Tidal Automation Alternatives and Competitors

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EmmetWagle
Real User
Sr System Engineer at a financial services firm with 5,001-10,000 employees
Feb 05 2020

What is most valuable?

The first, big thing that we got out of using Tidal Workload Automation was having a centralized view of the status of all of our batch processes across all these systems… more»

How has it helped my organization?

For administrators, the alerting has been a big plus, in addition to having a place to go and look at the status. They can be notified when there's something happening in… more»

What needs improvement?

Their software installation and update process could use some improvements. I'm pretty sure they're working on that, but that's definitely an area where it could be… more»

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

Another advantage of Tidal is that it is a pretty affordable scheduler tool that lets us do a lot. You get a lot of bang for the buck. It has always seemed pretty… more»

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

We only had crontab on a bunch of Unix systems. We looked into Tidal because we were having so many missed processes. Our environment is so much bigger and more… more»

What other advice do I have?

The big thing I would say to someone who is deploying this new, aside from having a naming standard and the structure, would be to get their security groups right… more»

Which other solutions did I evaluate?

When we did the initial implementation, we did a full product comparison. We looked at the top four and did a comparison of the features of what seemed like the best… more»
Real User
Data Platforms Operations Lead Managed Hosting at a marketing services firm with 1,001-5,000 employees
Feb 06 2020

What is most valuable?

What we find most useful from the operations side is that it provides a single pane of glass for managing that workstream. It also alerts us on failed jobs, so it's our… more»

How has it helped my organization?

It reduces our administrative costs. As much as people are in a DevOps model, we can create dashboards for tier-one people to monitor multiple jobs and then alert or call… more»

What needs improvement?

One area for improvement is the command-line interface and the API to bulk-load jobs. It's a little bit kludgy, but we still manage without it. They're working on it and… more»

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

The licensing model's flexibility is awesome. The way it's licensed for us is per master and then per agent. We have an enterprise agreement, so we have unlimited agents… more»

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

We were using a home-grown solution. It was a cron job manager. It didn't do file events very well; it had monitor CIS logs. It was tough to schedule tasks. It was… more»

What other advice do I have?

Tidal's drill-down functionality is one of those things where you get out of it what you put into it. If you program it to fire-and-forget then it doesn't have a lot of… more»

Which other solutions did I evaluate?

There have been a couple of times that we have looked at competitors, especially when we saw that Cisco wasn't really investing time or money into it. It wasn't clear to… more»
JonFredrickson
Real User
JDE Manager at Oshkosh
Mar 05 2020

What is most valuable?

The most important features are being able to schedule jobs and being able to monitor and act on those jobs if they fail. Even if they're successful, we're able to act on them. The solution also… more»

How has it helped my organization?

The biggest thing we see is the fact that when we schedule a job we know that it will submit, and if there are any errors we will be notified and able to resolve them. That's our biggest benefit. That… more»

What needs improvement?

One thing I would like to see is better training on both how to set up and support the product as well as on how to make use of the product, especially regarding the scripting that is available… more»

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

The licensing model is very flexible and very transparent. I wish we were at a point where we could have a truly enterprise-wide license, but the way we licensed it limits our financial exposure in… more»

What other advice do I have?

Don't feel ashamed that you'll wonder why you waited so long. I've used so many other products, gotten them up and running, but I don't know of any other product that works as easily as Tidal does for… more»

Which other solutions did I evaluate?

We've used Control-M, we've used the JDE scheduler, and we've used Smart Scheduler. None of them can do everything that Tidal can do. None of them is really good, once you submit a job, at knowing… more»
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