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In our company Wipro Technologies Ltd, we are involved in doing a project proposal which involves comparitive study features of SAP WAS with BEA Weblogic. So I thought of sharing to the SDN community members about relative merits of WAS over Weblogic. The blog has an informative approach of analyzing important characteristics parameters which is essential for any web application server. I am confident that you will find this blog surely useful.

Application Server Comparison – SAP WAS vs. BEA Weblogic

 

S.No

Feature Description

SAP WAS 6.40

BEA Weblogic  8.1

Java programming model

1

J2EE Supported version

Full support to J2EE 1.3.Its runs on J2SE 1.4.

J2EE 1.3

2

Full XML Support

Yes

Yes

Other Programming   languages support

3

Support for other languages

Yes. Full support for ABAP

Not available

Web Services

4

Full Web Services Support

Yes

Yes

5

Support for private UDDI registries

Yes

No

Database Support

6

JDBC for access to Databases supported

Supports all popular RDBMS databases if appropriate drivers are available. Shipped with MaxDB ,DB from SAP.

DB is a part of kernel

DB2,SQL Server 2000, Oracle 9i, Informix, Sybase

 

7

Connection Pooling

Yes. Taken care through Visual Administrator

Yes.

Application development/Testing

8

Ease of Development

Yes. Sample applications included. Bundled with Eclipse an IDE for application development and deployment.

Built in JDI (Java Development Infrastructure) components as DTR(Design Time repository), CBS(Component Build Server) and Build tool are available for better application development.

Sample Application included. Weblogic workshop is the IDE comes with 8.1 platform.

9

Support for change management

Built in CMS available

Not Available.

10

Support to Testing tools

Inbuilt unit testing methodologies like ATS, JLin, e-CATT. Testing guidelines provided

Supported

11

Debugging support

Yes

Yes

12

Support for life cycle management

Yes. Integration with Solution Manager.

Not available

13

Interoperability with SAP NetWeaver solution products

Yes. In fact, all the SAP NetWeaver products like XI, MI, BI etc run on WAS

Not applicable

Web server support

14

HTTP Server

Yes.

Yes

15

Web server plug ins

Yes.

Yes

Security

16

Basic Authentication and Authorization

Yes

Yes

17

Support for JAAS for enhanced security

Yes

Yes

18

SSO support

Yes

Yes

Platform Support

19

Platforms supported

Microsoft Windows(2000,NT,XP), Linux, IBM AIX, Sun Solaris, HP-UX.

Windows2K/NT/XP, Solaris, AIX, HP-UX, True64, OpenVMS, Linux (Miracle, RedHat, SuSE), SCO UnixWare

Application connectivity

20

JMS Support with MDB

Yes

Yes

21

JNDI support

Yes

Yes

Performance support

22

Support for integration with third-party tools

Yes

Yes

Administration and workload management

23

Browser based administration for remote administration across firewalls

Yes. Visual Administrator is used.

Yes

24

Clustering support

Yes. Taken care through Visual Administrator and Enqueue Server.

Yes

25

Offline Server Configuration support

Yes. GUI based Config tool is provided

Not available

Logging

26

Server Log viewer

Available as a monitoring tool with search facility

Through log files.

27

Support to third party plug ins

Yes

Yes

 

 

 

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