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Score 9.3 out of 100
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Score 8.6 out of 100

Feature Set Ratings

  • Red Hat JBoss Enterprise Application Platform ranks higher in 1 feature set: Application Servers

Application Servers

8.4

IBM CICS

84%
8.6

Red Hat JBoss EAP

86%
IBM CICS ranks higher in 3/6 features

Security management

10.0
100%
1 Rating
8.6
86%
8 Ratings

Administration and management

10.0
100%
1 Rating
8.1
81%
8 Ratings

Application server performance

7.0
70%
1 Rating
8.6
86%
8 Ratings

Installation

10.0
100%
1 Rating
9.5
95%
8 Ratings

Open-source standards compliance

5.0
50%
1 Rating
8.6
86%
8 Ratings

IDE support

N/A
0 Ratings
8.1
81%
8 Ratings

Attribute Ratings

  • IBM CICS is rated higher in 1 area: Likelihood to Recommend

Likelihood to Recommend

10.0

IBM CICS

100%
1 Rating
8.1

Red Hat JBoss EAP

81%
8 Ratings

Likelihood to Renew

IBM CICS

N/A
0 Ratings
5.0

Red Hat JBoss EAP

50%
1 Rating

Usability

IBM CICS

N/A
0 Ratings
8.5

Red Hat JBoss EAP

85%
3 Ratings

Performance

IBM CICS

N/A
0 Ratings
8.7

Red Hat JBoss EAP

87%
6 Ratings

Support Rating

IBM CICS

N/A
0 Ratings
5.2

Red Hat JBoss EAP

52%
4 Ratings

Ease of integration

IBM CICS

N/A
0 Ratings
8.5

Red Hat JBoss EAP

85%
3 Ratings

Likelihood to Recommend

IBM

The strengths of CICS are certainly the scalability. The multilevel architecture of the CICS regions, security, and performance, manages to manage large volumes of transactions with efficient performances.
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Red Hat

JBoss EAP is subscription based/open source platform. It's very reliable and great for deploying high transaction Java based enterprise applications. It integrates well with third party components like mod_cluster and supports popular Java EE web-based frameworks such as Spring, Angular JS, jQuery Mobile, and Google Web Toolkit.
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Pros

IBM

  • De facto standard in the legacy enterprise
  • Multiplatform connection
  • Native connection with DB2
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Red Hat

  • MOD_CLUSTER integration. JBoss EAP integrates pretty well with mod_cluster. This is an intelligent load balancer especially useful in highly clustered environments.
  • Supports enterprise-grade features such as high availability clustering, distributed caching, messaging etc.
  • Supports deployment in on-premise, virtual and hybrid cloud environments.
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Cons

IBM

  • Direct internet connection
  • Social connectors
  • Speak Java not only with Websphere
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Red Hat

  • Jboss CLI is a great tool but we had trouble using it to get values that are displayed on Jboss GUI. It also has limitations parsing the applications.xml files and we had to use a mix of jboss-cli and linux bash commands to automate certain application administrative tasks.
  • JBoss doesn't really provides performance tuning recommendations. It would have been nice if it could learn from the current demand vs current settings for things like connection pool, server configurations, garbage collection etc.
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Pricing Details

IBM CICS

Starting Price

Editions & Modules

IBM CICS 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

    Red Hat JBoss EAP

    Starting Price

    Editions & Modules

    Red Hat JBoss EAP 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

      Likelihood to Renew

      IBM

      No answers on this topic

      Red Hat

      We are planning to migrate away from Jboss to Tomcat as Jboss has shown not interest in supporting OSGi which is heavily used at our shop
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      Usability

      IBM

      No answers on this topic

      Red Hat

      JBoss overall is easy to use. The installation and deployment of applications are quick. Documentations and support are also readily available.
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      Performance

      IBM

      No answers on this topic

      Red Hat

      Usually, Red Hat JBoss Enterprise Application Platform is good at performance and well suited for high traffic Java EE-based applications, but we have faced hard times performance tuning it for our specific needs. The product would be nicer if they would add a performance diagnostic and recommendations feature to it.
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      Support Rating

      IBM

      No answers on this topic

      Red Hat

      Fast response.
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      Alternatives Considered

      IBM

      There is no comparison, in practice, the possibility of using the latest programming languages but, above all, the databases can be different and more modern than DL1.
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      Red Hat

      We selected JBoss because of compatibility with EJB's. We currently are trying to reduce our footprint and will highly consider using Tomcat.
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      Return on Investment

      IBM

      • More scalability than servers
      • More reliability than servers
      • More security
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      Red Hat

      • Improved delivery timelines due to easy out of the box setup.
      • It is a cheap subscription-based/open-source Java EE-based application server. This reduces the overall cost of delivery.
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