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Score 7.6 out of 100
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Likelihood to Recommend

Consul

Consul looks to me like an amazing solution to store configuration data. In huge cloud environments like what we are using nowadays, it is quite important to have a reliable source of parameters to our distributed applications, easily scalable and also, easy to change parameters spreading them efficiently over our entire environment.
Erlon Sousa Pinheiro | TrustRadius Reviewer

TIBCO ActiveMatrix Service Grid

It fits perfectly for SOA and EAI architecture with large numbers of services that required to be wired to each other, the binding virtualization is quite good to simply this part. For the simple scenario of orchestration and /or ESB architecture could be a better use traditional stack.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Feature Rating Comparison

SOA Governance

Consul
TIBCO ActiveMatrix Service Grid
5.8
Service registry
Consul
TIBCO ActiveMatrix Service Grid
5.0
Service management
Consul
TIBCO ActiveMatrix Service Grid
7.0
Service discovery
Consul
TIBCO ActiveMatrix Service Grid
6.0
Dependency management
Consul
TIBCO ActiveMatrix Service Grid
7.0
Policy management
Consul
TIBCO ActiveMatrix Service Grid
4.0

Pros

Consul

  • Service Health: Using Consul for service health/discovery has been critical to our success in a hybrid environment
  • K/V Store: The Consul K/V store is the best solution out there for our particular use case, which is as a locking mechanism to coordinate otherwise random runs of our configuration management system. This has allowed us to have peace of mind of system availability in our on-prem infrastructure.
  • API: The Consul API as a whole is excellent and extremely easy to work with
  • Documentation: Hashicorp really does documentation well. Their examples are easy to follow and everything is written in a manner that is easy to understand for beginners with the tool.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

TIBCO ActiveMatrix Service Grid

  • reduce the number of http port required by services
  • simplified the binding connection amongst services
  • high scalability and fast deployment of applications
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Cons

Consul

  • We would like to see more out of the box training for Consul use.
  • Best practice examples would be nice for routing.
  • The agent could be easier to run.
Eric Krueger | TrustRadius Reviewer

TIBCO ActiveMatrix Service Grid

  • health check of services and application features has been released with a lot of bugs that have never been fixed
  • it is not so simple to apply the security policy to service/reference binding
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Usability

Consul

Consul 10.0
Based on 1 answer
Consul's API is extremely user friendly. While their web interface isn't quite as "mature", it's still pretty easily navigated for the average person. Together they make a pretty easy to pick up and use tool.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

TIBCO ActiveMatrix Service Grid

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Support Rating

Consul

Consul 8.6
Based on 4 answers
I've never used paid support from HashiCorp, but I consider its support a good one, since they provide a lot of free resources for the community and there are good user groups supporting you on several sorts of issues. Also, HashiCorp is known as a company with a strong relationship with the community, that is easily noticed by the events HashiCorp promotes over the world.
Erlon Sousa Pinheiro | TrustRadius Reviewer

TIBCO ActiveMatrix Service Grid

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Alternatives Considered

Consul

We studied Zoekeeper, trying to decide which could become our service broker tool of choice. But although it is meant to be a very high performance tool, it got immensely shadowed by the vast plethora of available tools that Consul offers. The monitoring, health checking tools, as well as the key-value data storage and gossip clustering functionalities just could not be beaten
Claudio Fernando Maciel | TrustRadius Reviewer

TIBCO ActiveMatrix Service Grid

TIBCO service grid has been chosen as a natural selection of the TIBCO product evolution. The high flexibility and the binding virtualization fits very well with client needs for its EAI applications due to the huge number of services and applications, the management of application dependencies during deployment, the advantage of perfect integration with EMS for logging
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Return on Investment

Consul

  • Consul has paid for itself just in monitoring and keeping us notified alone.
  • Configuration changes can be monitored and will make even your Security team smile.
  • The time saving tools will help make even a lean IT team work like a larger force.
Eric Krueger | TrustRadius Reviewer

TIBCO ActiveMatrix Service Grid

  • The integration of old BW with BWSE and its interface quite similar to design time has reduced the cost of training for developers
  • The TIBCO support for this product is no the best and clients complains too much about this. This required to find a workaround or force the client to move to new/or different product. Huge impact on ROI
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Pricing Details

Consul

General

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

Consul Editions & Modules

Edition
Open Source (self-managed)$01
Cloud (managed Consul)starting at $.0272
EnterpriseSelf-Managed Custom Deployments
  1. always free
  2. Per Hour
Additional Pricing Details

TIBCO ActiveMatrix Service Grid

General

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

TIBCO ActiveMatrix Service Grid Editions & Modules

Additional Pricing Details

Rating Summary

Likelihood to Recommend

Consul
7.3
TIBCO ActiveMatrix Service Grid
7.0

Usability

Consul
10.0
TIBCO ActiveMatrix Service Grid

Support Rating

Consul
8.6
TIBCO ActiveMatrix Service Grid

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