Apache Tomcat vs. Unleash

Overview
ProductRatingMost Used ByProduct SummaryStarting Price
Apache Tomcat
Score 8.7 out of 10
N/A
Tomcat is an open-source web server supported by Apache.N/A
Unleash
Score 10.0 out of 10
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Unleash is an open-source feature management platform. It's built for high scale and supports all the major programming languages. Unleash lets users turn new features on/off in production with no need for redeployment. A software development best practice for releasing and validating new features. Feature management platform Deployable on-prem, in private cloud, or hosted by the vendor Segments the rollout on application attributes or user…
$80
per month 5 users
Pricing
Apache TomcatUnleash
Editions & Modules
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Offerings
Pricing Offerings
Apache TomcatUnleash
Free Trial
NoYes
Free/Freemium Version
NoYes
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
NoNo
Entry-level Setup FeeNo setup feeNo setup fee
Additional DetailsUnleash offers 3 pricing editions: □Open Source - it's a free and basic feature management solution hosted by the user. □Pro - 80$/month includes 5 team members with access to the full managed version □Enterprise - Includes SSO, unlimited team members, managed by us or Self-hosted. No credit card is required and the first 14 days are free. Contact sales.
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Community Pulse
Apache TomcatUnleash
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Features
Apache TomcatUnleash
Application Servers
Comparison of Application Servers features of Product A and Product B
Apache Tomcat
9.2
24 Ratings
15% above category average
Unleash
-
Ratings
IDE support9.622 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 compliance9.624 Ratings00 Ratings
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Score 9.1 out of 10
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Score 8.8 out of 10
Medium-sized Companies
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NGINX
Score 9.1 out of 10
GitLab
GitLab
Score 8.8 out of 10
Enterprises
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Score 9.1 out of 10
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Score 8.8 out of 10
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User Ratings
Apache TomcatUnleash
Likelihood to Recommend
9.0
(24 ratings)
10.0
(3 ratings)
Likelihood to Renew
10.0
(1 ratings)
-
(0 ratings)
Usability
8.0
(3 ratings)
-
(0 ratings)
Availability
6.0
(1 ratings)
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(0 ratings)
Performance
9.0
(2 ratings)
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Support Rating
9.1
(3 ratings)
-
(0 ratings)
Configurability
8.0
(1 ratings)
-
(0 ratings)
Ease of integration
9.0
(1 ratings)
-
(0 ratings)
Product Scalability
9.0
(1 ratings)
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User Testimonials
Apache TomcatUnleash
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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Bricks Software AS
If you are writing apis and you make a logic change for eg change format of a number from showing no decimal points to 2 decimal points, and screen of your older version of ui app does not have enough space on screen which makes the ux break, instead of releasing a new version of the api you can toggle off the feature for app versions lower than the one being targetted so that api keeps responding with zero decimal points for older app and with decimal points for the newer version of the app
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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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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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Bricks Software AS
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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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Bricks Software AS
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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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Bricks Software AS
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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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Bricks Software AS
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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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Bricks Software AS
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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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Bricks Software AS
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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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Bricks Software AS
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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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Bricks Software AS
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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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Bricks Software AS
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ScreenShots

Unleash Screenshots

Screenshot of Overview of all feature togglesScreenshot of The Unleash architecture is designed with performance, resilience, privacy, and extensibility in mind. The Unleash Client SDK polls the Unleash API at regular intervals and caches all feature toggles locally. The interval is configurable from the client-side.Screenshot of Overview of all feature toggles across all environmentsScreenshot of The enhanced list of users helps track account activity. It can display and sort by when an account is last logged in, to find inactive accounts.Screenshot of Custom context fields extend the Unleash Context with more data that is applicable to any situation. Each context field definition consists of a name and an optional description. Additionally, a set of legal values can be defined, or whether or not the context field can be used in custom stickiness calculations can be selected, for the gradual rollout strategy and for feature toggle variants.Screenshot of API tokens can be used to connect to the Unleash server API.