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May 2018

Anonymous

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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.

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.

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

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.

May 2018

Anonymous

Verified Reviewer

Time Used: More than 2 years

Review Source: Capterra


Ease-of-use

4.0

Value for money

3.0

Customer support

2.0

Functionality

4.0

May 2018

Clean and simple console interface.

Pros

Security enabled, easy to deploy, stable, reliable, the console is very easy to use. 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.

May 2018

Anonymous

Verified Reviewer

Time Used: More than 2 years

Review Source: Capterra


Ease-of-use

1.0

Value for money

3.0

Customer support

2.0

Functionality

4.0

May 2018

I wouldn't chose it

Pros

I worked as WS admin for a number of years. It's a generally stable software, once it's properly installed and configured

Cons

Mainly, WS suffers common issues in IBM software - Can be REALLY hard to install, specially in non-default scenarios - Support is terrible - Very steep learning curve

August 2019

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Paweł from Self-Employed

Verified Reviewer

Company Size: 501-1,000 employees

Industry: Information Technology and Services

Time Used: More than 2 years

Review Source: Capterra


Ease-of-use

3.0

Value for money

3.0

Customer support

3.0

Functionality

4.0

August 2019

It's a web server

Pros

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

Cons

hard to use, complicated to deploy, expensive

March 2019

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sandeep from Persistent Systems Pvt. Ltd.

Verified Reviewer

Company Size: 5,001-10,000 employees

Industry: Computer Software

Time Used: Less than 2 years

Review Source: Capterra


Ease-of-use

5.0

Value for money

4.0

Customer support

3.0

Functionality

4.0

March 2019

Websphere Review

Pros

It provides the feature of creating custom queue managers and put custom messages on it for your component. Main benefit of this software is it helps to customize it according to your requirement.

Cons

Any tutorial video can be provided for the beginner users.

September 2018

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Frank from Enigma Technologies

Verified Reviewer

Company Size: 51-200 employees

Industry: Computer Software

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

September 2018

Very Good Java Application Server

Pros

What I like most about this software is how easy it is to deploy. There's a simple wizard and step by step guide that makes setting it up pretty easy and straightforward. Another thing I like is that it's highly customizable.

Cons

One major thing I don't like about this product is the cost. I think the price is rather too high, especially when compared to similar products. Another thing is the really bad support. I hope IBM can improve on that

November 2018

Dominic from Sentz Consulting

Company Size: 2-10 employees

Industry: Information Technology and Services

Time Used: More than 2 years

Review Source: Capterra


Ease-of-use

4.0

Value for money

5.0

Customer support

4.0

Functionality

5.0

November 2018

A solid base for your web applications

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

WebSphere has support for nearly any type of web server you need. 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. Control is handled nicely from a web-based dashboard.

Cons

There is a steep learning curve to configuring WebSphere even for a simple use. 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. The web-based UI is really just executing some .bat files on the backend, and if you learn those, you can accomplish certain tasks much quicker. Unfortunately, it seems like a lot of trial & error is the only way to learn.

February 2019

Anonymous

Verified Reviewer

Company Size: 11-50 employees

Time Used: More than 2 years

Review Source: Capterra


Ease-of-use

3.0

Value for money

5.0

Customer support

5.0

Functionality

4.0

February 2019

WebSphere it's the corporate j2ee application server you need

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.

January 2018

Shiva from GE

Time Used: More than 2 years

Review Source: Capterra


Ease-of-use

5.0

Value for money

5.0

Customer support

5.0

Functionality

5.0

January 2018

probably the best in class in the market for application development

application development and deployment

Pros

it is a very stable server for application development and nodes/clusters can be configured/connected. 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

July 2019

Anonymous

Verified Reviewer

Company Size: 10,000+ employees

Time Used: More than 2 years

Review Source: Capterra


Ease-of-use

4.0

Value for money

3.0

Customer support

4.0

Functionality

5.0

July 2019

WEBSPHERE MESSAGE BROKER

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

October 2016

CANH from IBM Cloud Services

Company Size: 51-200 employees

Industry: Computer Software

Time Used: More than 2 years

Review Source: Capterra


Ease-of-use

3.0

Value for money

4.0

Customer support

4.0

Functionality

5.0

October 2016

Experience with IBM WebSphere

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

May 2017

siddharth from dcg

Company Size: 201-500 employees

Industry: Computer Software

Time Used: More than 2 years

Review Source: Capterra


Ease-of-use

5.0

Value for money

5.0

Customer support

5.0

Functionality

5.0

May 2017

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

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.

April 2018

Anonymous

Verified Reviewer

Time Used: More than 2 years

Review Source: Capterra


Ease-of-use

3.0

Value for money

5.0

Customer support

3.0

Functionality

5.0

April 2018

Easy to implement

Pros

Stability and robustness. Its easy to learn and new versions are well tested. 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

July 2017

Hemant from Symbiotic Consulting

Time Used: More than 2 years

Review Source: Capterra


Ease-of-use

4.0

Value for money

4.0

Customer support

4.0

Functionality

4.0

July 2017

IBM Websphere Platform is a very stable product.

Stable implementations

Pros

Very stable product that can handle large volumes of loads. It is very reliable for large implementations.

Cons

Cost is on the higher side and Issues are sometimes very hard to trace. Working through support can be cumbersome.

April 2017

Gopi from UHG

Time Used: Free Trial

Review Source: Capterra


Ease-of-use

5.0

Value for money

5.0

Customer support

5.0

Functionality

5.0

April 2017

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

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. Furthermore IBM had their own legacy BPM product which was pretty strong on the back end integration and process orchestration front. WebSphere Process Server while dealing with the problem of systems integration there often arises an opportunity to incorporate some company-specific business processes to the service bus. In case when a business process requires responses from a number of systems, requests to a number of systems to get some reference information or even some sort of human workflow to receive approval, etc. then such processes may be implemented within one solid medium being able to interact with each and every system using specific adapters. WebSphere Enterprise Service Bus our main focus was to implement integration across a bunch of systems interacting separately with each other. In this context, IBM's service bus came up to be good candidate for reducing the amount of relations between distributed systems. This feature has proved itself as a more or less easy to be set-up, tuned and customized for the specific company means.

March 2019

Anonymous

Verified Reviewer

Company Size: 1,001-5,000 employees

Time Used: Less than 12 months

Review Source: Capterra


Ease-of-use

5.0

Value for money

5.0

Customer support

4.0

Functionality

4.0

March 2019

IBM WTX

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. a better document tracking system should be needed

May 2021

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Ali Qammar from KMBL

Verified Reviewer

Company Size: 5,001-10,000 employees

Industry: Banking

Time Used: Less than 2 years

Review Source: Capterra


Ease-of-use

5.0

Value for money

5.0

Customer support

4.0

Functionality

5.0

May 2021

Best Middleware system to integrate T24 with other ADC channels

Overall experience is very good. Our check clearing system and online banking system is currently integrated with T24 via IBM websphere.

Pros

We used IBM webshpere in one of the biggest banks in Pakistan. T24 integrates very well with other ADC channels via IBM websphere. Managing the queues for different ADC channels in IBM websphere is very easy and we can easily debug the particular issue faced in an ADC channel transactions.

Cons

Customer Care service is a little slow and we dont have much IBM partners and vendors in our region.

May 2020

Bharat from DXC

Company Size: 10,000+ employees

Industry: Information Technology and Services

Time Used: More than 2 years

Review Source: Capterra


Ease-of-use

4.0

Functionality

4.0

May 2020

Websphere Review

Pros

IBM Websphere is one of the highly usable tool in middleware space. The way it integrates with MQ makes it even more popular.

Cons

Only thing which i least like about IBM is its complex features. It takes time to learn and implement this tool.

October 2018

Ashish from Metacube Software Pvt Ltd

Verified Reviewer

Company Size: 501-1,000 employees

Industry: Computer Software

Time Used: Less than 12 months

Review Source: Capterra


Ease-of-use

4.0

Value for money

4.0

Customer support

4.0

Functionality

4.0

October 2018

Best Java EE application Server

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

IBM WebSphere is 20 years old project that aims to provide Java application server for Enterprise applications. Its latest version was released in 2016 that supports Java 8. It works best with Linux systems. Application deployments is easy and fast with WebSphere.

Cons

Being a Commercial Web serve, One has to pay high fees to get the licenses. It takes some time to make grip on using the software.

June 2018

Nestor from Sites SA de CV

Time Used: Less than 2 years

Review Source: Capterra


Ease-of-use

3.0

Value for money

4.0

Customer support

3.0

Functionality

4.0

June 2018

All the tools at your fingertips

Pros

IBM WebSphere provides us with a wide variety of integration tools to make our work easier. It provides us with a library of examples to learn from them. Creating execution groups is very easy.

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.

October 2016

Jonathan from USPS

Time Used: More than 2 years

Review Source: Capterra


Ease-of-use

2.0

Value for money

2.0

Customer support

2.0

Functionality

3.0

October 2016

How did this become the enterprise standard?

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

February 2018

Balu from Choose portal PVT LTD

Company Size: 201-500 employees

Industry: Information Technology and Services

Time Used: Less than 2 years

Review Source: Capterra


Ease-of-use

5.0

Value for money

5.0

Customer support

5.0

Functionality

5.0

February 2018

I would say the best middle ware that anyone can get

It always prefer Websphere for deploying any Java based application

Pros

the applications deployed in it works awesome and very rarely the servers crashes. It improves the total service of the application deployed in it.

Cons

It is a bit hard to maintain, if the server crashes the applications deployed in it will be halted and it's a big con

December 2016

Alpeshkumar from Wiprto Technologies Pvt. Ltd.

Company Size: 10,000+ employees

Industry: Banking

Time Used: More than 2 years

Review Source: Capterra


Ease-of-use

2.0

Value for money

3.0

Customer support

2.0

Functionality

4.0

December 2016

WebSphere creates more problems than it solves

My experience with WebSphere is not so good. there is no user friendliness for user. Customization is not possible and tool is rigid and has less scope for configuration, most of the things are preconfigured and documents is not well orgnized.

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.

April 2019

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Henry from ATOS ORIGIN

Verified Reviewer

Company Size: 11-50 employees

Industry: Telecommunications

Time Used: More than 2 years

Review Source: Capterra


Ease-of-use

3.0

Value for money

3.0

Customer support

3.0

Functionality

3.0

April 2019

Enterprise application integration

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. Security is a key point when we work on several platforms because the information is sending through a middleware across different operating systems.

Cons

It is important that implement monitoring systems to ensure the delivery of the messages. It could increase the costs in other applications

July 2019

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Gonçalo from Mindera

Verified Reviewer

Company Size: 201-500 employees

Industry: Computer Software

Time Used: Less than 2 years

Review Source: Capterra


Ease-of-use

1.0

Functionality

4.0

July 2019

Awful framework, hard to work with

Pros

- Good amount of features and customization ability

Cons

- Very hard to work with, a specialized team had to be brought in to customize it - Expensive - Has performance issues if you stray too much from the "conventional" features

May 2018

Anonymous

Verified Reviewer

Time Used: Less than 2 years

Review Source: Capterra


Ease-of-use

2.0

Value for money

3.0

Customer support

2.0

Functionality

3.0

May 2018

Very hard learning curve

Pros

I am a software developer, I use this software because it works relatively well if it can be configured properly

Cons

I really dislike it because there is little to no customer support whenever I encounter a problem as well as it has a small supporting community

December 2018

Gregory from LendingPad

Company Size: 11-50 employees

Industry: Information Technology and Services

Time Used: Less than 12 months

Review Source: Capterra


Ease-of-use

5.0

Functionality

5.0

December 2018

WebSphere review

Pros

excellent options, pricing, and smooth integrations

Cons

There are not any really significant drawbacks to this

May 2018

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Carolina from Mercantil Banco

Verified Reviewer

Time Used: Less than 2 years

Review Source: Capterra


Ease-of-use

3.0

Value for money

5.0

Customer support

3.0

Functionality

4.0

May 2018

Stable application server

Stability

Pros

We used Websphere IBM for messaging applications, it's satble, reliable, the console is very easy to use.

Cons

lack of documentation, the license fees are high, as any application server has to be well configured to have a good performance. It was well integrated with ibm MQ

October 2016

Suresh from TaisTech

Time Used: Free Trial

Review Source: Capterra


Ease-of-use

5.0

Value for money

5.0

Customer support

1.0

Functionality

5.0

October 2016

CastIron-Texans

My experience with IBM Cast Iron cloud integration tool is too good. IBM Cast Iron integration tool enables you to integrate on premise to on premise, on premise to could and could to cloud application.

April 2018

Vasu from SRM University

Time Used: Less than 6 months

Review Source: Capterra


Ease-of-use

3.0

Value for money

3.0

Customer support

3.0

Functionality

4.0

April 2018

Provides secure run time and flexible set of Java Enterprise Applications

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

January 2018

Anonymous

Verified Reviewer

Company Size: 51-200 employees

Time Used: Less than 6 months

Review Source: Capterra


Ease-of-use

5.0

Value for money

5.0

Customer support

5.0

Functionality

5.0

January 2018

The best Application Server i've used

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