Oracle WebLogic Server acquired BEA Systems in 2008 and offers a robust and versatile application server that builds the foundation for deploying, managing, and running enterprise Java applications in today’s dynamic business environment.

With advanced data management features, scalability, and reliability, WebLogic Server enables organizations to confidently build and deploy mission-critical applications and run them in both on-premise and cloud landscapes.

This article discusses the key features, capabilities, and benefits of Oracle WebLogic, exploring its significant impact on powering digital innovation and business growth and how our Oracle consultant team can help maximize your organization’s success.

What is Oracle WebLogic?

Oracle WebLogic Server is a robust and versatile enterprise-grade application server that facilitates the development and deployment of Java EE applications, offering a comprehensive suite of features and capabilities tailored to meet the demands of modern business environments.

With support for the latest Java EE standards, advanced clustering and failover capabilities, robust security features, and integration with Oracle Database and Oracle Cloud Infrastructure, Oracle WebLogic Server architecture enables organizations to maximize data performance and agility.

High performance, scalability, and reliability in the WebLogic Server empower organizations to maintain optimal database performance and availability even under the most demanding workloads. Its flexible deployment options, including cloud-native deployment models, also enable organizations to adapt and scale their applications to meet evolving application development needs.

Why Oracle WebLogic Server Domains?

Here’s a closer look at a few key capabilities of the platform to help you understand why choosing Oracle WebLogic is the right move for enterprise agility and performance.

Cloud neutral environment

Oracle WebLogic Server offers intelligent Java application features and complete application portability to run applications in any cloud or on-premise environment.

Oracle WebLogic Server on Microsoft Azure

Oracle WebLogic Server operates on Azure Marketplace, providing intuitive integrations that enable users to run their business applications more efficiently and manage single node and cluster deployments. WebLogic Server installation on Azure allows enterprise users to:

  • Install Oracle WebLogic Server using the Administration Console
  • Automate the create of storage, virtual network, and Linux resources
  • Simplify connectivity for the Oracle Database
  • Enable effective load balancing through Azure Application Gateway
  • Establish security with a network security group

Oracle WebLogic Server for OCI

The Oracle WebLogic Server supports the complete implementation of the Java Platform, Enterprise Edition (EE) across an organization’s entire technical landscape.

With a standard set of APIs for building and managing distributed Java applications, users can access various services, such as messaging services, databases, and integrations with external enterprise systems.

Oracle Fusion Middleware

All Oracle Fusion Middleware products certified on Linux, Oracle Solaris, or Windows is also certified and supported as a virtual guest on Oracle Virtual Machine (VM) and Oracle Linux KVM if the associated operating system is supported by Oracle VM or Oracle Linux KVM. This includes support for Docker, Kubernetes, and CRI-O technologies across the enterprise landscape.

Application modernization features

With access to the WebLogic Kubernetes Toolkit, customers can easily deploy Oracle WebLogic Server applications and domains in their existing Kubernetes environment.

Connections between Oracle WebLogic Server and Kubernetes also provide integrated, open-source tools that facilitate better agility and efficiency across systems.

Intelligent management tools and prebuilt APIs automate core business operations, while auto-scaling and auto-restart features for failed nodes or clusters achieve greater system availability and performance.

Java EE and Jakarta EE implementation

The combination of Java EE and Jakarta EE provides a powerful set of technologies and APIs that simplify enterprise application development and facilitate better management across the web server.

Java EE

Java, Enterprise Edition (Java EE) is developed through contributions from Java User Groups, industry experts, commercial and open source organizations, and other partners and acts as the standard platform for community-driven enterprise software offerings.

With each new release offering new features aligned with industry needs and development requirements, Java EE facilitates the continuous innovation of API and programming models and modernizes support for other industry standards.

Jakarta EE

Jakarta EE provides a complete set of open, vendor neutral specifications used to develop cloud native Java applications from scratch. Each Jakarta EE specification includes the following:

  • Specification document and Javadoc (APIs) describing implementation requirements
  • Technology Compatibility Kit (TCK) describing tests required for Jakarta EE implementations
  • Compatible implementation that successfully passes the Technology Compatibility Kit

Jakarta EE also offers advanced architectural flexibility and backward compatibility to build and adapt Java applications tailored to specific business needs and swap out underlying technologies to meet new implementation requirements over time.

Integration with Oracle applications

Oracle WebLogic Server comes with prebuilt integrations to other Oracle products and technologies, offering a fully integrated environment that enhances the availability, performance, and supportability of an organization’s entire technical landscape.

Oracle WebLogic Server integration connects the following cloud applications and products:

  • Oracle Cloud Applications
  • Oracle Fusion Middleware
  • Oracle Coherence, Helidon, and Java SE
  • Oracle RAC
  • Oracle Autonomous Database

Navigating Cloud Native Java for Web Applications

Oracle WebLogic Server

Oracle WebLogic Server provides the foundation for Java EE and Jakarta EE operations and facilitates better scalability, performance, and management across on-premise and cloud application servers.


  • Support for Java EE and Jakarta EE standards-based application development
  • Intelligent request exchange between client tier and back-end tier
  • Autoscaling and autorestarts for failed nodes to maintain high availability
  • APIs and management tools to automate critical business processes
  • Kubernetes development, deployment, and administration tools
  • Integration with Database, Middleware, and other Oracle web services
  • Active Gridlink for connections to Oracle Real Application Clusters (RAC)
  • Secure Sockets Layer (SSL) support for encrypted data transmission and authentication

Oracle WebLogic Server for OCI

By offering rapid deployment options and flexible pricing packages, Oracle WebLogic Server for Oracle Cloud Infrastructure (OCI) enables users to run Java applications more effectively in the cloud.


  • High availability and connectivity to Oracle Autonomous Database
  • Quicker data provisioning models for better client program performance
  • Subscription-based pricing models tailored to unique business needs
  • Complete set of supported application versions, editions, and functions
  • Automated deployment processes through full API access and functionality
  • Advanced tooling, infrastructure, and user interface support for efficiency migration

Oracle Coherence

Oracle Coherence offers a Java-based distributed cache and in-memory data grid to achieve high availability, low latency, and throughput for critical Oracle applications. With this functionality, application developers and managers can ensure maximum scalability and facilitate intelligent connection sharing across teams and systems.


  • Key value object and document storage capabilities
  • Automatic, fault-tolerant sharding to intelligently analyze and manage data
  • Clustered caching with intuitive disk performance
  • Scalable performance options for enterprise applications
  • Distributed processing and multisite data federation
  • Support for Kubernetes operations to ensure data consistency
  • High-rate querying and event-handling transactions

Key Benefits of the Oracle WebLogic Server

Oracle WebLogic Server is a trusted and proven solution that empowers organizations to build, deploy, and manage enterprise-grade applications, ensuring high performance, scalability, reliability, and security to meet the demands of modern business environments.

Here are a few critical advantages of Oracle WebLogic for enterprise users:

High Performance: WebLogic Server is optimized for high performance, providing fast response times and efficient resource utilization, ensuring optimal application performance even under heavy workloads.

Scalability: With its advanced clustering and failover capabilities, WebLogic Server enables organizations to scale their applications horizontally and vertically to meet growing demand, ensuring scalability without compromising performance.

Reliability and Availability: WebLogic Server is renowned for its reliability and availability features, including built-in fault tolerance, automatic failover, and robust disaster recovery capabilities, ensuring uninterrupted operation and minimal downtime for critical applications.

Security: WebLogic Server offers robust security features, including encryption, authentication, authorization, and auditing, to protect applications and data from security threats and vulnerabilities, ensuring compliance with regulatory requirements and industry standards.

Integration: WebLogic Server seamlessly integrates with other Oracle technologies, such as Oracle Database, Oracle Cloud Infrastructure, and Oracle Fusion Middleware, enabling organizations to build and deploy end-to-end solutions that leverage the full power of Oracle’s ecosystem.

Management and Monitoring: WebLogic Server provides comprehensive management and monitoring capabilities, including centralized administration, real-time performance monitoring, and diagnostic tools, enabling organizations to manage and troubleshoot their applications and infrastructure easily.

Developer Productivity: WebLogic Server offers a rich set of development tools, APIs, and frameworks to streamline application development and deployment, enabling developers to build and deploy applications quickly and efficiently.

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