Apache Tomcat vs. Vercel

Overview
ProductRatingMost Used ByProduct SummaryStarting Price
Apache Tomcat
Score 8.8 out of 10
N/A
Tomcat is an open-source web server supported by Apache.N/A
Vercel
Score 9.3 out of 10
N/A
​Vercel (made by the creators of Next.js) is a cloud platform for static sites and Serverless Functions for a workflow. It enables developers to host websites and web services that deploy instantly, scale automatically, and requires no supervision, all with no configuration. The platform aims to enable frontend teams to work while combining the best developer experience with a focus on end-user performance.N/A
Pricing
Apache TomcatVercel
Editions & Modules
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Offerings
Pricing Offerings
Apache TomcatVercel
Free Trial
NoYes
Free/Freemium Version
NoYes
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
NoNo
Entry-level Setup FeeNo setup feeNo setup fee
Additional Details
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Community Pulse
Apache TomcatVercel
Top Pros
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Features
Apache TomcatVercel
Application Servers
Comparison of Application Servers features of Product A and Product B
Apache Tomcat
9.0
24 Ratings
12% above category average
Vercel
-
Ratings
IDE support9.122 Ratings00 Ratings
Security management8.724 Ratings00 Ratings
Administration and management8.424 Ratings00 Ratings
Application server performance8.224 Ratings00 Ratings
Installation9.924 Ratings00 Ratings
Open-source standards compliance9.424 Ratings00 Ratings
Platform-as-a-Service
Comparison of Platform-as-a-Service features of Product A and Product B
Apache Tomcat
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Ratings
Vercel
7.2
1 Ratings
13% below category average
Ease of building user interfaces00 Ratings5.01 Ratings
Scalability00 Ratings7.01 Ratings
Platform management overhead00 Ratings7.01 Ratings
Workflow engine capability00 Ratings8.01 Ratings
Platform access control00 Ratings7.01 Ratings
Services-enabled integration00 Ratings6.01 Ratings
Development environment creation00 Ratings7.01 Ratings
Development environment replication00 Ratings8.01 Ratings
Issue monitoring and notification00 Ratings8.01 Ratings
Issue recovery00 Ratings8.01 Ratings
Upgrades and platform fixes00 Ratings8.01 Ratings
Best Alternatives
Apache TomcatVercel
Small Businesses
NGINX
NGINX
Score 9.0 out of 10
AWS Elastic Beanstalk
AWS Elastic Beanstalk
Score 8.9 out of 10
Medium-sized Companies
NGINX
NGINX
Score 9.0 out of 10
IBM Cloud Private
IBM Cloud Private
Score 9.5 out of 10
Enterprises
NGINX
NGINX
Score 9.0 out of 10
IBM Cloud Private
IBM Cloud Private
Score 9.5 out of 10
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User Ratings
Apache TomcatVercel
Likelihood to Recommend
8.9
(24 ratings)
9.0
(1 ratings)
Likelihood to Renew
10.0
(1 ratings)
-
(0 ratings)
Usability
8.0
(3 ratings)
-
(0 ratings)
Availability
6.0
(1 ratings)
-
(0 ratings)
Performance
9.0
(2 ratings)
-
(0 ratings)
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)
-
(0 ratings)
User Testimonials
Apache TomcatVercel
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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VERCEL
As a result, there are no specific drawbacks, but if it supports Python applications, one can deploy even dynamic applications on Vercel without having to look for another hosting platform. I've used it to host one of my documentation websites. I edited and deployed the documentation using the pre-built template. It was very quick because all I had to do was enter the data; no coding was required.
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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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VERCEL
  • Deploy Site
  • Integrate Giithub
  • Functions to use at scale and free
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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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VERCEL
  • Interface Revamp
  • Cost reduction
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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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VERCEL
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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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VERCEL
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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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VERCEL
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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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VERCEL
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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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VERCEL
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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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VERCEL
Vercel cost structure is better than Netlify.
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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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VERCEL
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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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VERCEL
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