About IBM WebSphere

IBM® WebSphere® Cast Iron® Cloud integration products provide a single platform from which you can build integrations among leading SaaS products and on-premise applications. The software can be deployed in a number of ways, as a physical appliance, a virtual appliance, or a cloud-based service. The software can be used to build hybrid applications, catering to cloud-to-cloud, cloud-to-on-premise, as well as on-premise-to-on-premise integrations.

IBM® WebSphere® Cast Iron® uses a graphical development environment with hundreds of pre-built connections as well as reusable solution templates based on common scenarios which can be downloaded from a solutions repository. The pre-built connections include connections to enterprise apps such as SAP, Oracle EBS, JDE, MQ and more. The solution also offers advanced mapping workflows, UI mashups and connectivity to SQLs, flat files and more.

Key benefits of IBM WebSphere

IBM® WebSphere® Cast Iron® Cloud integration deployment options:

  • WebSphere Cast Iron Express: Integrate data from cloud-based services, such as Salesforce.com, with other data sources.

  • WebSphere Cast Iron Hypervisor Edition: A virtual appliance that can be installed on your existing servers through virtualization technology

  • WebSphere Cast Iron Live: Multi-tenant, cloud-based platform for hybrid integration of cloud and on-premise applications and enterprise systems.

  • WebSphere DataPower Cast Iron Appliance XH40: Self-contained, physical appliance that connects cloud and on-premise applications.

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    Features

    Total features of IBM WebSphere: 3

    • Applications Management
    • Mobile Access
    • Web Services

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    Value for Money
    4,1/5
    Features
    4,4/5
    Ease of Use
    3,6/5
    Customer Support
    3,5/5

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    • Likelihood to recommend 8.0 /10

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

    Reviewed on 2018/05/08

    Understanding of application development concepts in ESB due to the easy application of concepts...

    Understanding of application development concepts in ESB due to the easy application of concepts within the tools.
    Understanding of application development concepts in ESB due to the easy application of concepts within the tools.
    The almost zero administration of the tool that contributes to almost 99% of service availability and easy integration with third-party applications.
    Versatility for design and development of customized frameworks in an agile way due to the diversity of prefabricated components that are included in the Enterprise Service Bus.
    The development of support packages either by IBM or by the community is of great help when implementing or obtaining specific features such as traces, quick statistics on the behavior of the integrations and evaluation of resources based on work load.

    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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    • Industry: Information Technology & Services
    • Company size: 501-1 000 Employees
    • Used Daily for 1+ year
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    • Likelihood to recommend 9.0 /10

    Application server with Enterprise features

    Reviewed on 2020/08/29

    We have implemented IBM WebSphere on a core banking environment. It was actually a migration from...

    We have implemented IBM WebSphere on a core banking environment. It was actually a migration from giant middle-ware vendor. The migration was very smooth. WebSphere is capable of providing almost all enterprise feature required by our client. The solution is implemented using following features.
    +High Availability
    +Enhanced security
    + Transaction management etc.
    During the migration , we did not faced any major issue. The client and ourselves extremely satisfied with the capabilities of WebSphere.

    Finally I can say this is a fully pledged implementation of java specification,.

    Pros

    + High Availability features
    + Session handling,Transaction Management features
    + Enterprise grade application server
    + Stable, Robust and extensible platform.
    + Comprehensive documentation from IBM
    + Large Community support/ best paid support from vendor

    Cons

    +Monitoring WebSphere instances is bit tricky.
    +Lack of 3rd party plugins
    +Security configuration is quite tricky

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    • Industry: Computer Software
    • Company size: 51-200 Employees
    • Used Daily for 2+ years
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    • Likelihood to recommend 10.0 /10

    Big enterprise solution and comes with a lots of problems

    Reviewed on 2018/12/20

    I would recommend to anyone to really think do they really need IBM WebSphere or if their business...

    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

    I've had many issues with it - official docs are really bad, the community is small and it is hard even to describe some problems you experience, and it takes more time to learn than other options available. And since not many people are familiar with it, it is sometimes not easy to find a good engineer to support it.

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    • Industry: Financial Services
    • Company size: 501-1 000 Employees
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    • Likelihood to recommend 8.0 /10

    Powerful & Stable Application server

    Reviewed on 2018/12/12

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

    It's been a smooth experience working with IBM Websphere. Integration with other Websphere tools is very easy and quick. The deployment and hosting, both are stable and secure.

    Pros

    It is one of the oldest running application servers from IBM, though they keep upgrading it to a newer version. It has all the basic functionality that you will look for in an application server. You can host all your applications especially the Java built applications on it. 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. One really needs to go through the documentation thorougly to get the hang of it.

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    • Industry: Computer Software
    • Company size: 11-50 Employees
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    • Likelihood to recommend 9.0 /10

    WebSphere it's the corporate j2ee application server you need

    Reviewed on 2019/02/05

    I'm a WAS admin from several years and i'm happy to work with was. It's not completely easy to be...

    I'm a WAS admin from several years and i'm happy to work with was. It's not completely easy to be used but it's powerfull and stable.

    Pros

    It's robust, it's based on standardize j2ee engine build by IBM and also have SSO technology available out of the box. IBM support is excellent .

    Cons

    Not so easy to be used, you need to take some course to have a fast start.

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