Updated on August 2, 2016 – new version of the XLS is posted to reflect pricing updates.
My license cost calculator for WAS vs JBoss EAP was met with high enthusiasm. Many people have asked me to add WebLogic to the tool, which I did. Now you can compare WebSphere Application Server license and support costs to Red Hat JBoss EAP and Oracle WebLogic Standard side by side. There is a setting in the calculator that allows you to compare WAS ND to WebLogic Enterprise (JBoss EAP is excluded from this “high end” comparison for reasons described in this post). More detailed description of the calculator along with discusison of JBoss pricing can be found here.
Please note, the online version of this calculator is Read Only, but if you download the XLS file, you can enter your own data into the “TCA” tab. Click here or on the image below to view or download the calculator:
As you probably know, Oracle licensing is very complex and it takes a lot of research to figure out all of the tricks and traps. I have written several articles that explain many important aspects of the Oracle licensing – be sure to learn if you are current or potential Oracle customer:
- IBM and Oracle software licensing and support in virtualized private cloud environments
- IBM WebSphere Application Server beats Oracle WebLogic with record SPECjEnterprise 2010 Benchmark Result on latest Intel Haswell EP Processors
- IBM (still) delivers more performance at lower cost – response to the Oracle’s latest (misleading) performance claims
- Branham Group study of customers who chose WebSphere over Oracle Fusion
Categories: Cost & Licensing