Actifio Enterprise vs. IDERA SQL Safe Backup

Overview
ProductRatingMost Used ByProduct SummaryStarting Price
Actifio Enterprise
Score 8.0 out of 10
N/A
Actifio Enterprise is a copy data virtualization, & data center backup and recovery platform from Boston-based Actifio.N/A
IDERA SQL Safe Backup
Score 5.3 out of 10
N/A
SQL Safe Backup from Houston based software company Idera is a data recovery and protection option.
$1,036
per instance with first year maintenance included
Pricing
Actifio EnterpriseIDERA SQL Safe Backup
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1,036.00
per instance with first year maintenance included
Offerings
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Actifio EnterpriseIDERA SQL Safe Backup
Free Trial
NoYes
Free/Freemium Version
NoNo
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
NoNo
Entry-level Setup FeeNo setup feeNo setup fee
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Features
Actifio EnterpriseIDERA SQL Safe Backup
Data Center Backup
Comparison of Data Center Backup features of Product A and Product B
Actifio Enterprise
9.3
1 Ratings
13% above category average
IDERA SQL Safe Backup
8.7
2 Ratings
6% above category average
Universal recovery9.01 Ratings00 Ratings
Instant recovery9.01 Ratings10.01 Ratings
Recovery verification9.01 Ratings10.02 Ratings
Business application protection8.01 Ratings00 Ratings
Multiple backup destinations10.01 Ratings10.02 Ratings
Incremental backup identification10.01 Ratings10.02 Ratings
Backup to the cloud9.01 Ratings6.02 Ratings
Deduplication and file compression10.01 Ratings10.02 Ratings
Snapshots10.01 Ratings5.01 Ratings
Flexible deployment9.01 Ratings8.01 Ratings
Management dashboard8.01 Ratings8.02 Ratings
Platform support9.01 Ratings8.01 Ratings
Retention options10.01 Ratings9.01 Ratings
Encryption10.01 Ratings10.02 Ratings
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User Ratings
Actifio EnterpriseIDERA SQL Safe Backup
Likelihood to Recommend
10.0
(1 ratings)
4.0
(2 ratings)
User Testimonials
Actifio EnterpriseIDERA SQL Safe Backup
Likelihood to Recommend
Actifio
Actifio is a good fit for anyone looking for draas or backup as a service with Bluechip.co.uk being able to tailor a solution to fit your need if you are a medium size business looking to protect over 20TB of source data on a mix of virtual and physical servers in your datacentre our hosted within our state of the art datacentres.
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IDERA (an Idera, Inc. company)
SQL Safe is appropriate and well-suited for any backup scenario. Having used SQL Safe, I probably wouldn't want to manage a set of servers in the future without it. If you only have a couple of SQL servers, it might not be worth the spend as there are well-maintained free options that are very functional (though they do require more technical knowledge). But I can't think of a scenario where SQL Safe wouldn't be appropriate.
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Pros
Actifio
  • Reliable and easy to deploy backup solution with low administration overhead.
  • Fast backup solution with low impact on production systems as it backs them up.
  • Dedup and replication of backed up data between sites and with streamsnap very quick recovery on dr site.
  • Great customer support with quick response to changing demands.
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IDERA (an Idera, Inc. company)
  • History visibility
  • Very intuitive
  • Easy to set up
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Cons
Actifio
  • Single file restore has always been an issue but hopefully will be added soon.
  • Physical server backup restoring has always been tricky but achievable.
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IDERA (an Idera, Inc. company)
  • When you're adding a new SQL server, sometimes the install from the management server to the SQL server will fail. I'm guessing this happens because of some version difference in Windows components or similar. Not a huge deal because you can just copy the agent to the SQL server and install it there, but considering how easy everything else is, I would expect this to be a little more fluid.
  • I ran into a situation where part of our business decided to move their servers to a third-party data center. When they took away a SQL server that I was managing with SQL Safe, anything having to do with that policy took forever. Click. Wait 10 minutes. Window reacts. I'm guessing this is because the Management Console is trying super hard to contact the server in question, but I wish it handled losing a server better than it does.
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Alternatives Considered
Actifio
Actifio is quicker to deploy easier to manage and capacity plan with less components to keep patched.
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IDERA (an Idera, Inc. company)
IDERA SQL Safe Backup winning thanks to the pricing, nothing more.
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Return on Investment
Actifio
  • We have managed to scale up the size of our environment without the need for extra admin overhead.
  • Over 99% backups complete.
  • Solution is robust and quick to scale to meet demands.
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IDERA (an Idera, Inc. company)
  • SQL Safe allows me to spend less time managing my DR plan and still maintain confidence that my backups and restores are solid. Saving my time means saving money.
  • SQL Safe does an amazing job at backup compression over and above SQL's native compression. SQL backups are probably our single largest consumer of network drive space. Any product that helps reduce my network footprint, saves money.
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