Coursera vs. Scality ARTESCA

Overview
ProductRatingMost Used ByProduct SummaryStarting Price
Coursera
Score 8.3 out of 10
N/A
Coursera is an online catalog of learning content, available to businesses to help them to strengthen critical skills, Develop, retain, and advance critical talent, or use role-based assessments to identify skills gaps and advancement opportunities.
$399
per year per user
Scality ARTESCA
Score 8.0 out of 10
N/A
Scality in San Francisco offers scalable file and object storage for media, healthcare, cloud service providers, and others.N/A
Pricing
CourseraScality ARTESCA
Editions & Modules
Coursera for Teams
$399
per year per user (for less than 125 employees)
Coursera for Business
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Offerings
Pricing Offerings
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Free Trial
YesNo
Free/Freemium Version
NoNo
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
NoNo
Entry-level Setup FeeNo setup feeNo setup fee
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Features
CourseraScality ARTESCA
Learning Management
Comparison of Learning Management features of Product A and Product B
Coursera
7.6
5 Ratings
9% below category average
Scality ARTESCA
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Ratings
Course authoring7.05 Ratings00 Ratings
Course catalog or library8.05 Ratings00 Ratings
Player/Portal7.05 Ratings00 Ratings
Learning content7.05 Ratings00 Ratings
Progress tracking & certifications6.05 Ratings00 Ratings
Learning reporting & analytics7.04 Ratings00 Ratings
Social learning8.05 Ratings00 Ratings
Gamification7.01 Ratings00 Ratings
eLearning Content
Comparison of eLearning Content features of Product A and Product B
Coursera
7.2
1 Ratings
12% below category average
Scality ARTESCA
-
Ratings
Multi-Lingual Support7.01 Ratings00 Ratings
Structured Learning8.01 Ratings00 Ratings
Course Searches7.01 Ratings00 Ratings
Historical Metrics8.01 Ratings00 Ratings
Cloud-Based Content6.01 Ratings00 Ratings
Automation & Integration7.01 Ratings00 Ratings
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User Ratings
CourseraScality ARTESCA
Likelihood to Recommend
7.6
(18 ratings)
8.0
(3 ratings)
Likelihood to Renew
10.0
(2 ratings)
-
(0 ratings)
Usability
7.0
(2 ratings)
9.0
(1 ratings)
Support Rating
9.0
(2 ratings)
8.9
(2 ratings)
Implementation Rating
10.0
(1 ratings)
-
(0 ratings)
User Testimonials
CourseraScality ARTESCA
Likelihood to Recommend
Coursera
The Coursera platform can be a useful part of your overall learning content portfolio if utilized correctly. It's fantastic for asynchronous courses that don't necessarily need a dedicated faculty member (though I'd highly recommend at least having some discussion moderators/student workers) and for offering MOOCs. The ability for the learners to contribute translations really makes it ideal for the international learning community - I am always amazed to see a course we launched with 2-3 languages to quickly have 10-12 more added. This feature really helps expand the audience reach and Coursera has such a large following already that it can grow seemingly overnight.
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Scality
The team in charge of implementing Scality has to be full stack in order to guarantee the correct functioning of the entire system. However, you have to think very carefully about the balance between servers and disks, perhaps adopting smaller fully populated servers instead of large semi-populated servers, which would mean that over time our disk updates will not have a fully useful life.
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Pros
Coursera
  • Interaction: the student learns by doing. For programming courses, this means programming!
  • Assessments: the courses I'd taken ask students to grade each others work with a rubric. This is hugely effective and permits tests and quizzes to be other than multiple choice.
  • Creativity and enthusiasm of the instructors. Some of the approaches demonstrated real out-of-the-box thinking by the instructors. For example, the Rice Python course was a self-contained website requiring no installation of IDE on one's computer, and the final project was a working version of Asteroids.
  • Low cost of entry: most of the course I enrolled in were free, with an optional fee for certifications. This really gives people the freedom to explore learning. It's almost like a Public Library of Learning.
  • Coursera forces a weekly discipline on the user with lectures and assignments and this really motivates one to put in the effort.
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Scality
  • I love the redundancy of the software.
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Cons
Coursera
  • Some of the courses (very few) have some old information (more than 2 years), and in some areas like technology the information has to be very new and updated.
  • Some professors or people doing videos are not good in front of the camera, they should train their people a little bit more for those things.
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Scality
  • The overall packaging is not very good. I think it could be more efficient for installation.
  • There are many components in storage servers. This can generally be complex to understand, you have to be patient.
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Likelihood to Renew
Coursera
Constantly renewing already. One of my favourite MOOC platforms.
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Scality
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Usability
Coursera
We use the Coursera platform to upskill and upgrade our employees with the wide range and variety of courses available on the platform, based on their requirements and per individual's case basis effectively.
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Scality
As an organization, it took us a while to understand the shift from a traditional black box SAN to software-defined storage, but now we are much more certain of what this means. The time invested and the resources were not very high, thanks on the one hand to the technical support and on the other to the coherence and good development of the platform.
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Support Rating
Coursera
I’ve used it a couple of times and... that did great. They take their time, but in the end they solve your issues.
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Scality
I have seen Scality in the office meeting with our VP and get the feeling that they are here to support us.
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Implementation Rating
Coursera
Coursera is familiar, intuitive, compatible and easy to use and implement.
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Scality
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Alternatives Considered
Coursera
I think Coursera has the best overall interface. I think you will find that different platforms go in different directions, and have different specialities. For the most part the differences are more in the types of courses they offer than one being particularly better than the other, so it comes down to content for me.
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Scality
Due to the nature of our business we require extensive encryption and availability for sensitive customer data. The erasure encoding that Scality provides gives us the assurance that documents are rest are never in a state of being downloaded or available to a casual data thief. This is something that can be found with other vendors but at a fraction of the same cost. Having this kind of performance, availability and redundancy at the cost that Scality provides has made a large difference to our organization.
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Return on Investment
Coursera
  • The greatest benefit of Coursera is access to quality courses on various subjects that you can either browse or dive in deeply. Customizable, flexible and accessible.
  • Helps our department to recommend trainees courses on this website and gain important knowledge. Also, the courses are provided by big-name universities which helps students in their careers
  • Developing and exploring professional skills.
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Scality
  • Keeping sensitive customer data secure is a must for our organization and Scality has great features to make this happen.
  • We replaced a single SAN with a Scality ring and found performance to improve as we store more and more customer data.
  • Being able to lose various portions of our Scality ring and allow it to continue to service customers while maintaining high performance has been key to our business.
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