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Real User
Senior Network Engineer at a financial services firm with 501-1,000 employees
Feb 28 2019

What is most valuable?

The performance metrics are pretty good. We've got everything from the network layer to the actual application layer. We… more»

How has it helped my organization?

What we've done a lot of work on is tick flow. We generate prices on various instruments, for example DAX Futures. We need… more»

What needs improvement?

There is definitely room for improvement in the reporting. We've tried to use the reporting in Corvil but, to me, it feels… more»

What's my experience with pricing, setup cost, and licensing?

My perspective can be summarised as Corvil is a bit expensive but you get what you pay for. I like the way they've… more»

If you previously used a different solution, which one did you use and why did you switch?

We didn't have a previous solution. We were running custom scripts and parsing logs before Corvil. We had some… more»

What other advice do I have?

Definitely understand how your traffic is flowing and remember that Corvil won't magically fix your latency issues, rather… more»
Kaarthik Elangovan
Real User
User at a financial services firm with 10,001+ employees
Mar 02 2019

What is most valuable?

The latency measurements are the most valuable feature. It has the entire view of our platform, as we would see in our own internal processes. It has all the decoders so it's… more»

How has it helped my organization?

The product that we offer to our clients internally is a low-latency platform. It's a trading platform and the primary pitch for the product is low latency. We have clients who want… more»

What needs improvement?

Before I got the Corvil training I got information from other colleagues who had already used it. One thing that was not very efficient was that every time you had to create a new… more»

What other advice do I have?

My advice is "Go for it." It's an amazing product. Data is power. In the new data era, data is everything. Data is power. Data is knowledge. Corvil does exactly that. It captures data… more»
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Ralph Muro
Real User
Performance Engineer at a individual & family service with 1,001-5,000 employees
May 26 2019

What is most valuable?

I like most features in Corvil. Lately, with their recent releases, their visualization has gotten a lot better. That… more»

How has it helped my organization?

Previously, we were reliant on application logging, which causes a performance hit on the applications that we're trying… more»

What needs improvement?

In terms of performance analysis, if you really want to dig down into the minutiae and get statistics on the important… more»

What's my experience with pricing, setup cost, and licensing?

I'm not generally involved in the cost side of things, but I know we bought a box from Corvil and it was $200,000 for one… more»

If you previously used a different solution, which one did you use and why did you switch?

We used two different solutions prior to getting Corvil. There was a company called Seanet. I don't even know if they're… more»

What other advice do I have?

Understand what you want to monitor and install those packs. Turn it on and see what you get ahead of time. In terms of… more»
Real User
User with 10,001+ employees
Mar 03 2019

What is most valuable?

The functionality is its most valuable feature. We can use CLI with the UI for configuring the new monitoring system, which is good. With the… more»

How has it helped my organization?

We can measure the latency. Usually, we are measuring the client round trip and revenue round trip latency for different markets and clients. We… more»

What needs improvement?

Sometimes, when you are saving any configuration and making changes, there are times something is missing. An error comes up, or sometimes, there… more»

If you previously used a different solution, which one did you use and why did you switch?

To my knowledge, we were not using a prior solution. Before Corvil, there were manual scripts which were running on the servers. This is not the… more»

What other advice do I have?

Corvil is really useful, if you want to produce statistics for your application across different platforms then I would definitely recommend it. It… more»
Srini Venkatesan
Real User
Director at a financial services firm with 10,001+ employees
May 13 2019

What is most valuable?

What is most valuable is the ability to troubleshoot when a client complains of spikes in latencies. It gives us the ability to go granular, all… more»

How has it helped my organization?

Before Corvil, the business side of our company would talk to the client and would get first-hand information on what the client perceived as… more»

What needs improvement?

To gain the specific knowledge that is needed to reprogram the analytics requires some training - either trained folks from Corvil or for people to… more»

If you previously used a different solution, which one did you use and why did you switch?

We had a diverse networking team. I'm not sure what other solutions were being used offshore in the Asia-Pacific region or the European region. But… more»

What other advice do I have?

If you're looking at retrofitting Corvil to an existing network, it is a little bit involved in terms of where to TAP, to figure out what business… more»
Real User
EMEA Head of Electronic Trading App Management at a financial services firm with 10,001+ employees
Feb 28 2019

What is most valuable?

The scope of the solution is quite broad. There are a number of other aspects to it, so it is quite multifunctional, as well as delivering a solution for latency monitoring of the… more»

How has it helped my organization?

The benefits are two-fold: * Corvil is industry recognized. If we provide a client with latency metrics, from Corvil, that it has taken X amount of milliseconds or microseconds for us… more»

What needs improvement?

The iHub add-on comes with a lot of analytical functionality, which would be nice to have built into the original application rather than as an additional component. Corvil is more… more»

What other advice do I have?

You should try to build an accurate picture of how much effort will be involved in the deployment, then ensure that you have adequate support from the vendor. This solution helps to… more»
Real User
Network Operations at a financial services firm with 1,001-5,000 employees
Mar 02 2019

What is most valuable?

We use the whole suite of features: * Latency management * Gap detection * Microburst sideloading * Dashboards * Analyzing… more»

How has it helped my organization?

Most of the tools that we have don't have any visibility into microbursts. Corvil can provide that visibility into… more»

What needs improvement?

The analytics feature is very nice, but it's mostly software. We are hoping that it could be embedded in ASICs, so it… more»

What's my experience with pricing, setup cost, and licensing?

The pricing is very expensive. Corvil could work on the pricing. It is also pricey versus its competitors.

If you previously used a different solution, which one did you use and why did you switch?

The company did not have a previous solution for market data monitoring. They decided to purchase this solution for… more»

What other advice do I have?

Corvil is a great tool. It is the only one of the vendors that has 100% visibility into the market data stream. I would… more»

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Corvil transforms Network Data with speed and precision into the powerful real-time truth. Corvil captures, decodes, reassembles, and enriches vast amounts of data in motion, adding analytics and making the resulting enriched data and IT Operations Analytics available to humans, machines and other systems.
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