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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.
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IBM CICS

The strengths of CICS are certainly the scalability. The multilevel architecture of the CICS regions, security, and performance, manages to manage large volumes of transactions with efficient performances.
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Feature Rating Comparison

Application Servers

Apache Tomcat
8.2
IBM CICS
8.4
IDE support
Apache Tomcat
8.1
IBM CICS
Security management
Apache Tomcat
7.6
IBM CICS
10.0
Administration and management
Apache Tomcat
6.9
IBM CICS
10.0
Application server performance
Apache Tomcat
8.6
IBM CICS
7.0
Installation
Apache Tomcat
8.9
IBM CICS
10.0
Open-source standards compliance
Apache Tomcat
8.9
IBM CICS
5.0

Pros

  • It's a lightweight Java servlet container. Has minimal memory footprint.
  • It is fast and robust.
  • Has good security features built in.
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  • De facto standard in the legacy enterprise
  • Multiplatform connection
  • Native connection with DB2
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Cons

  • Because it's Java-based, you typically must re-compile to make use of updates which can drastically increase development time.
  • It was slightly painful to get set up in Eclipse relative to other newer solutions.
  • It would be nice if it were easier and more intuitive to make changes to the server configurations.
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  • Direct internet connection
  • Social connectors
  • Speak Java not only with Websphere
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Likelihood to Renew

Apache Tomcat10.0
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We have a huge knowledge of the product within our company and we're satisfied with the performance.
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Usability

Apache Tomcat6.0
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The manager interface has for sure room for improvement
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Reliability and Availability

Apache Tomcat6.0
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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.
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Performance

Apache Tomcat9.0
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It's very quick and stable at the same time
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Alternatives Considered

Apache Tomcat is a much wider open standard than Microsoft IIS. It also seems to use fewer resources and is simpler to maintain. Troubleshooting when an issue arises is difficult. We had trouble managing the Tail logs when something strange happened. Logging is very complex and we were not sure if it was configured correctly. When we did have problems logs were not helpful in determining the problem.
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There is no comparison, in practice, the possibility of using the latest programming languages but, above all, the databases can be different and more modern than DL1.
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Scalability

Apache Tomcat9.0
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It's very easy to add instances to an existing deployment and, using apache with mod proxy balancer, to scale up the serving farm
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Return on Investment

  • We have had a positive impact on ROI by reducing IT expenditure on Microsoft Web servers.
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  • More scalability than servers
  • More reliability than servers
  • More security
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Pricing Details

Apache Tomcat

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

IBM CICS

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