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Pros
This solution is easy to use with a GUI that is intuitive and very helpful.The scalability of the product is quite good.We needed this type of integration and WebShepere is the best tool for it.It has good stability of the application server in the long term compared to other solutions.The solution is robust. The connection management and the scalability, which IBM provides to the Stack, are also valuable.The most valuable feature of this solution is Portal Virtualization.High availability, alert management, and deployments are the most valuable features for us. We have the ND version so we can do deployments.

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Web apps are very easy to deploy.

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Cons
Some things are very difficult to do, so the interface and usage could be more intuitive for those.The availability of the solution needs improvement.I think that this is a good product but I think that the cloud environment could be improved. I think that the future is in the utilization of the product in a product as a service way which is something that is lacking at this moment.It should be able to serve more concurrent requests like Oracle. Oracle has more powerful stability, availability, and real-time serving.They should make the solution more lightweight and not bundle everything into a single product.In the next release of this solution, I would like to see support for the Arabic language.The footprint could be reduced so that we can use a smaller virtual machine to run the application. We could also use more scripts. I would like this solution to be more script oriented, rather than GUI oriented.

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I would personally like it if the admin console would show more information specifically about memory being used.

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Pricing and Cost Advice
The price of this product is higher than that of competitors.We pay around $200,000 annually.I don't remember the price, but there are no additional costs.

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Questions from the Community
Top Answer: We needed this type of integration and WebShepere is the best tool for it.
Top Answer: The product is very expensive because PVU has to be calculated on maximun virtual cores and there is no difference between production and non-production environments.
Top Answer: Cloud service offering should be improved because the future is in the utilization of the PaaS provided by principal cloud providers; I mean that it would be very useful to have the possibility to use… more »
Top Answer: Web apps are very easy to deploy.
Top Answer: To have an admin console that is more user friendly and simplified like XAMPP, LAMP, Laragon. It also shall have the log viewing capability, memory usage and some dashboard on applications hosted by… more »
Top Answer: As a web server serving web applications and web services
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IBM WebSphere Application Server provides a range of flexible, secure, Java EE 7 runtime environments available on premises or across any public, private or hybrid cloud.Apache Tomcat is an open source software implementation of the Java Servlet, JavaServer Pages, Java Expression Language and Java WebSocket technologies. The Java Servlet, JavaServer Pages, Java Expression Language and Java WebSocket specifications are developed under the Java Community Process. Apache Tomcat powers numerous large-scale, mission-critical web applications across a diverse range of industries and organizations.
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TalkTalk, Property management group, E.SUN Bank, Ohio National Financial Services, Aviarc, Cincom Systems, FJA-US, D+H, Staples, Michigan Municipal LeagueWalmart.com, The Weather Channel, E*Trade, Delta Virtual Airlines, General Motors, AppFuse, Bonhams, CardinalHealth, CarGurus.com, FarmDirectory.org, Millenium Pharmaceuticals, RecipeLand.com, WebShots, QuickCreative.net, MyOtherDrive
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Find out what your peers are saying about IBM WebSphere Application Server vs. Tomcat and other solutions. Updated: September 2020.
437,168 professionals have used our research since 2012.
IBM WebSphere Application Server is ranked 2nd in Application Server with 7 reviews while Tomcat is ranked 4th in Application Server with 2 reviews. IBM WebSphere Application Server is rated 7.8, while Tomcat is rated 8.6. The top reviewer of IBM WebSphere Application Server writes "Valuable connection management and scalability but is quite expensive". On the other hand, the top reviewer of Tomcat writes "Light-weight, easy to use, good documentation, and integrates well with Eclipse". IBM WebSphere Application Server is most compared with JBoss, IBM BPM, Oracle WebLogic Server, IIS and Oracle GlassFish, whereas Tomcat is most compared with Oracle WebLogic Server, IIS, Caucho Resin, NGINX Unit and JBoss. See our IBM WebSphere Application Server vs. Tomcat report.

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