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Puma vs Apache Tomcat: What are the differences?

Puma: A Modern, Concurrent Web Server for Ruby. Unlike other Ruby Webservers, Puma was built for speed and parallelism. Puma is a small library that provides a very fast and concurrent HTTP 1.1 server for Ruby web applications; Apache Tomcat: An open source software implementation of the Java Servlet and JavaServer Pages technologies. Apache Tomcat powers numerous large-scale, mission-critical web applications across a diverse range of industries and organizations.

Puma and Apache Tomcat belong to "Web Servers" category of the tech stack.

"Easy" is the top reason why over 2 developers like Puma, while over 76 developers mention "Easy" as the leading cause for choosing Apache Tomcat.

Puma and Apache Tomcat are both open source tools. It seems that Puma with 5.78K GitHub stars and 987 forks on GitHub has more adoption than Apache Tomcat with 3.51K GitHub stars and 2.4K GitHub forks.

According to the StackShare community, Apache Tomcat has a broader approval, being mentioned in 566 company stacks & 430 developers stacks; compared to Puma, which is listed in 73 company stacks and 30 developer stacks.

What is Puma?

Unlike other Ruby Webservers, Puma was built for speed and parallelism. Puma is a small library that provides a very fast and concurrent HTTP 1.1 server for Ruby web applications.

What is Apache Tomcat?

Apache Tomcat powers numerous large-scale, mission-critical web applications across a diverse range of industries and organizations.
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      Promethean TV uses Apache TomcatApache Tomcat

      Apache Tomcat is part of the open source Ant Media Server platform that currently provides both LIVE and VOD video trans-coding and delivery features for the Promethean Platform.

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      Kingsley Victor uses Apache TomcatApache Tomcat

      I use Tomcat to run Java enterprise web apps. Used to test enterprise applications mostly written using the Spring framework

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      Cian Ó Cuinneagáin uses Apache TomcatApache Tomcat

      Use this as the application server running on our production and development environment. Hosted on AWS.

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      The Independent uses Apache TomcatApache Tomcat

      Tomcat provides a fantastic application container that runs the majority of services of the site.

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      simpleshow GmbH uses Apache TomcatApache Tomcat

      Apache Tomcat is being used as our application server for spring-based backend applications.

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      Server for Rails-powered API

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      Satoru Ishikawa uses PumaPuma

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