If you have been reading this blog you must have noticed that so far most of the discussion was around Oracle and IBM. You might be wondering how would WebSphere compare to JBoss? Good question indeed. I am not going to cover this topic in its entirety in this one post as it would be impossible anyway, but I would like to review posts published earlier and provide a quick summary on JBoss status as it relates to the topics covered:
- Article “How does WebSphere intelligent management and virtualization compare to WebLogic?”
Red Hat JBoss does not offer any of the capabilities discussed in that article.
- Article “Standards support and programming model extensions in WebSphere and WebLogic”
JBoss AS does not support any of the extensions discussed in the article. You need other Red Hat products or 3rd party products to get that functionality.
- Article “Application Infrastructure – how about JEE6 support?”
JBoss EAP 5.x is the latest production supported release and it is not JEE6 certified. However JBoss v7 Community release is JEE6 Web Profile certified. It is expected that JBoss EAP v6 will support JEE6 and be available some time in 2012 (perhaps mid-year or later).
- Article “Which is faster – WebSphere or WebLogic?”
JBoss has never published a single SPECjAppServerXXXX benchmark. Not once. One must be wondering why?
- Article “Are all Application Infrastructure platforms created equal?”
Red Hat has several products based on JBoss, but none of the products in the categories discussed in the article, except for the Infinispan caching. Infinispan shipped earlier in 2011 and is very new product (not to be critical of Infinispan specifically, but I would not use anything that is version 1.0 in production). Red Hat also has alpha versions of their “cloud” offerings – OpenShift and CloudForms. These are not commercial offerings and I would wait until they ship before I even attempt any serious comparison to the mature IBM cloud offerings.
I hope this was useful for those of you who are JBoss curious.