Overview
ProductRatingMost Used ByProduct SummaryStarting Price
Robot Monitor
Score 8.5 out of 10
N/A
Robot Monitor from Fortra (formerly HelpSystems) is presented as a comprehensive, in-depth monitoring solution available for Power Systems environments running IBM i alone or alongside VIOS, AIX, or Linux on Power.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
Fortra Robot MonitorGitLab
Editions & Modules
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GitLab Essential
$0
per month per user
GitLab Premium
$29
per month per user
GitLab Ultimate
$99
per month per user
Offerings
Pricing Offerings
Robot MonitorGitLab
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
Fortra Robot MonitorGitLab
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Features
Fortra Robot MonitorGitLab
Version Control Software Features
Comparison of Version Control Software Features features of Product A and Product B
Fortra Robot Monitor
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Ratings
GitLab
8.3
5 Ratings
17% above category average
Branching and Merging00 Ratings9.25 Ratings
Version History00 Ratings8.85 Ratings
Version Control Collaboration Tools00 Ratings8.25 Ratings
Pull Requests00 Ratings9.05 Ratings
Code Review Tools00 Ratings7.65 Ratings
Project Access Control00 Ratings9.05 Ratings
Automated Testing Integration00 Ratings6.65 Ratings
Issue Tracking Integration00 Ratings7.05 Ratings
Branch Protection00 Ratings9.25 Ratings
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Score 8.2 out of 10
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Score 10.0 out of 10
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Score 8.2 out of 10
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User Ratings
Fortra Robot MonitorGitLab
Likelihood to Recommend
9.1
(2 ratings)
8.6
(124 ratings)
Likelihood to Renew
9.0
(1 ratings)
9.9
(4 ratings)
Usability
9.0
(1 ratings)
9.0
(5 ratings)
Support Rating
9.0
(1 ratings)
9.1
(11 ratings)
Implementation Rating
8.0
(1 ratings)
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User Testimonials
Fortra Robot MonitorGitLab
Likelihood to Recommend
Fortra
Instantly drill down to show all the jobs consuming CPU, temporary storage, QTEMP, I/O, transactions, faulting rates, and other metrics, for faster problem resolution.
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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
Fortra
  • Auto reply to the MSGW.
  • Robot network GUI is place to monitor all the systems at one place.
  • Based the MSG ID/JOBS, the alerts are set up to notify the concerned person/team.
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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
Fortra
  • It can have more customization
  • More SQL features can be added
  • Dashboard improvement
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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
Fortra
I found the Robot monitoring tool is more reliable for IBM i servers.
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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
Fortra
It is very easy to use and have lots of feature which makes our environment risk free.
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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
Fortra
Quiet active whenever there is any help required either on chat support or Contact.
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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
Fortra
It's a best tool/product in the market and easy to use. It serves our purpose and saves a lot time of the resource from the manual task. The main and most important is, its support team. One of the best support team I have ever seen. Their dedicated product engineer have a good knowledge over the product and helps immediately.
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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
Fortra
  • Can monitor the systems in a central view.
  • It's easy to maintain with better security to the robo commands.
  • Cost effectiveness.
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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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