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Score 9.8 out of 100

Turbonomic

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Score 8.3 out of 100

Feature Set Ratings

    Workload Automation

    8.7

    Control-M

    87%

    Turbonomic

    Feature Set Not Supported
    N/A
    Control-M ranks higher in 6/6 features

    Multi-platform scheduling

    8.5
    85%
    50 Ratings
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Central monitoring

    10.0
    100%
    48 Ratings
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Logging

    6.8
    68%
    49 Ratings
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Alerts and notifications

    8.5
    85%
    50 Ratings
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Analysis and visualization

    8.5
    85%
    47 Ratings
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Application integration

    10.0
    100%
    47 Ratings
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Attribute Ratings

    • Control-M is rated higher in 2 areas: Likelihood to Recommend, Performance
    • Turbonomic, an IBM Company is rated higher in 6 areas: Likelihood to Renew, Usability, Availability, Support Rating, Implementation Rating, Product Scalability

    Likelihood to Recommend

    10.0

    Control-M

    100%
    50 Ratings
    8.2

    Turbonomic

    82%
    117 Ratings

    Likelihood to Renew

    8.2

    Control-M

    82%
    6 Ratings
    9.0

    Turbonomic

    90%
    20 Ratings

    Usability

    9.1

    Control-M

    91%
    6 Ratings
    9.7

    Turbonomic

    97%
    16 Ratings

    Availability

    6.4

    Control-M

    64%
    1 Rating
    10.0

    Turbonomic

    100%
    6 Ratings

    Performance

    7.3

    Control-M

    73%
    1 Rating
    5.0

    Turbonomic

    50%
    8 Ratings

    Support Rating

    9.1

    Control-M

    91%
    15 Ratings
    10.0

    Turbonomic

    100%
    41 Ratings

    In-Person Training

    Control-M

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    8.2

    Turbonomic

    82%
    3 Ratings

    Online Training

    Control-M

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    10.0

    Turbonomic

    100%
    3 Ratings

    Implementation Rating

    8.2

    Control-M

    82%
    8 Ratings
    9.7

    Turbonomic

    97%
    36 Ratings

    Product Scalability

    7.3

    Control-M

    73%
    1 Rating
    10.0

    Turbonomic

    100%
    3 Ratings

    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

    Turbonomic IBM has been great in managing the utilization of our virtual machine with the operations manager feature. It's also incredible in the optimization of cloud storage for data retrieval by improving performance. With Turbonomic we have a better understanding of our virtual machines infrastructure. I however admit that wrapping your head around it is a complex journey but with more training you become experts.
    Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

    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

    • Presentation is nice. Its easy to understand what your looking at and the data that is being presented to you.
    • Properly identify resource utilization and recommendations for action on how VMs can be improved and resources can be better utilized.
    • It was also able to tell us the same information and analysis for cloud resources. I was not expecting that.
    Chris Saenz | 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

    Pricing Details

    Control-M

    General

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

    Starting Price

    Turbonomic

    General

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

    Starting Price

    Likelihood to Renew

    Control-M

    Control-M 8.2
    Based on 6 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 20 answers
    We are certainly happy with Turbonomic as a whole and have invested quite a bit of time and effort into learning the ins and outs of the product. We have our reporting setup the way we want it and have gained definite value from these features. I will say though that many products nowadays are offering more native monitoring, reporting, and alerting features which may eventually steer us away from this product
    Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

    Usability

    Control-M

    Control-M 9.1
    Based on 6 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
    Excellent approach to larger VM organizational management. They have an very clean integrated dashboard that allows us to see everything in our environment and what that is doing in real-time. It works on multiple hyper-visors really well and integrates capacity planning on my local site as well as my cloud locations.
    Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

    Reliability and Availability

    Control-M

    Control-M 6.4
    Based on 1 answer
    We've had issues with a server crashing.The latest issue has the option for high availability which should help with that.
    Gadi Ben-Avi | TrustRadius Reviewer

    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

    Control-M 7.3
    Based on 1 answer
    I've never seen a performance issue with Control-M.
    Gadi Ben-Avi | TrustRadius Reviewer

    Turbonomic

    Turbonomic 5.0
    Based on 8 answers
    It allocates resources among applications by showing more on the cost breakdown by cloud service, with metrics on cloud provider information like Azure Management, Identity, Networking, Storage with costs per day, and total services costs. This then could facilitate and show the corresponding actions thereafter upon scaling.
    Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

    Support Rating

    Control-M

    Control-M 9.1
    Based on 15 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 10.0
    Based on 41 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 8.2
    Based on 8 answers
    It is a good approach to define a distributed architecture when you have multiple control-m servers.
    Oscar Narváez Del Rio | TrustRadius Reviewer

    Turbonomic

    Turbonomic 9.7
    Based on 36 answers
    The implementation was very simple. Just upload an OVA file and power on the VM. Once it comes up enter some networking information and you can then access the web interface. From there, just begin configuring the system for your environment by adding you license and the various virtual environments and storage through the inventory tab
    Rodney Barnhardt | 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

    The problem we had with products like vCOPS, is that the environment should be in a healthy position when implementing them. If placed into an under-performing environment, it assumes and learns off that state being the norm, rather than making a recommendation, then measuring the changes prior to making another.
    Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

    Scalability

    Control-M

    Control-M 7.3
    Based on 1 answer
    Control-M doesn't really use that many resources
    Gadi Ben-Avi | TrustRadius Reviewer

    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

    • No negative impacts. The positive impacts it has had, is that we reduced our compute capex requirements by 150K. Merely using Turbonomic's for evaluating how much compute we would truly need during our refresh cycle helped drive our business decision to purchase Turbonomic.
    Ken Wilkey | TrustRadius Reviewer

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