WebSphere vs. WebLogic license and support cost calculator

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:

tca_calculatorI recorded a tutorial video to explain how this works and demonstrated several different cost configurations:

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:


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3 replies


  1. Lightweight Java servers and developer view on the App Server (update) | WhyWebSphere Blog
  2. The state of WebSphere Application Server business – IBM Advantage Blog

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