Pure Storage FlashArray vs. Rubrik

Overview
ProductRatingMost Used ByProduct SummaryStarting Price
Pure Storage FlashArray
Score 9.4 out of 10
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Pure Storage in Mountain View, California offers all-flash array data storage promising affordability, high availability, and consistent performance.N/A
Rubrik
Score 8.4 out of 10
Mid-Size Companies (51-1,000 employees)
Rubrik is cloud data management and enterprise backup software provided by Palo Alto-based Rubrik, Inc. It is a software platform that provides backup, instant recovery, archival, search, analytics, compliance, and copy data management in one secure fabric across data centers and clouds.N/A
Pricing
Pure Storage FlashArrayRubrik
Editions & Modules
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Offerings
Pricing Offerings
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Free Trial
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Free/Freemium Version
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Premium Consulting/Integration Services
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Entry-level Setup FeeNo setup feeNo setup fee
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Community Pulse
Pure Storage FlashArrayRubrik
Considered Both Products
Pure Storage FlashArray
Chose Pure Storage FlashArray
They all came late to the Flash game and are struggling to keep up. Colleagues I talked to at the beginning of the all-Flash Array explosion talked about how stable Pure Storage arrays were compared to those trying to enter the market. Since then, I haven't bothered looking …
Chose Pure Storage FlashArray
Kaminario was not able to achieve synchronized replication, Pure Storage FlashArray did with their active cluster. On speed tests, Pure was with contest again HPE 3PAR FullFlash. And lastly, Evergreen support contract sealed the final decision.
Chose Pure Storage FlashArray
The simplicity of management was the primary factor in the decisions.
Chose Pure Storage FlashArray
The intuitive and easy to use a combination of GUI, CLI, API kills the competition. Flat out. Just about anyone can learn how to use all three with minimal training. I've used Hitachi for years and still have to figure things out each time I use it. Isilon itself requires so …
Chose Pure Storage FlashArray
We have twice the deduplication on our Pure Flash as we do our Tegile. Even the flash on the Tegile can get to 5 or 6 ms, while the Pure rarely gets close to 1 ms and never crosses it. Our Tegile has both flash shelves and hybrid, so that is impacting the latency as the hybrid …
Rubrik
Chose Rubrik
The licensing and scalability were definite factors. We like that Rubrik can grow with buying as many or as little nodes that we need. We also like that not everything has to be stored on brick. It can be tiered off to deep and cheap cloud storage. Overall we like that it …
Chose Rubrik
We looked at Cohesity and it could've been a contender had we not already gotten in bed with Rubrik. They seemed to have the same answers to our old problems as Rubrik with a simple platform. While nice, they were not providing anything extra or even close to make us consider …
Chose Rubrik
Previously used Veeam years ago, but much happier with this.
Chose Rubrik
Veeam was evaluated as an alternative, however, Rubrik had tighter integration with other infrastructure in the stack, such as storage.
Rubrik, being primarily a hardware appliance can be installed much more rapidly.
Chose Rubrik
The two solutions were very close. Rubrik was best with Oracle protection, company strength, support efficiency, and backup speed.
Chose Rubrik
We evaluated Veeam, Commvault, and Rubrik before deciding on Rubrik. We felt Rubrik gave us more features and flexibility in return for our investment. The ability to upgrade hardware in place was very enticing and ease of setup was just a plus.
Chose Rubrik
At the time, Rubrik had the most focused vision and execution from what we could tell. They had a modern approach and being a newer company, [they] weren't carrying legacy code with them. A single, polished, web GUI that was fast and easy to use was a big differentiator. …
Chose Rubrik
Completely fresh way of looking at backup. Rubrik removes the need for separate software, server, storage, networking and DR replication stacks; providing a simple to install, simple to configure, simple to manage single all-in-one unit. This reduction is complexity allows the …
Chose Rubrik
Unitrends can't touch Rubrik. Period.

Cohesity and Veeam both seemed like great products, but we just felt that with our environment size that Rubrik was a better choice. We also use Pure Storage, which integrates with Rubrik quite nicely. Their tech support is also top notch!
Chose Rubrik
While it doesn't provide all of the platform support as some of the legacy products, Rubrik has taken something typically complex and sometimes painful to manage and simplified it. Most of the products we have used lack in agility and bringing newer features to market.
Chose Rubrik
We selected Rubrik to replace our Data Domains initially because we are moving to a cloud based DR solution. After the initial implementation we have found that it greatly simplifies our backup and restore process.
Chose Rubrik
More backup options with API based platform offered than the standard backup solution for an R&D department
Chose Rubrik
Rubrik replaces legacy tapes and disk backup. Cloud backup. Single pane of glass. Rubrik just feels like so much better as an enterprise product than Veeam does.
Top Pros
Top Cons
Features
Pure Storage FlashArrayRubrik
Enterprise Flash Array Storage
Comparison of Enterprise Flash Array Storage features of Product A and Product B
Pure Storage FlashArray
9.3
154 Ratings
2% above category average
Rubrik
-
Ratings
Flash Array Performance10.0154 Ratings00 Ratings
Flash Array Integration9.0144 Ratings00 Ratings
Data Compression8.0153 Ratings00 Ratings
Non-Intrusive Upgrades10.0148 Ratings00 Ratings
Simplicity10.0154 Ratings00 Ratings
Power Savings9.0131 Ratings00 Ratings
Data Center Backup
Comparison of Data Center Backup features of Product A and Product B
Pure Storage FlashArray
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Ratings
Rubrik
9.1
136 Ratings
11% above category average
Universal recovery00 Ratings8.7122 Ratings
Instant recovery00 Ratings9.5131 Ratings
Recovery verification00 Ratings8.9120 Ratings
Business application protection00 Ratings8.8120 Ratings
Multiple backup destinations00 Ratings9.3129 Ratings
Incremental backup identification00 Ratings9.0126 Ratings
Backup to the cloud00 Ratings9.5124 Ratings
Deduplication and file compression00 Ratings8.6132 Ratings
Snapshots00 Ratings9.3135 Ratings
Flexible deployment00 Ratings9.2124 Ratings
Management dashboard00 Ratings9.0136 Ratings
Platform support00 Ratings8.7133 Ratings
Retention options00 Ratings9.4136 Ratings
Encryption00 Ratings9.6126 Ratings
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Small Businesses

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User Ratings
Pure Storage FlashArrayRubrik
Likelihood to Recommend
10.0
(207 ratings)
9.1
(136 ratings)
Likelihood to Renew
9.1
(25 ratings)
8.8
(17 ratings)
Usability
9.1
(16 ratings)
8.7
(16 ratings)
Availability
9.1
(5 ratings)
7.7
(5 ratings)
Performance
8.8
(5 ratings)
8.2
(6 ratings)
Support Rating
9.3
(75 ratings)
8.5
(22 ratings)
In-Person Training
8.8
(3 ratings)
9.1
(1 ratings)
Online Training
9.1
(1 ratings)
7.3
(2 ratings)
Implementation Rating
9.1
(6 ratings)
9.1
(8 ratings)
Configurability
9.1
(2 ratings)
6.1
(6 ratings)
Contract Terms and Pricing Model
-
(0 ratings)
6.8
(8 ratings)
Ease of integration
9.1
(3 ratings)
8.5
(6 ratings)
Product Scalability
9.1
(4 ratings)
8.2
(6 ratings)
Professional Services
-
(0 ratings)
9.1
(1 ratings)
Vendor post-sale
9.1
(5 ratings)
8.5
(6 ratings)
Vendor pre-sale
9.1
(5 ratings)
8.2
(6 ratings)
User Testimonials
Pure Storage FlashArrayRubrik
Likelihood to Recommend
Pure Storage
When you need speed, it's FAST, especially for MS SQL databases. If you are having bottlenecks, you can spend your time finding it in the code because it's not Pure Storage. Love the data reduction and duplication. We can store so much more on this unit than the base physical size. Love the data snapshots. When you need to complete copy your entire environment for testing etc. Nothing is easier, a few clicks and you are done. Extremely helpful for testing and training.
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Rubrik, Inc
Rubrik is still a relatively new product when compared to other solutions which tackle total data protection. The feature set is quite broad but still needs some refinements. Most of the User Interface is quite straightforward and easy, but some areas are a bit lacking in a description of what the option is used for, or the option is missing. While making the user experience easy, many tunables aren’t present and require a Support Tunnel to be open for a Support person to make a change in the customer’s environment. Seems the first question Support always asks is if you can open a tunnel for them to remote in. Then you’re not able to monitor exactly what they’re doing.
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Pros
Pure Storage
  • The Pure Array does data reduction particularly well. We've seen a 7x reduction on some of our volumes.
  • It is easy to get used to the system after coming from other storage arrays.
  • It has some welcome additions such as a smartphone app that makes it easier to view your cases, etc.
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Rubrik, Inc
  • It just works right out of the box. No customizations were needed to start using.
  • It protects several types of databases such as IBM DB2 that are not protected by competing products.
  • The Rubrik Support team is very knowledgeable and responsive to our issues.
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Cons
Pure Storage
  • Reporting is too general. Being a tech nerd, I want to be able to see the nitty-gritty details. I also need to be able to define canned sets of reports for problem application systems.
  • Pricing is a bit higher then some of their direct competitors .
  • Seriously, I have nothing else.
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Rubrik, Inc
  • Automated test restores. I would love to setup automated and random test restores on a regular basis where Rubrik's system will restore a random file or directory to a test SharePoint folder, send a full report, and provide a path to the folder for review and confirmation.
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Likelihood to Renew
Pure Storage
It has so far been a very fast and stable product. We have had wonderful support when we have needed it and the account manager and engineer attached to our organization have been very responsive with any questions and concerns we have had.
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Rubrik, Inc
The support has been incredible. Any time we have had a question, it has always been answered within 24hrs. Also, the team is always will to hop on a Zoom call to help walk us through the dashboard and troubleshoot any issues we are having. Also, having the peace of mind that our data is protected should anything happen in our system.
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Usability
Pure Storage
The install went smoothly, and the engineer explained every step along the way. The next couple of days he checked in to make sure that migration was running as planned. The user interface is designed with usability in mind. You don't need a dedicated "Storage Silo" to manage this product. For smaller IT departments that need to support many different workloads, this could not be a better feature
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Rubrik, Inc
The support is top notch both tech and sales team, the tools are simple
to use and yet still is feature rich. Security is top of the list, the
product is sold and reliable, easy to configure and intuitive to use.
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Reliability and Availability
Pure Storage
We have never had an outage with Purestorage. Yes we have had 2 drives go out but replacements were installed so fast there wasn't any issues. We have had a NVRAM module replaced but were noticed from Pure they were sending a replacement because they were predicting a failure so pure was proactive preventing any issues. Knowing Pure is monitoring our device 24x7 gives us peace of mind.
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Rubrik, Inc
Rubrik's brik is designed with redundancy in mind, ensuring that if one node experiences issues, others can continue to provide backup and recovery services.
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Performance
Pure Storage
The corporation has a very diverse data load and when we migrate from a hybrid storage to pure all-flash, significant gains have already been observed. Latency always remains below 1 ms regardless of the load and volumetry used. Application performance also depends heavily on whether or not the code is more permormatic and network access infrastructure. The product has been meeting expectations
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Rubrik, Inc
Yes. Even on VPN and poor occasional poor internet speeds we've had no issues.
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Support Rating
Pure Storage
Pure Support is timely and communicative. They are always ready to assist and very skilled at what they do, no matter the time of day. Even at 12:10 a.m. on New Years Day when your array has a hiccup that causes some errors in your environment, they will be on the phone with you in an instant. If they are unable to determine the cause right away, because things appear to be normal, they will take your environment's configuration, lab it up in their support environment and then research until they figure out what caused the problem. Even if it takes 3 months. True story.
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Rubrik, Inc
Rubrik support has been pretty good. There have been a few issues with new releases we have experienced and are still considering if we want to make the jump to version nine. There are a few things we are concerned about which are giving us pause. That being said, support is working hard to answer our questions.
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In-Person Training
Pure Storage
Excellent training and really you don't need that much. We received training at the Pure offices and also on site when the product was installed. Simple things like how to login to the GUI interface, how to setup users, how to create volume and mount it. How to make a snapshot, how to copy it and mount it. Really is pretty self explanatory on how to do things with the GUI interface. We were expecting complicated base on other vendor products, we got super simple.
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Rubrik, Inc
Very easy to take in and pass on.
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Online Training
Pure Storage
Great videos and documentation. There is a common theme with PureStorage, "Keep it elegantly simple". They have great support network and great support user groups. Documentation has been very helpful with providing auditors with methods and procedures on security and other ways the product works. Great documentation on setting PureStorage to be the most effective with VM's, SQL Server, and other products.
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Rubrik, Inc
The interaction with the teacher is great and usually provides tons of opportunity for questions. The students questions are great to generate discussions and touching base the certification topic.
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Implementation Rating
Pure Storage
The install was very quick. The engineer that Pure sent said that if we started by 10 am we would be done by lunchtime, and he was not kidding.
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Rubrik, Inc
From experience the implementation was smooth and easy, like a simple plug and play format but would need coordination from your network team to be able to see the entire IT infrastructure.
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Alternatives Considered
Pure Storage
Pure Storage FlashArray came up as being the most cost-effective of the lot plus the extras added like call-home support were very welcome. The competitors' options were a lot more expensive and the call-home support added a lot more to the already high costs.
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Rubrik, Inc
Having all our backups under one umbrella made product management easier, with not need to manage myltip contracts.
The additional analysis of the data after the fact gave insights into our user data, without the need for an addition product, or the impact on live data sets.
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Contract Terms and Pricing Model
Pure Storage
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Rubrik, Inc
We are fine with the 1 year or 3 year support options that Rubrik has had. The support for the on-prem hardware has been great too. We've had them for quite a while (4+ years) and no end of support yet.
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Scalability
Pure Storage
The product suite scales well and the FA in particular can service any need for all but the most demanding file protocol environments
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Rubrik, Inc
Rubrik allows multi-site deployment and cloud integration. But we are currently only using Rubrik in one location with Archives in Cloud
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Return on Investment
Pure Storage
  • Thanks to the deduplication that is built into the product we are seeing great reduction in total space required by consolidating similar data types on the same array.
  • Our users are very pleased with the performance.
  • The replication allowed us to move our workload from to another data center with minimal downtime.
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Rubrik, Inc
  • Rubrik has eliminated all our other backup tools that we were trying to accomplish what they offer.
  • Rubrik has made management of backups a non-issue.
  • Recovery of systems and files takes seconds or minutes.
  • We have a better strategy against ransomware.
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