98 Ratings
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Score 9.3 out of 100
5 Ratings
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Score 9 out of 100

Likelihood to Recommend

Apache Tomcat

Tomcat is more than enough to deploy most of the mid-end web applications without any problem but for the high-end applications which require high scalability and high availability, which might need some tune-ups with the support of expertise in this regard. Otherwise, you may realize numerous performance issues, memory leaks, server crashes etc.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Digital.ai Release (formerly XebiaLabs XL Release)

XL release fits very well when you need cross-team coordination in a release process where you want to coordinate an alpha or beta program with marketing as part of a major release process.
Kenneth Dick | TrustRadius Reviewer

Feature Rating Comparison

Application Servers

Apache Tomcat
8.8
Digital.ai Release (formerly XebiaLabs XL Release)
IDE support
Apache Tomcat
8.9
Digital.ai Release (formerly XebiaLabs XL Release)
Security management
Apache Tomcat
8.8
Digital.ai Release (formerly XebiaLabs XL Release)
Administration and management
Apache Tomcat
8.5
Digital.ai Release (formerly XebiaLabs XL Release)
Application server performance
Apache Tomcat
8.5
Digital.ai Release (formerly XebiaLabs XL Release)
Installation
Apache Tomcat
9.4
Digital.ai Release (formerly XebiaLabs XL Release)
Open-source standards compliance
Apache Tomcat
8.9
Digital.ai Release (formerly XebiaLabs XL Release)

Pros

Apache Tomcat

  • Fast to start up, which is useful when we need to just check that our changes are working correctly.
  • Free, which allows us to not be involved with the finance/legal team about using it.
  • Bundled with Spring Boot, which makes it even more convenient for our testing.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Digital.ai Release (formerly XebiaLabs XL Release)

  • Cross-team release workflow control using email, texts, scripts allow our release management to be truly a 360 process.
  • XL Release allowing our Jenkins toolchain to control the beginning of release trains which is very powerful.
  • XL release allows us to expose the business process flow for anyone to read direct at the source which runs the process instead of a separate vision.
Kenneth Dick | TrustRadius Reviewer

Cons

Apache Tomcat

  • Using tomcat manager to troubleshoot is not very informative. Error messages are vague, you have to dig into log files for more information about the problems.
  • Is great for simple web applications, but may not work for heavy development which may require a full J2EE stack, might like JBoss better.
  • Security in tomcat is not straightforward, as I discovered that you have to understand how to set up realms in tomcat in order to hash passwords, which I was not overly familiar with, which is a big deal when setting up users in the tomcat-users.xml file.
Candy Carrizales | TrustRadius Reviewer

Digital.ai Release (formerly XebiaLabs XL Release)

  • XL release is really only missing a consolidated calendar view where you can see the planned activity for the next month, it only knows about what is in progress.
Kenneth Dick | TrustRadius Reviewer

Likelihood to Renew

Apache Tomcat

Apache Tomcat 10.0
Based on 1 answer
We have a huge knowledge of the product within our company and we're satisfied with the performance.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Digital.ai Release (formerly XebiaLabs XL Release)

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Usability

Apache Tomcat

Apache Tomcat 8.0
Based on 3 answers
Tomcat has a very rich API set which allows us to implement our automation script to trigger the deployment, configure, stop and start Tomcat from the command line. In our projects, we embedded Tomcat in our Eclipse in all of the developer's machines so they could quickly verify their code with little effort, Azure Webapp has strong support for Tomcat so we could move our application to Azure cloud very easy. One drawback is Tomcat UI quite poorly features but we almost do not use it.
trang nguyen | TrustRadius Reviewer

Digital.ai Release (formerly XebiaLabs XL Release)

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Reliability and Availability

Apache Tomcat

Apache Tomcat 6.0
Based on 2 answers
Tomcat doesn't have a built-in watchdog that ensures restart upon failure, so you have to provide it externally. A very good solution is java service wrapper. The community edition is able to restart Tomcat upon out of memories exceptions.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Digital.ai Release (formerly XebiaLabs XL Release)

No score
No answers yet
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Performance

Apache Tomcat

Apache Tomcat 9.0
Based on 4 answers
Tomcat support to customize memory used and allow us to define the Connection pool and thread pool to increase system performance and availability, Tomcat server itself consume very little memory and almost no footprint. We use Tomcat in our production environment which has up to thousands of concurrent users and it is stable and provides a quick response.
trang nguyen | TrustRadius Reviewer

Digital.ai Release (formerly XebiaLabs XL Release)

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Support Rating

Apache Tomcat

Apache Tomcat 9.4
Based on 5 answers
Well, in actuality, I have never needed support for Apache Tomcat since it is configured and ready-to-go with no configuration needed on my end.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Digital.ai Release (formerly XebiaLabs XL Release)

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Alternatives Considered

Apache Tomcat

Apache Tomcat is lightweight but performs well, even when running multiple applications. Its performance and security features are the reasons for choosing Apache Tomcat among its competitors. Also, there is a huge community support than other products.
Tharanga Wickramsinghe | TrustRadius Reviewer

Digital.ai Release (formerly XebiaLabs XL Release)

XL release is simpler to configure and deploy to the organization than other change management platforms I have used. That simplicity has minor drawbacks requiring you to fit into a limited set of control methods but that exercise helped us simplify a needlessly onerous process.
Kenneth Dick | TrustRadius Reviewer

Scalability

Apache Tomcat

Apache Tomcat 9.0
Based on 1 answer
It's very easy to add instances to an existing deployment and, using apache with mod proxy balancer, to scale up the serving farm
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Digital.ai Release (formerly XebiaLabs XL Release)

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Return on Investment

Apache Tomcat

  • Tomcat is cheap and very quick to deploy, so it has benefited much when situation needs applications to be deployed quickly without wasting time on licensing and installations.
  • Plenty of documentation available so no vendor training is required. Support contract is not needed as well.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Digital.ai Release (formerly XebiaLabs XL Release)

  • XL release has improved our consistency of release process, removing multiple days worth of manual status checking and coordination.
  • XL release has allowed us to increase the number of beta releases we can support due to simplifying our release actions.
Kenneth Dick | TrustRadius Reviewer

Pricing Details

Apache Tomcat

General

Free Trial
Free/Freemium Version
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
Entry-level set up fee?
No

Digital.ai Release (formerly XebiaLabs XL Release)

General

Free Trial
Yes
Free/Freemium Version
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
Entry-level set up fee?
No

Rating Summary

Likelihood to Recommend

Apache Tomcat
9.7
Digital.ai Release (formerly XebiaLabs XL Release)
10.0

Likelihood to Renew

Apache Tomcat
10.0
Digital.ai Release (formerly XebiaLabs XL Release)

Usability

Apache Tomcat
8.0
Digital.ai Release (formerly XebiaLabs XL Release)

Reliability and Availability

Apache Tomcat
6.0
Digital.ai Release (formerly XebiaLabs XL Release)

Performance

Apache Tomcat
9.0
Digital.ai Release (formerly XebiaLabs XL Release)

Support Rating

Apache Tomcat
9.4
Digital.ai Release (formerly XebiaLabs XL Release)

Scalability

Apache Tomcat
9.0
Digital.ai Release (formerly XebiaLabs XL Release)

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