We asked business professionals to review the solutions they use. Here are some excerpts of what they said:
"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."
"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."
"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."
"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."
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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