Overview
ProductRatingMost Used ByProduct SummaryStarting Price
Apica Synthetic
Score 7.2 out of 10
N/A
Apica WebPerformance is a synthetic monitoring platform. It features pre-release and scalability testing, and can integrate with other reporting and analysis programs.N/A
GitLab
Score 8.9 out of 10
N/A
GitLab DevSecOps platform enables software innovation by aiming to empower development, security, and operations teams to build better software, faster. With GitLab, teams can create, deliver, and manage code quickly and continuously instead of managing disparate tools and scripts. GitLab helps teams across the complete DevSecOps lifecycle, from developing, securing, and deploying software. Differentiators, as described by Gitlab: Simplicity: With GitLab, DevSecOps can…
$0
per month per user
Pricing
Apica SyntheticGitLab
Editions & Modules
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GitLab Essential
$0
per month per user
GitLab Premium
$29
per month per user
GitLab Ultimate
$99
per month per user
Offerings
Pricing Offerings
Apica SyntheticGitLab
Free Trial
NoYes
Free/Freemium Version
NoYes
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
NoYes
Entry-level Setup FeeNo setup feeOptional
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Features
Apica SyntheticGitLab
Application Performance Management
Comparison of Application Performance Management features of Product A and Product B
Apica Synthetic
6.5
11 Ratings
16% below category average
GitLab
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Ratings
Application monitoring7.610 Ratings00 Ratings
Database monitoring6.07 Ratings00 Ratings
Threshold alerts6.611 Ratings00 Ratings
Predictive capabilities8.57 Ratings00 Ratings
Application performance management console6.08 Ratings00 Ratings
Collaboration tools5.48 Ratings00 Ratings
Out-of-the box templates to monitor applications4.88 Ratings00 Ratings
Application dependency mapping and thresholding6.76 Ratings00 Ratings
Virtualization monitoring5.87 Ratings00 Ratings
Server availability and performance monitoring7.28 Ratings00 Ratings
Server usage monitoring and capacity forecasting7.26 Ratings00 Ratings
IT Asset Discovery6.96 Ratings00 Ratings
Version Control Software Features
Comparison of Version Control Software Features features of Product A and Product B
Apica Synthetic
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Ratings
GitLab
8.6
3 Ratings
18% above category average
Branching and Merging00 Ratings9.03 Ratings
Version History00 Ratings8.33 Ratings
Version Control Collaboration Tools00 Ratings8.73 Ratings
Pull Requests00 Ratings8.73 Ratings
Code Review Tools00 Ratings8.33 Ratings
Project Access Control00 Ratings9.33 Ratings
Automated Testing Integration00 Ratings8.03 Ratings
Issue Tracking Integration00 Ratings8.03 Ratings
Branch Protection00 Ratings9.33 Ratings
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User Ratings
Apica SyntheticGitLab
Likelihood to Recommend
8.2
(11 ratings)
8.8
(122 ratings)
Likelihood to Renew
8.0
(3 ratings)
9.9
(4 ratings)
Usability
9.1
(1 ratings)
9.0
(5 ratings)
Availability
9.1
(1 ratings)
-
(0 ratings)
Performance
9.1
(1 ratings)
-
(0 ratings)
Support Rating
9.1
(1 ratings)
9.1
(11 ratings)
In-Person Training
8.2
(1 ratings)
-
(0 ratings)
Online Training
8.2
(1 ratings)
-
(0 ratings)
Implementation Rating
9.1
(1 ratings)
-
(0 ratings)
Ease of integration
9.1
(1 ratings)
-
(0 ratings)
Product Scalability
9.1
(1 ratings)
-
(0 ratings)
Vendor post-sale
9.1
(1 ratings)
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(0 ratings)
Vendor pre-sale
9.1
(1 ratings)
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User Testimonials
Apica SyntheticGitLab
Likelihood to Recommend
Apica
As I use this for only my area, it is very well suited to what I need it to do. Apica Synthetic monitors two different web applications in a time interval that is easily customizable for uptime and latency. These are critical indicators for a cloud-based point-of-sale system. We need solid uptime and limited latency across the enterprise.
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GitLab
We started to use GitLab for hosting git source code repositories of our projects only but slowly we started to use it to store container images, packages, dependency proxy as well infrastucture registry and it is now well suited for Continuous Integration in our projects, It wasn't that good in Continuous Deployment before 12.0 version but after 12.0 it is amazingly good for Continuous Deployment as well since it keeps deployment information in a well organized manner which can be configure in ci yaml configuration.
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Pros
Apica
  • Auto alerts trigger if any issue is identified
  • Graphical representation of the health of applications
  • Good product support from the team
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GitLab
  • GitLab excels in managing code versions, allowing easy tracking of changes, branch management, and merging contributions.
  • It helps maintain code stability and reliability, saving time and effort in the development or research workflow.
  • Powerful code review features, enabling collaboration and feedback among team members.
  • Robust project management features, including issue tracking, kanban boards, and milestones.
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Cons
Apica
  • It's very clunky. Infrastructure is large and very difficult to upgrade.
  • SaaS and On-premise versions are different. There is an LDAP integration but users can only be assigned to one group (i.e. department). If you are in 2 departments, you need 2 separate logins.
  • Update: they now offer federated logins
  • It filled a gap in monitoring for us, but we're looking to move on.
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GitLab
  • CI variables management is sometimes hard to use, for example, with File type variables. The scope of each variable is also hard to guess.
  • Access Token: there are too many types (Personal, Project, global..), and it is hard to identify the scope and where it comes from once created.
  • Runners: auto-scaled runners are for the moment hard to put in place, and monitoring is not easy.
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Likelihood to Renew
Apica
We trust the results that Apica Synthetic has achieved. Real-time alerting is critical to our clients and with limited resources, we can't handle many false positives; Apica Synthetic is the only solution that provides both of those features.
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GitLab
Gitlab is the best in its segment. They have a free version, they have open-source software, they provide a good service with their SaaS product, they are a fully-remote company since the beginning (which means they are fully distributed and have forward-thinking IMO). I would certainly recommend them to everyone.
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Usability
Apica
As per my experience while using it. Thanks!
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GitLab
I find it easy to use, I haven't had to do the integration work, so that's why it is a 9/10, cause I can't speak to how easy that part was or the initial set up, but day to day use is great!
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Support Rating
Apica
Apica Synthetic is very effective while configuring the account setup for any of the database/UserID.
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GitLab
At this point, I do not have much experience with Gitlab support as I have never had to engage them. They have documentation that is helpful, not quite as extensive as other documentation, but helpful nonetheless. They also seem to be relatively responsive on social media platforms (twitter) and really thrived when GitHub was acquired by Microsoft
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Implementation Rating
Apica
Easy for implementation in our Infrastructure, Easy for troubleshooting the issue and Easy to use as well.
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GitLab
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Alternatives Considered
Apica
We were using different monitoring tools for different requirements (e.g.,Nagios and Checkmk for infrastructure issues) and we were in need of a tool for service and API monitoring for which we were using ThousandEye. But alerts were 60-70% valid irrespective of conditions like network issues. But Apica Synthetic's alert mechanism is a perfect fit for our department. It helped us to reduce unnecessary/false alerts and a number of wrong tickets.
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GitLab
GitLab is easily the preferred tool when it comes to versioning and source control. With other tools the UI often feels outdated and clunky leading to inefficiency and confusion. With some of the sleeker tools such as GitKraken, while the aesthetic is pleasing, the experience is plagued by a lack of support, lack of optional plugins, and a plethora of bugs that cause unnecessary legwork to resolve. GitLab is the best of both aesthetic and functionality
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Return on Investment
Apica
  • My department is not charged for Apica Synthetic so no ROI, but from a customer service perspective, we can react to an outage and repair it faster than our customers can report the outage.
  • Our vendor's own monitoring tools are not as accurate nor as timely as ours. They rely on us telling them, from Apica Synthetic, that they have an issue.
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GitLab
  • We were able to streamline our project's codebase which made us very organised and laid out a proper plan for development.
  • Our deployment and infra pipelines are well structured now making our process 10x faster.
  • We are more focused into project building rather infra, as infra is totally on autopilot mode. Which has enabled us to grow our ROI by records.
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