Deploy vs GitLab comparison


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Executive Summary

Categories and Ranking Deploy
Ranking in Release Automation
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Ranking in Release Automation
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Ranking in other categories
Application Security Tools (6th), Build Automation (1st), Static Application Security Testing (SAST) (7th), Rapid Application Development Software (10th), Software Composition Analysis (SCA) (6th), Enterprise Agile Planning Tools (2nd), Fuzz Testing Tools (2nd), DevSecOps (3rd)

Mindshare comparison

As of June 2024, in the Release Automation category, the mindshare of Deploy is 0.1%, down from 1.1% compared to the previous year. The mindshare of GitLab is 37.9%, up from 25.4% compared to the previous year. It is calculated based on PeerSpot user engagement data.
Release Automation
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Featured Reviews

it_user158721 - PeerSpot reviewer
Nov 19, 2014
Besides for the flash GUI which is a pain, it includes all of the features we were looking for.
We used an in-house developed scripting solution for the main parts of our deployments and complemented that with error-prone manual steps accompanied by huge hard to maintain deployment manuals. We wanted to implement a Continuous Delivery methodology combined with a DevOps culture and therefor needed to speed up deployments as well as delivering better quality products to our customers. We switched because our scripting solution would not be able to deliver on those key features. Plus, we also are in the process of switching from IBM Websphere application servers on Windows to a new target platform (JBoss EAP on Linux (RHEL)). So in the long run the scripting solution which was targeted on IBM Websphere needed a lot of work, if at all it would survive.
Nakul Kundaliya - PeerSpot reviewer
Oct 8, 2022
Scalable, automatic code merging, and free version available
We are using GitLab for code management. We put code onto their servers. This allows developers to have a centralized place for code collaboration GitLab has helped our company save time. In our current project, we have split the job into two parts, one team is working on one particular feature…

Quotes from Members

We asked business professionals to review the solutions they use. Here are some excerpts of what they said:


"The solution creates a manifest file that caps the bridge between the developer and the system admin."
"This product is an innovative market leader in the field of application deployment."
"The solution's most valuable aspect is that it is vendor-agnostic and it has a file called Manifest, which makes it possible for developers, ops people, and system admins to cooperate."
"We're only using the basic features of GitLab and haven't used any advanced features. The solution works fine, so that's what we like about GitLab. We're party using GitHub and GitLab. We have a GitHub server, while we use GitLab locally or only within our team, and it works okay. We don't have any significant problems with the solution. We also found the straightforward setup, stability, and scalability of GitLab valuable."
"I like GitLab's security and SAS tools."
"It is very useful for reviews. We are using branch merging operations and full reset operations. It is also very useful for merging our code and tracking another branch. The graph diagrams of Git are very useful. Its interface is straightforward and not too complex for us."
"Git hosting has an integration with ACD which is why we liked this solution in the first place."
"The tool helps to integrate CI/CD pipeline deployments. It is very easy to learn. Its security model is good."
"The most valuable feature of GitLab is the ability to upload scripts and make changes when needed and then reupload them. Additionally, the solution is user-friendly."
"CI/CD and GitLab scanning are the most valuable features."
"The dashboard and interface make it easy to use."


"The tool needs to improve on cloud-native GitOps."
"While it is a flexible product and provides a means of integrating with virtually anything, the company should make a better effort to keep up with new platform integrations."
"The solution currently has a bug that causes performance issues. They need to resolve this in a future release."
"GitLab could consider introducing a code-scanning tool. Purchasing such tools from external markets can incur charges, which might not be favorable. Integrating these features into GitLab would streamline the pipeline and make it more convenient for users."
"The solution does not have many built-in functions or variables so scripting is required."
"Reporting could be improved."
"GitLab would be improved with the addition of templates for deployment on local PCs."
"The solution should be more cloud-native and have more cloud-native capabilities and features."
"In the free version, when a merge request is raised, there is no way to enforce certain rules. We can't enforce that this merge request must be reviewed or approved by two or three people in the team before it is pushed to the master branch. That's why we are exploring using some agents."
"Even if I say I want some improvement, they will say it is already planned in the first quarter, second quarter, or third quarter. That said, most everything is quite improved already, and they're improving even further still."
"The solution should again offer an on-premises deployment option."

Pricing and Cost Advice

"The product’s pricing is acceptable. We get volume discounts."
"Pricing costs are based on annual subscriptions."
"The price of GitLab could be better, it is expensive."
"I'm not aware of the licensing costs because those were covered by the customer."
"GitLab is cheap."
"My company uses the free version of GitLab, which is GitLab Community Edition. There is a licensed version also available for GitLab."
"GitLab is a free solution to use."
"The solution is based on a licensing model that includes technical support and is paid annually."
"GitLab is comparatively expensive, but it provides value because it's feature-rich."
"The initial setup cost is excellent and you can add the premium features later."
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Top Industries

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Financial Services Firm
Insurance Company
Computer Software Company
Manufacturing Company
Educational Organization
Computer Software Company
Financial Services Firm
Manufacturing Company

Company Size

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Large Enterprise
Midsize Enterprise
Small Business

Questions from the Community

What do you like most about Deploy?
The solution creates a manifest file that caps the bridge between the developer and the system admin.
What is your experience regarding pricing and costs for Deploy?
The product’s pricing is acceptable. We get volume discounts.
What needs improvement with Deploy?
The tool needs to improve on cloud-native GitOps.
What do you like most about GitLab?
I find the features and version control history to be most valuable for our development workflow. These aspects provide us with a clear view of changes and help us manage requests efficiently.
What is your experience regarding pricing and costs for GitLab?
For small-scale usage, GitLab offers a free tier. For enterprise pricing, GitLab is more expensive than GitHub, as it's not as widely adopted. GitLab is the preferred choice for many developers des...
What needs improvement with GitLab?
I believe there's room for improvement in the advanced features, particularly in enhancing the pipeline functionalities. Better integration and usability within the pipeline could make a significan...

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Deployit, XLDeploy, XebiaLabs XL Deploy

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Sample Customers

American Express, Xerox, Fandango, Rabobank, Cable & Wireless, Air France, 3M, GE, Liberty Mutual, EA
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