Extremely reliable application server
June 13, 2016

Extremely reliable application server

Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 5 out of 10
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Overall Satisfaction with Oracle WebLogic Application Server

Our company develops services for universities and the web portal development department choose the Oracle WebLogic portal as the reference platform for portal development. Oracle WebLogic helped to address the need for a reliable and easily scalable environment.
  • Extremely reliable, if tuned opportunely. Node manager is a very strong watchdog.
  • Very user friendly administration console.
  • Easily scalable: adding nodes to the cluster is really straightforward.
  • Very simple network configuration: only one TCP port for all the needs (http, jmx, ajp).
  • SAML support for SSO has room for improvement.
  • Not suitable for container (eg. Docker) deployment.
  • The learning curve: in order to become an expert you've to do a lot of (expensive) training.
  • It allowed us to deliver reliable and robust services to our customers. It allowed to reduce the incident ratio dramatically.
  • Huge investment, high risk in case of lack of customers.
  • The web administration console facilitate the configuration and performance tuning.
WebLogic is clearly more powerful than Tomcat, but it's also better than JBoss, since it gives more configuration options, and the administration console is absolutely the best I've ever seen. On the other side, for small applications Tomcat is more lightweight, and more suitable for container deployment.
For sure it is well suited for higly scalable mission critical services. It is too complicated and expensive for small applications.

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