HCL Domino vs. Oracle Java SE Subscription

Overview
ProductRatingMost Used ByProduct SummaryStarting Price
HCL Domino
Score 7.3 out of 10
N/A
HCL Domino (formerly IBM Domino, and before that Lotus Domino) is an enterprise application development platform, boasting mobile-app capabilities to enterprise authentication and a companion low-code app builder called Domino Volt.N/A
Oracle Java SE Subscription
Score 8.6 out of 10
N/A
Oracle Java SE Subscription combines license and support into a subscription to enable users to manage Java SE installations, updates and upgrades across the enterprise. The former Java SE Advanced, Java SE Advanced Desktop, and Java SE Suite products have transitioned to a Java SE Subscriptions. Beyond the unlicensed version, purchasers of Oracle Java SE Subscription receive all-hours access to My Oracle Support, enterprise monitoring, management, and deployment features, and early access to…
$2.50
per named user per month
Pricing
HCL DominoOracle Java SE Subscription
Editions & Modules
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Oracle Java SE Desktop Subscription
$2.50
per named user per month
Oracle Java SE Subscription
$25
per core per month
Offerings
Pricing Offerings
HCL DominoOracle Java SE Subscription
Free Trial
NoYes
Free/Freemium Version
NoYes
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
NoYes
Entry-level Setup FeeNo setup feeNo setup fee
Additional DetailsVolume discounts also available.
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User Ratings
HCL DominoOracle Java SE Subscription
Likelihood to Recommend
9.0
(3 ratings)
8.6
(68 ratings)
Likelihood to Renew
-
(0 ratings)
8.2
(1 ratings)
Support Rating
-
(0 ratings)
9.4
(57 ratings)
User Testimonials
HCL DominoOracle Java SE Subscription
Likelihood to Recommend
HCL Technologies
Domino is best in medium-sized businesses of 20-100 employees. It's too complicated to implement in very small companies unless you have good external resources. It scales up very well for larger companies but the pressures of users wanting particular "brand-name" software can become difficult. If you want a restricted "extranet/portal" system for a limited set of members it's a great system, particularly if you add a Domino CRM on top. Unlike Microsoft, you never have to resort to command-line tools, like PowerShell, in Domino to get things done.
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Oracle
The Oracle Java SE Subscription is a useful service that can support larger organizations that need to implement quick feature development and need to do so with maximum support with minimal fuss. Performance can vary due to the nature of Javas JVM having to boot upon every start and there can be some compatibility issues with a few third-party systems. Smaller organizations would be better off utilizing Java SDK or OpenJDK as these are free but don't have the benefit of direct support from Oracle. If a larger organization has a long history of using Java and has legacy systems running on older versions of Java, then the extra support needed will more than justify the cost If you are heavily invested in Java and need to support applications running on older versions such as Java 8, or you want to use OracleJDK, then you would want to consider getting the subscription for its support and patches.
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Pros
HCL Technologies
  • Domino support for policy-based user registration and deployment eases end-user creation.
  • User access to databases is simplified via group membership and defined roles.
  • Email replication to clustered servers is simplified through connection/replication documents stored centralized address book
  • Group calendaring enabled at client level controls.
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Oracle
  • Collect in an inventory all versions of Java that have been used in different applications.
  • Determine the status of old versions of Java and update or apply essential security patches.
  • Oracle Support is the best to be able to solve problems in an agile and safe way.
  • Fast update cycles to make new features available.
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Cons
HCL Technologies
  • User interface needs to be modernised.
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Oracle
  • AMC Usage details hard to Decipher and Categorize
  • AMC JRE Upgrades have very limited Scheduling of Deployments, should be more like SCCM. Where you know exactly when deployments are going out. Not just when the Agent decides to check in.
  • Cost is WAY too high
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Likelihood to Renew
HCL Technologies
No answers on this topic
Oracle
It provides an affordable way to protect your investment.
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Support Rating
HCL Technologies
No answers on this topic
Oracle
As I mentioned before, quality of support from Oracle Java SE Subscription is extraordinary. The speed of resolution and the expertise of the staff is really appreciated. We raised a high priority support incident which blocked our process [and] Oracle Java SE support did a quick analysis and provided a solution which took less time than we expected. They also help us in installing patches and updates whenever required.
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Alternatives Considered
HCL Technologies
We use SharePoint, SQL and Teams but only for the things that they excel in. For example, we use teams for small team interactions (including external participants). We use teams for meetings too. We've discovered that Teams collaboration is not as full-functional as Domino and more importantly, that our members (financial services) do not trust the Open Office365 cloud. SharePoint and Team collaborative features are often blocked in our member organizations. Domino is much easier to identify and unblock at the firewall level. It's much easier to restrict collaboration to approved options in Domino.
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Oracle
It is more suitable and effective to opt for Oracle Java SE Subscription to receive enhanced support for your Java SE Applications. The support team is highly qualified and technically sound to manage your Java SE Applications properly. Also they are available 24*7 to make sure applications are up-to-date.
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Return on Investment
HCL Technologies
  • The immediate impact on my organization as a non-profit is cost. Enterprise pricing for a Domino solution is exponentially more inexpensive than more popular applications.
  • Of the most obvious impacts is user familiarity. Given a vast majority of the employment pool having familiarity with MS products, orienting new employees to Domino\Notes is burdensome. Adoption is slow and resistance is high.
  • Hiring Domino administrators and developers is increasingly challenging.
  • The recent sale of the Domino platform away from IBM is concerning.
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Oracle
  • Code portability allowed us to run the same code on all platforms
  • Security is always a key issue especially in the world of increasing cybersecurity laws. It only makes sense to invest in a secure development environment
  • Developers appreciate rich community support for java se platform
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