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We performed a comparison between AWS CodeDeploy and Microsoft Azure DevOps based on real PeerSpot user reviews.

Find out in this report how the two Release Automation solutions compare in terms of features, pricing, service and support, easy of deployment, and ROI.
To learn more, read our detailed AWS CodeDeploy vs. Microsoft Azure DevOps Report (Updated: May 2024).
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"The product's initial setup phase is easy.""The product is easy to use.""I found the default settings of AWS CodeDeploy to be highly beneficial for my deployment workflows. For instance, when deploying a Node.js application, I manually installed the necessary components on my AWS instance, such as the web server required by developers. Then, I created deployment scripts for starting and stopping instances and performing the deployment itself. These scripts were stored alongside my code in GitHub, ensuring they executed seamlessly with the CI/CD pipeline. Since the project wasn't overly complex, I opted for the default settings, which proved to be efficient and straightforward for deployment.""It's just like every other AWS resource I use. It gets the job done.""It is very flexible.""You can easily integrate AWS CodeDeploy with multiple services.""AWS CodeDeploy operates on an on-demand basis. This means that you only pay for the exact duration of the deployment process. Whether it takes one minute, two minutes, or even longer, you're only charged for the time it takes to complete the deployment. You're not locked into paying for dedicated servers."

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"All features are good. Pipelines feature is great, and Boards and Artifacts features are also really good. It is really good at what it does. It is very comprehensive, and it has some really great aspects to it. It is very easy. It is probably one of the easiest to use DevOps tools in the industry, and it is well integrated.""Some of the most valuable features are the ease of use and the ability to monitor a lot of things. It has a lot of applications and facilities that meet all the developers' requirements. For example, we can use application insights to get an idea of our application's performance. Since it's cloud-based, it's really good for collaboration and working as a team.""It's got something that you won't find in other products.""The initial setup is very easy.""The installation is straightforward. We can create a whole new organization in less than a day.""Azure is an advantage when working with other Microsoft solutions.""I like the fact that there is built-in Power BI. Both are Microsoft tools. So, you can incorporate dashboard capabilities.""I found the Kanban board to be the most useful for my needs."

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"Deployment and stability should be improved.""I faced some stability issues.""AWS CodeDeploy doesn't provide multiple plugins like Jenkins, which is a shortcoming where improvements are required.""AWS should provide its own templates in the console so that I don't need to go anywhere else to get the template for AWS CodeDeploy or AWS CodeBuild.""We have faced some issues and bugs along the way when it comes to stability.""Improvements could be made to AWS CodeDeploy in terms of its agent's compatibility across different operating systems. Currently, there are instances where the agent may not work seamlessly with certain integrations, leading to issues with registering protocols on authorized servers."

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"As for room for improvement, more features need to be added to the classic pipeline. The build and release pipelines are present, but there has not been much improvement there.""Reporting across multiple projects could be improved.""As for improvement, the first one is pricing. For us, luckily because we are partners, it's free. Microsoft gold partners do not have to pay, but if you're not a partner, the product is very expensive.""When comparing with Jira, I find that the task management capabilities in Azure DevOps are not yet fully comprehensive and should be enhanced.""Non-functional testing such as security testing, log testing, and performance testing can be improved with a better visualization.""Not all companies use the same methodology which could limit the use of this solution.""The test management section needs to be improved.""The ability to integrate Microsoft Azure DevOps with other platforms and Microsoft products can be improved."

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  • "The product is free with EC2."
  • "AWS CodeDeploy has proven to be a cost-effective solution for us, especially considering the benefits we gain from using it. In terms of pricing, AWS is quite affordable, providing excellent value for the features and services it offers."
  • "The product's price is normal."
  • "Since we are using a dedicated AWS environment, the solution's pricing is fine."
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  • "It's a good tool, quite rich, it has a lot of features, and quite a lot of analytical capabilities which are built on top of it so that you can see how your projects are going and all that stuff. It's a good tool."
  • "There is a licensing fee of $6/user per month."
  • "The price is cheaper than Jira and some of the other competing tools."
  • "It is the least expensive product in this class."
  • "I find that the pricing is good, and it is competitive with the other vendors in the market."
  • "Microsoft Azure DevOps is free for up to five users and allows you to track a maximum of three projects."
  • "It is a subscription model and I only pay for what I use."
  • "The price of this solution is fair."
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    Questions from the Community
    Top Answer:Since we are using a dedicated AWS environment, the solution's pricing is fine.
    Top Answer:The solution is used to run things on servers.
    Top Answer:Jira is a great centralized tool for just about everything, from local team management to keeping track of products and work logs. It is easy to implement and navigate, and it is stable and scalable… more »
    Top Answer:TFS and Azure DevOps are different in many ways. TFS was designed for admins, and only offers incremental improvements. In addition, TFS seems complicated to use and I don’t think it has a very… more »
    Top Answer:We can track everything from the requirements stage to the production stage.
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    Azure DevOps, VSTS, Visual Studio Team Services, MS Azure DevOps
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    AWS CodeDeploy is a service that automates code deployments to any instance, including Amazon EC2 instances and instances running on-premises. AWS CodeDeploy makes it easier for you to rapidly release new features, helps you avoid downtime during deployment, and handles the complexity of updating your applications. You can use AWS CodeDeploy to automate deployments, eliminating the need for error-prone manual operations, and the service scales with your infrastructure so you can easily deploy to one instance or thousands.

    Microsoft Azure DevOps is a cloud service that enables developers to collaborate on code development projects and create and deploy applications quicker than ever before. The service helps unite developers, project managers, and software development experts through a collaborative experience while using the application. For the users' convenience, Azure DevOps offers the user cloud services through Azure DevOps Services or an on-premises service using Azure DevOps Server. In addition, it supports integration with additional services and adding extensions, including the ability for the user to create their own custom extensions. 

    Azure DevOps provides a variety of unified features that can be accessed through their web browser or IDE client, such as:

    • Azure Pipelines - Develop and deploy services to support ongoing application integration and delivery. Azure pipelines, which work with almost every project type and most languages, will automatically test code projects in order to make them available to others.

    • Azure Artifacts - Share packages and integrate package sharing between teams. Packages include NuGet, npm, and Maven, in addition to other private and public sources. Developers can now share and consume packages with other developers from different public registries.

    • Azure Repos - Offers source control of your code through Team Foundation Version Control (TFVC) or Git repositories. Developers can now keep track of any changes that are made in their code over the course of their project.

    • Azure Test Plans - Offers continuous and manual/exploratory app testing through several tools. Test Suites, or a collection of Test Cases, are grouped together in a container called a Test Plan.

    • Azure Boards - Provides a suite of Agile tools to track work, support planning, code defects, and general issues while using Kanban and Scrum software. Teams are in need of tools that are flexible and will help them grow. Azure Boards is a service that helps developers manage their software projects. 

    Benefits of Microsoft Azure DevOps

    Microsoft Azure DevOps offers many benefits, including:

    • A quick setup and easy deployment
    • An elastic scale
    • Exceptional security
    • No-maintenance operations
    • Effortless collaboration through domains
    • The ability to create and deploy products faster than traditional software

    Reviews from Real Users

    Microsoft Azure DevOps stands out among its competitors for a variety of reasons. Two major ones are its ability to forecast how long each task will take and the ability for users to follow the entire development process.

    PeerSpot viewers note the effectiveness of this solution. An executive chief operating officer for a cloud provider notes, “We can forecast tasks and the number of hours a task will take and can compare it with how long a task actually takes.” 

    Carlos H., a product and system director at SPCM, writes, “I think the most usable thing is that you can follow the whole progress of the development process. This makes it very useful for us.”

    Sample Customers
    Expedia, Intuit, Royal Dutch Shell, Brooks Brothers
    Alaska Airlines, Iberia Airlines, Columbia, Skype
    Top Industries
    Financial Services Firm18%
    Computer Software Company16%
    Manufacturing Company7%
    Computer Software Company23%
    Financial Services Firm15%
    Energy/Utilities Company11%
    Manufacturing Company8%
    Computer Software Company13%
    Manufacturing Company11%
    Financial Services Firm11%
    Company Size
    Small Business67%
    Midsize Enterprise22%
    Large Enterprise11%
    Small Business20%
    Midsize Enterprise11%
    Large Enterprise69%
    Small Business31%
    Midsize Enterprise18%
    Large Enterprise51%
    Small Business18%
    Midsize Enterprise14%
    Large Enterprise68%
    Buyer's Guide
    AWS CodeDeploy vs. Microsoft Azure DevOps
    May 2024
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    AWS CodeDeploy is ranked 4th in Release Automation with 7 reviews while Microsoft Azure DevOps is ranked 1st in Release Automation with 127 reviews. AWS CodeDeploy is rated 8.4, while Microsoft Azure DevOps is rated 8.2. The top reviewer of AWS CodeDeploy writes "The default settings of AWS CodeDeploy are highly beneficial for my deployment workflows". On the other hand, the top reviewer of Microsoft Azure DevOps writes "Allows us to deploy code to production without releasing certain features immediately and agile project management capabilities offer resource-leveling". AWS CodeDeploy is most compared with AWS Amplify, AWS CodeStar, Octopus Deploy, Spinnaker and Red Hat Ansible Automation Platform, whereas Microsoft Azure DevOps is most compared with GitLab, Jira, TFS, Rally Software and ServiceNow Strategic Portfolio Management. See our AWS CodeDeploy vs. Microsoft Azure DevOps report.

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