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Tomcat robust enough for primetime?

 
Al Korov
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We're about to go live with a new web application. We guess that we'll get 1000 hits during a peak hour.

My load and performance testing skills aren't very developed. These are new practices for me. What I've done indicates that we won't have any problems with Tomcat.

We're liking Tomcat, because it's priced well and it seems to be popular (hoping this indicates that it works well).

We've considered going with a reportedly higher performance Servlet container, such as Resin server, but we haven't run across any studies to suggest that Tomcat isn't adequate, or that anything else performs better. Does anybody know of any studies like this?

Any experiences to share on the load handling abilities of Tomcat (or other Servlet containers)?
 
William Brogden
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The other day I ran across a message from some guy whose Tomcat handled more than 1000 hits per minute with no problem so your load should present no problem. My mock exam servlets typically turn around a page in 10 millisec or less. Just give Tomcat enough memory and go for it.
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Al Korov
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Thanks for sharing your experiences. I think we're going to go with Tomcat. If any performance problems arise, I'll be back asking about them.
 
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