TCC today announced the commercial release of Rexip AppServer 1.0, servlet/jsp engine implementing Servlet 2.3 & JSP 1.2 specs. Rexip supports some pretty high end features including clustering with load-balancing & fail-over, JMX based admin and more. Rexip is priced at $650.
- Posted by: Niles Ho
- Posted on: September 03 2001 06:45 EDT
September 1, 2001 - TCC today announced the commercial release of Rexip AppServer 1.0, a $650 high-end Java application server that delivers unmatched performance, reliability, and manageability.
"According to Gartner, 60% of new J2EE applications will remain JSP/servlet only and will not need EJB", said Mr. Gary Chan, Sales & Marketing Director at TCC, "This agrees pretty much with our own market survey. The only thing we may add is that although these applications use JSP/servlet only, many still have stringent requirements that can only be met by high-end application servers. We are positioning Rexip AppServer for these mission-critical applications… a market segment that demands JSP/servlet but with high-end features beyond the specs... We have strong customer backing in trading and financial sectors".
At $650 per CPU, Rexip AppServer offers many benefits of application servers priced much higher:
1. Performance - Achieves substantial speed advantage over other leading application servers in the market in standard benchmark tests. Optimizes usage of system resources with JDBC connection pooling.
2. Reliability - Implements clustering with load balancing and fail-over protection, using state-of-the-art in-memory replication technology to ensure optimal speed and reliability.
3. Remote Administration and Monitoring – Enables real-time remote administration and monitoring of servers through Web and WAP, with Watchdog alert function. Comes with JMX administration infrastructure to enable convenient, single-point management of multiple distributed servers.
4. Development Conveniences - Supports auto reloading and compilation of modified servlets: no need to repeatedly restart the server during development phase. Provides easy-to-use Visual Descriptor Editor for server configuration.
5. Conformance to Latest Standard Specifications - Implements Servlet 2.3 & JSP 1.2.
6. Technical Support - Provides free technical support through Rexip Developer Network with quick turn-around time. Pledge: questions replied within 48 hours.
Rexip AppServer offers UNBEATABLE price-performance combination!
------------------------------------------------------------Features of Rexip AppServer:
1. Servlet 2.3, JSP 1.2
2. JTA *
3. JDBC Connection Pools
5. Clustering w/ Load-Balancing & Fail-over
a. In-memory Replication *
b. File-based or database Replication
6. Administration Tool
a. JMX-based *
b. Real-Time Monitoring *
c. WAP-enabled *
d. Watchdog alert function *
* High-end Features
Brand S includes:
Only 1, 4, 6 (Without 6a, b, c, d)
Brand J Pro includes:
Only 1 (Servlet 2.2, JSP 1.1), 3, 4, 6 (Without 6a, b, c, d)
Brand J Adv includes:
Only 1 (Servlet 2.2, JSP 1.1), 3, 4, 5b, 6 (Without 6a, b, c, d)
Visit www.rexip.com and download the Developer Edition for free. If you like it, buy the Commercial Edition at the low price of US$650 and get a $50 gift certificate! Try it now and see for yourself!
NOTE: Use Claim code: 850002 when you purchase online to receive the $50 gift certificate.
TCC is an international software company specializing in Java Enterprise Platform Technology or J2EE Technology. TCC products, under the brand name of Rexip (Rex - IP), offer many competitive advantages, particularly with respect to speed performance, reliability, and real-time remote monitoring capability. Rexip provides the software infrastructure support for supply-chain, CRM, e-commerce, e-banking, e-services, Web-based data entry and retrieval, and many other mission-critical enterprise applications.
- TCC Announces Rexip AppServer 1.0 by ken young on September 03 2001 20:48 EDT
- TCC Announces Rexip AppServer 1.0 by Jim Balchi on September 03 2001 21:27 EDT
- TCC Announces Rexip AppServer 1.0 by Niles Ho on September 03 2001 22:39 EDT
- TCC Announces Rexip AppServer 1.0 by Niles Ho on September 04 2001 00:04 EDT
TCC Announces Rexip AppServer 1.0 by Victor Salaman on September 04 2001 10:00 EDT
TCC Announces Rexip AppServer 1.0 by Murali Varadarajan on September 04 2001 01:13 EDT
- TCC Announces Rexip AppServer 1.0 by florin g on September 04 2001 04:50 EDT
- TCC Announces Rexip AppServer 1.0 by Peter Nelson on September 05 2001 01:31 EDT
- TCC Announces Rexip AppServer 1.0 by Niles Ho on September 05 2001 02:42 EDT
- TCC Announces Rexip AppServer 1.0 by dan daly on September 04 2001 09:16 EDT
- TCC Announces Rexip AppServer 1.0 by hanford chan on September 04 2001 09:22 EDT
- TCC Announces Rexip AppServer 1.0 by Murali Varadarajan on September 04 2001 01:13 EDT
- TCC Announces Rexip AppServer 1.0 by Victor Salaman on September 04 2001 10:00 EDT
- TCC Announces Rexip AppServer 1.0 by tim kojiro on September 05 2001 01:16 EDT
- TCC Announces Rexip AppServer 1.0 by Dan Ritchie on September 13 2001 12:42 EDT
OK. $650 per CPU. Are you going to charge an arm and a leg when I ask for clustering and these other so-called high-end features?
Hmmm. Interesting. With Websphere and Weblogic, first they charge you an arm and a leg. When you want more, they charge you the other arm and the other led.
Now, just who is Brand S. Sybase? Can't we be more explicit in the comparison? Oracle and IBM never call themselves Brand O and brand I.
This is quite a good deal. The only better deal is Tomcat, priced at $0. But then, we may be conparing different things.
Has anyone tried the product?
The $650 is the license fee for each CPU. There is no additional charge for all the features listed, including clustering. If you want a clustered system, you will have several machines. Each of the machines will of course require a separate $650 license. This is a pretty compelling offering compared to other commercial products.
With several PC's, you can have a system more powerful and reliable than a Workstation at lower cost.
These are the comparisons.
* Rexip AppServer: Clustering; Tomcat: No Clustering
* Rexip AppServer: Excellent Performance (for Commercial Edition, not the Developer Edition); Tomcat: Well known to be slow. Also verified in benchmark tests by different parties
* Rexip AppServer: Web-based, state-of-the-art JMX Admin Tool; Tomcat: None
* Rexip AppServer: Pledge to reply you quiries within 48 hours; Tomcat: No support
* Rexip AppServer: Auto compilation for development convenience; Tomcat: No
May I suggest that except for the real Guru type of users, Tomcat requires a lot more setup time and the maintenance cost will be higher... easily more than $650 when you think about the cost of ownership...
Many universities and education institutions offer Java Servlet courses using Tomcat. We extend free use for education purposes (contact e-mail: niles at tccybersoft dot com). BTW, the developer edition is free. Please download at www.rexip.com. The download comes with sample applications ready to run - the admin tool itself is a server applicaton on Rexip AppServer. You can try it out before making decision. Risk-free. Send me a mail if you encounter any difficulties.
After downloading build 138, my conclusions:
Well, Orion is FREE for development purposes and that includes Education...
The price is NOT CPU based, it's SERVER based.
$1,500 per server... which becomes cheaper in the long run, here's why:
Orion AppServer: supports all features you speak of in your feature list and wish list since 2000 + EJB, JMS, JNDI...
Tomcat is a reference implementation, and not until the Catalina version, it won't compete with commercial offerings, so the comparison is rather weak.
The fact that you're hiding your benchmarks with single letters is nonsense... Be a man, do it right... For benchmarks to be credible, you need to also put under what conditions each test was run, etc... right now I can for sure say that with enough tuning, Tomcat 3.23 could beat an untuned RexIP (of course, If you accept this challenge privately, let me know, haha).
If you want true power, remove the marketing hat, and try Orion, unless of course you get paid to type this message here! :)
Who says Tomcat cannot be compared with Commercial Versions. There are many sites which is using Tomcat. Even "Rexip" is also using "Tomcat" as there "Webserver & App server". This is the header info i got for the page.
HTTP/1.0 200 OK
Servlet-Engine: Tomcat Web Server/3.2.1 (JSP 1.1; Servlet 2.2; Java 1.3.0; SunOS 5.8 sparc; java.vendor=Sun Microsystems Inc.)
I never heard anyone using "Tomcat" as just a webserver.Probably they wouldn't have heard of "Apache".
Why does "Rexip" uses "Tomcat" , Is it becoz it is much cost effective than their own one?
Only Nile has to answer this .....
Reading such spirited remarks, some might mistakenly conclude that Java professionals are a bunch of whiners. If you have anything to say, please try dress your sarcasm with humor or something of that kind.
A daily reader.
Instead of comparing it to the Tomcat it will be more interesting to compare rexip to Resin.
Document of Rexip AppServer says it comes with its own Web Server. Plug-ins are supplied for Apache, IIS, Netscape for redirection to Rexip AppServer.
We have two products:
1) Rexip AppServer
2) Rexip Suite Standard.
2) is an earlier product when we did not have Rexip AppServer yet. It uses Tomcat as its servelt container. We used 2) to construct our site www.rexip.com. That's the reason for the header you saw. Rexip Suite Standard is an all-in-one Visual Java Development tool for rapid development and enforcement of good software development methodologies (separation of presentation, business, and data layers and so on). You can also download the developer edition of 2) for free on our site. It is pretty cool. With the tool, modifying and changing an existing Web site to cater to new business logic is a breeze.
We will have a new version of 2) coming up soon using Rexip AppServer. We have found that on Rexip AppServer, it runs much faster.
As a matter of fact, a reason we decided to develop our own AppServer is that a number of customers requested us to do so. It was their feedback and our own experience that Tomcat is slow. Also, Orion, published a benchmark result on their site that agrees pretty with our own experience with Tomcat.
We have nothing against Tomcat as a reference implementation. We study it ourselves. In fact, it is the most popular Servlet container because it is free.
My point is that commercial products like Rexip usually have features and enhancements lacking in Tomcat. Otherwise, there is no reason for people to pay money for them.
I hope this clears things up.
Many commercial products do not allow others to publish their benchmark results in their licensing agreements.
I heard that support for foreign language is weak for Orion... Feeding gibberish when the content is Chinese, for example.
I do not think Orion supports clustering or JMX.
When people say the cost is per server, does it mean users pay for one license for each domain name? If I use many machines in a cluster, doesn't it mean I still have to buy separate licenses.
No flaming please. Just straight answers for straight questions.
Server could also been logical server instance within a machine.
For example, you could run several server instances on one CPU. This is what some of the Java-app hosting companies do.
So, if you do not read the license agreement carefully, you may end up paying more.
Installed Rexip AppServer on Linux. Clitch free. Really nice admin tool. Like Weblogic
Resin is also cheaper at $500 per server.