IBM WebSphere Features

IBM WebSphere

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4.15/5 (34 reviews)

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IBM WebSphere Feature Reviews

25 reviewers had the following to say about IBM WebSphere's features:

Anonymous
(Information Technology and Services company, 501-1000 employees)

Enterprise grade Application server

2021-07-31

They are running banking application on it and we were never reported an issue after go-live.

Pros

+ Easy to install. (No complex implementation steps) + High stability (Never experienced an unstable situation ) + Can deploy as a microservice. + Larger community support and plenty of community resources. + Proper documentation from principal vendor. + Supports both On-prem and cloud.

Cons

+Key management is not easy.

Rating breakdown

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Ease of use
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Customer support

Time used: 1-2 years

Frequency of use: Daily

Likelihood to recommend

9/10
Source: Capterra
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Anonymous
(Information Technology and Services company, 1001-5000 employees)

IBM WTX

2019-03-30

great tool for integration and ease of use is good. one of the best tools for handling EDI data of various domains such as HEALTH CARE, RETAIL, LOGISTICS

Pros

EASE OF USE ANY TO ANY TRANSFORMATION VARID FUNCTIONALITY GREAT TOOL FOR INTEGRATION OF BUSINESS AND ERP Systems

Cons

document tracking is a bit difficult.

Rating breakdown

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Ease of use
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Customer support

Time used: 6-12 months

Frequency of use: Daily

Likelihood to recommend

8/10
Source: Capterra
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Dominic R.

A solid base for your web applications

2018-11-13

You will always be able to accomplish what you need to with WebSphere, but be prepared to learn! Also, take all tutorials with a grain of salt. Things have changed drastically between versions and also depending on who's doing the video. Some people take shortcuts that may impact (or may not) what you're trying to accomplish.

Pros

While we've mainly used WebSphere Application Servers to run Maximo and related 3rd party applications, we've also tested using Tomcat, Liberty, and other server options/configurations with great success.

Cons

If you're already familiar with basic web servers (such as Apache Tomcat), you'll be able to get a basic server set up and running fairly quickly, but as soon as you need any additional functionality, it can often take a long time to figure out how to accomplish it in the web-based UI. While guides abound for just about any functionality, there is always multiple ways to do it that seem to conflict with each other at times.

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Customer support

Time used: 2+ years

Frequency of use: Weekly

Likelihood to recommend

9/10
Source: Capterra
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Anonymous
A verified reviewer

The implementation of services and microservices in the latest version is simple and agile. Integrat

2018-05-08

The almost zero administration of the tool that contributes to almost 99% of service availability and easy integration with third-party applications.

Pros

Highly scalable High availability in hardware and software mode Easy maintenance Simple and easy-to-use development tools

Cons

Limited web console Managed security in operating system and not in application layer Desktop tools for administration very poorly optimized Poor emphasis on JCA standards

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Ease of use
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Time used: 2+ years

Frequency of use: Daily

Likelihood to recommend

8/10
Source: Capterra
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Anonymous
(Banking company, 10001+ employees)

WEBSPHERE MESSAGE BROKER

2019-07-16

Easy to get suport and escalate cases

Pros

Is an integration layer software that allows easy communication With the service components of an organization which makes ir highly profitable system for companies due to its stability and management

Cons

Ease of integrating bussiness components

Rating breakdown

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Ease of use
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Customer support

Time used: 2+ years

Frequency of use: Daily

Likelihood to recommend

8/10
Source: Capterra
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Henry W.

Enterprise application integration

2019-04-27

IBM WebSphere is a good middleware to send messages from a system to others and integrate several applications.

Pros

It is recommended to implement enterprise applications integration with different platforms.

Cons

It is important that implement monitoring systems to ensure the delivery of the messages.

Rating breakdown

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Ease of use
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Customer support

Time used: 2+ years

Frequency of use: Occasionally

Likelihood to recommend

7/10
Source: Capterra
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Anonymous
A verified reviewer

Clean and simple console interface.

2018-05-31

Pros

Ease of installation/management, Stays current with patches/updates

Cons

not lightweight, Takes a bit time to get a server up and running. pricey as well, the support was not up to the mark, if you are struck somewhere.

Rating breakdown

Value for money
Ease of use
Features
Customer support

Time used: 2+ years

Frequency of use: Daily

Likelihood to recommend

7/10
Source: Capterra
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Bharat B.

Websphere Review

2020-05-20

Pros

The way it integrates with MQ makes it even more popular.

Cons

It takes time to learn and implement this tool.

Rating breakdown

Ease of use
Features

Time used: 2+ years

Frequency of use: Weekly

Likelihood to recommend

7/10
Source: Capterra
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Gopi M.

Good Product for small and large enterprises - iBM BPM, Process server, WESB

2017-04-21

IBM Business Process Management Product has benefited greatly from the acquisition of a Lombardi, an industry leading BPM product which specialized in Human workflow oriented business processes.

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Source: Capterra
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Vasu G.

Provides secure run time and flexible set of Java Enterprise Applications

2018-04-21

Pros

* A number of useful applications are provided * Lightweight Web services and Micro services can be deployed saving time and cost

Cons

* Other alternatives and opensource middle wares can replace saving cost * Import file issues due to xml files

Rating breakdown

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Customer support

Time used: Less than 6 months

Frequency of use: Occasionally

Source: Capterra
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CANH V.

Experience with IBM WebSphere

2016-10-28

An app with a full set of functions and tools about business integrations. It also offers templates to easily build customized tools/apps.

Pros

A rich set of tools and services to make business to business operations

Cons

A little bit complicated to use, especially for new users

Rating breakdown

Value for money
Ease of use
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Customer support

Time used: 2+ years

Frequency of use: Daily

Likelihood to recommend

9/10

Recommendations to others considering IBM WebSphere

Should take training classes offered for WebSphere. It offers many useful classes

Source: Capterra
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Anonymous
(Computer Software company, 51-200 employees)

Big enterprise solution and comes with a lots of problems

2018-12-20

I would recommend to anyone to really think do they really need IBM WebSphere or if their business problem could be solved using some other (more stable and cheaper) options.

Pros

I have been using IBM WebSphere Application Server and Portal for a long time, and it does come with tons of options and integration features, which is great for big enterprise systems.

Cons

And since not many people are familiar with it, it is sometimes not easy to find a good engineer to support it.

Rating breakdown

Ease of use
Features

Time used: 2+ years

Frequency of use: Daily

Likelihood to recommend

10/10
Source: Capterra
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Suresh P.

CastIron-Texans

2016-10-03

My experience with IBM Cast Iron cloud integration tool is too good.

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Source: Capterra
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Anonymous
(Financial Services company, 501-1000 employees)

Powerful & Stable Application server

2018-12-12

It's been a smooth experience working with IBM Websphere. Integration with other Websphere tools is very easy and quick.

Pros

Our complete middleware tools like MQ and Message Broker were integrated very easily and securely with it.

Cons

The administration part of the tool is little difficult to understand at first.

Rating breakdown

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Ease of use
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Customer support

Time used: 2+ years

Frequency of use: Daily

Likelihood to recommend

8/10
Source: Capterra
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Nestor Z.

All the tools at your fingertips

2018-06-13

Pros

IBM WebSphere provides us with a wide variety of integration tools to make our work easier.

Cons

When I'm in debug mode, sometimes the execution groups do not respond and I have to reboot them manually. I have problems with using the SVN plugin. It is difficult to install it.

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Ease of use
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Customer support

Time used: 1-2 years

Frequency of use: Weekly

Source: Capterra
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sandeep s.

Websphere Review

2019-03-28

Pros

It provides the feature of creating custom queue managers and put custom messages on it for your component.

Cons

Any tutorial video can be provided for the beginner users.

Rating breakdown

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Ease of use
Features
Customer support

Time used: 1-2 years

Frequency of use: Daily

Likelihood to recommend

8/10
Source: Capterra
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Alpeshkumar G.

WebSphere creates more problems than it solves

2016-12-06

there is no user friendliness for user.

Pros

- robust application server - provides very good logging mechanism , very good clustering support

Cons

- Customer Services is very poor , IBM needs to urgently address issue of customer dissatisfaction. - Ease of deployment of applications needed like tomcat,JBoss server - Not very good community support for WebSpeher.

Rating breakdown

Value for money
Ease of use
Features
Customer support

Time used: 2+ years

Frequency of use: Weekly

Likelihood to recommend

5/10
Source: Capterra
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Ashish A.

Best Java EE application Server

2018-10-23

One of our old Java project is deployed on IBM WebSphere. We have found no issues related to deployment and server performance and it have bee very stable so far.

Pros

Application deployments is easy and fast with WebSphere.

Cons

It takes some time to make grip on using the software.

Rating breakdown

Value for money
Ease of use
Features
Customer support

Time used: 6-12 months

Frequency of use: Weekly

Likelihood to recommend

8/10
Source: Capterra
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Anonymous
A verified reviewer

Easy to implement

2018-04-16

Pros

The development tools are easy learning

Cons

Price. Is expensive and the licenses are adquiere by core. Depending on your contract and the infraestructure this could mean a lot of money yearly

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Time used: 2+ years

Frequency of use: Daily

Source: Capterra
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Jonathan S.

How did this become the enterprise standard?

2016-10-27

I like that it has JNDI support and some Eclipse integration. Other than that, the layout for the administration console makes little sense and changes frequently, the memory footprint is huge (it takes far more resources to run the server than to run an application on the server), and there are generally bugs that result in memory leaks or even storage over utilization before even installing an application.

Pros

JNDI and Eclipse integration

Cons

Bugs that result in using up my server disk space

Rating breakdown

Value for money
Ease of use
Features
Customer support

Time used: 2+ years

Frequency of use: Daily

Likelihood to recommend

2/10
Source: Capterra
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Gregory L.

WebSphere review

2018-12-04

Pros

excellent options, pricing, and smooth integrations

Cons

There are not any really significant drawbacks to this

Rating breakdown

Ease of use
Features

Time used: 6-12 months

Frequency of use: Weekly

Likelihood to recommend

10/10
Source: Capterra
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Shiva R.

probably the best in class in the market for application development

2018-01-18

application development and deployment

Pros

Has a good console interface too.

Cons

it takes longer than usual to start the server and the other thing is that documentation could have been more comprehensive too

Rating breakdown

Value for money
Ease of use
Features
Customer support

Time used: 2+ years

Frequency of use: Daily

Likelihood to recommend

9/10
Source: Capterra
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siddharth g.

Being a case manager, navigator dev websphere has been usefull for us for ease of deployment/ config

2017-05-16

Pros

It's very easy to install and as a java supporting web server it can host large scale of applications like filenet and case manager, other supporting tool are also easy to configure and syncing and organizing diffrent nodes in single websphere installation is very good.

Rating breakdown

Value for money
Ease of use
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Customer support

Time used: 2+ years

Frequency of use: Daily

Likelihood to recommend

10/10
Source: Capterra
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Paweł J.

It's a web server

2019-08-07

Pros

It is expensive tool so most of the clients are big companies or banks

Cons

hard to use, complicated to deploy, expensive

Rating breakdown

Value for money
Ease of use
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Customer support

Time used: 2+ years

Frequency of use: Daily

Likelihood to recommend

7/10
Source: Capterra
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Anonymous
( company, 51-200 employees)

The best Application Server i've used

2018-01-31

Pros

For me it's the most stable application server i have ever used and the integration with other IBM software is bulti in.

Cons

The licensse fee is high, setting the server could be very hard if you're not too experienced in administration

Rating breakdown

Value for money
Ease of use
Features
Customer support

Time used: Less than 6 months

Frequency of use: Occasionally

Likelihood to recommend

10/10
Source: Capterra
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