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Red Hat JBoss Enterprise Application Platform Comparison Calculator

This calculator compares the ongoing subscription costs of Red Hat JBoss Enterprise Application Platform (EAP) Premium with Management to the upfront license and ongoing support/maintenance costs of Oracle WebLogic Server Enterprise Edition and IBM WebSphere Application Server (WAS) Network Deployment (ND).

Pricing models for IBM WebSphere and Oracle WebLogic are highly dependent on both the number of processor cores as well as the type of processor core in use. Please review the instructions for each comparison to ensure the correct IBM Processor Value Units (PVUs) and Oracle Core Factors are being used.

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Input all variables in white cells. Mouse over the marked rows for more information. See charts graphically displaying the JBoss EAP savings below the calculator.

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The total number of cores cannot exceed 1024. Results below may not be accurate.

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  • IBM

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The calculator is only designed to work with up to 1,024 cores. Please edit your entries to equal fewer cores.

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Year 1 Year 2 Year 3
Oracle WebLogic Enterprise Edition Red Hat JBoss EAP Oracle WebLogic Enterprise Edition Red Hat JBoss EAP Oracle WebLogic Enterprise Edition Red Hat JBoss EAP
Existing Processors Enter the number of existing processors in year 1 here 0 n/a 4 n/a 8 n/a
New Processors Enter the number of new processors for each year here 4 4 4
Cores per Processors 4 4 4
Total JBoss Cores n/a 16 n/a 32 n/a 48
Oracle Core Factor Enter the Oracle Core Factor from the Oracle Core Factor sheet 0.5 n/a 0.5 n/a 0.5 n/a
Total Adjusted Oracle Processors 8 8 8
Oracle List License Costs The Oracle EAP Suite list price can be verified (or updated) as per the Oracle pricing list 25000 25000 25000
License Discount Enter the license discount from Oracle here 0 0 0
Total License Costs 200000 200000 200000
Production Support
(% of License Net)
The 22% of list license can be verified on Oracle's website
22 n/a 22 n/a 22 n/a
Total Support Costs 44000 88000 132000
Total License + Support
-or- Subscription Cost
244000 11250 288000 22500 332000 33750
JBoss Savings per Year 232750 265500 298250
JBoss Savings Over 3 Years 796500
JBoss Savings % Over 3 Years 92

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The calculator is only designed to work with up to 1,024 cores. Please edit your entries to equal fewer cores.

To learn about savings beyond 1,024 cores, please contact sales.

Year 1 Year 2 Year 3
IBM Websphere Application Server ND JBoss Enterprise
EAP Platform
IBM Websphere Aplication Server ND JBoss Enterprise
EAP Platform
IBM Websphere Application Server ND JBoss Enterprise
EAP Platform
Existing Processors Enter the number of existing processors in year 1 here 0 n/a 4 n/a 8 n/a
New Processors Enter the number of additional processors for each year here 4 4 4
Cores per Processor Enter the number of cores per processor here 4 4 4
Total Cores JBoss total cores will be rounded to the optimal subscription allotment 16 16 32 32 48 48
IBM Value Units per Core * Determine the number of Value Units/Core here by referring to the chart on the IBM Web site * 70 n/a 70 n/a 70 n/a
New Value Units 1120 1120 1120
Total Value Units 1120 2240 3360
IBM List License Cost / Value Unit Input the list price per Value Unit here. You can check to see the latest pricing on this page on IBM's web site 220 202 202
License Discount Input the license discount here 0 0 0
Total License Costs 206080 206080 206080
Production Support
(% of License Net) Input the % of list license that IBM charges for support here. NOTE Support/maintenance is included in the Year 1 price.
20 n/a 20 n/a 20 n/a
Total Support Costs 0 41216 82432
Total License + Support
-or- Subscription Cost
206080 11250 247296 22500 288512 33750
JBoss Savings per Year 194830 224796 254762
JBoss Savings Over 3 Years 674388
JBoss Savings % Over 3 Years 91

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Notes

*Values for IBM PVUs per core range from 50-120. The default is set for a middle-range processor which has 100 PVUs/core. When customizing, please be specific as to which processor you are using and adjust the PVU value accordingly.

Disclaimers

Oracle/IBM prices are up-to-date as of November 30, 2015.

  • JBoss Enterprise Middleware pricing is for demonstration purposes only and DOES NOT constitute an official price quote. Red Hat reserves the right to change prices in this calculator without notice. JBoss Middleware pricing in this calculator does not include volume discounts. For an official quote with pricing customized for your business, please contact your Red Hat sales representative.
  • Calculator assumes the same number of cores/processor and same Oracle core factor or the same number of IBM Value Units per core for all years.
  • IBM and Oracle pricing and support costs are derived from publicly available data. See above links for details.
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