Appian vs. Red Hat OpenShift

Overview
ProductRatingMost Used ByProduct SummaryStarting Price
Appian
Score 8.9 out of 10
N/A
Appian is a low-code development and business process management platform. It features drag-and-drop design for app building, automated work processes, unified data management, and cloud-based deployment.
$0
Red Hat OpenShift
Score 8.7 out of 10
N/A
OpenShift is Red Hat's Cloud Computing Platform as a Service (PaaS) offering. OpenShift is an application platform in the cloud where application developers and teams can build, test, deploy, and run their applications.
$0.08
per hour
Pricing
AppianRed Hat OpenShift
Editions & Modules
Appian Community Edition
$0
Application - Input-Only
$2
per month per user
Application - Infrequent
$9
per month per user
Application - Standard
$75
per month per user
Platform
Custom Quote Priced per user with unlimited apps.
minimum 100 users, no maximum
Unlimited
Custom Quote Priced per development with unlimited apps.
unlimited
Platform
Custom Quote Priced per user with unlimited apps.
Minimum 100, no maximum
Unlimited
Custom Quote Priced per development with unlimited apps.
Unlimited
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Offerings
Pricing Offerings
AppianRed Hat OpenShift
Free Trial
YesYes
Free/Freemium Version
YesYes
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
YesNo
Entry-level Setup FeeNo setup feeNo setup fee
Additional Details
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Community Pulse
AppianRed Hat OpenShift
Considered Both Products
Appian
Chose Appian
The main advantage of Appian is the ease to design, develop and implement processes and forms in a relatively short time. By using WebServices as the primary integration mechanism, it integrates seamlessly with other systems.

Development in jBPM and webMethos requires more work, …
Red Hat OpenShift

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Top Pros
Top Cons
Features
AppianRed Hat OpenShift
Low-Code Development
Comparison of Low-Code Development features of Product A and Product B
Appian
9.0
75 Ratings
4% above category average
Red Hat OpenShift
-
Ratings
Visual Modeling8.873 Ratings00 Ratings
Drag-and-drop Interfaces8.972 Ratings00 Ratings
Platform Security9.171 Ratings00 Ratings
Platform User Management8.872 Ratings00 Ratings
Reusability9.375 Ratings00 Ratings
Platform Scalability9.473 Ratings00 Ratings
Platform-as-a-Service
Comparison of Platform-as-a-Service features of Product A and Product B
Appian
-
Ratings
Red Hat OpenShift
7.7
92 Ratings
6% below category average
Ease of building user interfaces00 Ratings7.576 Ratings
Scalability00 Ratings8.692 Ratings
Platform management overhead00 Ratings6.784 Ratings
Workflow engine capability00 Ratings7.275 Ratings
Platform access control00 Ratings7.686 Ratings
Services-enabled integration00 Ratings7.678 Ratings
Development environment creation00 Ratings8.084 Ratings
Development environment replication00 Ratings7.779 Ratings
Issue monitoring and notification00 Ratings7.182 Ratings
Issue recovery00 Ratings7.981 Ratings
Upgrades and platform fixes00 Ratings8.385 Ratings
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User Ratings
AppianRed Hat OpenShift
Likelihood to Recommend
9.1
(139 ratings)
8.6
(96 ratings)
Likelihood to Renew
8.5
(19 ratings)
8.9
(9 ratings)
Usability
8.7
(95 ratings)
8.4
(7 ratings)
Availability
-
(0 ratings)
5.5
(1 ratings)
Performance
-
(0 ratings)
7.7
(15 ratings)
Support Rating
8.4
(118 ratings)
7.4
(8 ratings)
In-Person Training
9.0
(1 ratings)
-
(0 ratings)
Online Training
6.0
(2 ratings)
-
(0 ratings)
Implementation Rating
1.0
(5 ratings)
8.6
(2 ratings)
Contract Terms and Pricing Model
-
(0 ratings)
7.4
(2 ratings)
Professional Services
-
(0 ratings)
7.3
(1 ratings)
User Testimonials
AppianRed Hat OpenShift
Likelihood to Recommend
Appian
Appian works great for automating manual processes and integrating multiple systems through its toolset. It gives great flexibility for establishing rules for approvals, routings, escalations, and the like. Because of the low code toolset, it's very easy to deploy and make changes as needed as processes evolve and as the organization learns to utilize the system better. Minimal maintenance is required to support the applications build on the platform. Some of the automated testing integration with tools like Jenkins is limited so that may be an issue for some.
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Red Hat
OpenShift is well suited - when an application needs to be deployed to multiple environments (public clouds, private data centers, hybrid environments, at the edge, or on factory floor environments), where the application needs to be running consistently, safely, securely, and in a performance manner. OpenShift shines when the application deployments need to be quick, be operated, and maintain speed and consistency (DevSecOps). OpenShift also performs very well in building cloud-native microservices architectures or modernizing legacy applications that require integrations. OpenShift may not work well when the applications are unsuitable for containerization or the skills are misaligned with cloud-native and microservices approaches.
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Pros
Appian
  • Allows at a glance workflow documentation which assists in the need we have for information readiation.
  • Drag and drop interface for workflow development greatly speeds our apps time to market.
  • Using the advanced features of Appian, we are able to create working sites in a fraction of the time it would take to do so using "traditional" development.
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Red Hat
  • It integrates well with popular cloud providers (CSPs) like AWS, Azure, and Google Cloud Platform, adding flexibility and choice for cloud deployments. OpenShift provides centralized ingress control for managing how external traffic reaches applications running across multiple clusters and simplifies security management.
  • OpenShift's S2I capability builds container images directly from source code and eliminates the need for manual configuration to provide consistency across deployments. Developers can push code changes and deploy updates to production environments to reduce manual work and accelerate release cycles.
  • We take advantage of OpenShift's hybrid cloud capabilities. We run ML workloads on both on-prem infrastructure and public cloud platforms, depending on resource needs and cost considerations.
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Cons
Appian
  • Search issues when type ahead and database search are used in the same field.
  • Buttons implementation where user is require[d] to click on the button description - if clicks on the button outside that text - button will not work.
  • Problems with using certain off-the-shelf performance tools like WebLoad or Neoload. That is because of different dynamic variables being used internally in Appian - which these tools are unable to correlate. We are still investigating using other tools like Jmeter to overcome dynamic correlation problem for performance testing.
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Red Hat
  • I find that, specifically, Secret Management is rather tricky, given the way the interface is designed.
  • I wish there were more documentation/built-in modules around the overall usage/use cases of Red Hat. If I were to start from the beginning, I would most likely spend a lot of time trying to learn how to use Red Hat effectively.
  • The monitoring functionality could be improved (timing of how it's displayed and details of what is actually happening). I find myself digging after the monitor triggers an alert vs seeing what the issue is at a glance.
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Likelihood to Renew
Appian
We recently renewed our license with Appian. We are convinced that its flexibility, relative ease of use, the support they provide, there mobile advancements and their general willingness and desire to see us succeed all contributed to our reason to renew our agreement with Appian
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Red Hat
Leverage OpenShift Online constantly at both the free and paid tiers. While AWS is convenient, it often brings more administration than I want to deal with for a quick application (i.e. Drupal or Wordpress blog). OpenShift also simplifies the DNS registration and ability to share application environments with team members
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Usability
Appian
Appian is a low code environment, because of this, a very good visual interface is required. Appian is providing a feature-rich dashboard [that] we can use for building the dashboards and other interfaces. Appian also provides patches and releases to enhance these features. A developer can start off development just by going through a basic course from the Appian learning community.
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Red Hat
As I said before, the obserability is one of the weakest point of OpenShift and that has a lot to do with usability. The Kibana console is not fully integrated with OpenShift console and you have to switch from tab to tab to use it. Same with Prometheus, Jaeger and Grafan, it's a "simple" integration but if you want to do complex queries or dashboards you have to go to the specific console
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Performance
Appian
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Red Hat
OpenShift has a solid architecture based on conservative choice, so it works correctly, and its reliability is elevated. The performance of the application is good because workloads could scale like they could do in every other Kubernetes distro, well installed if it runs on sufficient hardware. In case of any issue Red Hat support could be reached to help the customer.
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Support Rating
Appian
Appian is one of the leading low code business automation platforms that support RPA, decision rules, case management, workflow automation, and machine learning all in a single bundle. But it is also harder to implement and replace the traditional business process.
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Red Hat
Their customer support team is good and quick to respond. On a couple of occassions, they have helped us in solving some issues which we were finding a tad difficult to comprehend. On a rare occasion, the response was a bit slow but maybe it was because of the festival season. Overall a good experience on this front.
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In-Person Training
Appian
As analyst I participated in a developer boot camp. At times it was hard to keep up but most of the time it made sense. Trainer took the time to explain and slowed pace down to answer questions etc.
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Red Hat
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Online Training
Appian
Very boring; hard to get through quickly, but rather effective in demonstrating the use of the platform.
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Red Hat
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Implementation Rating
Appian
It was really seamless. SaaS in the true definition of the word. We logged on and started using the product. Very easy.
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Red Hat
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Alternatives Considered
Appian
Appian has enormously transformed and keeps on updating the product every quarter to meet the latest needs of the world with new innovations & technologies being integrated within the platform. What gives more pleasure than a product that keeps on continuous[ly] improv[ing]?
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Red Hat
Since it is Linux based all the servers are maintained upto date and the operating procedure is an added advantage fixing security issues and patches.and LinkedIn with all the web servers it may be related to Java and all other related to servers mainly linking with the web integrations and management.
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Contract Terms and Pricing Model
Appian
No answers on this topic
Red Hat
It's easy to understand what are being billed and what's included in each type of subscription. Same with the support (Std or Premium) you know exactly what to expect when you need to use it. The "core" unit approach on the subscription made really simple to scale and carry the workloads from one site to another.
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Return on Investment
Appian
  • I believe it has negatively impacted our release dates. There may have been a misunderstanding as to the learning curve, even though it is "low code."
  • The look and feel of the applications created using Appian have uniformity and it's easier to have "reuse" between applications.
  • There is less developer control when it comes to features. I think this mainly has to do with the amount of plugins available. I would think there should be many more available plugins. But again, our use case is probably different than most others.
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Red Hat
  • It has helped us reduce headcount by 20% and combine various infra, support teams into SRE roles.
  • Faster time to market helped us reduce weekend work for developers by 50%.
  • Developers could deliver business goals as they didn't have to focus constantly on infra challenges.
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ScreenShots

Appian Screenshots

Screenshot of Low-Code DevelopmentScreenshot of Business Process Management SuiteScreenshot of Dynamic Case ManagementScreenshot of Mobile App DevelopmentScreenshot of Appian RPA with Blue Prism