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2015-02-02T19:11:00Z

Do you have a comparison of IBM vs. CA Service Virtualization?

it_user189042 - PeerSpot reviewer
Project Manager at a financial services firm with 501-1,000 employees
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I'm looking for a comparison of Service Virtualization solutions: IBM vs. CA LISA

Does anyone have a comparison which they can share or any comments about these competing solutions?

Thanks,

Yifat

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99 Answers

it_user194142 - PeerSpot reviewer
Real User

if you look for service virtualization tools you should check out Tricentis Orchestrated Service Virtualization Suite too.

it supports following techniques without programming a single line of code:
-) model based business flow definition to enable functional testers for test automation (with a technical single point of maintenance of XSDs, WSDLs...)
-) stateful behaviour
-) asynchronous business flows (mainly used for JMS, MQ systems)
-) End2End testing with more than 20 UI technolgies (Mainframe, HTML, JAVA, Win32 etc)
-) test data driven frontend automation & backend service simulation (single point of test data maintenance)
--) this solves test data issues...
-) and many more unique features

Check it out here
http://www.tricentis.com/tricentis-tosca-testsuite/orchestrated-service-virtualization/

2015-02-13T12:34:04Z
it_user145560 - PeerSpot reviewer
Vendor

Voke research just completed a survey on the ROI Service Virtualization.  In the results she mentions the technologies in this space and also shares that most common comments about each product:

On IBM
- Mainframe Support
- Not able to complete PoC 
- Complex and difficult to use
- Requires services to implement 

On CA SV:
- Complete mature solution
- Flexible and extensible 
- Integration  with a variety of lifecycle tools
- Easy to use and implement 
- Quick ROI
- Costly

2015-02-12T21:57:36Z
it_user137526 - PeerSpot reviewer
Real User

Hello Yifat, Mike above mentioned the new voke, inc report on Service Virtualization. That report can be found here - http://www.vokeinc.com/average-service-virtualization-productivity-enhancements.html.

2015-02-12T16:36:02Z
it_user158376 - PeerSpot reviewer
Vendor

See this link, there is no direct comparison between the two - http://www.itko.com/solutions/ibm.jsp

I believe a Parasoft comparison, SV comparison can be found here -
http://www.itcentralstation.com/products/comparisons/parasoft-service-virtualization_vs_ca-service-virtualization

or

http://www.itcentralstation.com/products/ibm-rational-test-virtualization-server/summary

2015-02-12T16:23:49Z
it_user151452 - PeerSpot reviewer
Vendor

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.

2015-02-12T16:13:32Z
it_user178125 - PeerSpot reviewer
MSP

Hi Yifat.... you might find the "The Forrester Wave™: Service Virtualization And Testing Solutions" helpful as you compare the various service virtualization solutions. You can access a copy here:
https://www14.software.ibm.com/webapp/iwm/web/signup.do?source=swg-rtl-sd-ar&S_PKG=ov21804

2015-02-12T15:29:53Z
it_user105102 - PeerSpot reviewer
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

2015-02-12T15:27:16Z
it_user174312 - PeerSpot reviewer
Vendor

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.

2015-02-12T15:25:13Z
it_user190035 - PeerSpot reviewer
Consultant

Hi,

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

Regards
Anish

2015-02-12T15:20:13Z