IT Central Station is now PeerSpot: Here's why

Digital.ai Deploy vs Microsoft Azure DevOps comparison

Cancel
You must select at least 2 products to compare!
Featured Review
Buyer's Guide
Release Automation
June 2022
Find out what your peers are saying about Microsoft, Red Hat, GitLab and others in Release Automation. Updated: June 2022.
610,190 professionals have used our research since 2012.
Quotes From Members
We asked business professionals to review the solutions they use.
Here are some excerpts of what they said:
Pros
"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."

More Digital.ai Deploy Pros →

"The most valuable features of Microsoft Azure DevOps are high-level protection. The protection is very important to the customers to prevent eavesdropping. eavesdropping is when a hacker tries to get into the solution. With this solution is it difficult for them to do it.""The most valuable features of this solution are the CI/CD pipeline, and the testing automation.""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 a pretty problem-free solution.""Stable and scalable solution for work planning and code collaboration. It's fast, and it offers a good user experience.""You can have test cases in DevOps but not in JIRA. And, DevOps has advantages in terms of executing those test cases.""It is stable. I like Azure a lot. All our guys are Microsoft certified.""The simplicity and ease of use are two features that we have found to be most valuable."

More Microsoft Azure DevOps Pros →

Cons
"The solution currently has a bug that causes performance issues. They need to resolve this in a future release."

More Digital.ai Deploy Cons →

"I would like to see new features added.""I would like to automate notifications on sprint planning. When we are getting to the end of sprint planning, we would be automatically notified.""I would like to see DevOps have the ability to give us something with a compatibility or traceability matrix.""I'd like to have something better for the test plan.""The optimization feature in Microsoft Azure DevOps needs improvement. Control over multiple projects could also be improved.""I would like to see a bit more project tracking.""The user management in the solution could improve.""Microsoft Azure DevOps could improve by providing better integration with other tools. It is very easy to integrate with Azure, but when you need to integrate with other solutions, such as Amazon Web Services, is difficult."

More Microsoft Azure DevOps Cons →

Pricing and Cost Advice
Information Not Available
  • "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."
  • "With Azure, you have to pay for every user."
  • "As a Microsoft Partner, you get a discount on the pricing. Licensing costs are around $80 a month for DevOps, but for Azure, it is about $200 a month."
  • More Microsoft Azure DevOps Pricing and Cost Advice →

    report
    Use our free recommendation engine to learn which Release Automation solutions are best for your needs.
    610,190 professionals have used our research since 2012.
    Questions from the Community
    Ask a question

    Earn 20 points

    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:The most valuable feature is automation with version control.
    Ranking
    10th
    out of 32 in Release Automation
    Views
    1,710
    Comparisons
    1,071
    Reviews
    1
    Average Words per Review
    260
    Rating
    8.0
    1st
    out of 32 in Release Automation
    Views
    54,639
    Comparisons
    44,805
    Reviews
    91
    Average Words per Review
    497
    Rating
    8.1
    Comparisons
    Also Known As
    Deployit, XLDeploy, XebiaLabs XL Deploy
    Azure DevOps, VSTS, Visual Studio Team Services, MS Azure DevOps
    Learn More
    Overview

    Automate and standardize complex, enterprise-scale application deployments to any environment—from mainframes and middleware to containers and the cloud. Speed up deployments with increased reliability. Enable self-service deployment while maintaining governance and control.

    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.”

    Offer
    Learn more about Digital.ai Deploy
    Learn more about Microsoft Azure DevOps
    Sample Customers
    American Express, Xerox, Fandango, Rabobank, Cable & Wireless, Air France, 3M, GE, Liberty Mutual, EA
    Alaska Airlines, Iberia Airlines, Columbia, Skype
    Top Industries
    VISITORS READING REVIEWS
    Financial Services Firm23%
    Computer Software Company22%
    Insurance Company12%
    Comms Service Provider12%
    REVIEWERS
    Computer Software Company25%
    Energy/Utilities Company14%
    Financial Services Firm14%
    Manufacturing Company6%
    VISITORS READING REVIEWS
    Computer Software Company23%
    Comms Service Provider17%
    Manufacturing Company7%
    Government7%
    Company Size
    REVIEWERS
    Small Business70%
    Midsize Enterprise10%
    Large Enterprise20%
    VISITORS READING REVIEWS
    Small Business15%
    Midsize Enterprise12%
    Large Enterprise73%
    REVIEWERS
    Small Business34%
    Midsize Enterprise19%
    Large Enterprise47%
    VISITORS READING REVIEWS
    Small Business18%
    Midsize Enterprise16%
    Large Enterprise66%
    Buyer's Guide
    Release Automation
    June 2022
    Find out what your peers are saying about Microsoft, Red Hat, GitLab and others in Release Automation. Updated: June 2022.
    610,190 professionals have used our research since 2012.

    Digital.ai Deploy is ranked 10th in Release Automation with 1 review while Microsoft Azure DevOps is ranked 1st in Release Automation with 93 reviews. Digital.ai Deploy is rated 8.0, while Microsoft Azure DevOps is rated 8.0. The top reviewer of Digital.ai Deploy writes "Vendor-agnostic and scalable but needs better technical support". On the other hand, the top reviewer of Microsoft Azure DevOps writes "Robust functionality, good integration, continually enhanced, and easy to scale". Digital.ai Deploy is most compared with Red Hat Ansible Automation Platform, UrbanCode Deploy, Digital.ai Release and GitLab, whereas Microsoft Azure DevOps is most compared with Jira, GitLab, TFS, ServiceNow IT Business Management and Red Hat Ansible Automation Platform.

    See our list of best Release Automation vendors.

    We monitor all Release Automation reviews to prevent fraudulent reviews and keep review quality high. We do not post reviews by company employees or direct competitors. We validate each review for authenticity via cross-reference with LinkedIn, and personal follow-up with the reviewer when necessary.