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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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vCenter Site Recovery Manager

All the vmware environments need a DRM to automate they DR process, its a must to save the cost of a total downtime for the enterprise.
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Feature Rating Comparison

Workload Automation

ActiveBatch
6.9
vCenter Site Recovery Manager
8.8
Multi-platform scheduling
ActiveBatch
8.1
vCenter Site Recovery Manager
10.0
Central monitoring
ActiveBatch
8.4
vCenter Site Recovery Manager
8.0
Logging
ActiveBatch
5.0
vCenter Site Recovery Manager
8.0
Alerts and notifications
ActiveBatch
7.0
vCenter Site Recovery Manager
9.0
Analysis and visualization
ActiveBatch
5.3
vCenter Site Recovery Manager
8.0
Application integration
ActiveBatch
7.6
vCenter Site Recovery Manager
10.0

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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vCenter Site Recovery Manager

  • Provides enterprise level protection to all virtualized applications
  • Allows one to choose between built-in vSphere Replication and a wide range of supported storage replication products.
  • Provides non-disruptive testing and automated failback.
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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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vCenter Site Recovery Manager

  • Better UI, and CLI functions
  • Too slow at some tasks, it will be nice to accelerate it
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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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vCenter Site Recovery Manager

The choice betweem vCRM and Veeam is tight, and only the same manufacturer compatibility is the win key to vCRM.
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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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vCenter Site Recovery Manager

  • Good ROI, only for vmware enviroments
  • Veam its a real option in some enviroments
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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

vCenter Site Recovery Manager

General

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

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