ActiveBatch Workload Automation vs. Tidal by Redwood

Overview
ProductRatingMost Used ByProduct SummaryStarting Price
ActiveBatch Workload Automation
Score 8.5 out of 10
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ActiveBatch from Advanced Systems Concepts in New Jersey is IT workload automation software.N/A
Tidal by Redwood
Score 6.4 out of 10
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Tidal Automation, from Redwood Software since the early 2023 acquisition, is an enterprise workload automation platform for automating and orchestrating cross-application, cross-platform workloads – in on-prem, cloud or hybrid environments – from one central point of control. Tidal is used to optimize mission-critical business processes, manage…N/A
Pricing
ActiveBatch Workload AutomationTidal by Redwood
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ActiveBatch Workload AutomationTidal by Redwood
Free Trial
YesNo
Free/Freemium Version
NoNo
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
YesNo
Entry-level Setup FeeOptionalNo setup fee
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Community Pulse
ActiveBatch Workload AutomationTidal by Redwood
Considered Both Products
ActiveBatch Workload Automation

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Tidal by Redwood
Chose Tidal by Redwood
It is in its very best in automatically controlling all the works by scheduling jobs by its self which make happy to see such kind of software's which very much helps any organization who uses it. It can be said that it can be used in ease having very good integration and work …
Chose Tidal by Redwood
Nothing much to say, as it is already known to its workload automation, which is very best in the mark compared to other software's which is a positive outcome to any organization which buys this software, best in interface, scalability, scheduling, easiness, notification …
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Features
ActiveBatch Workload AutomationTidal by Redwood
Workload Automation
Comparison of Workload Automation features of Product A and Product B
ActiveBatch Workload Automation
9.7
22 Ratings
17% above category average
Tidal by Redwood
8.2
19 Ratings
0% above category average
Multi-platform scheduling9.620 Ratings8.616 Ratings
Central monitoring9.722 Ratings8.418 Ratings
Logging9.721 Ratings8.119 Ratings
Alerts and notifications9.722 Ratings8.419 Ratings
Analysis and visualization9.721 Ratings7.919 Ratings
Application integration9.621 Ratings7.818 Ratings
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ActiveBatch Workload AutomationTidal by Redwood
Small Businesses

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Medium-sized Companies
Apache Airflow
Apache Airflow
Score 8.5 out of 10
ActiveBatch Workload Automation
ActiveBatch Workload Automation
Score 8.5 out of 10
Enterprises
Redwood RunMyJobs
Redwood RunMyJobs
Score 9.4 out of 10
Redwood RunMyJobs
Redwood RunMyJobs
Score 9.4 out of 10
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User Ratings
ActiveBatch Workload AutomationTidal by Redwood
Likelihood to Recommend
9.6
(23 ratings)
8.0
(21 ratings)
Likelihood to Renew
-
(0 ratings)
2.0
(1 ratings)
Usability
8.4
(2 ratings)
-
(0 ratings)
Support Rating
1.0
(1 ratings)
-
(0 ratings)
User Testimonials
ActiveBatch Workload AutomationTidal by Redwood
Likelihood to Recommend
Redwood Software
Any large business or organisation that wants to manage their workload effectively and with the least amount of room for error might choose the ActiveBatch Automation tool. Being a consultant I feel that It aids in task automation and has the flexibility to change in response to varying company requirements. It helps to save huge time by doing all the repetitive tasks on daily basis. During the patching activity the schedulers can be stopped. It also help by alerting us if any system/job is down so that SLA can be saved. Overall ActiveBatch Automation stands as a dependable cornerstone for ensuring the seamless operation of our tasks.
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Redwood Software
On coming to well suited experience while error handling and effortless recovery processes are crucial, Tidal performs exceptionally well. It can identify and fix automated issues, reducing downtime and interruptions. A smaller automation solution may be more cost-effective if a business primarily utilizes a single platform or uses a small number of applications that do not require complex integration.
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Pros
Redwood Software
  • Businesses can use ActiveBatch to plan tasks based on parameters like frequency, dependencies, and the time of day. By automating typical actions like backups and data transfers, businesses can make sure that crucial operations go off without a hitch.
  • Multiple systems and apps can be used in complicated workflows that ActiveBatch can automate. For instance, it can automate a workflow for processing orders from beginning to end, from the customer order through inventory control and delivery through the processing of invoices and payments.
  • Files can be sent between many platforms and systems safely with ActiveBatch. Transfers to cloud-based storage systems like Amazon S3 and Microsoft Azure are also included in this. SFTP and FTP transfers are also included.
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Redwood Software
  • Tidal Automation allows us to automate and schedule/ perform various tasks in a easy and effective manner. It is highly interactive and effective allowing nearly 4k -5k jobs to run a day.
  • Tidal is designed to be easily shareable and collaborative allowing multiple users to work at a particular time making work effective.
  • Tidal allows us to ensure that every event which is triggered is exactly when it's supposed to be regardless of other activities which are going as well.
  • It is user-friendly to generate the reports required of a particular object and allows us to test the codes perfectly well before executing in live environment.
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Cons
Redwood Software
  • On RARE occasions, have seen scheduling properties changed that don't take effect.
  • Simpler to understand/more robust reporting options would be nice to have.
  • Maybe I'm missing something, but why doesn't the Instances view show completion time? Just execution time and duration.
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Redwood Software
  • Still a bit slow when navigating. If you close a job you have to wait a few seconds to open another one. Even when you made no changes.
  • When viewing a job and make no changes, the "ok" button changes the last modified date as if you made a change. No big deal, but wastes time when troubleshooting a problem and looking into what jobs were changed last.
  • You can see the parameters column in the "job activity", but not in "Job definitions".
  • Can't search the parameters field in the filter.
  • Changing a variable name does not change it on the job. It still works because Tidal Automation uses the ID number. It just causes confusion when you see a variable on a job and can't find the variable under "Variables". On top of that, Tidal Automation does not show the ID column under "Variables" making it even more difficult to find the variable.
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Likelihood to Renew
Redwood Software
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Redwood Software
We are on the fence. The increased pricing for renewals is staggering. With new automation options like Microsoft's Power Automate and Event Driven Ansible on the field, there are other options now available.
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Usability
Redwood Software
We can easily add new plans/jobs in our batch schedules. Also, coordination with reporting and QA jobs is simple to do. Building schedules, restarting jobs, triggering dependencies is easy to understand. The system is very stable and allows us to easily see overall processing times.
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Redwood Software
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Support Rating
Redwood Software
My colleague contacted them directly, I only know hearsay on this but it was not good.
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Redwood Software
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Implementation Rating
Redwood Software
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Redwood Software
Having provided consulting services for years on Tidal by Redwood, I recommend going with a solutions partner or consultant to deploy it. I believe there are sizing and tuning guidelines that should be followed for environments of scale. I believe they are not critical when first lighting up the product, but if you are not aware of them you will encounter performance degradation after a few thousand job objects are added.
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Alternatives Considered
Redwood Software
The workload automation solution is based on the specific needs of an organization, as well as the features, capabilities, and costs of various solutions. A thorough evaluation process and consideration of these factors can help ensure the selection of a solution that aligns with overall business objectives and meets the specific needs of the organization.
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Redwood Software
1. Tidal is good at processing large volume pf data and is cost effective. 2. Tidal can automate the scheduling of production objects, ensure that materials are delivered on time 3. Tidal Process large volumes of data which cannot be done everyday by running codes/scripts manually which does it with ease when required.
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Return on Investment
Redwood Software
  • I have not run numbers to determine hard impact, but a quick estimate is that at least one job is running for a average of about 6 hours per day - that 6 hours, if done by hand, would equate to about 30 - 40 hours per day (and in some cases, could not be duplicated manually, as the job repeats faster than a person could accomplish one cycle.)
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Redwood Software
  • Better decision-making and more process visibility are achieved through reporting and monitoring.
  • Lowered time frames and streamlined administration of the workflow.
  • Improved cost and resource allocation, especially in cloud contexts.
  • A decrease in manual errors and related expenditures.
  • Unusual problems that could occur during automation.
  • Possible difficulties shifting to a new automation tool.
  • The expense of beginning implementation and training.
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