IBM Websphere - Java Developer’s Love
October 01, 2020

IBM Websphere - Java Developer’s Love

Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 9 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User

Overall Satisfaction with WebSphere Application Server

WebSphere Application Server is the most prominent application server and web container used by our organization across projects and verticals. It is one of the most robust web containers for large scale enterprise applications. WebSphere Application Server is being used right from developer workspace to Production environments due to its immense scalability and robustness. Websphere has developed different versions for these uses. Most web application which have beans and bindings use this WebSphere Application Server for deployment. It deploys and lets us manage the application easily.
  • Robustness
  • Stability
  • Cluster Management
  • EJB Support
  • Better and simpler Admin Console
  • Auto Heap Management
  • Email SMTP Connectivity
  • Cost Effective
  • One License Partnership Ease
  • Cost of License for Developers is negative ROI
WebSphere Application Server admin console is very detailed and there are a huge number of configurations available to maintain and configure. JBoss is complex where stand vs full configuration is confusing sometimes. Modularity proved complex there, so I love WebSphere Application Server.

Tomcat is easiest to use and ready in minutes, while WAS has a heavy installation owing to its properties and scalability features.
IBM is a brand that lives it up to its name. They provide full support and release timely fix packs for recognized issues. The support to a product is needed for a big organization and they convey all that is needed. WebSphere Application Server versions and upgrades are communicated timely and used by organizations.
WebSphere Application Server is used across our organization. Most projects use this for Java products and applications. Being robust and scalable makes it even more usable. We love using WebSphere Application Server due to its configuration management ability made simple and vast across all java related parameters. It is dependent on the features and upgrades and IBM releases some great upgrades to WebSphere Application Server.

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Large scale apps, EJB applications, Enterprise suite apps are where WebSphere Application Server will be most suited. Apps which need large volume and complex memory management also opt for WebSphere Application Server over Jboss.

Small scale web services and REST where highly scalable server is not needed, WebSphere Application Server falls back. Simple servers like Tomcat and Jboss take the edge for small apps.

IBM WebSphere Hybrid Edition Feature Ratings

IDE support
Security management
Administration and management
Application server performance
Not Rated
Open-source standards compliance