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Redhat reasonably small
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Based on 9 reviews.
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Most helpful review
1355acab 7097 415b 872f 3b57b188ad79 avatar?1435921976
Aksel Filipovic
Valuable Features: The class loader isolation is good. • Room for Improvement: The deployment of data sources could be improved. • Use of... Read more »
1355acab 7097 415b 872f 3b57b188ad79 avatar?1435921976
Aksel Filipovic
Valuable Features: It has a small footprint. • Improvements to My Organization: With this, we were able to deliver our products faster to... Read more »
Valuable Features
Review 1 of 2
  • 1355acab 7097 415b 872f 3b57b188ad79 avatar?1435921976
    Aksel Filipovic
    The class loader isolation is good.
  • Anonymous avatar x60 3bd87f941ff62dcfc4b150b237839190b81d94c6f696c0feee1c445ebb299bd5
    dba407
    This open source Application server is a good choice for Enterprises using J2EE . This gives much better value...
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Review 1 of 7
  • 1355acab 7097 415b 872f 3b57b188ad79 avatar?1435921976
    Aksel Filipovic
    It has a small footprint.
  • Reviewer246363 avatar 1432832827?1432832825
    Jim Blizard
    It's a rock solid Java host.
  • 54ff6010 8cba 4123 9525 fe501b6d9d01 avatar?1435077333
    Alvaro Gonçalves
    It’s an open source software project, developed under the Java community process and the Apache license version...
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    FrancisM
    Apache Tomcat has become almost the defacto server for serving Java-based applications on the internet. We use...
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  • Diego hidalgo li?1423661010
    Diego Hidalgo
    Lightweight Configurable High-performance Cross-platform Open source  It has sufficient documentation for...
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  • Anonymous avatar x60 3bd87f941ff62dcfc4b150b237839190b81d94c6f696c0feee1c445ebb299bd5
    techsupp409
    Tomcat Application Serve is an open source Application Server. Compared to other application servers like Jetty,...
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  • Anonymous avatar x60 3bd87f941ff62dcfc4b150b237839190b81d94c6f696c0feee1c445ebb299bd5
    pmouawad
    Easy setup Easy configuration Reliability Stability Scalability Performance Well documented Great time to value...
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Room For Improvement
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  • 1355acab 7097 415b 872f 3b57b188ad79 avatar?1435921976
    Aksel Filipovic
    The deployment of data sources could be improved.
  • Anonymous avatar x60 3bd87f941ff62dcfc4b150b237839190b81d94c6f696c0feee1c445ebb299bd5
    dba407
    Level of customization is low as compared to other competitive products.Runtime diagnostics and DR (Disaster...
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Review 1 of 7
  • 54ff6010 8cba 4123 9525 fe501b6d9d01 avatar?1435077333
    Alvaro Gonçalves
    This product needs an improvement to its centralized management console that can apply configurations and...
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  • Reviewer246363 avatar 1432832827?1432832825
    Jim Blizard
    None that I can think of.
  • Diego hidalgo li?1423661010
    Diego Hidalgo
    The cluster management and load balancing is a bit complex. Also, they need to improve the documentation to handle...
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  • 1355acab 7097 415b 872f 3b57b188ad79 avatar?1435921976
    Aksel Filipovic
    The configuration needs work.
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    FrancisM
    The main gripe that I have with Tomcat is it's speed and size. Understandably, Java-based systems have the...
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  • Anonymous avatar x60 3bd87f941ff62dcfc4b150b237839190b81d94c6f696c0feee1c445ebb299bd5
    techsupp409
    There are certain well known compatibility issues with some implementations of JDK Tomcat doesn't give you a...
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  • Anonymous avatar x60 3bd87f941ff62dcfc4b150b237839190b81d94c6f696c0feee1c445ebb299bd5
    pmouawad
    Deployment automation needs some custom tooling.
Deployment Issues
Review 1 of 1
  • 1355acab 7097 415b 872f 3b57b188ad79 avatar?1435921976
    Aksel Filipovic
    No issues encountered.
Review 1 of 4
  • 54ff6010 8cba 4123 9525 fe501b6d9d01 avatar?1435077333
    Alvaro Gonçalves
    If you have a nice development team, with best practices in mind and good code implementation technicians,...
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  • 1355acab 7097 415b 872f 3b57b188ad79 avatar?1435921976
    Aksel Filipovic
    No issues encountered.
  • Reviewer246363 avatar 1432832827?1432832825
    Jim Blizard
    No, it's rock solid.
  • Diego hidalgo li?1423661010
    Diego Hidalgo
    Deployment is simple, however, a limitation is hot deployment.
Stability Issues
Review 1 of 1
  • 1355acab 7097 415b 872f 3b57b188ad79 avatar?1435921976
    Aksel Filipovic
    This depends on the load of the server. We did have some issues mainly because of the application itself.
Review 1 of 4
  • 1355acab 7097 415b 872f 3b57b188ad79 avatar?1435921976
    Aksel Filipovic
    This depends on the load of the server. We had no issues, but we never ran more than application/site at a time.
  • 54ff6010 8cba 4123 9525 fe501b6d9d01 avatar?1435077333
    Alvaro Gonçalves
    You only need to test and monitor to find the correct set of configurations for your system or situation. Beware of...
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  • Reviewer246363 avatar 1432832827?1432832825
    Jim Blizard
    The server needs to be bounced every three months. We reboot on schedule whether we need to or not.
  • Diego hidalgo li?1423661010
    Diego Hidalgo
    No issues encountered.
Scalability Issues
Review 1 of 1
  • 1355acab 7097 415b 872f 3b57b188ad79 avatar?1435921976
    Aksel Filipovic
    No issues encountered.
Review 1 of 3
  • 54ff6010 8cba 4123 9525 fe501b6d9d01 avatar?1435077333
    Alvaro Gonçalves
    Same as above, you just need to test and monitor to find your needs to attend your system or situation.
  • Reviewer246363 avatar 1432832827?1432832825
    Jim Blizard
    No issues encountered.
  • 1355acab 7097 415b 872f 3b57b188ad79 avatar?1435921976
    Aksel Filipovic
    No issues encountered.
Customer Service
Review 1 of 1
  • 1355acab 7097 415b 872f 3b57b188ad79 avatar?1435921976
    Aksel Filipovic
    I've not used customer service.
Review 1 of 3
  • 54ff6010 8cba 4123 9525 fe501b6d9d01 avatar?1435077333
    Alvaro Gonçalves
    There is no customer service, only the Apache Tomcat community, but there is a large knowledge base.
  • 1355acab 7097 415b 872f 3b57b188ad79 avatar?1435921976
    Aksel Filipovic
    I've not used customer service.
  • Reviewer246363 avatar 1432832827?1432832825
    Jim Blizard
    It's open source and the community is very helpful.
Technical Support
Review 1 of 1
  • 1355acab 7097 415b 872f 3b57b188ad79 avatar?1435921976
    Aksel Filipovic
    I've not used technical support.
Review 1 of 3
  • 1355acab 7097 415b 872f 3b57b188ad79 avatar?1435921976
    Aksel Filipovic
    I've not used technical support.
  • 54ff6010 8cba 4123 9525 fe501b6d9d01 avatar?1435077333
    Alvaro Gonçalves
    There is no official technical support for this product and you don’t find the solution at the community, then you...
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  • Reviewer246363 avatar 1432832827?1432832825
    Jim Blizard
    It's open source and the community is very helpful.
Alternate Solutions
Review 1 of 1
  • 1355acab 7097 415b 872f 3b57b188ad79 avatar?1435921976
    Aksel Filipovic
    Yes, I always and regularly evaluate. In case of Java, we evaluated all applications servers which support JEE full...
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Review 1 of 4
  • Reviewer246363 avatar 1432832827?1432832825
    Jim Blizard
    We looked at other products from IBM, Sun, BEA and a couple others.
  • 54ff6010 8cba 4123 9525 fe501b6d9d01 avatar?1435077333
    Alvaro Gonçalves
    Tomcat is the best product in this category. If you have low budget and if you just need Java server pages, servlets...
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  • 1355acab 7097 415b 872f 3b57b188ad79 avatar?1435921976
    Aksel Filipovic
    Yes I always and regularly evaluate. In case of Java we evaluated all Applications servers who support JEE full...
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  • Diego hidalgo li?1423661010
    Diego Hidalgo
    If you were to have no JEE applications, then it is advisable, otherwise the application server falls short.
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