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Tomcat Alternatives and Competitors

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Senior System Analyst at a tech services company with 1-10 employees
Real User
Top 20
User-friendly and easy to set up

Pros and Cons

  • "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."
  • "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."

What is our primary use case?

We are using Tomcat for one Java-based application that's used for any carrier site. We have one portal for carriers. Any external user can apply for whatever openings are there. Through that site they can apply and our HR can review their profile and invite them for an interview. Tomcat is handling all these processes.

What is most valuable?

The company decided earlier, when our database was on Oracle, that Tomcat is more suitable for Java-based applications and it's a free tool with free servers that we can download and use there.

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

What needs improvement?

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.

For how long have I used the solution?

I have been using Tomcat in my company for the last two years. In my previous company I used Tomcat for application, deployment and configuration.

What do I think about the stability of the solution?

Tomcat is very stable, nothing new in this one, it's a very old product. We were using this product for our small application testing back when we were in college.

What do I think about the scalability of the solution?

In terms of Tomcat's scalability level, wherever scalability or a higher ability is required, we use a load balancer and other things to just upscale the data.

We have one 15-person team that is using it. It is exported to the internet, so external users are using it whenever they connect to the application.

How are customer service and technical support?

We provide technical support because we have the knowledge about this product so we don't feel any external support is required as of now for Apache and Tomcat related issues.

How was the initial setup?

The initial setup is very easy and straightforward.

It takes me a couple of hours for Tomcat implementation.

What's my experience with pricing, setup cost, and licensing?

Tomcat is an open-source solution so we don't have licensing costs.

What other advice do I have?

My advice to someone considering Tomcat is that they don't have too much load on their website. It's not for all websites. For normal sites, they can use Tomcat.

On a scale of one to ten, I would give Tomcat an eight.

Which deployment model are you using for this solution?

On-premises
Disclosure: I am a real user, and this review is based on my own experience and opinions.
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Oguz Mutlu
Sr. Devops Engineer at a media company with 201-500 employees
Real User
Top 5Leaderboard
Stable, easy to deploy, and user-friendly

Pros and Cons

  • "The deployment process is very fast."
  • "It would be great if they offered more integration of monitoring tools."

What is our primary use case?

We primarily use the solution on our main e-commerce web page.

What is most valuable?

Compared to Oracle Web Projects, it's very user-friendly and the administration is very simple. The navigation is very intuitive.

The deployment process is very fast.

The solution is very stable. 

What needs improvement?

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 improved a bit. 

For how long have I used the solution?

I've used the solution for a small instance in the past. We have used it for three or four months now in a bigger instance. We've only used it for a few months at this point, and therefore, it's still pretty new to us.

What do I think about the stability of the solution?

The stability is good. We haven't had any issues. There are no bugs or glitches. it doesn't crash or freeze. It's reliable.

What do I think about the scalability of the solution?

The scalability is good. We have a structure that we can easily scale up or down. It's very simple for us.

How are customer service and technical support?

We haven't contacted technical support. We haven't needed any assistance. Therefore, I cannot speak to how helpful or responsive they are. 

Which solution did I use previously and why did I switch?

I've also used Oracle WebLogic. 

How was the initial setup?

The initial setup is very easy to install. It's very easy. A company shouldn't struggle with the setup process.

The deployment is fast.

What's my experience with pricing, setup cost, and licensing?

I don't have any information on the pricing. I don't handle that aspect of the solution.

That said, my understanding is it's less expensive than, for example, Oracle.

Which other solutions did I evaluate?

I'm able to compare WebLogic with Tomcat, and I can say that Tomcat beats WebLogic on a number of fronts. It's easier, simpler to deploy, and less expensive. I prefer it. 

What other advice do I have?

We're just customers and end-users. We don't have a business relationship with Tomcat.

We also use the solution on a private cloud as well as on-premises.

I'd rate the product at an eight out of ten. We're pretty happy with it.

I have experience with WebLogic and Tomcat. I'd recommend Tomcat over Oracle, as it's easier to manage and install. It's my understanding that the pricing is a bit lower as well. 

Which deployment model are you using for this solution?

On-premises
Disclosure: I am a real user, and this review is based on my own experience and opinions.
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