WebSphere Application Server - is it really worth it?
Abhilash Barla | TrustRadius Reviewer
June 07, 2016

WebSphere Application Server - is it really worth it?

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Overall Satisfaction with WebSphere Application Server

Yes, it is being used across the whole organization. It runs MasterCard applications.
  • Request and response tracking.
  • Simplicity of the information to understand and troubleshoot the issues.
  • Robust.
  • Scalable.
  • Love the way it manages clusters.
  • Segmented security.
  • Simple SSO setup.
  • Possibilities for customization
  • Integrated monitoring
  • Setting up SSO for the application can be made simpler.
  • Context root dependencies can be removed.
  • Have had a lot of crashes on the DMGR on WAS 8.5.5. That needs improvement. Even though the available memory is more than 80% it generates multiple core, javacore, snapcore etc., dump files, which just occupy disk space.
  • Improvement in cache clearing. We shouldn't be required to clear the cache and restart the process.
  • Node sync issues.
  • Positive is the IBM support that comes with it is great!
  • Negative is that it is very expensive.
  • I have had an issue where 3 IBM products didn't work with each other for a client where 2 IBM products worked well on a Microsoft Windows Server.
I recommended WebSphere because of my expertise on it and the great IBM support.
Yes, WebSphere Application Server will be chosen for the criticality yielding applications compared to the other open source application and web servers.

WebSphere Application Server Feature Ratings

IDE support
Not Rated
Security management
Administration and management
Application server performance