WebLogic - Yay or Nay?
December 21, 2018

WebLogic - Yay or Nay?

Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 8 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User

Overall Satisfaction with Oracle WebLogic Application Server

We are using Oracle Weblogic server to host various J2EE based web applications for our company websites. We are also making use of clustering in Oracle Weblogic. The application server is hosted internally while the web request is served through a reverse proxy using Oracle iPlanet server. Most of the heavier application are hosted in Weblogic.
  • Stable and powerful
  • GUI is powerful and easy to use
  • Easy to use, simple to deploy an application
  • Cost might be issue
  • Not as lightweight as some other competitors
  • Cost is higher compared to some alternatives, but it provides a powerful platform and is well suited for our environment
  • The application server is stable and results in very little downtime for our environment
Compared to the alternatives, Weblogic is on the heavier side and requires more configuration to get it running. Instance startup time is also relatively long, but this could be due to the application size deployed on the server. Licensing cost for WebLogic would also be higher compared to open sourced alternatives. However, for enterprise applications, Weblogic is more powerful.
Oracle WebLogic server is well suited if you want a powerful and scalable application server to deploy a complete J2EE stack app. Due to the heavier nature of the application server, it is more suited for larger applications with heavy usage. If you want to deploy a small app with minimal access from users, a more light-weight application server like Tomcat may be more suitable.

Oracle WebLogic Server Feature Ratings

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