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NetWeaver architecture vs. Websphere architecture

Does anyone know of any comparisons between these two architectures... i.e. XI, workflow, Portal, etc..?

We have been asked to come up with a Position Paper for SAP NetWeaver technologies as the client is currently thinking that the whole websphere suite is the way to go... Unfortanetly the service.sap.com website doesn't really have any good info (that we can find).

Am I wrong in saying that if you are planning to continue to use SAP then you will have NetWeaver anyway as all SAP's future developments are based on it?

And what about integrating websphere with SAP - I've been told that you will need XI to enable this anyway?

Thankyou,

Jason.

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    Posted on Feb 25, 2004 at 10:08 AM

    Hi Jason ,

    I too is in the same process for a client of mine.

    Here is my problems and observations :

    There is already an existing EAI and B2B investment in the company through BizTalk and WebSphere. The client is also a complete SAP Shop. We have SAP R3 , BW , SRM, SCM , CRM everything from SAP. I am currently in the process of framing an org wide EAI framework using SAP XI ( which is the integration of SAP netWeaver).

    I am totally convinced, atleast, in this case that going with SAP NetWeaver for all of the integration needs is the way to go. Yes , in the beginning , the idea is to work along with Biz Talk and Web Sphere. It is simple enough to do that from SAP NetWeaver. Messsaging would be in JMS and Object cals for BizTalk...

    As far as the architecture comparision goes,

    NetWeaver has WAS. WAS has a J2EE app server ( InQMy - SAP bought it a couple of years back ).. So in principle , one could retire WebSphere and host all of its objects onto the SAP J2EE Server. But i would not even think about it till this product matures.

    But if you ask me the way to go , then it is SAP NetWeaver is the way...

    Let me know , if you have anything interesting to share on the same subject...

    Cheers

    Anis

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    • > As far as the architecture comparision goes,

      >

      > NetWeaver has WAS. WAS has a J2EE app server ( InQMy

      > - SAP bought it a couple of years back ).. So in

      > principle , one could retire WebSphere and host all

      > of its objects onto the SAP J2EE Server. But i would

      > not even think about it till this product matures.

      I suggest to start thinking now 😉

      Regards,

      Benny

  • Posted on Feb 25, 2004 at 01:00 PM

    >

    > Am I wrong in saying that if you are planning to

    > continue to use SAP then you will have NetWeaver

    > anyway as all SAP's future developments are based on

    > it?

    No, you're not. This is exactly the point.

    > And what about integrating websphere with SAP - I've

    > been told that you will need XI to enable this

    > anyway?

    Well, it's a good idea. You may not have to do it all the time, but more complex things are the way to go here.

    Regards,

    Benny

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