Tomcat - small but powerful
November 30, 2018

Tomcat - small but powerful

Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 8 out of 10
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Verified User

Overall Satisfaction with Apache Tomcat

Our organization use Tomcat to deploy mostly light Java based web applications. Many of our applications are being deployed in Apache Tomcat, due to the ease of deployment and cost factoring. We use Tomcat as our main applications server due to its performance and light weight.
  • 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!
  • 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.
  • 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.
Apache Tomcat is more lightweight and much quicker to deploy, so compared to JBoss or Weblogic it's much more efficient and cost effective for deploying small apps. The instances start up almost immediately and almost no maintenance is needed from the admins. There is also no cost incurred on dealing with licensing costs.
Tomcat is open source and free to use so it's very good for developers to deploy their applications without incurring additional cost to business. Due to it being lightweight it's more suited to smaller scale deployments, simple web applications instead of a full stack Java app.

Apache Tomcat Feature Ratings

IDE support
Security management
Administration and management
Application server performance
Open-source standards compliance