GitLab vs Nolio Release Automation comparison


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Categories and Ranking

Ranking in Release Automation
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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)
Nolio Release Automation
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Mindshare comparison

As of June 2024, in the Release Automation category, the mindshare of GitLab is 37.9%, up from 25.4% compared to the previous year. The mindshare of Nolio Release Automation is 1.3%, up from 0.8% compared to the previous year. It is calculated based on PeerSpot user engagement data.
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Featured Reviews

Mar 19, 2024
Version control history is valuable for our development workflow
We create the pipeline and push it to GitLab to initiate the process. The cloud integration is straightforward When it comes to GitLab's CI/CD integration, it significantly supports our development process by accelerating deployments. With automated pipelines, we can focus more on development…
Akhilesh B N - PeerSpot reviewer
Aug 10, 2023
Enables one-touch application deployment across various environments
Nolio is a very good tool. It's highly effective for deployment tasks and even supports one-touch deployment across various environments. When you design a process template, it can be reused across different scenarios. It's particularly valuable for database management and web applications. In comparison to Microsoft Kubernetes and other operations, database deployment can become complex, whereas Nolio is a very nice tool in the deployment arena. Overall, I would rate the solution an eight out of ten because I don't know all the hidden features. Once I gain a comprehensive understanding of these features, I might be able to give a more definitive rating. Initially, when I started learning about Nolio, I found it somewhat challenging. However, over time, I discovered that it's a valuable and well-designed tool.

Quotes from Members

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


"It is very flexible and easy because you can store data on cloud."
"The most valuable features of GitLab are the review, patch repo, and plans are in YAML."
"The most important features of GitLab for us are issue management and all the CI/CD tools. Another aspect that I love about GitLab is the UI."
"It scales well."
"The scalability is good."
"The most valuable feature of GitLab is its convenience. I am able to trace back most of my changes up to a far distance in time and it helps me to analyze and see the older version of the code."
"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."
"The most valuable feature of GitLab is the automatic merging of code."
"The CA Application Insight feature is the solution's most valuable aspect."
"The graphical view of when you're writing flow is the most valuable feature."
"One standout aspect is its architecture. We can configure multiple instances on a single server using different system names or usernames."


"The only thing our company is really waiting on in terms of features is the development of metrics."
"Perhaps the integration could be better."
"I would like to have some features to support peer review."
"I rate the support from GitLab a four out of five."
"The pricing model of GitLab is an issue for me."
"It would be really good if they integrated more features in application security."
"We have only seen a couple of issues on Gitlab, which we use for building some of the applications."
"As a partner, sometimes it's difficult to get support. They have a really complicated procedure for their support."
"In the next release, I would like to see more features to use active directory. And more rules to support more Python scripts and to work with Kubernetes and clouds, to have an easy solution for a lot of parameters."
"When I started using Nolio around eight months ago, a challenge was the lack of relevant information and related support for learning."
"The configuration of the solution is a bit difficult to maneuver. They should work to make it easier."
"It could use better integration with development tools."
"A concern with CA Release Automation is that Automic was acquired by CA recently. We're a bit concerned that CA strategy is going with Automic, that CA Release Automation is dead. They are not investing in it too much... They do say, that in the next two or three years we don't need to worry. They will still provide support for CA Release Automation. But we're not sure how CA Release Automation will evolve."

Pricing and Cost Advice

"There are different licensing options available, including a free limited-user license."
"As I work in a vast enterprise, I'm unsure about the licensing cost for GitLab. It's the management team that takes care of that."
"Regarding pricing, I would rate GitLab as moderately priced, maybe around a seven or eight out of ten. It could be more flexible for clients but generally offers good value."
"On a scale of one to ten, where one is cheap, and ten is expensive, I rate the pricing a five out of ten."
"In total, I believe we have more than 300 licenses spread over about 100 users, though I can't comment on the costs involved."
"The price is okay."
"The solution's standard license is paid annually. They have changed the pricing model and it used to be better. There is a free version available."
"GitLab is cheap."
"Nolio is a pretty much good tool, though its pricing is relatively high in the market. It's more expensive than other tools."
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Top Industries

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Questions from the Community

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...
What do you like most about Nolio Release Automation?
One standout aspect is its architecture. We can configure multiple instances on a single server using different system names or usernames.
What is your experience regarding pricing and costs for Nolio Release Automation?
Nolio is a pretty much good tool, though its pricing is relatively high in the market. It's more expensive than other tools. The pricing could be cheaper. In our organization, we've been using it f...
What needs improvement with Nolio Release Automation?
When I started using Nolio around eight months ago, a challenge was the lack of relevant information and related support for learning. There's also not many instructional materials and videos on pl...

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