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Score 9.7 out of 100
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Score 8.9 out of 100

Likelihood to Recommend

Oracle GlassFish Server

Glassfish is well suited for large-scale cluster deployments and integrates well with F5 load balancers.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

TIBCO ActiveMatrix Service Grid

It fits perfectly for SOA and EAI architecture with large numbers of services that required to be wired to each other, the binding virtualization is quite good to simply this part. For the simple scenario of orchestration and /or ESB architecture could be a better use traditional stack.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Feature Rating Comparison

Application Servers

Oracle GlassFish Server
9.5
TIBCO ActiveMatrix Service Grid
IDE support
Oracle GlassFish Server
9.5
TIBCO ActiveMatrix Service Grid
Security management
Oracle GlassFish Server
8.7
TIBCO ActiveMatrix Service Grid
Administration and management
Oracle GlassFish Server
9.7
TIBCO ActiveMatrix Service Grid
Application server performance
Oracle GlassFish Server
9.7
TIBCO ActiveMatrix Service Grid
Installation
Oracle GlassFish Server
9.6
TIBCO ActiveMatrix Service Grid
Open-source standards compliance
Oracle GlassFish Server
9.8
TIBCO ActiveMatrix Service Grid

SOA Governance

Oracle GlassFish Server
TIBCO ActiveMatrix Service Grid
5.8
Service registry
Oracle GlassFish Server
TIBCO ActiveMatrix Service Grid
5.0
Service management
Oracle GlassFish Server
TIBCO ActiveMatrix Service Grid
7.0
Service discovery
Oracle GlassFish Server
TIBCO ActiveMatrix Service Grid
6.0
Dependency management
Oracle GlassFish Server
TIBCO ActiveMatrix Service Grid
7.0
Policy management
Oracle GlassFish Server
TIBCO ActiveMatrix Service Grid
4.0

Pros

Oracle GlassFish Server

  • The product offers Java EE support.
  • As the version supported by Oracle we have an extensive documentation, the Oracle GlassFish server online documentation library, patches ,and support from the supplier.
  • Ease of use through the administration console.
  • Integration with the NetBeans development interface.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

TIBCO ActiveMatrix Service Grid

  • reduce the number of http port required by services
  • simplified the binding connection amongst services
  • high scalability and fast deployment of applications
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Cons

Oracle GlassFish Server

  • One of the areas where we found Glassfish adaptation difficult for our company was the lack of documentation and community forums covering important issues.
  • We ran into a roadblock with OAuth 2.0 implementation and did not get great support on that issue.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

TIBCO ActiveMatrix Service Grid

  • health check of services and application features has been released with a lot of bugs that have never been fixed
  • it is not so simple to apply the security policy to service/reference binding
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Alternatives Considered

Oracle GlassFish Server

At the time we did a small proof of concept with both platforms and Oracle Glassfish had more intuitive administration and configuration functions
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

TIBCO ActiveMatrix Service Grid

TIBCO service grid has been chosen as a natural selection of the TIBCO product evolution. The high flexibility and the binding virtualization fits very well with client needs for its EAI applications due to the huge number of services and applications, the management of application dependencies during deployment, the advantage of perfect integration with EMS for logging
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Return on Investment

Oracle GlassFish Server

  • Glassfish which initially spun off from an Open Source project has a community edition which is free to use and offers great ROI.
  • In comparison to cloud offerings like AWS and Google App Engine, Glassfish requires more cost upfront for installation and management.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

TIBCO ActiveMatrix Service Grid

  • The integration of old BW with BWSE and its interface quite similar to design time has reduced the cost of training for developers
  • The TIBCO support for this product is no the best and clients complains too much about this. This required to find a workaround or force the client to move to new/or different product. Huge impact on ROI
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Pricing Details

Oracle GlassFish Server

General

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

TIBCO ActiveMatrix Service Grid

General

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

Rating Summary

Likelihood to Recommend

Oracle GlassFish Server
8.8
TIBCO ActiveMatrix Service Grid
7.0

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