11 Ratings
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Score 5.8 out of 100
7 Ratings
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Score 7 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

Dollar Universe Workload Automation

It is suitable for the scenarios that require more automation of the workloads in heterogeneous environments in order to reduce human errors and standardize the workflow.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Feature Rating Comparison

Workload Automation

ActiveBatch Workload Automation
5.8
Dollar Universe Workload Automation
6.5
Multi-platform scheduling
ActiveBatch Workload Automation
5.0
Dollar Universe Workload Automation
7.0
Central monitoring
ActiveBatch Workload Automation
5.0
Dollar Universe Workload Automation
7.0
Logging
ActiveBatch Workload Automation
7.0
Dollar Universe Workload Automation
7.0
Alerts and notifications
ActiveBatch Workload Automation
5.0
Dollar Universe Workload Automation
6.0
Analysis and visualization
ActiveBatch Workload Automation
8.0
Dollar Universe Workload Automation
6.0
Application integration
ActiveBatch Workload Automation
5.0
Dollar Universe Workload Automation
6.0

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

Dollar Universe Workload Automation

  • Functional across multiple platforms
  • Lightweight and reliable
  • More scope for increasing automation
Vaibhav Sharma | 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

Dollar Universe Workload Automation

  • Maybe UI can be further improved to be more intuitive and user friendly.
Anonymous | 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

Dollar Universe Workload Automation

Dollar Universe Workload Automation 7.0
Based on 1 answer
It is a good technical choice for the enterprise to promote automation and integration, and switching from the traditional silo manual work to a new event-driven, fully automated workflow, allowing better visibility and resilience.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

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

Dollar Universe Workload Automation

Dollar Universe Workload Automation 6.0
Based on 1 answer
It is generally ok, meeting our requirements, and the support tickets are handled properly within the agreed SLA.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

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

Dollar Universe Workload Automation

Well versed tool like others in industry.
Vaibhav Sharma | 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

Dollar Universe Workload Automation

  • Increased reliability
  • Minimises operators
  • Handy
Vaibhav Sharma | TrustRadius Reviewer

Pricing Details

ActiveBatch Workload Automation

General

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

Dollar Universe Workload Automation

General

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

Rating Summary

Likelihood to Recommend

ActiveBatch Workload Automation
4.5
Dollar Universe Workload Automation
7.0

Usability

ActiveBatch Workload Automation
5.0
Dollar Universe Workload Automation
7.0

Support Rating

ActiveBatch Workload Automation
4.0
Dollar Universe Workload Automation
6.0

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