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We performed a comparison between JBoss and Tomcat based on real PeerSpot user reviews.

Find out in this report how the two Application Server solutions compare in terms of features, pricing, service and support, easy of deployment, and ROI.
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"The solution is easy to use.""The solution's technical support is good.""The product integrates well with Java applications.""We can deploy the applications on the JBoss server, so it is easy to manage. It's also easy to add new certificates to the config.""The high availability is great.""The solution has flexibility and stability.""JBoss has made it very easy to implement web applications.""The greatest benefit of JBoss is that it was procured by IBM, thereby offering exceptional support for our banking operations."

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"Tomcat is a simple, light environment, whereas the full Red Hat Fuse solution is heavier.""The deployment process is very fast.""It is easy to set up.""It is a robust solution.""Tomcat's best feature is the open source server. It's a flexible and lightweight solution.""The most valuable feature is how simple it is to deploy the solution.""One of the most valuable features of Tomcat is its compatibility with the Apache web server and its ease of configuration. It is simple to set up and maintain and allows for easy management of database connections, transactions, and isolation. Overall, Tomcat is a user-friendly application server that makes it easy to manage various aspects of database interactions.""Our company doesn't face any stability issues while using Tomcat."

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"The stability of the solution could improve with Microsoft Windows.""There is not much ability inside of the solution. The world is going beyond different micro and data-type things like Microsoft Office, so we are not seeing much ability within the solution.""The solution sometimes crashed and had some compatibility issues with the DevOps JAR file.""The solution's documentation could be better.""Logging-related issues in JBoss require improvement.""The documentation could be better. When we have questions, we need to check multiple websites. There isn't one place listing a set of common problems and how to fix them.""The solution could improve by providing more integration.""Sometimes the console has a glitch."

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"Vulnerability is one of the areas that can be considered an issue in the solution.""One way to improve the solution is by making the logging capabilities of Tomcat better by providing a logger within the server itself and making it easy to access and view the server logs. This can be especially useful when debugging issues with applications deployed on the Tomcat server. By having the ability to view both the application logs and the server logs, you can more easily identify the source of any issues and troubleshoot them more efficiently. Providing a connector or other similar feature that allows you to access the server logs from within your application can also be helpful in this regard. Having access to both the application logs and the server logs can be a valuable resource when trying to identify and resolve problems.""Security integration in Tomcat is complicated. We need to use another tool to solve the security issues.""The disability and memory management is a problem with the solution and has room for improvement.""The solution cannot host .NET applications.""Tomcat is not user-friendly. I would also like to be able to have multiple applications run at the same time.""The solution's interface and backup features could be better.""I would also like to see a dashboard with some integrations in order to see the logs and trace performance easier."

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  • "The solution is cost-efficient compared to other products. Pricing is rated an eight out of ten."
  • "Since the solution is freeware, our customers don't need to pay any licensing fees."
  • "Despite the price increase after being acquired by IBM, JBoss still maintains its competitiveness. The package provided is more geared towards cloud-based deployments, whereas our setup is more traditional, which makes it slightly more expensive for us. As most vendors are transitioning towards cloud-centric solutions, companies like ours need to adapt accordingly."
  • "It is an open-source solution."
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  • "Tomcat is an open source solution."
  • "We are currently using the open-source version."
  • "The price of the solution is good."
  • "I give the pricing an eight out of ten."
  • "The solution is open source so is free."
  • "If it is a community version of the solution, no payment is required. However, if it is a Linux version, we must buy the solution from JBoss."
  • "There are no additional costs apart from the standard license."
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    Questions from the Community
    Top Answer:JBoss's configuration is straightforward and easy.
    Top Answer:The solution sometimes crashed and had some compatibility issues with the DevOps JAR file. JBoss's next release should include a one-click solution for clustering or straightforward installation.
    Top Answer:The solution's interface and backup features could be better.
    Top Answer:Tomcat is there in most vendor solutions, and people rarely agree to port it to JBoss. So, most business applications have it. Additionally, multiple banking solutions are using Tomcat. Also, the… more »
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    Red Hat JBoss Enterprise Application Platform (EAP), a market-leading, fully certified Java EE platform, gives you a single platform to quickly develop and deploy applications. Use traditional Red Hat JBoss EAP to gain business agility with your existing applications and reduce the costs of proprietary platforms.
    Apache Tomcat is an open source software implementation of the Java Servlet, JavaServer Pages, Java Expression Language and Java WebSocket technologies. The Java Servlet, JavaServer Pages, Java Expression Language and Java WebSocket specifications are developed under the Java Community Process. Apache Tomcat powers numerous large-scale, mission-critical web applications across a diverse range of industries and organizations.
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    Sample Customers
    Tata Sky, Nissan, Swedish Board of Agriculture, Novamedia, American Product Distributors, Advanced Micro Devices, Emirates Group, E*TRADE
    Walmart.com, The Weather Channel, E*Trade, Delta Virtual Airlines, General Motors, AppFuse, Bonhams, CardinalHealth, CarGurus.com, FarmDirectory.org, Millenium Pharmaceuticals, RecipeLand.com, WebShots, QuickCreative.net, MyOtherDrive
    Top Industries
    Computer Software Company58%
    Transportation Company17%
    Comms Service Provider8%
    Financial Services Firm23%
    Computer Software Company17%
    Insurance Company7%
    Financial Services Firm33%
    Comms Service Provider17%
    Transportation Company8%
    Educational Organization28%
    Financial Services Firm17%
    Computer Software Company11%
    Company Size
    Small Business20%
    Midsize Enterprise13%
    Large Enterprise67%
    Small Business15%
    Midsize Enterprise11%
    Large Enterprise74%
    Small Business61%
    Midsize Enterprise4%
    Large Enterprise36%
    Small Business12%
    Midsize Enterprise33%
    Large Enterprise55%
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    JBoss vs. Tomcat
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    JBoss is ranked 5th in Application Server with 10 reviews while Tomcat is ranked 4th in Application Server with 11 reviews. JBoss is rated 8.6, while Tomcat is rated 8.0. The top reviewer of JBoss writes "Greta high availability with an easy implementation and good performance". On the other hand, the top reviewer of Tomcat writes "Beneficial comparability, easy to manage database interactions, and large online support resources". JBoss is most compared with Oracle WebLogic Server, IBM WebSphere Application Server, Oracle GlassFish, IIS and TmaxSoft JEUS, whereas Tomcat is most compared with Oracle WebLogic Server, IBM WebSphere Application Server, IIS, Oracle GlassFish and Caucho Resin. See our JBoss vs. Tomcat report.

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