Anonymous UserVice President - Information Technology at a financial services firm
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"The speed of development is the quickest for any tool on the market."
"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 user interface could be improved to be more friendly for developers."
"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."
"The cost for developers is high because you have to pay for licenses as well as runtime."
"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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Magic xpa Application Platform is ranked 7th in Application Server with 1 review while Tomcat is ranked 4th in Application Server with 6 reviews. Magic xpa Application Platform is rated 8.0, while Tomcat is rated 7.8. The top reviewer of Magic xpa Application Platform writes "Mature solution that can be used on any platform and most databases are supported by it automatically". On the other hand, the top reviewer of Tomcat writes "User-friendly and easy to set up". Magic xpa Application Platform is most compared with Microsoft .NET Framework, OutSystems, Apache Web Server, Microsoft Azure App Service and Xamarin Platform, whereas Tomcat is most compared with Oracle WebLogic Server, IBM WebSphere Application Server, IIS, JBoss and NGINX Unit.
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