Digital.ai Deploy vs Red Hat Ansible Automation Platform comparison

 

Comparison Buyer's Guide

Executive Summary
 

Categories and Ranking

Digital.ai Deploy
Ranking in Release Automation
13th
Average Rating
7.4
Number of Reviews
11
Ranking in other categories
No ranking in other categories
Red Hat Ansible Automation ...
Ranking in Release Automation
3rd
Average Rating
8.6
Number of Reviews
65
Ranking in other categories
Configuration Management (1st), Network Automation (2nd)
 

Mindshare comparison

As of June 2024, in the Release Automation category, the mindshare of Digital.ai Deploy is 0.1%, down from 1.1% compared to the previous year. The mindshare of Red Hat Ansible Automation Platform is 4.8%, down from 7.8% compared to the previous year. It is calculated based on PeerSpot user engagement data.
Release Automation
Unique Categories:
No other categories found
Configuration Management
15.5%
Network Automation
16.9%
 

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.
PU
May 8, 2024
Easy-to-read YAML syntax, good interoperability, and high scalability
There are some integration issues with other technologies such as Satellite. It could be a Satellite issue and not an Ansible issue. There are bugs related to failed tasks not being failed and then reverting back to completed tasks. It might not be because of Ansible. It could be because of Satellite. There have been some differences between the operating systems that we have noticed. It could be down to cryptographic policies, but we have noticed some speed issues. They should work on the speed of deployment on different operating systems. They have already managed the other issue of introducing execution environments to make sure everything is the same with every system.

Quotes from Members

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

Pros

"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."
"It is very easy to use, and there is less room for error."
"The reason I like Ansible is, first, the coding of it is very straightforward, it's very human-readable. I'm also on a contract, and I can clearly iterate and bring people up to speed very quickly on writing a Playbook compared with writing up a Puppet manifest or a Salt script."
"Having the Dashboard from an admin point of view, and seeing how all the projects and all the jobs lay out, is helpful."
"Some colleagues and other companies use it and comment that it is easy to use, easy to understand, and offers good features."
"The easy-to-read syntax for YAML files and the interoperability between modules are valuable."
"The solution is very simple to use."
"I like being able to control multiple systems and push out updates quickly with just a couple of clicks of a button and commands. I like the automation because it is a time saver."
"It has an easy-to-use interface. It is REST API driven, and it integrates with Active Directory. It provides the ability to grant permissions to other users who would not necessarily have those permissions via the GUI so that they could run other people's jobs. For example, you could have the Oracle team grant permissions to the Linux team so that they can use each of those playbooks or each other's code. It is called shift-left."
 

Cons

"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."
"The solution must be made easier to configure."
"There should be better Windows support. We have had to develop a lot of our own roles because of the Windows platform. The Red Hat Enterprise Linux ones existed but not the Windows versions, so I have had to develop a bunch of Windows ones."
"There have been some differences between the operating systems that we have noticed. It could be down to cryptographic policies, but we have noticed some speed issues. They should work on the speed of deployment on different operating systems."
"There could be more stuff in the workflows. I hope that if I have ten templates with different services on it, workflow could auto-populate all the template-based services."
"The scalability of the solution has some shortcomings."
"The SSM connection access needs improvement"
"There is always room for improvement in features or customer support."
"The product could do a better job at building infrastructure."
 

Pricing and Cost Advice

"The product’s pricing is acceptable. We get volume discounts."
"Pricing costs are based on annual subscriptions."
"The pricing is okay."
"Red Hat Ansible Automation Platform is an affordable solution."
"It is a little pricey but it is affordable. It is not that bad."
"Red Hat Ansible Automation Platform is an expensive solution. There may be additional fees to use advanced features."
"We have to be mindful of how we use Ansible because of the licensing model. I am not saying that it is unfair or we do not find value in it. Because we are trying to automate so many different things, we have to be mindful of what we are doing and how we are doing it because we are trying to stay in compliance with it."
"The pricing is pretty standard."
"If you only need to use Ansible, it's free for any end-user, but when you require Ansible Tower, you need to pay per Ansible Tower server."
"We went with product because we have a subscription for Red Hat."
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Top Industries

By visitors reading reviews
Financial Services Firm
37%
Insurance Company
14%
Computer Software Company
12%
Manufacturing Company
9%
Educational Organization
26%
Financial Services Firm
14%
Computer Software Company
11%
Government
7%
 

Company Size

By reviewers
Large Enterprise
Midsize Enterprise
Small Business
 

Questions from the Community

What do you like most about Digital.ai 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 Digital.ai Deploy?
The product’s pricing is acceptable. We get volume discounts.
What needs improvement with Digital.ai Deploy?
The tool needs to improve on cloud-native GitOps.
What is the difference between Red Hat Satellite and Ansible?
Red Hat Satellite has proven to be a worthwhile investment for me. Both its patch management and license management have been outstanding. If you have a large environment, patching systems is much ...
How does Ansible compare to Microsoft Endpoint Configuration Manager (SCCM)?
Microsoft Endpoint Configuration Manager takes knowledge and research to properly configure. The length of time that the set up will take depends on the kind of technical architecture that your org...
What do you like most about Red Hat Ansible Automation Platform?
The most valuable features of the solution are automation and patching.
 

Also Known As

Deployit, XLDeploy, XebiaLabs XL Deploy
Ansible
 

Overview

 

Sample Customers

American Express, Xerox, Fandango, Rabobank, Cable & Wireless, Air France, 3M, GE, Liberty Mutual, EA
HootSuite Media, Inc., Cloud Physics, Narrative, BinckBank
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