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Likelihood to Recommend

Control-M

The use of Control-M is recommended for the following circumstances:
  • Workload and batch processing automation.
  • Backend automation based processes
  • Silent execution of processes and no human intervention
  • Execution of workflows that are too complex for a human to handle
  • Massive operations on massive amounts of data
  • Invasive, with access to the data layer and business logic
  • Processes with focus on security, efficiency and reliability
  • When you want to predict the duration of each job and of the complete flow
  • In critical path management
  • For proactive alerting of deviations and possible job failures.
  • For workload simulation
  • Capability for resource automation
Raciel Hernández Barroso | TrustRadius Reviewer

Turbonomic

Large deployments (on-site and cloud) where resource utilization is hard to account for. VM Turbo can analyze what is happening in your datacenter and recommend or actually implement its suggestions for performance and resource management. It also claims to know about network and disk resources and how to put VMs in the proper resources to gain performance in network and disk. We didn't really try this, but is nice to know it has some ability to be aware of network and disk.If you have your datacenter resources under strict control, VMTurbo may not help all that much. Likewise, if your datacenter is fairly flat with no tiers of storage, compute, or network performance, or if there is simply more demand than can be met, than there is not much that VMTurbo can do. It can't create IO and CPU cycles out of thin air.
Chris Saenz | TrustRadius Reviewer

Feature Rating Comparison

Workload Automation

Control-M
9.2
Turbonomic
Multi-platform scheduling
Control-M
9.0
Turbonomic
Central monitoring
Control-M
10.0
Turbonomic
Logging
Control-M
9.0
Turbonomic
Alerts and notifications
Control-M
8.0
Turbonomic
Analysis and visualization
Control-M
9.0
Turbonomic
Application integration
Control-M
10.0
Turbonomic

Pros

Control-M

  • Control-M provides an easy-to-use and easy-to-interpret interface for users, with most of the screen options and field names being self-explanatory. The on-screen options provide for a full range of functionality for automating batch production requirements, with multiple options and flexibility.
  • The vendor provides Control-M a wide range of utilities for extracting information from the dataset and providing with a minimal amount of training required for use.
  • As the systems programmer for Control-M on the mainframe, the ease of installation is one of the nicest features. The installation is panel driven and can be used by a relatively inexperienced technician to install successfully in a matter of several hours.
  • Again, as the systems programmer, I appreciate the level of expertise of the technical support personnel. Over the past 20+ years, I have come to know them well and find them to be knowledgeable and willing to provide assistance for any and all queries.
  • The developers have always been willing to listen to requests for new functionality and enhancements to existing functionality and are working to have the same type of functionality across all platforms.
  • We are a large mainframe shop, still heavily dependent on mainframes to support and develop new software for the mainframe.
  • We have worked closely with BMC to participate in the beta testing program and have had the opportunity to have an impact on software development.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Turbonomic

  • SQL and Exchange analytics. Looking into these heavy workloads helps resolve performance issues and allows administrators to properly adjust thresholds and CPU/Memory settings to maximize their Virtual platforms.
  • Detailed recommendations. Having the details around what adjustments are needing to be made to a virtual machine is paramount in getting business owners to agree to the change. Without it - IT is merely bogged down in the sand.
Ken Wilkey | TrustRadius Reviewer

Cons

Control-M

  • The reporting provided with Control-M could have more functionality, Many users end up creating their own reporting based on the Control-M DB. I believe BMC are addressing this.
  • Within the Advanced File Transfer (AFT) it would be useful to have an integrated FT server and not rely on the underlying SSH.
  • All batch schedulers have issues with fully automating tasks in a Windows environment and Control-M is no exception. Userids and profiles are harder concepts to deal with in the Windows world but BMC are doing their best to address this and Control-M would be better at handling these scenarios than the alternative products.
Mark Francome | TrustRadius Reviewer

Turbonomic

  • It would be nice if the UI included a break-down of features that are both licensed as well as un-licensed. That way, you could not only see what you have, but what you don't.
  • The right-sizing recommendations are great, but very little info is given about why the recommendation is being made. More info would not only increase understanding, but would also help drive decision-making.
Thomas Green | TrustRadius Reviewer

Likelihood to Renew

Control-M

Control-M 8.6
Based on 4 answers
It is a great product plain and simple. We've had Control-M for 20+ years and the support that BMC Software provides is really second to none. There is always a situation that someone can think of where I have to say, "No we can't do that", however I'm confident that we've been able to meet and most of the time exceed our end user expectations with what the product can offer them.
Zach Warren | TrustRadius Reviewer

Turbonomic

Turbonomic 9.0
Based on 17 answers
The product just works so well and nothing has caught up to it. We expected VRealize to catch VMTurbo over the course of the last 18 months and that we would use this product as a stop gap until vmturbo was there. That was not the case and we have determined it still has more functionality and it does things easier.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Usability

Control-M

Control-M 8.1
Based on 5 answers
Control-M's overall usability is very good because it is simple to use. Control-M SelfService is an easy tool to give to some of the users who want to use a web interface. The training curve for most users is very short and most of the functions are very simple to figure out.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Turbonomic

Turbonomic 9.7
Based on 16 answers
I have found the product to be very easy to work with and manage. Upgrades are performed through the web interface. This includes downloading the new file and applying the upgrade to the appliance. Overall, the interface and the various tabs are self explanatory. This was purchased as a replacement for vCenter Operations manager and it proven to have not only more functionality, but is easier to use and manage. The other advantage is that it works with multiple hypervisors as well as storage vendors making it a definite plus over other solutions when you have a heterogeneous environment
Rodney Barnhardt | TrustRadius Reviewer

Reliability and Availability

Control-M

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Turbonomic

Turbonomic 10.0
Based on 6 answers
VMTurbo has not caused any outages by not doing what we expect it to do.
Feather, Joshua | TrustRadius Reviewer

Performance

Control-M

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Turbonomic

Turbonomic 9.0
Based on 6 answers
For the amount of data it is gathering the pages load in a reasonable amount of time.
Gabriel Munoz | TrustRadius Reviewer

Support Rating

Control-M

Control-M 8.0
Based on 7 answers
Although the product is very stable there have been a few incidents when I needed support. I have worked with technicians from all around the globe because of the rolling support. This gives me the quickest support when I need it most in those early hours of the morning. The technicians I have worked with have been very knowledgeable and if necessary got help when needed.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Turbonomic

Turbonomic 9.3
Based on 40 answers
When I contact support I get a quick response and they are able to solve my problem quickly. I also get a sense that they want to make sure that we are getting value from the product and walk me through whatever steps are needed to accomplish my goals.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

In-Person Training

Control-M

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Turbonomic

Turbonomic 8.2
Based on 3 answers
Alex (from VMTurbo) has worked with the product for years and helped develop the product. He was very knowledgeable and was able to provide our support team with details knowledge on how to get our deployment configured correctly as well as help with another VMTurbo POC within another customers environment.
Giles Ogram | TrustRadius Reviewer

Online Training

Control-M

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Turbonomic

Turbonomic 10.0
Based on 3 answers
After buying VMTurbo Operations Manager, I was invited to an online user training event. I felt this training was effective and dug just deep enough to be informative yet still keep my attention. Additionally, the webinar was free.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Implementation Rating

Control-M

Control-M 7.9
Based on 3 answers
Plan ahead, communicate to stakeholders, involve stakeholders, do a thorough test drive and have a contingency plan.
Shiv Shivakumar | TrustRadius Reviewer

Turbonomic

Turbonomic 9.7
Based on 36 answers
There is value to be had in just doing a "click install" and then just evaluating and following recommendations. However, that is nowhere near the benefit you will get from the very powerful custom reporting if someone is willing to take the time to master this platform that can be somewhat demanding at that level.
Kevin Stay | TrustRadius Reviewer

Alternatives Considered

Control-M

I have been using this product for so long and it works so well we have not had the need to evaluate other job schedulers. I have occasionally looked to see what was out there but I have seen anything so far that would require me to go so far as to evaluate the products.
Dave Campbell | TrustRadius Reviewer

Turbonomic

We used to use Dell's Foglight solution. It was not reliable and had many issues keeping up with the changes within my virtual environment. Turbonomic not only keeps up with the changes but preemptively adjusts and makes changes on its own to alleviate resource strain. Definitely the best option we saw during our 'shopping around' phase for a solution.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Scalability

Control-M

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Turbonomic

Turbonomic 10.0
Based on 3 answers
easy scalable, adding new clusters in, no big deal.
Tarun Verma | TrustRadius Reviewer

Return on Investment

Control-M

  • While I cannot share specific numbers I can say that Control-M has provided a level of scheduling and integration over the system it replaced that has increased productivity and increased reliably in our system. It has reduced the number of hours spent on monitoring and troubleshooting jobs, on a per job basis.
Eugene LaRoche | TrustRadius Reviewer

Turbonomic

  • Day two of having VMTurbo running, we were able to reduce our environment by removing 1/2 of the hosts in an existing cluster, whilst still accommodating more than N+2 redundancy (in the event of a failure while a host is down for maintenance)
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

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Pricing Details

Control-M

General

Free Trial
Yes
Free/Freemium Version
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
Yes
Entry-level set up fee?
Optional

Turbonomic

General

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

Rating Summary

Likelihood to Recommend

Control-M
10.0
Turbonomic
6.9

Likelihood to Renew

Control-M
8.6
Turbonomic
9.0

Usability

Control-M
8.1
Turbonomic
9.7

Reliability and Availability

Control-M
Turbonomic
10.0

Performance

Control-M
Turbonomic
9.0

Support Rating

Control-M
8.0
Turbonomic
9.3

In-Person Training

Control-M
Turbonomic
8.2

Online Training

Control-M
Turbonomic
10.0

Implementation Rating

Control-M
7.9
Turbonomic
9.7

Scalability

Control-M
Turbonomic
10.0

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