Helix Core Overview

What is Helix Core?

Perforce, the Fast Software Configuration Management System, is a tool that versions and manages source code and digital assets for enterprises. Perforce is easy to install, learn and administer; seamlessly handles distributed development; and supports developers across a large number of platforms. Perforce ensures development integrity by grouping multi-file updates into atomic changes, enables concurrent development, and intelligently manages multiple software releases using its Inter-File Branching system.

Helix Core is also known as Perforce.

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SCM administrator at a tech company with 5,001-10,000 employees
Real User
The most valuable features are access control, ability to handle very large file counts, and platform neutrality.

What other advice do I have?

* Read the manual and the release notes. Configuration is intricate, but well documented. * Standardize your installation so you can move it around and upgrade it reliably. This server is more reliable than the hardware you will run it on. * Build hardware redundancy into your setup from the beginning, so you don’t have to add that into your operation later while it’s running. * The server database is I/O bound. Any NFS server will be adequate for the versioned files, but the database needs to be on the fastest direct attached RAID array that you can set up.
Software Developer at a insurance company with 501-1,000 employees
Gave us the capability to manage our deployments on different environments.

What other advice do I have?

Take a look at their user base. We are a small shop that works in a single building. A centralized source control system works very well for us, and we don’t need the dynamics of a distributed system. If you have employees who are working abroad, or not in your central location, I would stay clear of centralized source control systems.
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Configuration Manager with 1,001-5,000 employees
Real User
Provides a common platform for team collaboration.

What is most valuable?

The excellent traceability of all changes made to the product and the support for collaborative work.

How has it helped my organization?

It has provided a common platform for team collaboration.

What needs improvement?

I would like to see installation and support for Git-based workflow.

For how long have I used the solution?

We have been using this solution for eight years.

What do I think about the stability of the solution?

I did not encounter any issues with stability.

What do I think about the scalability of the solution?

It scales well, but installation and server management gets technically very complicated when the installation grows.

Which solution did I use previously and why did I switch?

We used several other solutions, but needed…
Senior Data Manager at a computer software company with 10,001+ employees
We moved all our collaborative storage into the solution’s servers.

What other advice do I have?

Use a Linux server and get good training at the beginning to minimize newbie mistakes.
Senior Technical Consultant at a healthcare company with 5,001-10,000 employees
It gives a pictorial view of different file versions

What other advice do I have?

It is a good product with all the required features in it.
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