Broadcom Service Virtualization vs Parasoft Virtualize comparison


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Mindshare comparison

As of June 2024, in the Service Virtualization category, the mindshare of Broadcom Service Virtualization is 33.3%, down from 35.5% compared to the previous year. The mindshare of Parasoft Virtualize is 19.4%, down from 21.0% compared to the previous year. It is calculated based on PeerSpot user engagement data.
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it_user558429 - PeerSpot reviewer
Dec 4, 2016
It introduces more flexibility, helps us cross-skill people, and brings in the DevOps mentality.
I think the ones we've wanted have come through, actually. Because ours was such an old version, and we said at the time, "We'd like to see x, y, and zed". They're already in 9, and what I've seen of version 10, it's even more closely bundled with some of the other offerings as well. From what we saw, the biggest challenge we had at the time was that it didn't link in well with the repository, but it's now there. It's now got the open interfaces to get hold of the other stuff that it works closely with. Once we get the upgrade nailed, we'll probably get more benefit out of it. I think for future versions, CA need to help customers get to an app store mentality where, when it comes to upgrades, I shouldn't have to go through a whole loop again every time I want to upgrade. If I tick a box, push it out to me. That's what I'd like to see. I'm sure they're probably working on that in some way, somewhere, but that would help me as a customer. For small customers, it's probably a lot easier if you've only got a few servers to upgrade. I've got 35 different servers for SV. I've got 800 people who downloaded it and are using it. It's a big user base, so to actually plan and implement the upgrade is a mammoth task in itself. Anything that would help me do that better next time would be a big positive for me.
Apr 16, 2020
Supports MessageQueue. Provides the ability to test applications detached from integration middleware.
We now have the ability to test our complex applications completely detached from integration middleware. This improves the reliability, speed, cost, and simplicity of testing MessageQueue support: Our infrastructure was designed with the ability to detach client systems via MessageQueue queue…

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"Easy to understand ways of creating stubs."
"The most valuable features are the recording and creating of virtual services."
"The most valuable feature is that it supports so many protocols. We, being a large bank, have almost all the protocols, and it supports all of them, so that's one good thing."
"We have been using it extensively for the shift left process and testing. It helps us to accelerate and virtualize services and assets that we don't have. It enables to test faster."
"The most valuable features include the capability to use other program languages such as PLSQR, JAVA, .NET."
"In the case of the virtualization of TCP/IP protocols for third-party terminal insurance, there was a device terminal, which was interacting with the application via the TCP/IP protocol. Most of the tools don't support that, but we were able to achieve it using Broadcom Service Virtualization."
"The innovation is amazing. CA has continued to add to services that it supports, the transports that it supports, and has built all of the enterprise capabilities into the product as well."
"It is definitely scalable."
"The initial setup is quite easy to manage."


"I would rate the tech support a nine out of ten. They need more knowledge about the connectivity to DevOps orchestration."
"They can always work on usability and making simple things simple to do. This is true of every product that deals with complexity."
"I'd like to see more of the newer technologies included in there, looking mainly from a mobile perspective, possibly, so you can virtualize some of the aspects that we're going to be doing for mobile testing."
"Needs some additional lightweight, portable elements."
"​From a reporting perspective I think we would like to have a more user-friendly approach."
"It is not a stable solution."
"I would like to have more flexibility towards the mainframe virtualization and also in JDBC virtualization."
"DevTest is pretty massive. It's hard to tell what different parts of it can be used to do different things. They should modulize it more."
"It would be ideal if the product offered more in terms of data virtualization or have a separate product that could be combined with this one that could offer a bit more in order to cover more of our requirements."

Pricing and Cost Advice

"I think the pricing is quite fair because this solution provides a lot of functionalities, and is quite stable."
"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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What do you like most about Broadcom Service Virtualization?
In the case of the virtualization of TCP/IP protocols for third-party terminal insurance, there was a device terminal, which was interacting with the application via the TCP/IP protocol. Most of th...
What is your experience regarding pricing and costs for Broadcom Service Virtualization?
There is a yearly licensing cost, and I would give it a four out of five.
What needs improvement with Broadcom Service Virtualization?
The cost is an area that needs improvement. There are a couple of other tools which provide support for performance testing with the base version itself, but Broadcom needs a separate component to ...
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ITKO LISA, CA LISA, CA Service Virtualization
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Sample Customers

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, 
Alaska Airlines, Cox Automotive, Comcast, Lufthansa, Samsung, WoodmenLife, Caesars Entertainment, Capital One, REI
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