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2019-05-28T07:49:00Z

What advice do you have for others considering Black Duck?

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If you were talking to someone whose organization is considering Black Duck, what would you say?

How would you rate it and why? Any other tips or advice?

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Top 20Real User

I would rate Black Duck an eight out of ten.

2021-08-26T09:43:15Z
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Top 5LeaderboardReal User

We are a customer and an end-user. We are using Black Duck Hub. I'd rate the solution at an eight out of ten. We're mostly quite happy with the capabilities. Black Duck is a good, but not an inexpensive tool. If others want stability or a well-respected tool, I would recommend it.

2021-08-06T14:11:22Z
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Top 5LeaderboardReal User

I would advise others to be careful with the provisioning of the space that you need. Black Duck has been the key player in the market for many years. It is totally in conjunction with Coverity and forms a suite of security and quality. It is frequently used in M&A or mergers and acquisition cases. It is the top product in the market. I would rate Black Duck a nine out of ten.

2020-12-15T15:36:41Z
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Top 20Vendor

This is a product that I would recommend to others. I would rate Black Duck an eight out of ten.

2020-12-07T19:42:53Z
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Top 20Real User

We're just a customer. We don't have a business relationship with Black Duck. I'm not sure how the solution is deployed within our organization (whether it's cloud or on-premises). We've had to migrate our current Hub to Black Duck Hub, which is not efficient for the identification process. We do projects. Due to our identification process, it's not as accurate as we'd like. Overall, I'd rate the solution six out of ten.

2020-09-27T04:10:02Z
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Top 20Real User

As we are using an older version, and have not yet completed a PoC with the most recent one, I am not sure whether there are newer features that we need or will use. Things that we would like to see may have already been implemented. I would rate this solution a six out of ten.

2020-06-07T09:08:59Z
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Top 5Real User

The set up is on-premises but the knowledge base is through the cloud. As mentioned, it's a hybrid solution. The main difference between Black Duck and other solutions is the way the software identifies the open source. If it's being used out of the box and there's no need for any changes or modification or integration, probably a software based on SHA-1 would be good enough. If the company's customizing its software based on a customer requirements, changes will be needed. Software that works on a single match point probably will miss that. And that's the advantage of Black Duck. I would rate this product an eight out of 10.

2020-01-15T08:04:00Z
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This is a good solution. My advice to anybody interesting in implementing it is to be clear in their mind whether they want to go on a user-based model, or they want to do a code-based model. It can get tricky if your development team is growing rapidly. Maybe you started off with five developers and then the next year you are growing to ten. Then, in another year, there are fourteen or twenty. As you grow, a user-based model may not work for you so you might consider going with the code-based model. However, if you are working on multiple projects then you may consider the user-based model, as long as your headcount is relatively stable. Overall, the deployment is straightforward, uploading code is straightforward, analysis is straightforward, but with integration then it may be slightly lacking. I would rate this solution a nine out of ten.

2019-05-28T07:49:00Z
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