Oracle GlassFish Server vs. Pivotal tc Server

Overview
ProductRatingMost Used ByProduct SummaryStarting Price
Oracle GlassFish Server
Score 8.9 out of 10
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Oracle GlassFish Server was originally developed by Sun Microsystems and is available open source or supported by Oracle. It is an application server.N/A
Pivotal tc Server
Score 7.1 out of 10
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The Pivotal tc Server (formerly VMware vFabric tc Server) is a Lightweight Java application server that extends Apache Tomcat for use in large-scale mission-critical environments.N/A
Pricing
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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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Features
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Application Servers
Comparison of Application Servers features of Product A and Product B
Oracle GlassFish Server
8.8
3 Ratings
8% above category average
Pivotal tc Server
7.8
1 Ratings
4% below category average
IDE support9.03 Ratings7.01 Ratings
Security management9.03 Ratings8.01 Ratings
Administration and management8.03 Ratings9.01 Ratings
Application server performance10.03 Ratings8.01 Ratings
Installation7.03 Ratings7.01 Ratings
Open-source standards compliance9.82 Ratings8.01 Ratings
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Medium-sized Companies
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User Ratings
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Likelihood to Recommend
9.0
(3 ratings)
8.0
(1 ratings)
User Testimonials
Oracle GlassFish ServerPivotal tc Server
Likelihood to Recommend
Oracle
Glassfish is well suited for large-scale cluster deployments and integrates well with F5 load balancers.
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VMware
-Pivotal tc Server is best used as web application server on a virtual machine for middleware purposes -I feel it is less appropriate to be used with utilizing data that does not need to be secure
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Pros
Oracle
  • The product offers Java EE support.
  • As the version supported by Oracle we have an extensive documentation, the Oracle GlassFish server online documentation library, patches ,and support from the supplier.
  • Ease of use through the administration console.
  • Integration with the NetBeans development interface.
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VMware
  • send a receive HL7 message securely
  • details issues and errors in logs
  • very reliable uptime record with no system crashes
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Cons
Oracle
  • One of the areas where we found Glassfish adaptation difficult for our company was the lack of documentation and community forums covering important issues.
  • We ran into a roadblock with OAuth 2.0 implementation and did not get great support on that issue.
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VMware
  • User management and administration access account setup has room for improvement and can be more user friendly and clearly list how many admin accounts we can setup
  • password complexity for user accounts need to be updated
  • although all logs list all errors some of the tomcat errors are not time stamped
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Alternatives Considered
Oracle
At the time we did a small proof of concept with both platforms and Oracle Glassfish had more intuitive administration and configuration functions
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VMware
We selected Pivotal tc Server opposed to Cent0s Linux because Pivotal tc Server is more reliable and causes less downtime , also better logging. I have used both
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Return on Investment
Oracle
  • Glassfish which initially spun off from an Open Source project has a community edition which is free to use and offers great ROI.
  • In comparison to cloud offerings like AWS and Google App Engine, Glassfish requires more cost upfront for installation and management.
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VMware
  • one positive is that we can securely send patient data across to our food service dept.
  • another positive is that we can integrate the communication with our patient tv terminals
  • third positive is that there is less downtime because it is reliable
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