WebSphere use case
Bryan Salerno | TrustRadius Reviewer
September 27, 2018

WebSphere use case

Score 9 out of 10
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Overall Satisfaction with WebSphere Application Server

WebSphere Application Server had been the application server of choice for most critical applications and applications needing EJBs or to maintain state. It is used across many departments. I see it as more of a IT solution to host functionality to solve business problems, although I guess its high availability, scaling, etc. do solve business problems because a problem can be as simply defined as needing business continuity.
  • Session Management
  • Node Management
  • Scalability
  • High overhead (i.e. resource cpu/memory)
  • Configuration can always be improved
  • With rapid growth, many business units used it just to use it as a Web application server, even if they didn't need a supported robust app server and could have used a open source alternative like Tomcat
  • High cost (license and maintenance) verse ROI for many applications that have limited users
IBM support is better than Oracle, from past experience. Weblogic and WebSphere Application Server are somewhat similar versus the open source JBOSS. For many applications we had selected WAS to have a supported platform and used some of the competitors in other various use cases.
Any web application that needs a enterprise grade application server with support.

WebSphere Application Server Feature Ratings

IDE support
Security management
Administration and management
Application server performance