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Likelihood to Recommend

WebSphere Application Server

I believe WebSphere Application Server (WAS) is suited for all JEE applications. I have worked on J2EE based applications including commerce and portlets applications and believe that using WAS has added advantage over other JEE Servers. Although we faced a few issues while implementing queues connection factories over SSL for WebSphere MQ. IBM support folks are always there to help.
Quashar Jamal | TrustRadius Reviewer

Oracle WebLogic

I see Oracle WebLogic Application Server being appropriate when an application needs several different data sources and messaging providers configured and accessible, with a configured level of control of resources (connection pools) and timeouts. It is also advisable to create distributed resources that you can configure as always active to provide more processing power, or as failover for situations of availability in case of disaster recovery, for example.An application where the number of required resources configured is very small and almost non-changeable, and no scalability is required, some other options exist in the market with less cost.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Feature Rating Comparison

Application Servers

WebSphere Application Server
8.1
Oracle WebLogic
8.0
IDE support
WebSphere Application Server
8.0
Oracle WebLogic
7.4
Security management
WebSphere Application Server
8.4
Oracle WebLogic
7.9
Administration and management
WebSphere Application Server
8.5
Oracle WebLogic
8.0
Application server performance
WebSphere Application Server
7.8
Oracle WebLogic
9.0
Installation
WebSphere Application Server
8.0
Oracle WebLogic
7.8
Open-source standards compliance
WebSphere Application Server
7.8
Oracle WebLogic
7.7

Pros

WebSphere Application Server

  • It works out of the box. Its basic functionality is all there and everything works with no adjustments.
  • The functionality is there for fine tuning, to allow applications to be easier to access and quicker with some tweaks, but again, these aren't necessary for basic running.
Ben Williams | TrustRadius Reviewer

Oracle WebLogic

  • Built-in diagnostic modules that can be easily activated for a server instance.
  • Ease of creating and maintaining multiple domains for different applications.
  • Ability to create virtual hosts and targets to which WebLogic Server instances or clusters respond.
  • Powerful clustering framework to balance the load on the server instances.
Sirish Vadala | TrustRadius Reviewer

Cons

WebSphere Application Server

  • Ease of use in terms of deployment, give simple interface to do simple stuff like Tomcat, JBoss or GlassFish.
  • Takes long time to start the server.
  • The Liferay wars need to be decorated and then deployed. Perhaps we could simplify that.
  • Some of the concepts are good for complexity that WAS can handle but could be simplified and better documented, like concepts of well and profile, context, etc.
  • A Liferay war file created using Liferay Developer studio runs fine in Tomcat, however that may not run in WAS 7.x because it needs to be decorated. I had one war for a Liferay portlet with a simple cron job, and had hard time running to WAS server. It was running on the latest free download done on my friends m/c. Other times I have seen that there are issues running a war file that runs on Tomcat but runs on WAS after lot of customization for WAS.
  • The corporations like this however, the product may need better vibrant community of users where issues can be discussed.
Manoj Prasad | TrustRadius Reviewer

Oracle WebLogic

  • The Admin UI should be further simplified, the UI design was not too user-friendly— too many options and clicks required, difficult for the new beginners to figure out what they are looking for.
  • The admin server becomes the single failure point, although Oracle suggested some workarounds by setting VIP and VHost, it was not quite easy and straight forward.
  • Domain replication is hard, requiring a lot of knowledge and scripts efforts.
  • Admin will hang if the node manager communication encounters some issues for one or some nodes in the domain/cluster.
  • Not able to kill/terminate the stuck thread, the only way is to restart the managed server (JVM)
  • License cost is too high, for small businesses.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Likelihood to Renew

WebSphere Application Server

WebSphere Application Server 7.5
Based on 2 answers
When you have a 99.9% uptime, what else can you say? It deserves a 10.
Orazio Ray Pensabene | TrustRadius Reviewer

Oracle WebLogic

Oracle WebLogic 9.0
Based on 1 answer
No answer on this topic is available.

Usability

WebSphere Application Server

WebSphere Application Server 8.0
Based on 1 answer
Very user-friendly to use as the GUI is neat and clean, and has an organized UI
Dinesh P | TrustRadius Reviewer

Oracle WebLogic

Oracle WebLogic 9.0
Based on 1 answer
I would have given it a 10 but sometimes the hogging threads become a issue and needs server bounce. Except that, we are very pleased with the product.
Amanda Decker | TrustRadius Reviewer

Performance

WebSphere Application Server

WebSphere Application Server 8.0
Based on 1 answer
Deploys fairly quick enough and like the roll-out update feature decreasing the downtime and also plays well with other integration tools as well.
Dinesh P | TrustRadius Reviewer

Oracle WebLogic

Oracle WebLogic 9.0
Based on 1 answer
Oracle WebLogic Application Server is great at security, performance and features.
Amanda Decker | TrustRadius Reviewer

Support

WebSphere Application Server

WebSphere Application Server 9.0
Based on 1 answer
IBM was quick to respond when we had an issue with our specific infrastructure. We raised a PMR, which they picked up quickly and updated us about every step of the way. We had an appropriate fix for quite a business critical issue within a fortnight, which was impressive!
Ben Williams | TrustRadius Reviewer

Oracle WebLogic

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Alternatives Considered

WebSphere Application Server

IBM support is better than Oracle, from past experience. Weblogic and WebSphere Application Server are somewhat similar versus the open source JBOSS. For many applications we had selected WAS to have a supported platform and used some of the competitors in other various use cases.
Bryan Salerno | TrustRadius Reviewer

Oracle WebLogic

Oracle WebLogic Application Server is a leading server side container. It is far superior than IBM's WebSphere application server, JBOSS or Tomcat server. The easiness of using Oracle's weblogic application server is much user friendly and also it has great support and user base globally. I would rate WebLogic to be #1 application server & highly recommend.
Binu Nair | TrustRadius Reviewer

Return on Investment

WebSphere Application Server

  • Takes long time to learn deploy and adapt to the complexity and vast difference with other servers.
  • Negative impact on ROI in terms of more expertise needed may be compensated with more robust application that WAS offers.
  • Because of lack of ease of use, the time taken to deploy and run applications is high.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Oracle WebLogic

  • In our business, availability is a critical issue, because the services must be running 24/7. Since we provide services in countries whose time zones are different, a pause in that service implies high monetary losses.
  • We can not afford for operations so it is worth investing in an engine that gives us all the stability and security you need, so each dollar is worth it.
  • The licensing of WebLogic servers in their most complete editions is not accessible for all types of companies, but in that case we visualize it as an investment, rather than as a cost.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Pricing Details

WebSphere Application Server

General

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

Oracle WebLogic

General

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

Rating Summary

Likelihood to Recommend

WebSphere Application Server
8.2
Oracle WebLogic
8.3

Likelihood to Renew

WebSphere Application Server
7.5
Oracle WebLogic
9.0

Usability

WebSphere Application Server
8.0
Oracle WebLogic
9.0

Performance

WebSphere Application Server
8.0
Oracle WebLogic
9.0

Support

WebSphere Application Server
9.0
Oracle WebLogic

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