Apache Tomcat vs. Memfault

Overview
ProductRatingMost Used ByProduct SummaryStarting Price
Apache Tomcat
Score 8.7 out of 10
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Tomcat is an open-source web server supported by Apache.N/A
Memfault
Score 6.8 out of 10
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Memfault is a cloud-based observability platform for connected device debugging, monitoring, and updating, as well as provides solutions for firmware delivery and diagnostics to consumer electronics businesses. Memfault's infrastructure upgrades can be used to reduce risk, decrease shipping times, and resolve issues proactively. Memfault’s SDK works with existing hardware to monitor and deploy a firmware to low level devices via Bluetooth, Wi-Fi, USB, or proprietary protocol. The company does…N/A
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Apache TomcatMemfault
Editions & Modules
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Apache TomcatMemfault
Free Trial
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Free/Freemium Version
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Premium Consulting/Integration Services
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Entry-level Setup FeeNo setup feeNo setup fee
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Community Pulse
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Features
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Application Servers
Comparison of Application Servers features of Product A and Product B
Apache Tomcat
9.1
24 Ratings
13% above category average
Memfault
-
Ratings
IDE support9.522 Ratings00 Ratings
Security management8.824 Ratings00 Ratings
Administration and management8.624 Ratings00 Ratings
Application server performance8.324 Ratings00 Ratings
Installation10.024 Ratings00 Ratings
Open-source standards compliance9.524 Ratings00 Ratings
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Score 9.1 out of 10
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User Ratings
Apache TomcatMemfault
Likelihood to Recommend
9.0
(24 ratings)
10.0
(1 ratings)
Likelihood to Renew
10.0
(1 ratings)
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Usability
8.0
(3 ratings)
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Availability
6.0
(1 ratings)
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Performance
9.0
(2 ratings)
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Support Rating
9.1
(3 ratings)
-
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Configurability
8.0
(1 ratings)
-
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Ease of integration
9.0
(1 ratings)
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Product Scalability
9.0
(1 ratings)
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User Testimonials
Apache TomcatMemfault
Likelihood to Recommend
Apache
Excellent value for companies wishing to host Java applications in the cloud. Utilizing hosting tools such as load balancers and network and application firewalls, Tomcat can be part of a powerful system to host web applications to thousands of users. There has been consistency in the development and support of Tomcat since its initial release in the late '90s and the best commonalities have been carried forward. If you host Java web applications, Tomcat is as good as any for an application server.
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Memfault
If you're running a fleet of embedded devices that has a tight RAM, CPU, & power footprint, Memfault is a must-have. From managing firmware deployments to monitoring every facet of the device lifecycle and performance, this is a solution that is built with a founding team that are the absolute best in the industry. They know your chipset and OS extraordinarily well and in some cases have been able to work directly with the chip vendors to provide support for their SDKs. With Memfault's help, our chip vendor diagnosed an issue in their BLE SDK and dramatically decreased the number of crash events on our devices.
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Pros
Apache
  • 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.
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Memfault
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Cons
Apache
  • 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.
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Memfault
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Likelihood to Renew
Apache
We have a huge knowledge of the product within our company and we're satisfied with the performance.
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Memfault
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Usability
Apache
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.
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Memfault
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Reliability and Availability
Apache
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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Memfault
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Performance
Apache
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.
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Memfault
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Support Rating
Apache
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.
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Memfault
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Alternatives Considered
Apache
Eclipse Jetty is the best alternative for Apache Tomcat because which is also an open-source and lightweight servlet container like Tomcat. A major advantage of this over Tomcat is that Jetty server can easily be embedded with the source code of web applications. Since it requires less memory to operate, you may realize that it is very efficient.
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Memfault
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Scalability
Apache
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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Memfault
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Return on Investment
Apache
  • 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.
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Memfault
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