Oracle WebCenter Suite vs WebSphere Portal

Oracle WebCenter Suite
Oracle WebCenter is the user engagement platform for social business—connecting people and information. It brings together the most complete portfolio of portal, web experience management, content, social, and collaboration technologies into a single integrated product suite, and it provides the foundation for Oracle Fusion Middleware and Oracle Fusion Applications to deliver a next-generation user experience.
WebSphere Portal
IBM WebSphere Portal is a set of software tools that enables companies to build and manage web portals. The WebSphere Portal package is a component of WebSphere software. The basic package includes a web server, WebSphere Application Server, LDAP directory, IBM DB2 database, development tools, web site templates and other essential site management tools such as a configuration wizard. In addition, some editions of WebSphere Portal include limited entitlements to Lotus Web Content Management, Lotus Quickr document management, Lotus Sametime instant messaging, and Lotus Forms electronic forms.
Comparing Oracle WebCenter Suite vs WebSphere Portal is like comparing apples to oranges. Because your business is unique and nobody except you can decide, which is better for your company. But we can add some fun to your research and suggest some new comparison parameters.

Ok, now let's compare the UI. Looks like Oracle WebCenter Suite has more user-friendly interface than WebSphere Portal because it's bigger. At least on our screenshots

To compare the popularity of the solutions we counted how many alternatives people search for each of them on the Internet. And it turns out that WebSphere Portal is more popular than Oracle WebCenter Suite

Now let's look at the recent activities of our competitors:

- IBM-Microsoft shoot-out at the Enterprise 2.0 Conference (in 2008)
- Mainsoft brings .Net to WebSphere Portal (in 2006)
- IBM tunes high-end WebSphere server (in 2005)
- IBM beefs up WebSphere for integration (in 2005)
- IBM tightens up WebSphere (in 2004)
- IBM expands WebSphere's portal tools (in 2004)
- IBM readies new WebSphere (in 2004)
- IBM eyes modular WebSphere (in 2003)
- IBM readies WebSphere Portal update (in 2003)
- IBM updates WebSphere wares (in 2003)

Looks like WebSphere Portal was recently more active than Oracle WebCenter Suite (at least in our news).