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Score 5.8 out of 100
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Score 8.2 out of 100

Likelihood to Recommend

ActiveBatch Workload Automation

I used to work in a company that only used SQL Server Agent to handle imports and exports of ETL data. ActiveBatch is far more powerful and easy to use, so I definitely would recommend it. I would think of three questions: (1) Do you handle a large volume of exports and imports in a given week? (2) Do you need a lot of configurable options, such as with scheduling? (3) Do you utilize a variety of ETL processing tools (such as GlobalScape EFT and Microsoft SSIS) but want one tool to work with them all? If yes to those questions, then ActiveBatch would well fit the bill for you then.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Azuqua

Azuqua is well suited to connect data based systems or to add an extra level of automation to Smartsheet without requiring the control center. It is also well suited for people who don't have in depth understandings of programming. The UI is mostly visual with click and drag systems instead of requiring manually entered variables.
Brooke Addams | TrustRadius Reviewer

Feature Rating Comparison

Workload Automation

ActiveBatch Workload Automation
5.8
Azuqua
Multi-platform scheduling
ActiveBatch Workload Automation
5.0
Azuqua
Central monitoring
ActiveBatch Workload Automation
5.0
Azuqua
Logging
ActiveBatch Workload Automation
7.0
Azuqua
Alerts and notifications
ActiveBatch Workload Automation
5.0
Azuqua
Analysis and visualization
ActiveBatch Workload Automation
8.0
Azuqua
Application integration
ActiveBatch Workload Automation
5.0
Azuqua

Cloud Data Integration

ActiveBatch Workload Automation
Azuqua
7.2
Pre-built connectors
ActiveBatch Workload Automation
Azuqua
7.5
Connector modification
ActiveBatch Workload Automation
Azuqua
6.7
Support for real-time and batch integration
ActiveBatch Workload Automation
Azuqua
7.8
Data quality services
ActiveBatch Workload Automation
Azuqua
7.5
Data security features
ActiveBatch Workload Automation
Azuqua
7.3
Monitoring console
ActiveBatch Workload Automation
Azuqua
6.3

Pros

ActiveBatch Workload Automation

  • Everything in one place
  • Easily manage multiple machines and their scripts
  • Supposed to allow for more in-depth schedule 'chaining', e.g. when this job ends it kicks off another
Sean Ford | TrustRadius Reviewer

Azuqua

  • The concept of reduced code to simplify use by less technical teams lowers the barriers to integration and allows teams to collaborate with ideas and concepts much easier
  • The ability to review simply any error cases simplifies the old approaches of debugging and reviewing large and complex logs
  • While not strictly part of the platform the support team's efforts to assist, to help clarify issues and then (where necessary) to resolve bugs was a large benefit and a key driver to extend the platform's footprint.
Scott Neylon | TrustRadius Reviewer

Cons

ActiveBatch Workload Automation

  • The manual could provide more examples of how to create certain jobs, otherwise you will need to check the site or call support to aid with creation.
  • Dashboard presentation could be worked on, to help present an overview for management.
Ron Zermeno | TrustRadius Reviewer

Azuqua

  • The lack of connection/card documentation. Every card does have a section with details, but they are sometimes lacking.
  • The help center and community also need some structuring work. Every single connection/app should have a section with detailed documentation regarding its triggers and actions.
  • The FLO history section needs to be more refined. It sometimes does not load and choosing the date doesn't actually show execution results from that particular day.
Travis Abdelhamed | TrustRadius Reviewer

Usability

ActiveBatch Workload Automation

ActiveBatch Workload Automation 5.0
Based on 2 answers
ActiveBatch's usability is where it shines. It is pretty straight-forward to learn and administer. Our engineers like it because you can use a GUI to manage it or leverage the command line & api's. You can also create templates or clone existing "jobs" so you don't have to recreate the wheel. It is easy to chain jobs together to make them run in a specific sequence as well.
Mark McCully | TrustRadius Reviewer

Azuqua

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Support Rating

ActiveBatch Workload Automation

ActiveBatch Workload Automation 4.0
Based on 2 answers
We have been pretty happy with ActiveBatch support so far. Luckily, we have not had any major issues with it - so we haven't logged a lot of support tickets. The response time to tickets is about average and the level of expertise of the support engineers seems about average as well. Our sales team has been helpful in getting faster responses when necessary as well.
Mark McCully | TrustRadius Reviewer

Azuqua

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Alternatives Considered

ActiveBatch Workload Automation

N/A - It was already in place when I was on the scene, but like I said earlier it is much more powerful than SQL Server Agent and probably anything we would've come up with from scratch using .Net. However if your needs are small and traffic is light, then maybe SQL Server Agent or something smaller and less powerful (and less expensive) than ActiveBatch would work just fine.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Azuqua

I had to use the Automate tool for funneling image assets in bulk (tens of thousands) from FTPs into various destinations on an eCommerce platform. The user interface was quite harsh in comparison to Azuqua. Far more text/code line driven.
Scott Davis | TrustRadius Reviewer

Return on Investment

ActiveBatch Workload Automation

  • I have not been involved in the purchase or contract negotiation of our Active Batch purchase, therefore am unable to comment on the ROI.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Azuqua

  • Even though our revenue has grown 3x since we started using Azuqua we have only marginally increased many of the teams due in large part to the efficiency gains that we have been able to realize with Azuqua.
  • Before Azuqua we spent a large amount of time talking about technical complexities in solving for customer success and value. Now we only talking about solving for customer success and values because the technical complexities disappeared with the introduction of Azuqua.
Jeff DaSilva | TrustRadius Reviewer

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Pricing Details

ActiveBatch Workload Automation

General

Free Trial
Yes
Free/Freemium Version
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
Yes
Entry-level set up fee?
Optional

Azuqua

General

Free Trial
Yes
Free/Freemium Version
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
Yes
Entry-level set up fee?
Optional

Rating Summary

Likelihood to Recommend

ActiveBatch Workload Automation
4.5
Azuqua
8.3

Usability

ActiveBatch Workload Automation
5.0
Azuqua

Support Rating

ActiveBatch Workload Automation
4.0
Azuqua

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