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Likelihood to Recommend

Citrix ADC

Citrix Netscaler can be a powerful network appliance for environments that are fully committed and open to utilizing a network appliance that isn't made by a traditional network vendor. Administrator user experience has improved over the years and will continue to improve with the flexibility of virtual and physical appliances available for medium and large enterprises.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

ScaleArc for SQL Server

It is best suited for SaaS applications where uptime and availability are a priority to the business
Michael Atkins | TrustRadius Reviewer

Pros

Citrix ADC

  • Flexibility. NetScaler assumes its admins know a bit about networking and in-depth details surrounding the applications they are configuring access for/to. This being so, the range of configuration options is very broad allowing various versions' combinations of protocol patterns, expressions, rules etc., all to the benefit of the admin.
  • Granularity. Having such a broad range of configuration options available, while still allowing simple options to be configured simply. The GUI is well-stylized and navigation has a good flow.
  • Ease of control. For load-balancing of simple services right out of the box, NetScaler makes it pretty easy, compared to the range of options available in the surrounding GUI and under the hood.
Jacob Corzine | TrustRadius Reviewer

ScaleArc for SQL Server

  • Caching connections to ensure a seamless failover.
  • Automatically route reads to the secondary replicas without application changes.
  • Ability to cache queries for better end-user experiences.
  • Real-time analytics to determine where your bottlenecks are and any queries that could be candidates for caching.
  • Ability to firewall (block) an incoming query to avoid further performance issues and vulnerabilities from attacks such as SQL injections.
Michael Atkins | TrustRadius Reviewer

Cons

Citrix ADC

  • The documentation could use an overhaul with specific examples related to the command line as well as GUI. Explanations in the documentation would also be helpful.
  • Being able to have more than just one routing table would allow the ability to leverage security.
Josh Bugbee | TrustRadius Reviewer

ScaleArc for SQL Server

  • The fact that the analytics is included in the product; it really is hard to recommend this. However; I would recommend the analytics be a little more easier to use and more intuitive for drilling down to the source of the problem.
Michael Atkins | TrustRadius Reviewer

Usability

Citrix ADC

Citrix ADC 8.0
Based on 1 answer
Improve on the specifics I mentioned previously and could be a 10/10 product. It is also a confusingly branded product that I have supported in two large enterprises where IT departments are unsure if the product belongs to the Citrix remote access support team or the Network infrastructure support team (it should be the later) and typically under utilized.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

ScaleArc for SQL Server

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Support Rating

Citrix ADC

Citrix ADC 7.8
Based on 7 answers
Overall, our organization's experience with Citrix support is that support can be hit or miss. Oftentimes it takes multiple attempts and much longer than desirable to obtain a viable solution for issues experienced with their products. It would be great to see Citrix invest time, effort, and almighty dollars into improving their support and bug fix process across the board.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

ScaleArc for SQL Server

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Alternatives Considered

Citrix ADC

I have only used NetScaler in the past which felt like a completely different application to what it is now. There used to be a substantial amount of lag and associated frustration when using it but now as Citrix it is superb, not perfect but for someone who knows what it once was, currently it's a delightful experience.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

ScaleArc for SQL Server

Outside of Microsoft SQL Server 2016 introducing the ability to route reads across the entire availability group; there is no other solution on the market that even comes close, and that's even if they exist.
Michael Atkins | TrustRadius Reviewer

Return on Investment

Citrix ADC

  • More sales referrals; clients impressed with the ease and flexibility of accessing apps have resulted in more clientele.
  • Less time spent on other more time-consuming and less flexible technologies, such as MS RD services.
  • Increasing our cloud services footprint has been achieved because of our use of Citrix technology.
Ian Hansen | TrustRadius Reviewer

ScaleArc for SQL Server

  • Our ROI is provided simply by keeping the customer up and running; a happy customer is good for business.
Michael Atkins | TrustRadius Reviewer

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Pricing Details

Citrix ADC

General

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

ScaleArc for SQL Server

General

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

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