CAST Highlight vs. SonarQube

Overview
ProductRatingMost Used ByProduct SummaryStarting Price
CAST Highlight
Score 8.2 out of 10
Enterprise companies (1,001+ employees)
CAST headquartered in New York offers Highlight, an application portfolio management solution providing software component analysis , application security, application benchmarking, and technical due diligence.
$25,000
per year
SonarQube
Score 8.6 out of 10
N/A
SonarQube is a code quality and vulnerability solution for development teams that integrates with CI/CD pipelines to ensure the software you produce is secure, reliable, and maintainable.
$160
per year per installation
Pricing
CAST HighlightSonarQube
Editions & Modules
Cloud
25k
Portfolio Size 25
SCA
$26k
Portfolio Size 25
Complete
33k
Portfolio Size 25
Community
Free
Developer EDITION
Starts at $160
per year per installation
Enterprise EDITION
Starts at $21,000
per year per installation
Data Center EDITION
Starts at $136,000
per year per installation
Offerings
Pricing Offerings
CAST HighlightSonarQube
Free Trial
YesYes
Free/Freemium Version
NoYes
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
YesNo
Entry-level Setup FeeOptionalNo setup fee
Additional DetailsAnnual Pricing by Size of Application Portfolio
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Community Pulse
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User Ratings
CAST HighlightSonarQube
Likelihood to Recommend
10.0
(1 ratings)
8.8
(34 ratings)
Usability
-
(0 ratings)
7.0
(1 ratings)
Support Rating
10.0
(1 ratings)
9.0
(1 ratings)
User Testimonials
CAST HighlightSonarQube
Likelihood to Recommend
CAST
I think CAST is a great tool to give insight into your applications. The tool can be met with resistance from team members as the tool is going to expose defects that should be addressed. Out of the box, it may need some tailoring to focus on certain areas so that you are not overwhelmed with defects the first time you scan your code. But ultimately, you will want to eliminate all defects in the code and have all violations turned on.
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Sonar
SonarQube is excellent if you start using it at the beginning when developing a new system, in this situation you will be able to fix things before they become spread and expensive to correct. It’s a bit less suitable to use on existing code with bad design as it’s usually too expensive to fix everything and only allows you to ensure the situation doesn’t get worse.
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Pros
CAST
  • Identifies common coding vulnerabilities.
  • Compares code to industry best practices.
  • Assesses the code for data privacy compliance.
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Sonar
  • Detecting bugs and vulnerabilities: SonarQube can identify a wide range of bugs and vulnerabilities in code, such as null pointer exceptions, SQL injection, and cross-site scripting (XSS) attacks. It uses static analysis to analyze the code and identify potential issues, and it can also integrate with dynamic analysis tools to provide even more detailed analysis.
  • Measuring code quality: SonarQube can measure a wide range of code quality metrics, such as cyclomatic complexity, duplicated code, and code coverage. This can help teams understand the quality of their code and identify areas that need improvement.
  • Providing actionable insights: SonarQube provides detailed information about issues in the code, including the file and line number where the issue occurs and the severity of the issue. This makes it easy for developers to understand and address issues in the code.
  • Integrating with other tools: SonarQube can be integrated with a wide range of development tools and programming languages, such as Git, Maven, and Java. This allows teams to use SonarQube in their existing development workflow and take advantage of its powerful code analysis capabilities.
  • Managing technical debt: SonarQube provides metrics and insights on the technical debt on the codebase, enabling teams to better prioritize issues to improve the quality of the code.
  • Compliance with coding standards: SonarQube can check the code against industry standards like OWASP, CWE and more, making sure the code is compliant with security and coding standards.
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Cons
CAST
  • Code scans could be faster. A large application may need to be broken down into smaller sub-applications in order to facilitate faster code scans.
  • We spent a lot of time trying to figure out how to best structure our code base in the application for ultimate performance.
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Sonar
  • Importing a new custom quality profile on SonarQube is a bit tricky, it can be made easier
  • Every second time when we want to rerun the server, we have to restart the whole system, otherwise, the server stops and closes automatically
  • When we generate a new report a second time and try to access the report, it shows details of the old report only and takes a lot of time to get updated with the details of the new and fresh report generated
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Usability
CAST
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Sonar
It can improve in some user experience and usability parts, like the code view and the way we assign issues it's a bit hidden and not highlighted
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Support Rating
CAST
Tech support and pro services are top-notch.
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Sonar
We we easily able to integrate the SonarQube steps into our TFS process via the Microsoft Marektplace, we didn't have the need to call SonarQube support. We've used their online documentation and community forum if we ran into any issues.
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Alternatives Considered
CAST
These other tools only do a part of what CAST does. CAST gives a comprehensive view into the code looking at all aspects, code quality, security, maintainability, vulnerability, privacy, reuse, etc. These other tools only focus on one or two dimensions.
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Sonar
SonarQube is an open-source. It's a scalable product. The costs for this application, for the kind of job it does, are pretty descent. Pipeline scan is more secured in SonarQube. Its a very good tool and its support multiple languages. Its main core competency is of static code analysis and that is why SonarQube exists and it does it exceedingly well. The quality of scan on code convention, best practices, coding standards, unit test coverage etc makes them one of the best competent tool in the market
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Return on Investment
CAST
  • I believe once we had the tool working for our code base, we immediately saw positive ROI.
  • We spent some time getting to where our code code be scanned efficiently but some of that was trying to do things ourselves instead of fully utilizing Cast Professional Services. I highly recommend to do an engagement with CAST to have them help setup the tool in your environment or to run it in the cloud for you.
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Sonar
  • Positive ROI from the standpoint of flagging several issues that would have otherwise likely been unaddressed and caused more time to be spent closer to launch
  • Slightly positive ROI from time-saving perspective (it's an automated check which is nice, but depending on the issues it finds, can take developers time to investigate and resolve)
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ScreenShots

CAST Highlight Screenshots

Screenshot of Application Portfolio ManagementScreenshot of Software Composition AnalysisScreenshot of Portfolio Advisor for Open SourceScreenshot of Portfolio Advisor for CloudScreenshot of Cloud Migration Blockers and Boosters

SonarQube Screenshots

Screenshot of Application Status.Screenshot of Portfolio Overview.Screenshot of Taint Analysis.