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  • Oracle WebLogic Suite is rated higher in 1 area: Likelihood to Recommend

Likelihood to Recommend

8.2

IBM DataPower Gateway

82%
2 Ratings
8.3

Oracle WebLogic Suite

83%
8 Ratings

Likelihood to Renew

7.0

IBM DataPower Gateway

70%
1 Rating

Oracle WebLogic Suite

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0 Ratings

Likelihood to Recommend

IBM

WebSphere DataPower Gateway is really beneficial if you are trying to integrate two or more systems. It provides you with comfort and peace of mind by creating a DMZ zone for the services which are going out of the intranet to hit external clients APIs. It is greatly recommended if you have a very high volume service or API which is being used by a majority of clients because it has a dedicated physical box present which takes care of memory, CPU and all such stuff. So, all your transactions happen at wire-speed.
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Oracle

This is very well suited to be used with web-based applications as it provides immense performance and is a centralized load-sharing solution. If you have multiple applications then this is an appropriate server as it can handle them easily and it is completely flexible and secure. For Images, the configuration part could be a bit hard to handle on this server.
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Pros

IBM

  • The most obvious thing that DataPower does exceptionally well is security. All the built-in supported security capabilities allow us to isolate most security tasks to DataPower and as a result "protect" down steam services/systems to have to deal with security.
  • DataPower is very good at protocol conversion and as it is usually used on the edge allows you to narrow down the protocols used between the companies public and private networks.
  • The appliance concept makes maintenance, recovery and, management so much simpler.
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Oracle

  • Provides a robust application server platform and standardized skill set
  • Provides infinite scalability options
  • Easy integration accross the organization
  • Allows for advanced configuration and automation of configurations and the creation of new environments
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Cons

IBM

  • The old interface is being really missed by our team as the new WebUI interface is not that intuitive or easy to work with. It takes a lot of time to load. There should be an inbuilt wizard for creating a Rest service as well like there is for an XML based service.
  • IBM support is very knowledgeable but it's not that easy to reach them. They don't release the fix patches very soon which also becomes a big issue in certain situations where critical projects are involved.
  • Lastly, DataPower has its steep learning curve and it requires time and effort on your end to gain full control and make the most of the advanced features which it offers. Finding the right resource in the market is not that easy.
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Oracle

  • The integration stand up time takes a little longer than we anticipated
  • The automated failover process is a bit slow
  • The java fight recorder crashes from time to time
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    Free/Freemium Version
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    Entry-level set up fee?

    No setup fee

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    Oracle WebLogic Suite

    Starting Price

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      Free Trial
      Free/Freemium Version
      Premium Consulting/Integration Services

      Entry-level set up fee?

      No setup fee

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      Likelihood to Renew

      IBM

      Cost of the appliance
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      Oracle

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      Alternatives Considered

      IBM

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      Oracle

      For as long as I have been with my company (and longer) we have leveraged WebLogic as our hosting/middleware platform of choice. I haven't actually had any in office experience with other alternatives. We've had an exclusivity contract with Oracle the whole time. Then again, Oracle Weblogic Suite is the industry standard for a reason.
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      Return on Investment

      IBM

      • It has really taken our business to the next level. We have expanded and integrated with so many new vendors and for all those integrations DataPower is serving as our security gateway.
      • We don't have to depend on any other tool for doing the load balancing of the incoming requests as that is also taken care inside the WebSphere DataPower Gateway box itself, thereby distributing the load equally.
      • It has made our platform much more secure, uniform and robust to deal with any kind of incoming message format or threat as well due to its latest security mechanisms and huge processing power.
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      Oracle

      • Server startup can be controlled from the dashboard. In case a node is going down and has some issue, we can take that out or shut it down.
      • Connection pool management.
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