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Likelihood to Recommend

OpenX

What are the best ways to integrate it with salesforce.com? What are the best ways to target our users with this tool? To segment the users?How can I integrate my ads with your adexchange-what sizes are you looking for in terms of banners, skyscrapers and so on. In this way I can plan my in house ad and those for the exchange to be the same size, to avoid duplication of work.
J C Mullally | TrustRadius Reviewer

The Trade Desk

We are a large company, but The Trade Desk seems like it would also work well for small companies. In our limited deployment, we focused on the USA market and Digital Marketing, but we see this platform working for global markets, multi-language, and across all paid search engines. They provide great user engagement and dashboard reporting to help us manage each campaign in real-time. The Trade Desk seems to do all of these things well and would work for most companies. I have yet to see a campaign and/or executive initiative that The Trade Desk can't handle. We have had a favorable experience and believe it has met every objective we have.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Feature Rating Comparison

Ad Network Integration

OpenX
6.5
The Trade Desk
6.9
Data Transfer
OpenX
6.3
The Trade Desk
6.2
DSP integration
OpenX
6.7
The Trade Desk
7.6

Ad Campaigns

OpenX
7.0
The Trade Desk
Ad campaign creation
OpenX
6.8
The Trade Desk
Ad deployment
OpenX
6.8
The Trade Desk
Display advertising
OpenX
7.4
The Trade Desk
Ad display and retargeting segmentation
OpenX
6.8
The Trade Desk
Sequence targeting
OpenX
7.4
The Trade Desk

Ad Reporting & Analytics

OpenX
6.7
The Trade Desk
Ad dashboards
OpenX
6.1
The Trade Desk
Ad performance reports
OpenX
6.2
The Trade Desk
Ad conversion tracking
OpenX
6.0
The Trade Desk
Ad attribution reporting
OpenX
7.0
The Trade Desk
Cross-channel ad management
OpenX
7.3
The Trade Desk
Ad forecasting and optimization
OpenX
7.4
The Trade Desk

Data Collection

OpenX
The Trade Desk
7.2
Collection of first-party data
OpenX
The Trade Desk
7.2
Collection of third-party data
OpenX
The Trade Desk
6.8
Access to Third-party Data Providers
OpenX
The Trade Desk
7.4

Data Classification

OpenX
The Trade Desk
6.8
Audience taxonomy
OpenX
The Trade Desk
6.6
Tag Management
OpenX
The Trade Desk
6.3
Data Analysis Dashboard
OpenX
The Trade Desk
7.4

DMP Analytics

OpenX
The Trade Desk
7.1
Campaign Analytics
OpenX
The Trade Desk
7.3
Audience Analytics
OpenX
The Trade Desk
6.8

Pros

OpenX

  • OpenX is a system that was designed to scale as is evident in some key design decisions found throughout the platform. The multi-server setup that was chosen at Mail.com allowed for a distributed server architecture which separated the front end web delivery nodes from the backend MySQL Database master which replicated data back to each front end delivery node mysql slave. This eased the ability to horizontally scale as needed due to the ingenious separation of the ad impressions data tables on the delivery nodes which were being collected locally on each ad impression and then processed periodically back to to the master database which replicated the aggregated statistics back to the delivery nodes. The ability to load balance across the front end web delivery nodes, add caching at many different layers, utilize a CDN for the static ad images, implement PHP accelerators, and hit memcached instead of the MySQL master made the OpenX platform a service that was very resilient to failures.
  • The ability to optimize the platform is also something that OpenX does very well. This is evident in many of the config key parameters available. In addition to OpenX specific tunable's, optimizations can be made at many different levels in which the system sits. These include hardware and operating system level optimizations, tcp and networking stack optimizations, web server/php-cgi configurations, and database (MySQL InnoDB) tunable's. There are many different optimization knobs that can be tuned to help scale the application for the best performance possible
  • The documentation was simple, to the point, and well written which led to an easy initial implementation and roll out of a multi-server setup. The installation and upgrade procedures were straight forward even for the complexities of the multi-server setup. I also found the OpenX team to be accessible and even got a chance to meet some of the team at their Up Close and Personal events at Cal Tech in Pasadena. Core developers were on hand to answer technical questions and also made themselves available to us via email and irq channels.
  • The open nature of the OpenX platform allows for flexibility in the choice of web serving platform to use (Apache, nginx, Lighttpd) and also the database management systems (MySQL, PostGreSQL)
Michael Grazziani | TrustRadius Reviewer

The Trade Desk

  • Allows you to very optimize and control bidding across pretty much every factor that impacts win rate/delivery.
  • Engaged, hands-on account services team is readily available to provide insights, demonstrations, and quality assurance.
  • Auto-optimization and pacing tools allow for less manual campaign management.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Cons

OpenX

  • Propagation could be improved; ad units that need to go live immediately could take up to 45 minutes to propagate.
  • Over-complexity can be confusing. There are multiple tiers before assigning ad units per order and it seems unnecessary.
  • Real-time reporting or a status dashboard would be great.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

The Trade Desk

  • I honestly can say that The Trade Desk hit all the marks on their offerings.
  • There is not really anything negative about The Trade Desk.
  • The only minor point would be the pricing as they charge a %, which needs to be added to clients' costs.
John Kobel | TrustRadius Reviewer

Likelihood to Renew

OpenX

OpenX 7.0
Based on 10 answers
I no longer work at the company where I was using OpenX, but if I were then I'd certainly stay aboard. Frankly, there are a lot of sunk costs involved with building all of the infrastructure we had put in place, the system was working very well even if reporting was a hassle, and our team was trained on it. Also, I'm not aware of another product that does everything else we'd need it to.
Avery Alix | TrustRadius Reviewer

The Trade Desk

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Usability

OpenX

OpenX 9.0
Based on 1 answer
I was given the system to use as part of setting up a whole new site from scratch in less than 2 months, with a large number of specialty hub pages to run ads on and lots of content I needed to run disease specific ads on. The system was easy for me to learn on the fly in a very compressed time frame. I would have loved more chance to really dig in under the hood to see all that it could do, but given how fast I had to work, I got everything up and running and looking great. And I did it ahead of my launch deadline too. My only reservation might be for people who are not as patient as I am in picking things up, or as hands on. Customer service was great if I needed them, and a quick start guide with the essentials would be ideal for those people.
J C Mullally | TrustRadius Reviewer

The Trade Desk

The Trade Desk 10.0
Based on 1 answer
It's very intuitive. We had some training materials, but found that users were able to navigate through the software without needing many resources. Our only suggestion would be to add hover-over capability in the browser, so users can see a pop-up message further explaining what each button does.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Support Rating

OpenX

OpenX 10.0
Based on 1 answer
They went above and beyond without ever asking for additional money and we met our launch date and immediately started to meet and even surpass our business goals. Nothing was too much trouble, which really stood out compared to other companies I had and was at that time also working with. Customer service can really make or break any business; if i expect my staff to give good customer service, I expect to get it too, and Open X gave it.
J C Mullally | TrustRadius Reviewer

The Trade Desk

The Trade Desk 10.0
Based on 1 answer
We noted no issues with our limited interaction with support. The software operated just as expected and we found that we were able to navigate needs on our own. We understand that The Trade Desk offers excellent support, so we believe it will be a good resource to us in the future.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Alternatives Considered

OpenX

OpenX is less focused than MoPub and it has a bigger reach as it is not limited to the mobile app. Unlike MoPub that focuses on performance, OpenX comes from the branding world and is pushing into CTV and other areas of the industry more catered to traditional media agencies and not pure ad tech players.
Gabriela Band | TrustRadius Reviewer

The Trade Desk

The Trade Desk is a much better product than AppNexus. Even though both products showed promise awhile back, AppNexus stopped innovating and The Trade Desk became specialists on data, cross site tracking and CTV inventory thus having a better and more unique product that actually adds value to your advertising efforts.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Return on Investment

OpenX

  • OpenX made it easy to manage online advertising. At the time I used the product I was the lead developer in charge of implementing the solution but quickly was put into the role of managing the traffic and training other users. It was really easy for a technical user to become a traffic manager. Getting other users trained and up to speed was very efficient.
Torin Gilkey | TrustRadius Reviewer

The Trade Desk

  • The Trade Desk has helped us get more budget from clients by delivering results.
  • It has allowed us to buy cheaper inventory than other online channels.
  • It has allowed us to not invest on our own DSP solution and use theirs.
Gabriela Band | TrustRadius Reviewer

Pricing Details

OpenX

General

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

The Trade Desk

General

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

Rating Summary

Likelihood to Recommend

OpenX
7.1
The Trade Desk
8.8

Likelihood to Renew

OpenX
7.0
The Trade Desk

Usability

OpenX
9.0
The Trade Desk
10.0

Support Rating

OpenX
10.0
The Trade Desk
10.0

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