Domino application server vs. Websphere application server
What is the comparison of Domino application server with Websphere application server in performance, scalability and reliability?
This comparison is really apples to oranges, as each product has a
different focus. From purely a web (HTTP) server angle, performance/scale
of Domino and WebSphere are close. However, WebSphere concentrates on
transactional applications and back-end connectivity with full compliance
with the J2EE platform. This is where WebSphere really shines, by being
able to deploy quickly and scale in real-world transactional environments.
Reliability is built in as well and enhanced by using message queueing with
MQ (MQ works with both Domino and WebSphere). Domino focuses on the
collaborative environment and the clients, so performance is not as much of
a factor. It scales well, but does not support deployment of the same
level of server-side transactional applications as WebSphere does.
This was first published in January 2002