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  • "There are additional fees for advanced-level technical support."
  • "I don't have the exact dollar amount, but we have spent close to $1,000,000 for a three-year agreement, for an enterprise level."
  • "There is a yearly licensing cost, and I would give it a four out of five."
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    it_user158376 - PeerSpot reviewerit_user158376 (User)

    See this link, there is no direct comparison between the two -

    I believe a Parasoft comparison, SV comparison can be found here -


    it_user151452 - PeerSpot reviewerit_user151452 (Senior Director of Applications at a logistics company with 1,001-5,000 employees)

    Hi Yifat
    CA seems the market leader in service virtualization. CA is a niche player in this space while IBM's Greenhat is one of their products in their plethora of products. Having said that, CA Lisa's strength lies in Test Data management and virtualization of any type including and not limited to Java, MQ or any other webservices.

    it_user105102 - PeerSpot reviewerit_user105102 (Architect at a tech services company with 10,001+ employees)
    Real User

    I can comment that IBM is a let arrival to this space and also joins the ranks of application service virtualization vi acquisition.

    Consider IBM and CA's track record when it comes to acquiring companies, their technologies and integrating them into their portfolios.

    IBM Greenhat

    it_user174312 - PeerSpot reviewerit_user174312 (QA Director at Bridgetree)

    I unfortunately have not used the IBM software. I do have experience with CA LISA and some with Parasoft but I don't know the IBM product well enough to vote.

    However there is a company called Voke that does studies and comparisons of them. You could do a google search for Voke and Lisa and IBm and service virtualizaton and likely find that study on white paper. I will check as well.

    it_user190035 - PeerSpot reviewerit_user190035 (User at a tech services company with 10,001+ employees)


    I am looking for similar information as well. If you have any content, please could you let me know where to find it please?

    Thanks very much


    Questions from the Community
    Top Answer:There are several areas that are easily configurable.
    Top Answer:I don't have the exact dollar amount, but we have spent close to $1,000,000 for a three-year agreement, for an enterprise level. Any number of people can use it, and it has three performance inputs… more »
    Top Answer:Because I have not compared it with other toolsets, I don't have a lot of insight. The only area that I can think of at the moment is the building of automated APA test cases. Based on your services… more »
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    Also Known As
    ITKO LISA, CA LISA, CA Service Virtualization
    Green Hat, IBM RTVS
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    CA Service Virtualization acts as a catalyst for DevOps by simulating constrained or unavailable systems across the software development lifecycle (SDLC). This allows developers, testers and performance teams to work in parallel to accelerate app delivery, as well as to “shift-left” the app testing to improve application quality. CA Service Virtualization was previously known as LISA, the product from the ITKO acquisition.

    Testing environments are often expensive and can have limited availability. IBM Rational Test Virtualization Server helps you shift testing to the left by removing dependencies on components that are unavailable or already in use. These components are simulated at the API layer, supporting a wide variety of technologies, allowing your team to test the riskiest elements earlier in the delivery lifecycle.

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    Union Bank, Swisscom, Autotrader, KPN, ING Bank, Best Buy, American Family Insurance, TESCO, Telefonica, Molina Healthcare, California DMV, Aktia, City Index, Con-way, DirecTV, GRU Airport, Liquidnet, NAB, Nordstrom, T-Mobile, TIM Brasil, 
    Sandhata Technologies Ltd., Qantas Airways 
    Top Industries
    Financial Services Firm22%
    Comms Service Provider21%
    Transportation Company7%
    Computer Software Company36%
    Financial Services Firm16%
    Comms Service Provider11%
    Energy/Utilities Company10%
    Computer Software Company37%
    Financial Services Firm24%
    Comms Service Provider12%
    Energy/Utilities Company5%
    Company Size
    Small Business5%
    Midsize Enterprise7%
    Large Enterprise88%
    Small Business12%
    Midsize Enterprise12%
    Large Enterprise76%
    Small Business12%
    Midsize Enterprise14%
    Large Enterprise74%

    Broadcom Service Virtualization is ranked 1st in Service Virtualization with 3 reviews while IBM Rational Test Virtualization Server is ranked 6th in Service Virtualization. Broadcom Service Virtualization is rated 8.0, while IBM Rational Test Virtualization Server is rated 0.0. The top reviewer of Broadcom Service Virtualization writes "Scalable with good recording and creating of virtual services, but it's not stable and there is no support for previous versions". On the other hand, Broadcom Service Virtualization is most compared with Micro Focus Service Virtualization, Parasoft Service Virtualization, Tricentis Tosca, Micro Focus UFT One and SoapUI Pro, whereas IBM Rational Test Virtualization Server is most compared with .

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