Deploy vs Microsoft Azure DevOps comparison


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Executive Summary

Categories and Ranking Deploy
Ranking in Release Automation
Average Rating
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Ranking in other categories
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Microsoft Azure DevOps
Ranking in Release Automation
Average Rating
Number of Reviews
Ranking in other categories
Application Lifecycle Management (ALM) Suites (2nd), Enterprise Agile Planning Tools (1st)

Mindshare comparison

As of July 2024, in the Release Automation category, the mindshare of Deploy is 0.1%, down from 0.8% compared to the previous year. The mindshare of Microsoft Azure DevOps is 37.7%, down from 38.3% compared to the previous year. It is calculated based on PeerSpot user engagement data.
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Application Lifecycle Management (ALM) Suites
Enterprise Agile Planning Tools

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.
Manish  Purohit - PeerSpot reviewer
Apr 8, 2024
Speeds up the development process and enables end-to-end tracking
We use the product end-to-end, from project management to CI/CD. We use the tool to create sprints and iterations, track bugs and issues, close down sprints, and have complete CI/CD pipelines end-to-end for all our branch's build releases The solution works smoothly. We have been using the tool…

Quotes from Members

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


"This product is an innovative market leader in the field of application deployment."
"The solution creates a manifest file that caps the bridge between the developer and the system admin."
"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."
"If someone is considering developing and deploying the infrastructure in this solution, then using this tool is perfect because it's fully integrated with the pipelines and with a server core repository."
"The integration of the whole cycle is the main strength of the tool. If I want to control the cycle with other tools on the market, I would have to use several tools. However, this is not the case with Azure DevOps or TFS."
"Microsoft has good integration with its other products, such as Office, Teams, et cetera."
"It is stable, and we have had no issues with it."
"The most valuable feature is that it brings order to our projects, and we know the status of each one at every moment."
"I really like the Microsoft DevOps survey."
"We can track everything from the requirements stage to the production stage."
"The simplicity is very good and the customer experience is also great."


"The solution currently has a bug that causes performance issues. They need to resolve this in a future release."
"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 tool needs to improve on cloud-native GitOps."
"I would like to see DevOps have the ability to give us something with a compatibility or traceability matrix."
"I would like to see new features added."
"We are currently in the process of moving all of our on-prem to the cloud platform. We are trying to make that move and host the majority of our DevOps services in the cloud because the cloud is where most of the things are going nowadays. However, the process of this transfer is not straightforward, and it could be a lot easier. Microsoft hasn't provided the maturity for migration tools. It could be a lot easier in that respect. I want to see them continue to advance the API capabilities. They could add some more robust functionality to the administrative layer within ADO services. There are a lot of configuration elements that you need to take care of at the organization level and the project configuration level from an administrative capacity. When you're dealing with process templates and things of that nature, you have to do them all manually. Being able to automate some of that using scripts or API functionality would be really nice."
"The UI, the user experience, is challenging for newcomers."
"Some of the queries, the way they're built, need to be looked at. We need better query tools."
"The active directory password system needs some improvement because many times the password for the active directory expires before the set time."
"It would be great if I could integrate with a human resource type of software that could control timesheets."
"One thing I would note is that it's hard to know what is included or not in the product. Especially when you begin to try and compare it to other solutions. When you go to a site like VersionOne, they tell you Azure DevOps doesn't have this or that, and when you go to Microsoft, it says VersionOne doesn't have this or that. They could do a better job of laying out exactly what is on offer so customers know going in exactly what they'll get."

Pricing and Cost Advice

"Pricing costs are based on annual subscriptions."
"The product’s pricing is acceptable. We get volume discounts."
"We do not pay licenses for this solution."
"We purchase the solution on an annual basis."
"The main agile features are very expensive."
"The price is cheaper than Jira and some of the other competing tools."
"The reason that customers are going to the cloud is that it provides the ability to reduce the license cost. For example, when purchasing Office 365 it is bundled with Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Access, and many other applications. In the past, purchasing a license was approximately $600. Today it's only $35 or $45 per customer, per client, or per user, plus the storage. It's less expensive for companies today, to use something, such as Microsoft Azure DevOps, and provide the software to all the employees needing a license. It's better to go with the cloud than just to buy the licenses by themselves."
"With Azure, you have to pay for every user."
"It has an annual subscription. It can be cheaper for partners. Many open-source products are available in the market, and it would be great if they can be a little bit more competitive in terms of pricing. A lot of startups are looking for an open-source, free, or cheap solution. If they can accommodate such requirements, it will be good for the product in the long run."
"The price is reasonable for the solution."
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Top Industries

By visitors reading reviews
Financial Services Firm
Insurance Company
Computer Software Company
Manufacturing Company
Computer Software Company
Manufacturing Company
Financial Services Firm

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.
Which is better - Jira or Microsoft Azure DevOps?
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 scalabl...
Which is better - TFS or Azure DevOps?
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 fri...
What do you like most about Microsoft Azure DevOps?
Valuable features for project management and tracking in Azure DevOps include a portal displaying test results, check-in/check-out activity, and developer/tester productivity.

Also Known As

Deployit, XLDeploy, XebiaLabs XL Deploy
Azure DevOps, VSTS, Visual Studio Team Services, MS Azure DevOps



Sample Customers

American Express, Xerox, Fandango, Rabobank, Cable & Wireless, Air France, 3M, GE, Liberty Mutual, EA
Alaska Airlines, Iberia Airlines, Columbia, Skype
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