SonarQube Scalability

Steven Gomez
Lead Engineer at a pharma/biotech company with 1,001-5,000 employees
I think if you're going to get the paid model, I get the impression it would do pretty much everything you need as far as metrics go. A colleague of mine did some work looking at some plugins for Visual Studio and things like that, but they weren't going to work out, so we did take a look at some other options where they could have everything done on the desktop. Our solution in place now requires an infrastructure where it doesn't look at your code, but rather the code that you last checked in, which takes some levels of complexity that we've kind of built-in anyway. It's a little less intuitive how it works to the casual observer. It's set up now to where they don't have to know how it works, they can just go to the web interface and see it. There are about eight programmers in our section of the solution. So we're kind of a smaller shop compared to some, but larger than many. Certainly right now I think SonarQube is being underutilized, just because old habits die hard. If I had any say I would like to change that. We had coding standards in place, but they were written documents, whereas SonarQube takes that to another level and you had to look at the specification to see what you said you were going to do. It also tells you what the industry norms are, and whether or not you're meeting them. We have had some discussions about which we want to do. If we want it to happen automatically or if we want to go look for it again ourselves. I cast my vote in the automatic way because the research has already been done by the SonarQube community to come up with these roles, rules, coding standards, etc. It wasn't done in a vacuum. The agile community has been beating on issues like this for a long time, and they're getting to a point that it's becoming a self-sustaining method. View full review »
Phil Denomme
Manager at a wireless company with 11-50 employees
We're not going to test scalability. Our volume is not that heavy. For this organization, it's not serious in scope. Our users include about 60 developers and two dozen QA. On the QA side, there will only be about five really using it. There will also be two people on security. In total about 60 or 70 enterprise-wide. We are in the introductory phase and we will, later on, make this a part of our release process. View full review »
Jeff Ingalls
Automation Tool Specialist at a comms service provider with 1,001-5,000 employees
We are in the process of bringing on more projects right now. We are running probably forty-five right now, and we haven't had an issue. We have approximately one hundred users. There are some developers, but mainly product managers who are using it to track the numbers, and see if they're moving in the right direction or not. We have it integrated with some of our IDEs that we use corporately, and the developers are using it to check for bugs before they check code in. Right now it's a small subset of the company that is using this solution, and there are plans to increase it. They are already starting to onboard more teams. Our DevOps manager is starting to push it upon more and more projects. View full review »
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ScalaCon4d53
Scala Contractor at a tech services company with 10,001+ employees
I don't really know how scalable this solution is, but I know we use it on thousands of projects, so it's probably good. We have a pipeline. The pipeline currently runs 4000 teams through it, and all of them have SonarQube but usually with default rules. So that's pretty expensive. Now, we can't increase it because everything goes through it. We are evaluating what our best option is as we migrate our pipeline. We're migrating the pipeline and we're wondering what to do. If SonarQube did more security scanning, there's a good chance that we would use it more, in a different role. We're already using SonarQube everywhere, in some aspect. View full review »
Inframan677
IT Infrastructure Head / Facilities Manager - ITIL V3 Certified ,Vmware Vsphere5 at a financial services firm with 51-200 employees
We use a centralized machine so scalability is not an issue. We have yet to realize a limitation. View full review »
Kiran Gujju
Cyber Security Architect (USDA) at a government with 10,001+ employees
It supports around 25 plus languages. View full review »
Daniel Hall
Technical Architect at a energy/utilities company with 1,001-5,000 employees
My impression of the scalability is good, as it appears that it can support a much larger number of projects than we have. View full review »
ViPres97886
Vice President at a financial services firm with 1,001-5,000 employees
We have not had any problems with scalability. We have a big organization with a lot of applications and all of our critical applications are on this platform. We are planning to increase the scope by adding less critical applications over time. View full review »
Hervé KAMDEM
Country Manager Senegal at a financial services firm with 10,001+ employees
I think that scalability is fine. We have a large number of users at my company. The majority of the users for this solution are architects, but some technical managers use it too. View full review »
Jeff Ingalls
Automation Tool Specialist at a comms service provider with 1,001-5,000 employees
We haven't had any issues to date. We haven't had a huge number of projects to date. We're slowly slowing the uptake from some of our internal teams, but it seems to be fairly scalable. View full review »
AppSecAn0945
Application Security Analyst at a agriculture
We do not have any problems with scalability. We have approximately fifteen developers using this solution, on the Java site. View full review »
BvsReddy
Company Director at Alwyn Technologies
Scalability is good; we currently have five users but we will definitely be increasing our usage of this solution. View full review »
senarch0997
Senior Architect Information Security & Privacy at a tech services company with 501-1,000 employees
The scalability of SonarQube is good. The number of people required for deployment and maintenance depends on our requirements for different client projects. View full review »
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