About IBM WebSphere

IBM WebSphere is a Java-based server runtime environment that can accelerate the development and delivery of enterprise apps. With support for microservices and programming models, IBM WebSphere allows users to obtain real-time visibility over all workloads, analyze enterprise applications, and monitor actionable performance insights. With IBM Cloud Pak integration, users can build applications integrate applications with other applications using Java Node.js apps and APIs.

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35 Reviews of IBM WebSphere

Average User Ratings

Overall

4.14 / 5 stars

Ease-of-use

3.5

Value for money

4.0

Customer support

3.5

Functionality

4.5

Ratings Snapshot

5 stars

(13)

13

4 stars

(16)

16

3 stars

(5)

5

2 stars

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0

1 stars

(1)

1

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May 2018

Anonymous

Verified Reviewer

Time Used: More than 2 years

Review Source: Capterra


Ease-of-use

4.0

Value for money

5.0

Customer support

5.0

Functionality

4.0

May 2018

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

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

December 2018

Anonymous

Verified Reviewer

Company Size: 501-1,000 employees

Time Used: More than 2 years

Review Source: Capterra


Ease-of-use

4.0

Value for money

4.0

Customer support

3.0

Functionality

5.0

December 2018

Powerful & Stable Application server

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.

October 2021

Patrick from ArcBest Technologies

Company Size: 10,000+ employees

Industry: Logistics and Supply Chain

Time Used: More than 2 years

Review Source: Capterra


Ease-of-use

4.0

Value for money

5.0

Customer support

3.0

Functionality

4.0

October 2021

IBM Websphere Data Interchange

We use it to send/receive EDI data to/from our customers.

Pros

IBM WDI drag and drop mapping is easy

Cons

send/receive mapping is more complicated than the new DT mapping

December 2018

Anonymous

Verified Reviewer

Company Size: 51-200 employees

Time Used: More than 2 years

Review Source: Capterra


Ease-of-use

2.0

Functionality

5.0

December 2018

Big enterprise solution and comes with a lots of problems

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.

July 2021

Anonymous

Verified Reviewer

Company Size: 501-1,000 employees

Time Used: Less than 2 years

Review Source: Capterra


Ease-of-use

5.0

Value for money

5.0

Customer support

4.0

Functionality

4.0

July 2021

Enterprise grade Application server

We have recently deployed a WebSphere cluster for one of our customer. They are running banking application on it and we were never reported an issue after go-live. WebSphere is highly stable and perform really well on most enterprise environments. My overall experience with WebSphere is unmatchable with another application servers.

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

+Even though the installation is easy, Configuration is quite complex. +Key management is not easy. +Patch management is little bit tricky , but manageable.

Reasons for Choosing IBM WebSphere

Main reason we chose WebSphere is stability and manageability.