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Score 8 out of 100
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Likelihood to Recommend

Akamai

Akamai is a well-established brand name with a great product. It meets and many time exceeds the needs for global content delivery and security management layer at the edge. Fine grain security tuning seems cumbersome as the definition of the app keeps changing. It also requires an investment of time for the setup which doesn't necessarily make sense for smaller scale scenarios. Some products offered by AWS, Azure or the Google Cloud can be more tightly integrated with cloud provider offerings thus easier to configure.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

StreamShark Live Streaming Platform

For internal communications such as Town Halls, StreamShark is a perfect solution. StreamShark provides the necessary security needed for private companies as well as a tried and true viewing experience for the end user.
Stewart Gilmour | TrustRadius Reviewer

Feature Rating Comparison

Video Marketing

Akamai
StreamShark Live Streaming Platform
4.5
Video SEO
Akamai
StreamShark Live Streaming Platform
4.5

Video Security

Akamai
StreamShark Live Streaming Platform
6.9
Video access controls
Akamai
StreamShark Live Streaming Platform
7.5
User management
Akamai
StreamShark Live Streaming Platform
5.8
Video link sharing
Akamai
StreamShark Live Streaming Platform
6.4
Internal video
Akamai
StreamShark Live Streaming Platform
7.1
External video
Akamai
StreamShark Live Streaming Platform
7.7

Video Player

Akamai
StreamShark Live Streaming Platform
8.4
Player customization
Akamai
StreamShark Live Streaming Platform
7.9
Embedded videos
Akamai
StreamShark Live Streaming Platform
8.9
Video quality / Bandwidth controls
Akamai
StreamShark Live Streaming Platform
8.0
Mobile compatibility
Akamai
StreamShark Live Streaming Platform
8.7

Video Analytics

Akamai
StreamShark Live Streaming Platform
6.8
Streaming quality reports
Akamai
StreamShark Live Streaming Platform
6.6
Per viewer tracking
Akamai
StreamShark Live Streaming Platform
6.9
Per video tracking
Akamai
StreamShark Live Streaming Platform
7.3
Video analytics dashboard
Akamai
StreamShark Live Streaming Platform
6.3

Video Hosting, Management & Storage

Akamai
StreamShark Live Streaming Platform
7.4
On-Demand video
Akamai
StreamShark Live Streaming Platform
7.9
Live streaming
Akamai
StreamShark Live Streaming Platform
8.7
Impact of streaming on network
Akamai
StreamShark Live Streaming Platform
7.7
Video upload & format support
Akamai
StreamShark Live Streaming Platform
7.4
Video library / File management
Akamai
StreamShark Live Streaming Platform
6.5
Video portal
Akamai
StreamShark Live Streaming Platform
6.2

Video Engagement

Akamai
StreamShark Live Streaming Platform
8.2
Audience Q&A / Live chat
Akamai
StreamShark Live Streaming Platform
8.2

Pros

Akamai

  • Content offloading - once rules are set up within Akamai you don't need to even think about how many images or large JavaScript or CSS files (for example) are being served from your own estate, Akamai takes care of it all via rules that are quick, easy and flexible.
  • Page caching - for pages that don't change very often Akamai allows you to set up rules, quickly and easily, to serve up your page content for you, which takes even more load away from your origin servers.
  • Quick rollback - the Akamai system allows easy testing of rules and changes via a staging system, and also offers a quick rollback option, which is perfect for the rare occasions when something has been set up incorrectly.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

StreamShark Live Streaming Platform

  • StreamShark has an excellent live support model, which gives us real-time support on live stream productions. Another feature we like is the Okta SSO integration. This makes it simple to manage access to the videos and streams.
  • Our account manager, James Broberg, is an absolute pleasure to work with. He clearly has our goals in mind when he suggests the new features in our bi-weekly meeting.
  • Additionally, the StreamShark support team, namely, Yudong, Robert, and Aakanksha drive our requests to completion in a timely manner.
  • The look and feel of the GUI is user-friendly.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Cons

Akamai

  • The interface in their control centre could be a bit more user-friendly with some of the settings in places that you wouldn't expect them to be. The search offsets this problem to an extent but it's still sometimes slower than you'd like to find what you are looking for.
Adam Rooney | TrustRadius Reviewer

StreamShark Live Streaming Platform

  • Multiple homepages for channels e.g. one for public and one for internal.
Lawrence Barrett | TrustRadius Reviewer

Support Rating

Akamai

Akamai 8.5
Based on 4 answers
Their support documents are excellent and provide a lot of useful information for all their services. The only reason I didn't give them a 10 is that the time it takes for them to respond to an issue could be slightly faster.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

StreamShark Live Streaming Platform

StreamShark Live Streaming Platform 8.7
Based on 6 answers
Great response times, had personal help from James when needed, felt like an extremely valued customer.
Adam Racovalis | TrustRadius Reviewer

Alternatives Considered

Akamai

We've used -- and considered -- a whole number of CDN offerings. The good news is that almost all of the CDN products on the market are terrific, and will pay for themselves via increased customer satisfaction and lower monthly hosting bills. For some cases, we're still more likely to suggest CloudFlare (which has a free tier) or an integrated offering from a cloud provider, like Cloudfront.
Joshua Dickson | TrustRadius Reviewer

StreamShark Live Streaming Platform

We used IBM Cloud Video (previously called Ustream) for years. StreamShark is a better product in every sense. It is a more cost effective product. They have a support team who really cares about their clients success. And their product is ultimately more reliable than IBMs.
Stewart Gilmour | TrustRadius Reviewer

Return on Investment

Akamai

  • Akamai RoI improved over a period of times since it comes with heavy costs, however global deliveries in over 100 counties and global web platforms usage helps improve RoI
  • With the complex UI challenges, ROI could be impacted negatively when you have to invest in operations and time.
Vaibhav Choksi | TrustRadius Reviewer

StreamShark Live Streaming Platform

  • This service has positively impacted the organization by allowing larger audiences to receive information and act on said information in a more timely manner. This equates to more productivity around the organization, as initiatives and objectives can be efficiently shared with remote attendees in all of our different office locations.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Pricing Details

Akamai

General

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

StreamShark Live Streaming Platform

General

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

Rating Summary

Likelihood to Recommend

Akamai
8.3
StreamShark Live Streaming Platform
8.0

Support Rating

Akamai
8.5
StreamShark Live Streaming Platform
8.7

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