i need to know what if we upgrade pega 6.2 sp2 with webspehere to pega 7 with jboss.
We are planning to upgrade on of our business critical app which is running on pega 6.2 sp2 with oracle 11g web sphere 7.0,BIX also to PEGA 7 oracle 12c and websphere 8.5 and BIX7.x.
infrastructure team posted a question why cant we go for jboss instead of websphere. my understanding is brand new application development with jboss might not have issues but upgrading whole software stack with totally new application server instead of websphere to jboss might pose unseen challenges. to give you more information on our current application:
1. we are using ORACLE MAA configuration, which I heard is not supported by jboss.
2. BIX will also be upgraded
my only concern is time to production and amount of time which can go up in stabilizing already tested verified application with websphere. could you please help me with your suggestion on will it be a good idea to go jboss path just to avoid cost or there will be other benefits. if not what can be the compelling reason to say no for jboss.
question posted from infra team is :
Is there a Vendor requirement for Web Sphere Application Server? (Yes/No)
If yes, please provide vendor documentation to support the Web Sphere Application Server requirement.
Pros and Cons of using JBoss versus WAS (Websphere Application Server) in my personal experience (Pega 7 supports both app servers).
Pros: cost effective in terms of license fees etc. Easy access to Redhat support. Large user base as well (e.g., all government clients are using JBoss), Open source. If your support staff is tech savy, JBoss is quite easy to maintain/manage.
Cons: Not as mature compared to WAS. Tools are limited relative to WAS.
Pros: Mature and stable. Industry gold standard. Great tools and support infrastructure (e.g, IBM support assistant to allow self service for tech savy staff). Peace of mind (IBM versus Redhat in terms of reputation). Compatible with other IBM products (e.g., MQ).
Cons: Expensive. More training needed to manage Websphere.