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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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Oracle WebLogic

Big or small companies, Oracle WebLogic Server is the most successful solution in terms of security, robustness, scalability and support.
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Feature Rating Comparison

Application Servers

Apache Tomcat
8.2
Oracle WebLogic
8.6
IDE support
Apache Tomcat
8.1
Oracle WebLogic
8.4
Security management
Apache Tomcat
7.6
Oracle WebLogic
8.8
Administration and management
Apache Tomcat
6.9
Oracle WebLogic
8.8
Application server performance
Apache Tomcat
8.6
Oracle WebLogic
9.0
Installation
Apache Tomcat
8.9
Oracle WebLogic
8.3
Open-source standards compliance
Apache Tomcat
8.9
Oracle WebLogic
8.3

Pros

  • Lightweight. Does not require many resources to run.
  • Stable. Once tuned almost no maintenance is required for the instance.
  • Ease of deployment. Easy to install and set up. Documentations are widely available
  • Cost. Open sourced!
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  • The main power comes to be the scalability of the applications implemented in Oracle WebLogic Server.
  • Oracle WebLogic Server allows me to define different points of access to data sources, including the creation of a multiple connection focused on facilitating access to data.
  • Integration of very simple applications. Your use of WSLT is fantastic.
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Cons

  • Mostly CLI based. GUI console although exist but not as user-friendly and basic.
  • Custom configurations are not as intuitive and may have a steep learning curve.
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  • I would like to see only one console if possible instead of having to navigate through the enterprise manager, console and service bus console.
  • The consoles are sometimes slow and not easy to use.
  • I would like to see thread management through the consoles and be able to deal with a stuck thread without a server restart.
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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

Tomcat stacks up against the others very well due to its adoption in the open source community, low total cost of ownership, maintenance, and ease of deployment. It's much more lightweight than Websphere or Weblogic and provides most of the features most developers would need, especially for a Java-based application.
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My manager considered switching a few years ago to other application servers like JBoss or IBM WebSphere. The big reason behind the idea was cost. We all knew that WebLogic Server was suited to do the jobs very well. Oracle sales representatives worked well with my manager to resolve the issue around licensing and we stayed with Weblogic Server and Oracle products.
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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

  • tomcat makes the POC much more efficient, speeding up the early phase of decision making, and concept proof, shortened the project planning phase required time
  • tomcat saves the extra training and resources for web container management, typically when it is used with bundled Spring Boot
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  • It has helped so far keeping my business alive. Users of applications hosted on WebLogic Server are pretty satisfied.
  • My department has been using it for 10 years now and we would have switched to other vendors if not satisfied.
  • No negative impact on our business objective.
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Pricing Details

Apache Tomcat

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

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