Overall Satisfaction with Oracle WebLogic Application Server
My organization is heavily invested in using Oracle WebLogic. Most of our non-cloud native apps are using version 12.1.3. It addresses our needs for an enterprise-focused server system that keeps constant and frequent security updates with very limited configuration needed. I've personally had no issues using it in my local workspace, and it starts up very quickly.
- Small amount of configuration needed out of the box.
- Expensive, which drives smaller companies away.
- Can't use newer versions of Java with it.
- It's a great match for our business since it does everything we need.
- We've never had any issues with the servers, except for a few zero-day exploits we've run into.
Apache Tomcat requires a lot of out-of-the-box set-up that is difficult to work with, especially when it comes to production-ready configurations. The only advantage it has over Oracle WLS is that it's free, which is probably why many commercial server products are bundled with it. The documentation for WLS greatly justifies the use of it for large business users.
Oracle WebLogic Application is great for applications that use J2EE frameworks, and it provides exceptional reliability. Because it is one of the most-used servers and one of the oldest as well, the documentation and forum discussions are abundantly available. However, it is less appropriate for cloud-native integrations, since it itself is not cloud-native.