Compare IBM Spectrum Protect vs. IDERA SQL Safe Backup

IBM Spectrum Protect is ranked 3rd in Backup and Recovery Software with 57 reviews while IDERA SQL Safe Backup which is ranked 33rd in Backup and Recovery Software with 1 review. IBM Spectrum Protect is rated 8.4, while IDERA SQL Safe Backup is rated 7.0. The top reviewer of IBM Spectrum Protect writes "Performance and recoveries are better, and customers are happier with performance". On the other hand, the top reviewer of IDERA SQL Safe Backup writes "It has reduced our backup time, however backups do get skipped". IBM Spectrum Protect is most compared with Veeam Backup & Replication, Commvault and Veritas NetBackup, whereas IDERA SQL Safe Backup is most compared with Rubrik, Cohesity and Veeam Backup & Replication.
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Pros
This solution has improved our organization through better file and database recovery.The fact that we can take the backup straight onto tape is the most valuable feature.The most valuable features are compression and de-duplication.The best part of this solution is that it just works.The product is very stable.It is a very mature product.We optimize our costs of media and storage use, thanks to the Incremental Forever backup. The TDP software provides us many ways to protect our data, so we don't need to use monstrous scripts for doing backups now.I love the TDP for VMware because of the web interface and the possibilities provided by this tool. It's amazing.

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It has reduced our backup time and simplified our backup processes across all the servers.The compression, because it drastically reduces the disk space.

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The deduplication must be perfect, and thus should be improved.We cannot take VMware backups for our banking data center environment.In the next version of the solution, I would like to see cloud support.The user interface needs to be improved.Sometimes we experience trouble with the backup transfer of the control files.This solution does not have good support for virtualization and a hyper-converged environment.The Hyper-V and SQL Server backup could be improved. In the 2016 version there was a significant improvement, but I think IBM has a big challenge with these technologies.A lot of my customers always ask for legal holds, especially on email.

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Make sure you check your backups on a regular basis. Backups do get missed with this tool, for whatever reason.I would like to see the pieces that they have put in the web only to be put into the thick client sitting on the desktop client.The way the filtering goes, if you filter on your view, there is no indication that you have made a selection.

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The licensing fees are on a yearly basis, which for us it is about R400,000 (approximately $27,000 USD).The pricing is a little expensive for our current employer, so they want to move to a cheaper solution.The pricing of the solution is high in comparison to other products on the market. For example, IBM and Symantec have less costly options.The product is low cost. It is very cool when we design it to using licensing based on post capacity.There may be an advantage to going with IBM in terms of pricing. They have a pay-as-you-grow policy, so there is no need to take one license for the entire datacenter. You can start with small licenses and then grow, and pay, as you use more.The different license models can give good benefits to the end customer.Regarding retro-compatibility of the product between versions, your data is always available and the ROI is unquestionable.The licensing is varied. If we have small environments (not many TB being managed) it is best to license by PVUs (depending on the number of cores of the machine). If we manage many TBs we look at licensing by capacity which allows us to use all the agents of the product.

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The product's pricing is a good value. They have a straightforward licensing model.

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IBM TSM, IBM Tivoli Storage ManagerSQL Safe Backup
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Overview
IBM Spectrum Protect (Tivoli Storage Manager) is a data protection platform that gives enterprises a single point of control and administration for backup and recovery. It is the flagship product in the IBM Spectrum Protect (Tivoli Storage Manager) family. It enables reliable, cost effective backups and fast recovery for virtual, physical and cloud environments of all sizes.

IDERA SQL Safe Backup provides a high-performance backup and recovery solution for Microsoft SQL Server. It reduces backup time by up to 50% over native backups and reduces backup disk space by up to 95%. It also enables automated backups of entire SQL Server infrastructures and ensures compliance with the backup and recovery policies of organizations. It turns backup files into virtual databases to query and modify data as if they were real databases without restoring. From tens of local SQL Servers to hundreds of global SQL Servers, it is the only backup and recovery solution that scales to meet the challenge.

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CERN, Einstein Healthcare, Nyherji, Allianz Australia, TZM, ABT Online, NCT, Kindred Healthcare Inc., Cobalt Iron, TransGrid, Baptist Health of Northeast Florida, Cash America, Piedmont Healthcare, RWGV, Arkansas Tech University, British Columbia Institute of TechnologyWoman's Hospital, Sisters of Mercy Hospital System, University Medical Center, MetTel, PPG Industries; 3M, Abbott Laboratories, Comcast, Daimler, GameStop, Hormel Foods, Marriott International, Merck, NCR, United Technologies
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Financial Services Firm21%
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Insurance Company10%
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