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ReadyAPI Virtualization is #4 ranked solution in top Service Virtualization tools. PeerSpot users give ReadyAPI Virtualization an average rating of 7.0 out of 10. ReadyAPI Virtualization is most commonly compared to Parasoft Service Virtualization: ReadyAPI Virtualization vs Parasoft Service Virtualization. ReadyAPI Virtualization is popular among the large enterprise segment, accounting for 77% of users researching this solution on PeerSpot. The top industry researching this solution are professionals from a computer software company, accounting for 47% of all views.
What is ReadyAPI Virtualization?

API virtualization in ServiceV Pro helps you deliver great APIs on time and under budget, and does so for a fraction of the cost typically associated with traditional enterprise service virtualization suites.

ReadyAPI Virtualization was previously known as ServiceV Pro.

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Zurich Insurance Group

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PeerSpot user
Senior Infrastructure Consulting Analyst at a tech services company with 10,001+ employees
Real User
Helps debugging API client issues with closed-off APIs
Pros and Cons
  • "Ties-in with the rest of the SoapUI platform and its ability to record traffic and create a virtual endpoint."
  • "Greater capacity to create Virtual APIs based on HAR files or wireshark recordings."

How has it helped my organization?

Helps debugging API client issues with closed-off APIs (behind the VPN).

What is most valuable?

Ties-in with the rest of the SoapUI platform and its ability to record traffic and create a virtual endpoint.

What needs improvement?

Greater capacity to create Virtual APIs based on HAR files or wireshark recordings.

For how long have I used the solution?

Three months.

What do I think about the stability of the solution?

No, but we haven't ran it for very long.

What do I think about the scalability of the solution?

For very complex and load intensive virtualization, the heap size needed to be increased.

How are customer service and support?

Customer Service:

10 out of 10. Very responsive.

Technical Support:

Eight out of 10. On par with VMware, when they had more North American support.

Which solution did I use previously and why did I switch?

No.

What about the implementation team?

In-house.

What was our ROI?

Not calculated.

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

Ability to have general IT staff enable developers using this software as opposed to more expensive vendors or developers building their own solution.

Which other solutions did I evaluate?

No.

What other advice do I have?

Very good for the price point and compared to more expensive or custom development solutions.

Disclosure: I am a real user, and this review is based on my own experience and opinions.
PeerSpot user
Aishwarya  - PeerSpot reviewer
Senior Software Consultant at a tech services company with 1,001-5,000 employees
Consultant
It has the capability to extend its features for the execution of our APIs
Pros and Cons
  • "In times of DevOps, where continuous delivery and deployment is progressing at such a fast pace, ServiceV Pro has emerged as an add-on for enhancing our API product finish."
  • "The effort required to utilize the capabilities/usage of ServiceV Pro looks like the one area where we could have some further improvements"

How has it helped my organization?

It is very beneficial in reducing the redundancies during development, which can easily provide a better platform for continuous integration (CI) by cutting down the dependencies on the rest of the API team.

Various recordings can be done so as to keep track of the transactions being made each time and accordingly manipulate the way our APIs would run.

What is most valuable?

In times of DevOps, where continuous delivery and deployment is progressing at such a fast pace, ServiceV Pro has emerged as an add-on for enhancing our API product finish.

What needs improvement?

Since its the initial stage for us in which we have started using ServiceV Pro, there are not many areas of improvement that I think of, but the effort required to utilize the capabilities/usage of ServiceV Pro looks like the one area where we could have some further improvements made just to minimize the time required by a developer to use all the products collaboratively (SoapUI Pro, LoadUI Pro, and ServiceV Pro).

For how long have I used the solution?

It's been over two months now that we have started using ServiceV Pro apart from the SoapUI Pro and LoadUI Pro testing which used to be our main area of focus.

What do I think about the stability of the solution?

No. ServiceV Pro seems to be a trustworthy tool in terms of its stability when it comes to the betterment of our APIs.

What do I think about the scalability of the solution?

No. It has the capability to extend its features for the execution of our APIs.

How are customer service and technical support?

Customer Service:

By mirroring the behavior of the final produced API, ServiceV Pro extends its capability by predicting the way our APIs would behave in the future at a very early stage rather than after the deliverable in production is ready. This results in higher customer satisfaction and delivery.

Technical Support:

The technical support was quite good, especially in terms of the collaborative products that Ready! API offers. The way SoapUI Pro is linked to LoadUI Pro and how they together extend their capability for ServiceV Pro.

Which solution did I use previously and why did I switch?

We have been following the practice of designing the swaggers before writing the APIs, so as to know what the structure of our APIs and their responses would be, but it looks like a one time process which can't be made use of again.

We used to utilize the generated swaggers to keep up with the structure of the API response, but they did not have the functionality of keeping the record of the executions/transactions of the real API each time it executed. So, ServiceV Pro looked like a better option.

How was the initial setup?

No, just had to follow the steps that we were told during the training.

What about the implementation team?

It was implemented by me in my project as I'm the one who deals with all the Ready! API related functionalities that our project is concerned with, from SoapUI Pro to ServiceV Pro.

What was our ROI?

ServiceV Pro functionality helps in achieving better results in terms of performance and execution of APIs, which definitely results in reaching high-level standards, therefore, getting appreciation from the stakeholders as well.

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

Be updated with the latest offerings that the tool provides so as to avoid any clashes with issues, like licensing.

What other advice do I have?

Functional (SoapUI Pro) and Performance (LoadUI Pro) testing do play a very vital role in establishing the APIs in the most efficient way, but ServiceV has the next level potential of reshaping the structure/response of the API in order to make them more adequate and sellable.

Disclosure: I am a real user, and this review is based on my own experience and opinions.
PeerSpot user
PeerSpot user
Senior Java Developer at Arterra Mobility
Real User
Enabled our organization to deliver an end-to-end solution by virtualizing external systems
Pros and Cons
  • "ServiceV Pro enabled our organization to deliver an end-to-end solution by virtualizing external systems, which was easy to implement and provided for a lot of flexibility."
  • "Features, such as using Groovy scripts for generating dynamic response, which read data out of Excel sheets and one-click deployment are really nice."

    What is our primary use case?

    I had to deliver a solution to a customer who was dependent on third-party systems. We used ServiceV Pro to simulate the third-party systems and delivered an end-to-end solution.

    How has it helped my organization?

    ServiceV Pro enabled our organization to deliver an end-to-end solution by virtualizing external systems, which was easy to implement and provided for a lot of flexibility.

    What is most valuable?

    Features, such as using Groovy scripts for generating dynamic response, which read data out of Excel sheets and one-click deployment are really nice.

    What needs improvement?

    I have been pretty much satisfied with the product until now. 

    One thing the product could improve upon is having different behaviors for the number of endpoints within a virtual service.

    For how long have I used the solution?

    Less than one year.
    Disclosure: I am a real user, and this review is based on my own experience and opinions.
    PeerSpot user
    it_user741966 - PeerSpot reviewer
    Business Development Manager at a tech services company with 1,001-5,000 employees
    Consultant
    Our testing process time was reduced by 30%

    What is most valuable?

    • Easy to create and share virtual services
    • Discovery option to create virtual services
    • Parallel testing
    • Simulate server side behavior
    • Data driving of simulated services

    How has it helped my organization?

    Our testing process time was reduced by 30%.

    What needs improvement?

    Requires more documentation or videos with examples, which is easily understood by the new users.

    For how long have I used the solution?

    Three months.

    What was my experience with deployment of the solution?

    No.

    What do I think about the stability of the solution?

    No.

    What do I think about the scalability of the solution?

    No.

    How are customer service and technical support?

    Customer Service:

    10 out of 10.

    Technical Support:

    10 out of 10.

    Which solution did I use previously and why did I switch?

    SmartBear products are easy to install and the support is really good.

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

    Yes.

    Which other solutions did I evaluate?

    CA LISA.

    Disclosure: I am a real user, and this review is based on my own experience and opinions.
    PeerSpot user
    PeerSpot user
    Sr. Automation Architect (Desktop & Mobile Application) at a tech services company with 11-50 employees
    Consultant
    Offers mock virtualization services, which enhance our company's way of integration and testing
    Pros and Cons
      • "ServiceV still has some bug in the tools, such as structure of the project, integration, and combination with different tools present."

      How has it helped my organization?

      Product definitely enhances our way of integration and testing.

      What is most valuable?

      • Helpful tooltips and self explanatory menu options.
      • Mock virtualization services and several instances of those services.

      What needs improvement?

      ServiceV still has some bug in the tools, such as structure of the project, integration, and combination with different tools present in the same tools, like SoapUI NG and LoadUI.

      For how long have I used the solution?

      We are still deciding whether the tool can be beneficial to our system and organization.

      What do I think about the stability of the solution?

      Yes, sometimes the app hangs and kills itself during execution.

      What do I think about the scalability of the solution?

      No.

      How are customer service and technical support?

      Customer Service:

      Customer service is very good and to the point.

      Technical Support:

      Technical support is very thorough, well-organized, and helpful.

      Which solution did I use previously and why did I switch?

      No.

      How was the initial setup?

      Setup was very straightforward, and online documentation and guidelines from the team were very helpful.

      What was our ROI?

      So far expected result has been beneficial to the our environment and system. However, it is still too early to talk about ROI.

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

      Pricing is alright, however more options would be desirable for a fairly new product like ServiceV.

      Which other solutions did I evaluate?

      We have been going through several demos of other available open source and paid products, e.g.: JMeter, QuerySurge, Informatica, etc.

      Disclosure: I am a real user, and this review is based on my own experience and opinions.
      PeerSpot user