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Should we advise customers to move from Clearcase to RTC?

Shuchita Tripathi (31435491) | asked Aug 25 '15, 3:34 a.m.

Our customers have to consolidate many Clearcase instances and move to either Clearcase or RTC. We have to advise which one they should choose.
Out of the many factors, one factor which we are considering is what is the future of Clearcase. Is it going to stop in near future?

Can someone tell me if Clearcase will be continued (for long) or it will be stopped.

Also, if we suggest RTC, what are the pros and cons for it?

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Tamir Gefen (7837) | answered Aug 25 '15, 8:26 a.m.
edited Aug 25 '15, 12:11 p.m.
Hi Suchita,
ClearCase still offers new features. For instance, see the "Automatic Views" (a brand new view type) that have been recently released:

Far as I know, ClearCase is not going to stop in near future. Have a look on the answer given by Howie Bernstein:

Tamir Gefen, ALMtoolbox

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Arun K Sriramaiah (3.2k12571) | answered Aug 25 '15, 4:38 a.m.
 Hi Suchita,

I would think that Clearcase and RTC has its on purpose for catering the Developer SCM requirements, but still the same basics and different usage patterns.

There's no simple answer I would say CC and RTC has different approach to scale to large deployment, and CC has longer history of supporting large deployments successfully. 

RTC  (it can be used for both Change & Configuration Management ) is more about agile and collaborative application with different combination of components built in as a solution (Collaborative life-cycle Management).

eg: RTC administration, Managing servers\users, Managing SCM artifacts are more easier.

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Adam Levensohn (36) | answered Aug 25 '15, 12:08 p.m.
 Hi Suchita,

I am the Global Development Manager for ClearCase and ClearQuest. As Tamir mentioned above , ClearCase has been delivering new features for many years and will continue to do so , as well as provide defect fixes , security fixes , and platform upgrades. Please feel free to reach out to me directly if you would like to discuss further or have additional questions. 

Thx , Adam Levensohn 

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