What users are saying about

ActiveBatch

7 Ratings
Score 8.6 out of 101

vCenter Site Recovery Manager

3 Ratings
Score 9 out of 101

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Likelihood to Recommend

ActiveBatch

It's great for basic tasks or tasks that need to run in a certain sequence. Especially import/export jobs, where the next step can only work when the previous job has completed. It does have some issues where a tasks may run into an error (file location not available) and may not always prevent itself from continuing to run the job.
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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
8.5
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
5.4
vCenter Site Recovery Manager
8.0
Application integration
ActiveBatch
7.5
vCenter Site Recovery Manager
10.0

Pros

  • ActiveBatch does Microsoft SQL jobs well, providing centralized configurations.
  • The scheduling options and flexibility is very good in ActiveBatch.
  • The ability to restrict ActiveBatch users to specific areas of the application is easy to manage.
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  • 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

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

  • Definitely increased ETL tool testing and deployment efficiency for the IT DevOps staff.
  • Troubleshooting and retesting of problems with using ETL tools is enhanced, but there's definitely room for improvement there. Emails and logging helped but didn't really provide any additional help to those provided by GlobalScape and Microsoft. So a positive, but not a strong positive there.
  • For as much data that it manages coming in and out, the errors that came up were certainly important to deal with very quickly and this product could make that aspect better, the errors were few and far between and almost always the errors had nothing to do with ActiveBatch itself (usually with the quality of the data it was handling)--so in that sense, it brought visibility to areas of quality improvement to be made between the company and the clients.
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  • 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
Additional Pricing Details

vCenter Site Recovery Manager

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