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Score 8.2 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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SolarWinds Network Device Monitor

I believe that SolarWinds Network Device Monitor is well suited for any business that needs to monitor critical infrastructure to provide high availability. Small business with non critical equipment that can afford to be down for a few hours I would say that it would be less appropriate.
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Feature Rating Comparison

Workload Automation

ActiveBatch
6.9
SolarWinds Network Device Monitor
Multi-platform scheduling
ActiveBatch
8.1
SolarWinds Network Device Monitor
Central monitoring
ActiveBatch
8.4
SolarWinds Network Device Monitor
Logging
ActiveBatch
5.0
SolarWinds Network Device Monitor
Alerts and notifications
ActiveBatch
7.0
SolarWinds Network Device Monitor
Analysis and visualization
ActiveBatch
5.3
SolarWinds Network Device Monitor
Application integration
ActiveBatch
7.6
SolarWinds Network Device Monitor

Pros

ActiveBatch

  • 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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SolarWinds Network Device Monitor

  • Custom dashboards
  • Good for a network using SNMP/SNMPv2.
  • Alerts and monitoring
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Cons

ActiveBatch

  • The Oracle connectivity and error detection is challenging and doesn't always work for us.
  • The UI for administration is overwhelming as first and could be simplified.
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SolarWinds Network Device Monitor

  • Vulnerability Management
  • Vulnerability Patching
  • Hardware firmware recommendation
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Likelihood to Renew

ActiveBatch

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SolarWinds Network Device Monitor

SolarWinds Network Device Monitor 10.0
Based on 1 answer
Licenses are cheap compared to what we used in the past.
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Alternatives Considered

ActiveBatch

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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SolarWinds Network Device Monitor

I selected SolarWinds Network Device Monitor for 2 main reasons, functionality and support
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Return on Investment

ActiveBatch

  • Less errors since taking humans out of the processes.
  • Security tightened on the servers.
  • Standards set.
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SolarWinds Network Device Monitor

  • Replace your existing monitoring with SolarWinds as a single enterprise tool for infrastructure monitoring.
  • The tool is easy to work and it doesn't require specialized skills.
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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

SolarWinds Network Device Monitor

General

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

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