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We performed a comparison between Oracle WebLogic Server 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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"We can manage every application by creating a managed server and a cluster.""It's a very stable solution.""We've got the support we require. If ever there is an issue, can just call on Oracle and they will assist us.""What I like best about Oracle WebLogic Server is its integration with other software.""In WebLogic, the most useful feature is the UI administration console from where we can configure everything, such as security access, and we can start and stop it graphically. That's the best feature of WebLogic Server.""The only difference is that Weblogic is lighter and consumes less memory.""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.""We have some hosted servers as well as some of our own. It performs well."

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"Tomcat is a simple, light environment, whereas the full Red Hat Fuse solution is heavier.""The solution has very robust functionality.""It is easy to set up.""The deployment process is very fast.""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.""The most valuable feature is the free EE server.""The most valuable features of this solution are the general web server features.""Our company doesn't face any stability issues while using Tomcat."

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"Pricing for Oracle WebLogic Server and other Oracle products has room for improvement because the pricing model isn't easy to understand. I'd like to see lower pricing from Oracle WebLogic Server. That's the main issue with the solution.""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.""The pricing is a little bit higher compared to other products.""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.""Licensing fees need improvement.""I can't point to anything missing.""The integration could be improved.""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."

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"If Apache can come up with a better solution to provide better security, that would be ideal.""Tomcat is not user-friendly. I would also like to be able to have multiple applications run at the same time.""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.""I would also like to see a dashboard with some integrations in order to see the logs and trace performance easier.""Security integration in Tomcat is complicated. We need to use another tool to solve the security issues.""Technical support is limited.""It would be great if they offered more integration of monitoring tools.""Sometimes we face issues with the private and public networks and ensuring that once Tomcat is installed, that it is secure."

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  • "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."
  • "Pricing for Oracle WebLogic Server is expensive."
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  • "The solution is free."
  • "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."
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    Questions from the Community
    Top Answer:What I like best about Oracle WebLogic Server is its integration with other software.
    Top Answer:Pricing for Oracle WebLogic Server and other Oracle products has room for improvement because the pricing model isn't easy to understand. I'd like to see lower pricing from Oracle WebLogic Server… more »
    Top Answer:We use Oracle WebLogic Server on our Flexcube application, particularly for development and testing purposes.
    Top Answer:Sometimes we face issues with the private and public networks and ensuring that once Tomcat is installed, that it is secure. This is an area of the solution that could be improved, possibly by adding… more »
    Top Answer:We use Apache Tomcat servers to host our Actimize application.
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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
    Top Industries
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    Financial Services Firm38%
    Energy/Utilities Company15%
    Government15%
    Media Company8%
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    Computer Software Company19%
    Financial Services Firm18%
    Government10%
    Comms Service Provider10%
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    Financial Services Firm33%
    Comms Service Provider17%
    Government8%
    Transportation Company8%
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    Financial Services Firm20%
    Computer Software Company15%
    Educational Organization12%
    Comms Service Provider8%
    Company Size
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    Small Business33%
    Midsize Enterprise25%
    Large Enterprise42%
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    Small Business14%
    Midsize Enterprise13%
    Large Enterprise73%
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    Small Business59%
    Midsize Enterprise4%
    Large Enterprise37%
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    Small Business15%
    Midsize Enterprise18%
    Large Enterprise67%
    Buyer's Guide
    Oracle WebLogic Server vs. Tomcat
    March 2023
    Find out what your peers are saying about Oracle WebLogic Server vs. Tomcat and other solutions. Updated: March 2023.
    688,618 professionals have used our research since 2012.

    Oracle WebLogic Server is ranked 2nd in Application Server with 11 reviews while Tomcat is ranked 3rd in Application Server with 12 reviews. Oracle WebLogic Server is rated 7.8, while Tomcat is rated 7.8. The top reviewer of Oracle WebLogic Server writes "Applicable for a wide variety of purposes and sports a useful UI console". On the other hand, the top reviewer of Tomcat writes "Beneficial comparability, easy to manage database interactions, and large online support resources". Oracle WebLogic Server is most compared with JBoss, IBM WebSphere Application Server, Oracle Fusion Middleware, Oracle Application Server and IIS, 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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