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Pros
"There's good documentation and a pretty good community surrounding the product.""It is a Java-based product, so it is pretty straightforward. It is pretty easy from a developer's perspective. It is also pretty reliable and scalable.""The most valuable feature is the UI."

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"Web apps are very easy to deploy.""The most valuable feature of this solution is that it supports Java Enterprise.""Tomcat is user-friendly and easy to set up, especially compared to WebLogic or JBoss where some specialty is required. If you are going for Tomcat, you can use their guidelines and can set it up easily.""We chose to use Tomcat because it's perfect compared to other containers that we have tested.""The most valuable features of this solution are the general web server features.""The most valuable feature is the free EE server.""The deployment process is very fast."

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Cons
"In general, the support of the ERPC would be really good due to the fact that, so far, I have not seen it.""It can have automation features. Everybody is focused right now on automation. In terms of saving cost, automation is always the first thing that comes to light.""Having the support combined with Red Hat support would be an improvement."

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"I would personally like it if the admin console would show more information specifically about memory being used.""The high availability is not as robust as the competition is such as WebLogic and Jboss.""Tomcat is used mainly for database connections. As of now, we configure that environment for any database configuration. But if any utility can integrate where we can pass the database connection as a string of details, then it should encrypt them and keep them inside. From that security perspective, Tomcat requires improvement. They should integrate this security feature.""The interface is not user-friendly.""Technical support is limited.""In the solution, we are using the terminal to enter command line codes for operations and management, this is difficult for me. It would be better if we had some administrator UI tools for this.""It would be great if they offered more integration of monitoring tools."

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Pricing and Cost Advice
"We pay for a maintenance license, but it is not expensive."

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"This is an open-source product and it's free to use.""We are using the open-source version.""The solution is free."

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Top Answer: It is a Java-based product, so it is pretty straightforward. It is pretty easy from a developer's perspective. It is also pretty reliable and scalable.
Top Answer: This price of JBoss is cheaper than similar solutions like Oracle WebLogic. We pay for a maintenance license, but it is not expensive.
Top Answer: It can have automation features. Everybody is focused right now on automation. In terms of saving cost, automation is always the first thing that comes to light.
Top Answer: The deployment process is very fast.
Top Answer: I don't have too much experience with monitoring, however, it's possible it could be improved. It would be great if they offered more integration of monitoring tools. The management maybe can be… more »
Top Answer: We primarily use the solution on our main e-commerce web page.
Ranking
5th
out of 20 in Application Server
Views
3,096
Comparisons
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Reviews
2
Average Words per Review
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Rating
8.0
4th
out of 20 in Application Server
Views
3,937
Comparisons
3,297
Reviews
7
Average Words per Review
353
Rating
7.9
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Overview
Red Hat JBoss Enterprise Application Platform (EAP), a market-leading, fully certified Java EE platform, gives you a single platform to quickly develop and deploy applications. Use traditional Red Hat JBoss EAP to gain business agility with your existing applications and reduce the costs of proprietary platforms.
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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Sample Customers
Tata Sky, Nissan, Swedish Board of Agriculture, Novamedia, American Product Distributors, Advanced Micro Devices, Emirates Group, E*TRADE
Walmart.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
Top Industries
VISITORS READING REVIEWS
Computer Software Company25%
Comms Service Provider20%
Financial Services Firm15%
Government7%
REVIEWERS
Financial Services Firm22%
University11%
Government11%
Transportation Company11%
VISITORS READING REVIEWS
Computer Software Company28%
Comms Service Provider19%
Financial Services Firm13%
Energy/Utilities Company6%
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REVIEWERS
Small Business39%
Midsize Enterprise17%
Large Enterprise44%
Find out what your peers are saying about JBoss vs. Tomcat and other solutions. Updated: September 2021.
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JBoss is ranked 5th in Application Server with 3 reviews while Tomcat is ranked 4th in Application Server with 7 reviews. JBoss is rated 8.0, while Tomcat is rated 7.8. The top reviewer of JBoss writes "Good documentation, very stable, and scalable". On the other hand, the top reviewer of Tomcat writes "User-friendly and easy to set up". JBoss is most compared with IBM WebSphere Application Server, Oracle WebLogic Server, Oracle GlassFish, IIS and Oracle Fusion Middleware, whereas Tomcat is most compared with Oracle WebLogic Server, IBM WebSphere Application Server, IIS, Caucho Resin and Oracle GlassFish. See our JBoss vs. Tomcat report.

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