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Oracle WebLogic Server vs. Tomcat
July 2022
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Pros
"The product is flexible and allows us to leverage deployments.""The only difference is that Weblogic is lighter and consumes less memory.""Oracle WebLogic Server is secure.""It's a scalable product.""WebLogic is reliable, and it's easy to use for development.""The technical support is responsive. They are always ready to help by various communication channels, such as Zoom calls. However, sometimes it will take a while because when we are dealing with a problem, they need to look at the logs and configuration. A lot of the issues are related to the configuration that they need to look at thoroughly before they can give us a solution and it can take a few days depending on the type of problem.""It has good integration with security features, including OWASP.""We've got the support we require. If ever there is an issue, can just call on Oracle and they will assist us."

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"The most valuable features of this solution are the general web server features.""We chose to use Tomcat because it's perfect compared to other containers that we have tested.""The most valuable feature of this solution is that it supports Java Enterprise.""Tomcat is user-friendly and easy to set up, especially compared to WebLogic or JBoss where some specialty is required. If you are going for Tomcat, you can use their guidelines and can set it up easily.""The most valuable feature is the free EE server.""The deployment process is very fast."

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"If you want to use Oracle products to the fullest with enhanced customizations, you need to get trained. There is enough documentation and the flexibility to configure the application to your needs but you will need to spend more time gathering the knowledge.""There are always ways to improve. But it's getting better every time, with every new release, and every new patch, it's getting better.""In terms of what could be improved, maybe something related to the processes automation or starting and stopping the processes, because often WebLogic comes with something called Node Manager. Node Manager needs to be configured and administrated manually.""The cost could always be lower.""The administration is hard, and it is more complex to use than others.""In the future, I would like to see better support for the REST interface.""I can't point to anything missing.""Its pricing should be better. We are analyzing other options, such as JBoss, because of the cost of WebLogic."

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"Technical support is limited.""The interface is not user-friendly.""It would be great if they offered more integration of monitoring tools.""In the solution, we are using the terminal to enter command line codes for operations and management, this is difficult for me. It would be better if we had some administrator UI tools for this.""Tomcat is used mainly for database connections. As of now, we configure that environment for any database configuration. But if any utility can integrate where we can pass the database connection as a string of details, then it should encrypt them and keep them inside. From that security perspective, Tomcat requires improvement. They should integrate this security feature.""The high availability is not as robust as the competition is such as WebLogic and Jboss."

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  • "The licensing fees are annual and depend on the model."
  • "In our country, this is an expensive product."
  • "It is expensive."
  • "Fees are paid on a yearly basis."
  • "I would not compare WebSphere and WebLogic because both servers are really good. The only difference is that Weblogic is lighter and consumes less memory."
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  • "This is an open-source product and it's free to use."
  • "We are using the open-source version."
  • "The solution is free."
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    Top Answer:It's used to deploy applications. There are applications we are deploying on the project server.
    Top Answer:The deployment process is very fast.
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    Top Answer:We primarily use the solution on our main e-commerce web page.
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    WebLogic Application Server
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    Overview

    Oracle WebLogic Server 12c, the world’s first cloud-native, enterprise Java platform enables you to fully realize the benefits of cloud computing. Unique multitenancy capability drives massive consolidation. Lightweight microcontainer architecture drives application isolation and 100 percent portability between your private and public cloud. Multi data center high availability architecture protects against application disruption. Developer innovations with full Java EE 7 and Java SE8 support maximize DevOps productivity. Additionally, you continue to have access to the same platform on premises and in the cloud, via Oracle Java Cloud Service, which is based on Oracle WebLogic Server.

    For more information on Oracle Weblogic Server, visit Oracle.com

    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
    Colab Consulting Pty. Ltd., Infosys Ltd., Sascar, Banca Transilvania, UL, Center for Railway Information Systems, SPAR Austria Group, Reliance Commercial Finance, Industrial Bank of Korea, Al Jaber Group, Safe Water Kenya, Chhattisgarh Infotech and Biotech Promotion Society
    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
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    Financial Services Firm45%
    Energy/Utilities Company18%
    Government18%
    Media Company9%
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    Computer Software Company33%
    Comms Service Provider18%
    Financial Services Firm11%
    Government8%
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    Transportation Company13%
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    Small Business33%
    Midsize Enterprise24%
    Large Enterprise43%
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    Small Business13%
    Midsize Enterprise14%
    Large Enterprise74%
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    Small Business50%
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    Large Enterprise71%
    Buyer's Guide
    Oracle WebLogic Server vs. Tomcat
    July 2022
    Find out what your peers are saying about Oracle WebLogic Server vs. Tomcat and other solutions. Updated: July 2022.
    610,190 professionals have used our research since 2012.

    Oracle WebLogic Server is ranked 1st in Application Server with 12 reviews while Tomcat is ranked 4th in Application Server with 6 reviews. Oracle WebLogic Server is rated 7.6, while Tomcat is rated 7.6. The top reviewer of Oracle WebLogic Server writes "Flexibility and versatility make this product valuable while quarterly updates may impact stability". On the other hand, the top reviewer of Tomcat writes "User-friendly and easy to set up". Oracle WebLogic Server is most compared with Oracle Fusion Middleware, JBoss, IBM WebSphere Application Server, IIS and Oracle Application Server, whereas Tomcat is most compared with JBoss, IBM WebSphere Application Server, IIS, Oracle GlassFish and Caucho Resin. See our Oracle WebLogic Server vs. Tomcat report.

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