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We are excited to announce the Top Rated IT Infrastructure Monitoring Tools for 2019! Top Rated awards showcase today’s top-of-the-line products in IT Infrastructure Monitoring Tools based solely on positive user feedback and satisfaction scores. These awards make the voice of the market the primary decider into the industry’s best products. Top Rated awards are the most trusted in the industry because they are never influenced by analyst opinion, the vendor’s size, popularity, or status as a TrustRadius customer.  Here are the winners: Spiceworks Spiceworks is a suite of free IT tools that includes network monitoring capabilities. It collects device information such as uptime, CPU utilization, and memory usage into a single dashboard. Spiceworks can ping IP-enabled devices to verify that they’re online and responsive. The tool also includes in-application notifications and email alerts, which can be customized globally or on a per-device basis. Most (56%) Spiceworks users on TrustRadius are from midsize companies. Reviewers appreciate Spiceworks for its ease of setup and use, free price point, and active community support. “[T]he network monitor has been extremely useful to me. The community of people has answered many questions and helped to guide me through new processes…All around this is a […]

We are excited to announce the Top Rated Open-Source Database Software for 2019! Top Rated awards showcase today’s top-of-the-line product in Open-Source Database Software based solely on positive user feedback and satisfaction scores. These awards make the voice of the market the primary decider into the industry’s best products. Top Rated awards are the most trusted in the industry because they are never influenced by analyst opinion, the vendor’s size, popularity, or status as a TrustRadius customer. So without further ado… Here are the winners: MySQL MySQL is owned and supported by Oracle, yet remains open source and its community edition is free. The Community Edition of MySQL supports the development of relational and NoSQL applications. With MySQL Document Store developers can work with schema-less documents (e.g. JSON), alongside data in tables with rows and columns, flexibly. MySQL Workbench provides a visual tool for data modeling, and other purposes. On TrustRadius, MySQL is the most commonly reviewed open-source database, by users from companies of all sizes. Reviewers enjoy that it is open-source yet frequently patched, very well documented and energetically supported by its large and active community. “We implemented MySQL as part of a LAMP stack for a new website […]

We are excited to announce the Top Rated Integrated Development Environment (IDE) Software for 2019! Top Rated awards showcase today’s top-of-the-line product in Integrated Development Environments (IDE) based solely on positive user feedback and satisfaction scores. These awards make the voice of the market the primary decider into the industry’s best products. Top Rated awards are the most trusted in the industry because they are never influenced by analyst opinion, the vendor’s size, popularity, or status as a TrustRadius customer. So without further ado… Here are the winners: IntelliJ IDEA IntelliJ IDEA is an IDE for Java applications which includes features such as static code analysis, smart code completion, version control, code refactoring, and other conveniences. This software also features inline debugging and test runners for popular testing frameworks. It also supports language injection and cross-language refactoring, and performs automated code fragment duplication detection, and live quick fixes. On TrustRadius, IntelliJ IDEA users come from companies of all sizes. Users describe IntelliJ IDEA as an excellent IDE for Java development that merits its cost with superior debugging and smart code hinting and completion, and easy-to-use code refactoring. “IntelliJ IDEA is used by developers in our organization as the standard IDE […]

We are excited to announce the Top Rated Database-as-a-Service (DBaaS) for 2019! Top Rated awards showcase today’s top-of-the-line products in DBaaS based solely on positive user feedback and satisfaction scores. These awards make the voice of the market the primary decider into the industry’s best products. Top Rated awards are the most trusted in the industry because they are never influenced by analyst opinion, the vendor’s size, popularity, or status as a TrustRadius customer. So without further ado… Here are the winners: Amazon DynamoDB Amazon DynamoDB is a NoSQL database from Amazon Web Services (AWS). It supports both key-value and document-based data models, allowing customers to adapt their database to changing business needs. An automated replication system allows global applications to access data locally, reducing read and write times. DynamoDB also automatically optimizes performance and scales storage as-needed.  A large portion (42%) of DynamoDB users on TrustRadius are from small businesses. DynamoDB’s reliability, integration with other AWS products, and low maintenance make it popular with reviewers. “Since it’s a managed solution we do not have to worry about scaling or the reliability of the database…At the scale we’re operating on, DynamoDB is the ideal solution in terms of pricing, reliability […]

We are excited to announce the Top Rated Data Integration Tools for 2019! Top Rated awards showcase today’s top-of-the-line products in Data Integration Tools based solely on positive user feedback and satisfaction scores. These awards make the voice of the market the primary decider into the industry’s best products. Top Rated awards are the most trusted in the industry because they are never influenced by analyst opinion, the vendor’s size, popularity, or status as a TrustRadius customer. So without further ado… Here are the winners: Oracle GoldenGate Oracle GoldenGate is a data integration solution designed for real-time data. It offers transactional data replication and data comparison across heterogeneous sources and targets. The software can be configured for continuous availability through system upgrades and maintenance. It also includes failover, disaster recovery, and real-time business intelligence features. A large majority (78%) of GoldenGate users on TrustRadius are from enterprise-level organizations. Reviewers value GoldenGate’s heterogeneous replication support, real-time data capture, and overall speed. “[This] is just the best replication solution I have worked with… I love that you can perform changes in almost zero downtime [and] replicate millions of data in sub seconds.” –Verified User | Consultant in Information Technology | Information Technology […]

We are excited to announce the Top Rated SQL Server Performance Monitoring Tools for 2019! Top Rated awards showcase today’s top-of-the-line products in SQL Server Performance Monitoring Tools based solely on positive user feedback and satisfaction scores. These awards make the voice of the market the primary decider into the industry’s best products. Top Rated awards are the most trusted in the industry because they are never influenced by analyst opinion, the vendor’s size, popularity, or status as a TrustRadius customer. Here are the winners: SQL Sentry SQL Sentry is a performance monitoring and troubleshooting tool for Microsoft SQL Server. Its performance dashboard can show both high-level metrics and granular details. The tool includes automatable condition responses that can send alerts and execute commands. SQL Sentry can analyze individual SQL queries, helping administrators find and fix queries that cause bottlenecks. Its deadlock analysis tool helps locate tasks that are competing for resources. A large portion (44%) of SQL Sentry users on TrustRadius are from midsize companies. Reviewers value SQL Sentry’s historical comparison views and strong root-cause analysis features. “SQL Sentry allows us to effectively, efficiently manage many databases in our high volume, highly transactional system. This tool allows us to […]

We are excited to announce the Top Rated Infrastructure-as-a-Service (IaaS) Solutions for 2019! Top Rated awards showcase today’s top-of-the-line products in IaaS Solutions based solely on positive user feedback and satisfaction scores. These awards make the voice of the market the primary decider into the industry’s best products. Top Rated awards are the most trusted in the industry because they are never influenced by analyst opinion, the vendor’s size, popularity, or status as a TrustRadius customer. Here are the winners: Amazon Elastic Compute Cloud (EC2) Amazon Elastic Compute Cloud (Amazon EC2) is a web service that provides secure, resizable compute capacity in the cloud. Users can launch instances with a variety of OSs, load them with custom application environments, manage network access permissions, and run images on multiple systems.These capabilities make web-scale computing easier for developers and deployment is relatively easy. Reviewers love the ease of use and provisioning and the auto-scaling capability. The product is used by companies of all sizes, but 43% of reviewers on TrustRadius are from small businesses. “EC2 makes right-sizing your servers a breeze. You can quickly spin up a server in the cloud and if it turns out the vCPU, RAM, or storage space […]

We are excited to announce the Top Rated Network Performance Monitoring Tools for 2019! Top Rated awards showcase today’s top-of-the-line product in Network Performance Monitoring based solely on positive user feedback and satisfaction scores. These awards make the voice of the market the primary decider into the industry’s best products. Top Rated awards are the most trusted in the industry because they are never influenced by analyst opinion, the vendor’s size, popularity, or status as a TrustRadius customer.  Here are the winners: SolarWinds Network Performance Monitor SolarWinds Network Performance Monitor (NPM) is a network monitoring solution supporting multi-network infrastructures. NPM is designed to help IT administrators in preventing outages, troubleshooting issues, and managing network alerts. On TrustRadius, reviewers of SolarWinds NPM primarily use it at enterprises (44%) and midsize companies (43%). Reviewers enjoy easy network discovery and mapping, customizable alerting, as well as total extensibility to cover network monitoring and management needs via the comprehensive SolarWinds product line. “We use NPM for the Monitoring of network devices across the whole organization for all our offices around the world. We are using Netpath services as well as the user device tracker, NetFlow etc. to monitor and troubleshoot various issues on a […]

We are excited to announce the Top Rated Platform-as-a-Service (PaaS) Solutions for 2019! Top Rated awards showcase today’s top-of-the-line product in Platform-as-a-Service (PaaS) Solutions based solely on positive user feedback and satisfaction scores. These awards make the voice of the market the primary decider into the industry’s best products. Top Rated awards are the most trusted in the industry because they are never influenced by analyst opinion, the vendor’s size, popularity, or status as a TrustRadius customer. So without further ado… Here are the winners: AWS Lambda AWS Lambda is a serverless compute service for firing event-based scripts, delivered on a lean pay-for-what-you-use basis. Sometimes described as a Function-as-a-Service (FaaS), Lambda allows the user to run code for applications and services without administration. The obvious benefit is that enterprises may gain scalable computing resources without provisioning and managing servers. On TrustRadius, AWS Lambda is reviewed by users at companies of all sizes. Reviewers appreciate its easy integration with related AWS services, its fair and affordable pay-per-use model with accurate sub-second metering, as well as its high availability and “endless” scale. “AWS Lambda is used by the programming department and allows to coordinate applications, without a server, in a very fast, […]

Today, we awarded 2019 TrustRadius Top Rated badges to a number of outstanding Infrastructure & Development tools. The TrustRadius Top Rated awards are the most trusted in the industry because they are an unbiased reflection of customer sentiment, based solely on user feedback and satisfaction scores. Top Rated awards are the voice of the market and are not influenced by analyst opinion, the vendor’s company size, popularity, or status as a TrustRadius customer. While many software categories have multiple products that earned a 2019 Top Rated badge (find them all on our blog here), this year five Infrastructure & Development software categories have only one Top Rated winner. These products stand above the rest in each of their respective categories. Here are the five categories and their stand-out products:  Application Infrastructure Software – Nginx API Management Tools – Postman .Net Development Services – Visual Studio IDE Virtualization Management Tools – SolarWinds Virtualization Manager IT Asset Management Software – ServiceNow Here’s a closer look at these outstanding Application Infrastructure & Development tools:  NGINX Application infrastructure software is purpose-built to support the development, integration and delivery of enterprise applications. NGINX offers an open source web server designed for high performance delivery. Open […]

Infrastructure-as-a-Service (IaaS) software has been a hot topic in the tech world for quite some time. It promises to increase operational flexibility while also reducing cost of ownership and complexity. This excitement is well-deserved, as IaaS offerings promise to offer a bundle of infrastructure components hosted on the cloud that were typically created and managed by IT teams on-premises. For example, if on-premises IT infrastructure is like owning a car, IaaS is like leasing one. IaaS providers typically offer servers, storage, networking, and virtualization services, which ultimately save IT teams both time and money. Many IaaS offerings also include integrations with other commonly used software, to provide a full suite of virtualized computer resources over the internet.  If you are just getting started in your search for an IaaS service that is right for your team, you’ve probably identified Amazon Web Services (AWS) as one of the most talked-about solutions. On TrustRadius, AWS is one of the most frequently searched for IaaS tools.  While AWS is one of the most popular IaaS products, there are of course other providers to choose from. Below, we’ll take a look at why AWS is most commonly used, and some alternatives you might consider. […]

We are excited to announce the Top Rated Agile Development Software for 2019! Top Rated awards showcase today’s top-of-the-line products in Agile Development Software based solely on user feedback and satisfaction scores. These awards make the voice of the market the primary decider into the industry’s best products. Top Rated awards are the most trusted in the industry because they are never influenced by analyst opinion, the vendor’s size, popularity, or status as a TrustRadius customer. Here are the winners: JIRA JIRA is a project and task management tool with support for agile development. Each project in JIRA is formed from collections of issues. Issues can be viewed and managed in boards and timelines. Customizable workflows help managers adapt the tool to their needs. To track progress, the software provides several options for real-time reporting. Integrations with version control and build automation tools plug JIRA directly into the development pipeline. Users from midsize companies make up a little over a third (38%) of the JIRA userbase on TrustRadius. Reviewers value JIRA’s customizability for each team’s needs, robust integrations, and powerful search and filter tools. “Bugs or feature requests are created throughout the whole company and then triaged into actionable tasks. […]

Today, we awarded the 2019 TrustRadius Top Rated badges for Antivirus Software. Top Rated awards showcase today’s top-of-the-line  Antivirus products based solely on user feedback and satisfaction scores. These awards make the voice of the market the primary decider into the industry’s best products. Top Rated awards are the most trusted in the industry because they are never influenced by analyst opinion, the vendor’s size, popularity, or status as a TrustRadius customer. Here are the winners: Malwarebytes Malwarebytes provides IT professionals with a fast, low-footprint anti-malware solution. It scans for ransomware, spyware, and rootkit technology, and can quarantine or remove the threats it uncovers.Malwarebytes also blocks scam websites and prevents apps or web browsers from being infected. A large majority (85%) of Malwarebytes users on TrustRadius are from small or midsize businesses. Its users consistently praise Malwarebytes’ silent yet comprehensive scan, which is easily deployed and can be run in tandem with other antivirus software. Users also give high praise to Malwarebytes antivirus capabilities as well. “I use Malwarebytes on my work laptop and personal workstation computers. We use Malwarebytes in both Windows and Mac environments. We trust Malwarebytes to protect our computers from any malicious websites and ransomware attacks […]

We are excited to announce the Top Rated Unified Endpoint Management (UEM) Software for 2019! Top Rated awards showcase today’s top-of-the-line products in UEM Software based solely on user feedback and satisfaction scores. These awards make the voice of the market the primary decider into the industry’s best products. Top Rated awards are the most trusted in the industry because they are never influenced by analyst opinion, the vendor’s size, popularity, or status as a TrustRadius customer. Here are the winners: Ivanti Unified Endpoint Manager Ivanti Unified Endpoint Manager is an endpoint management tool aimed at enterprise-level organizations. Ivanti features always-on agent and agentless device discovery. Administrators can use its dashboard to update or migrate operating systems and manage logon policy. It also features software distribution and reclamation. Its data visualization tools and customizable reports help administrators and managers understand the state of their network. Ivanti UEM is designed for businesses with lots of devices, which is why most (55%) of its users on TrustRadius are from enterprise-level organizations. Reviewers appreciate Ivanti UEM’s detailed reporting, powerful remote control capability, and asset management tools. “[Ivanti UEM] allows us to manage several hundred machines with minimal staff. We also have it integrated […]

We are excited to announce the Top Rated Computer-Aided Design Software for 2019! Top Rated awards showcase today’s top-of-the-line CAD products based solely on user feedback and satisfaction scores. These awards make the voice of the market the primary decider into the industry’s best products. Top Rated awards are the most trusted in the industry because they are never influenced by analyst opinion, the vendor’s size, popularity, or status as a TrustRadius customer. Here are the winners: SOLIDWORKS SOLIDWORKS from Dassault Systemes is a solid modeling and CAD application suite popular among engineers at larger enterprises and also available with special licensing options for academic learning and entrepreneurial ventures. SOLIDWORKS is used commercially for mechanical and electrical design, quality management, and also technical publication. On TrustRadius SOLIDWORKS is mostly reviewed by users who work in engineering (66%) across many industries, and across companies of all sizes; a small majority of reviewers (57%) are working in midsize companies. Reviewers describe a smooth workflow for building even complex models with a clear, responsive graphical UI, solid performance while simulating, as well as its extensive library of tools, add-ons, and modules. “Being the number one PC-based 3D solid modeling CAD package on the […]

We are excited to award 2019 TrustRadius Top Rated badges to a number of outstanding Developer & Administrator tools! Top Rated awards showcase today’s top-of-the-line products in IT based solely on user feedback and satisfaction scores. These awards make the voice of the market the primary decider into the industry’s best products. While many software categories have multiple products that earned a 2019 Top Rated badge (find them all on our blog here), this year five IT and development software categories have only one Top Rated winner. These products stand above the rest in each of their respective categories. Mobile Device Management (MDM) Solutions – Jamf Pro Mobile App Development Tools – Zeplin Identity Management Software – Okta Workforce Identity Build Automation Tools – Jenkins Endpoint Backup Solutions – Acronis Backup Here’s a closer look at these outstanding IT & Dev tools:  Jamf Pro Jamf Pro is an automation-driven mobile device management (MDM) tool for securing mobile Apple products (e.g. iPad, iPhones). Jamf Pro may be used for asset tracking, patching and provisioning, configuration profile management, and for providing user self-service, for which Jamf Pro now supports custom branding if desired. The product features per-device pricing with volume discounting, and […]

We are excited to announce the Top Rated Version Control Software for 2019! Top Rated awards showcase today’s top-of-the-line products in Version Control Software based solely on user feedback and satisfaction scores. These awards make the voice of the market the primary decider into the industry’s best products. Top Rated awards are the most trusted in the industry because they are never influenced by analyst opinion, the vendor’s size, popularity, or status as a TrustRadius customer.  Here are the winners: Git An industry standard, Git is a free and open-source version control system. Git is designed for fast, simple branching and merging. It passively backs up projects by requiring users to clone each repository they work on. Users can add multiple changes into one “staging area” for review before actually submitting changes. Git has a large developer community and many free resources. Users from midsize companies make up a small majority (39%) of Git users on TrustRadius. Reviewers value Git’s reliability, efficient branching and merging, and abundance of experienced developers. “Most developers today are not only familiar with Git, but have used it everywhere they’ve worked…I would recommend it to anyone, whether it’s an individual working on their own project, […]

We are excited to announce the Top Rated Application Lifecycle Management (ALM) Tools for 2019! Top Rated awards showcase today’s top-of-the-line products in ALM based solely on user feedback and satisfaction scores. These awards make the voice of the market the primary decider into the industry’s best products. Top Rated awards are the most trusted in the industry because they are never influenced by analyst opinion, the vendor’s size, popularity, or status as a TrustRadius customer. Here are the winners: JIRA Software JIRA Software from Atlassian is a popular agile project management tool supporting application lifecycle management (ALM) by providing issue tracking and a development roadmap, and configurable workflow for organizing and tracking task completion. For this, JIRA provides the familiar kanban or scrum workflows, as well as customizable task-oriented workflows allowing developers to pull elements as they need them to best match their project. On TrustRadius, JIRA Software is more frequently reviewed than any other ALM or Project Management tool, with a relatively strong proportion of reviews provided by users from large enterprises (40%). JIRA reviewers state that the product’s unique organizational schema such as stories and epics, and overall flexible workflow make it an ideal ALM tool for […]

*This article was updated on June 8, 2019 based on new research conducted by the TrustRadius team* Your business phone system serves as your direct portal to all the influential contacts in your business. It’s important that you select a solution that offers the tools you need to support and enhance your communications without straining your budget. Google Voice for Business offers calling capabilities, tools, and features, for free. However, it can sometimes mean unexpected costs if it’s not the right system for you. This post will dive deeper into business user reviews of Google Voice for Business and explore the key features, pricing, and pros and cons of this communication app to help you determine if it’s right for you. Google Voice – What is it? Google Voice is a free VoIP app offered by Google that provides users with a phone number and a collection of features and tools that can make business communications more accessible and convenient on any mobile device. Access is as simple as signing up for a free account or downloading the app. You can then select your phone number to begin making free or low-cost calls. You also gain access to a variety […]

There is an emerging type of software solution that enables companies to streamline digital customer experiences — digital experience platforms (DXP). DXPs largely evolved from content management systems (CMS). These two types of software often get confused with each other because they share the same roots, and DXPs often incorporate CMS features. But the two are very different, even though there is overlap between their functions. A CMS enables businesses to manage and publish their online content such as blog articles, images, data, etc. Traditionally, CMS have primarily focused on web content and are sometimes called ‘web content management systems’. However, some CMS have expanded to include the ability to create, publish, and manage content across multiple digital channels.  DXPs, on the other hand, typically incorporate some standard CMS functions plus engagement with consumers across all digital touchpoints. They also feature the ability to personalize content and individual digital experiences across different channels. These digital channels can include social media platforms, mobile applications, online storefronts, email, customer portals, and text/SMS. A DXP also has greater data collection and analysis capabilities, allowing companies to track and aggregate user engagement metrics across digital channels. DXPs are flexible tools designed to help optimize […]