For the real world solutions
February 01, 2018

For the real world solutions

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

My organization is an Oracle partner, therefore we value the use of its products not only in our projects and suggestions but eventually in our in-house applications. Our confidence in the product assures us that we have a robust and well-supported platform for our tools to provide an overall better service.
  • The brand relation between Java and WebLogic Application Server usually provides a quicker access to programming features and their availability for the applications deployed.
  • The access to centralized configuration both from console and command line WLST eases the implementation of changes major or not in an organized and expedite way.
  • The maturity of the product is also visible in the available tools provided by the product itself, for both monitoring of resources and alerting for availability and thresholds
  • Oracle could provide WLST with a graphics tool, to ease the scripting especially providing inbuilt list/details of accessible methods/objects
  • A visible memory footprint often causes an overhead in the jvm runtime. Maybe too many product artifacts being loaded on boot?
  • The console seems to still be in progress; some of the tables even in version 12c aren't customizable and displaying of long lists is often broken when you cant filter.
  • Ease of integration in OEM monitoring provided preventive actions on the infrastructure, so the number of incidents is reduced.
  • Scriptable actions are portable in most of the environments, so the reuse of procedures requires less action time. It contributes to less time for deployments and downtimes by changes.
  • Resource management helps to reduce waste in interdependent systems; for instance, managing connection pools helps to rationalize the resources used in a shared consolidated database environment.
Oracle WebLogic Application Server and IBM WebSphere Application Server provide an enterprise-level well-supported platform for robust architecture solutions. They provide tools for management, monitoring, and interaction with multiple other platforms in the market. JBoss is close to this group but does not provide such a wide range of solutions and tools. Apache Tomcat is by far behind this, is mostly known for its use as a bundled server for application solutions.
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.

Oracle WebLogic Feature Ratings

IDE support
Security management
Administration and management
Application server performance
Open-source standards compliance