium Version
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
Yes
Entry-level set up fee?
Optional
Additional Pricing Details
Free Trial - https://www.oracle.com/tryit/ / Oracle Cloud Platform trial with up to 3,500 free* hours