Apache Tomcat vs. Unicorn

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What is Apache Tomcat?

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

What is Unicorn?

Unicorn is an HTTP server for Rack applications designed to only serve fast clients on low-latency, high-bandwidth connections and take advantage of features in Unix/Unix-like kernels. Slow clients should only be served by placing a reverse proxy capable of fully buffering both the the request and response in between Unicorn and slow clients.

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Why do developers choose Apache Tomcat?
Why do you like Apache Tomcat?

Why do developers choose Unicorn?
Why do you like Unicorn?

What are the cons of using Apache Tomcat?
No Cons submitted yet for Apache Tomcat
Downsides of Apache Tomcat?

What are the cons of using Unicorn?
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What companies use Apache Tomcat?
709 companies on StackShare use Apache Tomcat
What companies use Unicorn?
212 companies on StackShare use Unicorn
What tools integrate with Apache Tomcat?
2 tools on StackShare integrate with Apache Tomcat
No integrations listed yet

What are some alternatives to Apache Tomcat and Unicorn?

  • nginx - A high performance free open source web server powering busiest sites on the Internet.
  • Apache HTTP Server - Apache httpd has been the most popular web server on the Internet since April 1996
  • Microsoft IIS - Internet Information Services is a web server for Microsoft Windows
  • Passenger - A fast and robust web server and application server for Ruby, Python and Node.js

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