Overview
ProductRatingMost Used ByProduct SummaryStarting Price
CloudTest
Score 8.4 out of 10
N/A
Akamai now owns and supports CloudTest, a load and performance testing solution, developed by SOASTA and acquired with the company in 2017.N/A
GitLab
Score 8.8 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
Akamai CloudTestGitLab
Editions & Modules
No answers on this topic
GitLab Essential
$0
per month per user
GitLab Premium
$29
per month per user
GitLab Ultimate
$99
per month per user
Offerings
Pricing Offerings
CloudTestGitLab
Free Trial
NoYes
Free/Freemium Version
NoYes
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
NoYes
Entry-level Setup FeeNo setup feeOptional
Additional Details
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Community Pulse
Akamai CloudTestGitLab
Considered Both Products
CloudTest

No answer on this topic

GitLab
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Features
Akamai CloudTestGitLab
Load Testing
Comparison of Load Testing features of Product A and Product B
Akamai CloudTest
7.2
1 Ratings
16% below category average
GitLab
-
Ratings
End to end performance management6.01 Ratings00 Ratings
Integrated performance data8.01 Ratings00 Ratings
Deployment model flexibility9.01 Ratings00 Ratings
Real time monitoring6.01 Ratings00 Ratings
Automated anomaly detection7.01 Ratings00 Ratings
Version Control Software Features
Comparison of Version Control Software Features features of Product A and Product B
Akamai CloudTest
-
Ratings
GitLab
8.5
9 Ratings
22% above category average
Branching and Merging00 Ratings8.89 Ratings
Version History00 Ratings9.09 Ratings
Version Control Collaboration Tools00 Ratings8.37 Ratings
Pull Requests00 Ratings8.69 Ratings
Code Review Tools00 Ratings8.19 Ratings
Project Access Control00 Ratings9.09 Ratings
Automated Testing Integration00 Ratings7.49 Ratings
Issue Tracking Integration00 Ratings7.78 Ratings
Branch Protection00 Ratings9.39 Ratings
Best Alternatives
Akamai CloudTestGitLab
Small Businesses

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Git
Git
Score 10.0 out of 10
Medium-sized Companies
JMeter
JMeter
Score 8.6 out of 10
Git
Git
Score 10.0 out of 10
Enterprises
JMeter
JMeter
Score 8.6 out of 10
Perforce Helix Core
Perforce Helix Core
Score 6.2 out of 10
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User Ratings
Akamai CloudTestGitLab
Likelihood to Recommend
8.0
(1 ratings)
8.6
(128 ratings)
Likelihood to Renew
-
(0 ratings)
9.9
(4 ratings)
Usability
-
(0 ratings)
9.0
(5 ratings)
Support Rating
-
(0 ratings)
9.1
(11 ratings)
User Testimonials
Akamai CloudTestGitLab
Likelihood to Recommend
Akamai
We were designing an Airlines reservation system, where we wanted to check the maximum number if reservation our system can handle, this tool helped us to get the test results but the issue was from set up point of view, the initial set up took too much time. But we were able to achieve our Reservation system process.
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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
Akamai
  • Integration Call's like REST
  • Integration Call's like SOAP
  • Performance Testing
  • Load Testing on Load Balancer
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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
Akamai
  • Report generation is difficult
  • Some graphs are not displaying accurate results
  • More information are missing with respect to load testing
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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
Akamai
No answers on this topic
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
Akamai
No answers on this topic
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
Akamai
No answers on this topic
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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Alternatives Considered
Akamai
The bundle of features that other tools provide is much higher when compared to the one provided by Akamai CloudTest, this is something they need to focus on Priority. Most tools comes with default setup and ends to end testing scenario that can be covered, such as Regression testing. From Akamai CloudTest this is a missing features that can be added up soon.
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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
Akamai
  • System Hangs as where severe load testing is required
  • Authentication is an issue when using OAUTH
  • Scalability can be improved and also an on premise tool can be of great help
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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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