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Ioannis Syrigos
Consultant
IT Consultant, Business Owner, Lecturer at a tech consulting company with 10,001+ employees
Feb 05 2018

What is most valuable?

Zend Engine is the core of PHP. It makes PHP fast, efficient, and basically, the language of choice for web applications. Most of the Content Management Systems today are… more»

How has it helped my organization?

Most of our projects involve CMS systems, but also custom PHP coding. The Zend Framework provides an easy, open source way to produce coding based on the needs of our… more»

What needs improvement?

The competition with Zend/PHP has been increasing. HHVM is the main competitor when it comes to performance. However, the Zend Engine in PHP 7 has significantly improved… more»

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

Not applicable.

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

We tried ASP.NET for a period of time. However, the flexibility of Zend PHP, the cost savings since it is an open source, and the large open community led us to choose… more»

What other advice do I have?

Zend PHP has evolved a lot since its initial concept. At the moment, it is the language of our choice. Easy to use and implement, flexible, and with the right developers… more»

Which other solutions did I evaluate?

We evaluated Zend PHP against ASP.NET.
Antonio Bertolino
Real User
CEO at a tech services company with 51-200 employees
Apr 24 2018

What is most valuable?

Offers a complete environment to develop PHP applications. It is valuable because it allows you to have a complete stack (PHP, MySQL, Zend Server) enabling the building of a development environment, and to deploy to the production system. Finally, it provides real-time monitoring of the application… more»

How has it helped my organization?

The cache modules that Zend provides have been able to optimize and accelerate the loading of the pages when there was exponential growth in data volume and quantity of requests. At the same time, the monitoring console allowed us to have a real-time understanding of the resources and to make… more»

What needs improvement?

The process of installing and configuring the product is a bit complex and could be improved.

What other advice do I have?

I would rate the product at seven out of 10 because, although it offers a complete environment to develop and deploy PHP applications, it has some limitations. For example, when the volume of data increased exponentially, I had problems scaling the system. And if you do not have enough knowledge of… more»
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Gaston Nusimovich
Real User
Software Architect at a tech consulting company with 51-200 employees
Jan 23 2018

What is most valuable?

* Standard Library (StdLib) * Loader * Cache classes * ServiceManager * Events and EventManager * i18n support

How has it helped my organization?

Faster web app implementation, when PHP dev is required by customers.

What needs improvement?

Integration of MVC with ORM tools for PHP is okay, but lacking a short list of decent ORM tools for PHP to choose from; there is ample room for improvement in both areas.

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

No problem with pricing and licensing, as tools are open source. You have to consider training cost, mindset setup cost, as part of the TCO.

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

We started using Zend while customizing an open source web app developed with Zend, for a customer.

What other advice do I have?

Open source tools are tricky to consider because some aspects of TCO may not be straightforward to identify, such as sizing and impact from the perspective of an ISV.

Which other solutions did I evaluate?

No. It was imposed as part of customer requirements.

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What is Zend PHP Engine?

Zend Engine is a highly optimized execution engine. It allows modules such as debuggers, performance boosters and custom loaders to dynamically extend PHP for a broader range of functionality. Whenever you're using any plug-in module today, you're doing so thanks to the extensibility support of the Zend Engine. In addition, the Zend Engine provides memory and resource management, and other standard services for the PHP language.
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