Stonebranch Universal Automation Center Agent Technology and Compatibility
What are your impressions of this solution’s agent technology and compatibility with other vendors?
When it comes to agent technology and compatibility with other vendors, from a platform perspective it was the one vendor that fit all the platforms that we have, from your old platforms - mainframe, NSK, IBM i - to the new ones, going into cloud and containers, etc. It is able to work across the entire suite of technologies, and it works very well with our core, which is the Windows and Unix platforms. It fit what we needed it to do. Other, bigger companies tend to forget one or more of those platforms, because they're in competition with each other, so they do not support some platforms. Stonebranch is very platform-agnostic, so if a customer uses it, they will support it.View full review »
Their agents are the simplest. They're easy to install, they're easy to get up and running. We do a particular kind of access on our servers for ubroker and then I have the directory created by my Unix admin, and I don't have to get them involved anymore after that. I can install, upgrade, I can name the aliases on the agent, so if we need a passive environment for an agent, that's one of the nice features I like. If our primary goes down, I can bring up the passive one and I don't have to change anything in the scheduling world. It will start running from that new server. The agents have treated me very well. I have found the agents to just be so much simpler compared to ESP. I haven't been exposed to the other tools, how they run their agents, but Stonebranch's agent is by far the simplest I've seen to download, install. I'm up and running within a half hour on it.View full review »
The most valuable feature is the reliability of the agents, because we need them accessible and we need to run stuff. The agent technology and compatibility are top-notch. The agents are wonderful. I've spoken at several of their conferences and always give them high marks.View full review »
As long as you're using standard Unix or Windows Task Scheduler, compatibility with other vendors is fine.View full review »
In term's of Stonebranch’s agent technology and compatibility with other vendors, it's been very good. We migrated off of the SAP platform or UTL; we had an old instance of Data Integrator. There were a lot of things that the other tools that we looked at when we did our PoC, tools such as Automic and AutomateIt, just simply wouldn't do. We had problems integrating with the old version of Data Integrator. We PoC'ed three platforms before we made the decision to go with Stonebranch... That integration to some of the technologies that we were using was important. We're now about 75 percent of the way to migrating all the Data Integrator services and some of the SSIS ETL jobs we have running out there to Informatica. Stonebranch integrated to all three of those ETL platforms right out-of-the-box through the REST API. We really didn't have to struggle with those integrations, so that was great.View full review »