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ActiveBatch

7 Ratings

ActiveBatch

7 Ratings
Score 8.6 out of 101

Dollar Universe

6 Ratings
Score 5.7 out of 101

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Likelihood to Recommend

ActiveBatch

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.
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Dollar Universe

[It] Needs to reach more clients. It's a good tool with good technical support. [It] Automates tasks and improves reliability and reduces human errors.
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Feature Rating Comparison

Workload Automation

ActiveBatch
6.9
Dollar Universe
6.7
Multi-platform scheduling
ActiveBatch
8.1
Dollar Universe
7.0
Central monitoring
ActiveBatch
8.5
Dollar Universe
7.0
Logging
ActiveBatch
5.0
Dollar Universe
6.0
Alerts and notifications
ActiveBatch
7.0
Dollar Universe
8.0
Analysis and visualization
ActiveBatch
5.4
Dollar Universe
6.0
Application integration
ActiveBatch
7.5
Dollar Universe
6.0

Pros

  • Easy to automate mundane tasks. Take all those batch files spread across your environment and put them in one application for management.
  • Good support site and knowledge base. If you run into issues, the support is quick to respond and assist with a resolution or advice.
  • Additional 'extensions' (plug-ins) are available, to aid ActiveBatch with interfacing with other platforms (AWS, Sharepoint, IBM and VMWare).
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  • Functional across multiple platforms
  • Lightweight and reliable
  • More scope for increasing automation
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Cons

  • 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.
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  • Limited user access
  • Multiple login pathways
  • GUI can be improved
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Alternatives Considered

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.
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Well versed tool like others in industry.
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Return on Investment

  • I have not been involved in the purchase or contract negotiation of our Active Batch purchase, therefore am unable to comment on the ROI.
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  • Increased reliability
  • Minimises operators
  • Handy
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Pricing Details

ActiveBatch

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

General
Free Trial
Free/Freemium Version
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
Entry-level set up fee?
No
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