IBM WebSphere - better productivity, greater agility, lower costs.
Do you have to wait for your application server to start every time you change your code? WebSphere® delivers sub-three-second server start-up time1 through its Liberty profile. You can immediately feel the difference. It lets you try your code as you change it. You get a lean download and a small footprint too, 4x slimmer than WebLogic.2
WebSphere Application Server now includes built-in application health management, intelligent routing, dynamic clustering, and enterprise batch workload support. The result: greater agility and potential big savings:3
WebLogic Server does not provide such capabilities. You need to buy the entire WebLogic suite. Moreover, Oracle®'s application infrastructure management tools do not offer support for popular server virtualization solutions such as VMware, PowerVM® and z/VM®.
With WebSphere, you could pay up to 57% less for first-year license and support.4 And you pay only for the cores you use, which is not always the case with Oracle software.
1WebSphere Application Server Liberty Profile delivers 2.9 second server start-up time based on IBM tests using a 2006 standard T60 ThinkPad, IBM Java 7 SR1 JVM for 32bit Windows XP. Actual time may vary.
2WebSphere Application Server Liberty Profile is available as a 46MB download vs. 183 MB for Oracle WebLogic Server 12c; WebSphere Application Server Liberty Profile has a 48MB memory footprint at startup vs. 193MB for Oracle WebLogic Server 12c. Actual memory footprint may vary over time.
3Based on IBM estimates derived from client experiences and over 55 WebSphere Virtual Enterprise Value Assessments. Actual client savings may vary.
4Based on publicly available information as of 2/1/2012 comparing Oracle WebLogic Server Enterprise Edition to IBM WebSphere Application Server Network Deployment. Both incl. Y1 maint/support. IBM: 100 Processor Value Units, Oracle: 1.0 processor multiplier, for example both are on an IBM Power 730 Express server (2 chips, 8 cores each). If both are on Power 780 or Power 795, you could pay 49% less with IBM.
WebSphere Application Server vs. Oracle WebLogic compared
Read the in-depth comparison of IBM WebSphere and Oracle WebLogic head-to-head on cost, performance and support.