Welcome!

Weblogic Authors: Yeshim Deniz, Elizabeth White, Michael Meiner, Michael Bushong, Avi Rosenthal

Related Topics: Weblogic, Microservices Expo

Weblogic: Article

BEA WebLogic Server Provides the Critical Underpinning of SOA

Demonstrates that Not All Application Servers Are Created Equal

BEA Systems has announced that WebLogic Server was named the number one application server in the soon-to-be published independent Evans Data Corporation survey titled “Professionals Choice: Application Servers 2006 User Ranking.” This announcement reinforces WebLogic Server’s position as the rock solid foundation on which developers can build next-generation Service-Oriented Architectures (SOAs).

“WebLogic consistently scored above average in a number of different application server features,” said John Andrews, president of Evans Data Corporation. “Most notable is the software’s ability to scale in line with the needs of customers while consistently offering excellent performance. The software’s superior diagnostics and application management, coupled with strong security features, help ensure consistency and lack of downtime.”

Evans Data Corporation conducted its primary market research on application servers in the summer of 2006, asking more than 700 developers worldwide to rate the top ones. Developers only rated the features of those application servers that they had used.
“While some think all application servers are created equal, BEA says think again,” said Wai Wong, executive vice president, products, BEA Systems Inc. “We have always believed that WebLogic is, hands down, the best application server in its class, and this continues to be validated via industry awards, market share data, survey results and performance benchmarks. WebLogic Server continues to wow developers and IT shops the world over.”

WebLogic Server is part of the BEA SOA 360º platform. Announced at BEAWorld 2006, the BEA SOA 360º platform is designed to deliver the industry’s most unified SOA platform and spans all three of BEA’s product families, AquaLogic, WebLogic, Tuxedo and the company’s newly unveiled SOA collaborative tooling environment, BEA Workspace 360º.

Evans Survey Methodology

For the survey, developers were asked to rank 22 different features or characteristics applicable to application servers. Each item could be ranked as “excellent,” “very good,” “adequate,” “needs improvement” or “NA.” During processing, the first four rankings were assigned a numerical value according to their relative significance. The last value, “NA,” was discarded. Values were then combined to produce a score for each element for every application server and also for an overall total score. Out of the 10 application servers that were evaluated in the report, WebLogic server ranked number one, ahead of IBM WebSphere, RedHat/JBoss and Oracle Application Server. For more information about the report and/or to purchase a copy, please visit evansdata.com.

Further Industry Recognition of WebLogic Server

The Evans Data Group results are consistent with other current industry data. According to Gartner’s Market Share AIM worldwide 2005 report (published on June 2006), BEA’s WebLogic Server ranked number one with a 33.8 percent market share rating, compared to Oracle at just 2.5 percent. WebLogic Server sales have been growing faster than market growth expectations.

In addition to giving WebLogic Server a premier market share rating, Gartner also placed the software at the top of their most recent “Magic Quadrant for Enterprise Application Servers (EAS) 2Q 06.”

What’s more, WebLogic Server continues its stronghold as the industry’s fastest application server. Earlier this month, BEA announced a benchmark performance record of WebLogic Server running on Intel-based Integrity servers. For more information on its latest benchmark win, visit http://www.spec.org/jAppServer2004/results/. Oracle and RedHat/JBoss have not published benchmark scores at this time.

More Stories By SOA News Desk

SOA World Magazine News Desk trawls the world of distributed computing and SOA-related developments for the latest word on technologies, standards, products, and services and brings key information to you in a timely and convenient summary form.

Comments (0)

Share your thoughts on this story.

Add your comment
You must be signed in to add a comment. Sign-in | Register

In accordance with our Comment Policy, we encourage comments that are on topic, relevant and to-the-point. We will remove comments that include profanity, personal attacks, racial slurs, threats of violence, or other inappropriate material that violates our Terms and Conditions, and will block users who make repeated violations. We ask all readers to expect diversity of opinion and to treat one another with dignity and respect.


IoT & Smart Cities Stories
Bill Schmarzo, author of "Big Data: Understanding How Data Powers Big Business" and "Big Data MBA: Driving Business Strategies with Data Science," is responsible for setting the strategy and defining the Big Data service offerings and capabilities for EMC Global Services Big Data Practice. As the CTO for the Big Data Practice, he is responsible for working with organizations to help them identify where and how to start their big data journeys. He's written several white papers, is an avid blogge...
Nicolas Fierro is CEO of MIMIR Blockchain Solutions. He is a programmer, technologist, and operations dev who has worked with Ethereum and blockchain since 2014. His knowledge in blockchain dates to when he performed dev ops services to the Ethereum Foundation as one the privileged few developers to work with the original core team in Switzerland.
René Bostic is the Technical VP of the IBM Cloud Unit in North America. Enjoying her career with IBM during the modern millennial technological era, she is an expert in cloud computing, DevOps and emerging cloud technologies such as Blockchain. Her strengths and core competencies include a proven record of accomplishments in consensus building at all levels to assess, plan, and implement enterprise and cloud computing solutions. René is a member of the Society of Women Engineers (SWE) and a m...
Andrew Keys is Co-Founder of ConsenSys Enterprise. He comes to ConsenSys Enterprise with capital markets, technology and entrepreneurial experience. Previously, he worked for UBS investment bank in equities analysis. Later, he was responsible for the creation and distribution of life settlement products to hedge funds and investment banks. After, he co-founded a revenue cycle management company where he learned about Bitcoin and eventually Ethereal. Andrew's role at ConsenSys Enterprise is a mul...
In his general session at 19th Cloud Expo, Manish Dixit, VP of Product and Engineering at Dice, discussed how Dice leverages data insights and tools to help both tech professionals and recruiters better understand how skills relate to each other and which skills are in high demand using interactive visualizations and salary indicator tools to maximize earning potential. Manish Dixit is VP of Product and Engineering at Dice. As the leader of the Product, Engineering and Data Sciences team at D...
Dynatrace is an application performance management software company with products for the information technology departments and digital business owners of medium and large businesses. Building the Future of Monitoring with Artificial Intelligence. Today we can collect lots and lots of performance data. We build beautiful dashboards and even have fancy query languages to access and transform the data. Still performance data is a secret language only a couple of people understand. The more busine...
Whenever a new technology hits the high points of hype, everyone starts talking about it like it will solve all their business problems. Blockchain is one of those technologies. According to Gartner's latest report on the hype cycle of emerging technologies, blockchain has just passed the peak of their hype cycle curve. If you read the news articles about it, one would think it has taken over the technology world. No disruptive technology is without its challenges and potential impediments t...
If a machine can invent, does this mean the end of the patent system as we know it? The patent system, both in the US and Europe, allows companies to protect their inventions and helps foster innovation. However, Artificial Intelligence (AI) could be set to disrupt the patent system as we know it. This talk will examine how AI may change the patent landscape in the years to come. Furthermore, ways in which companies can best protect their AI related inventions will be examined from both a US and...
Bill Schmarzo, Tech Chair of "Big Data | Analytics" of upcoming CloudEXPO | DXWorldEXPO New York (November 12-13, 2018, New York City) today announced the outline and schedule of the track. "The track has been designed in experience/degree order," said Schmarzo. "So, that folks who attend the entire track can leave the conference with some of the skills necessary to get their work done when they get back to their offices. It actually ties back to some work that I'm doing at the University of San...
When talking IoT we often focus on the devices, the sensors, the hardware itself. The new smart appliances, the new smart or self-driving cars (which are amalgamations of many ‘things'). When we are looking at the world of IoT, we should take a step back, look at the big picture. What value are these devices providing. IoT is not about the devices, its about the data consumed and generated. The devices are tools, mechanisms, conduits. This paper discusses the considerations when dealing with the...