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We performed a comparison between Jenkins and Microsoft Azure based on real PeerSpot user reviews.

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"Jenkins's open-based framework is very valuable.""Very easy to understand for newcomers.""The most valuable feature of the solution is its integration between different tools.""The solution is scalable and has a large number of plugins that can help you scale it to your needs.""I like that you can find a wide range of plugins for Jenkins.""When we have manual tasks, we have to depend on multiple technical teams. With Jenkins, we can bring all the technologies together by the click of a button. We can see results without having to depend on different teams. Jenkins makes life easy for the database and DevOps teams.""The most valuable feature of Jenkins is its open source.""It can scale easily."

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"Microsoft Azure is scalable.""The automated connectors to some of our critical enterprise systems are an important feature. These are very large, critical, global HCM systems.""I use a virtual machine for remote desktop and Microsoft Azure is user-friendly.""The pricing is quite good, and it is designed as pay-per-use.""The most valuable aspect of this solution is its ease of use.""Easy to deploy services""Installation is easy as it's cloud-based. Performance is good. It's stable and scalable.""The application services are the most valuable in Microsoft Azure. I'm not using them directly but I am using the function and the web applications. I don't need to pay a lot for the maintenance. I do not need to have a DevOps employee."

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"The product should provide more visualization as to how many pipelines are performing and how many builds are happening. It should also integrate with Kubernetes and OpenShift.""I would like them to provide space for people to have a central node that stores all the logs of workspace information in a distributed fashion to facilitate backup and restoration. Currently, everything is stored on one node, so you need to set up distributed storage or an endpoint that you can use for backing up your information.""They need to improve their documentation.""The solution's UI can use a facelift and the logs can use more detailed information.""Jenkins could improve by adding the ability to edit test automation and make time planning better because it is difficult. It should be easier to do.""Jenkins is not an easy solution to use and the configuration is not simple. They can improve the solution by adding a graphical interface that is more user-friendly.""The onboarding of Jenkins should be smoother, and it should have more pipelines available as it's deployed on many different servers.""Jenkins could simplify the user interface a little bit because it sometimes creates too many features cramped in the UI."

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"The management portal can be confusing sometimes. We have difficulty navigating the menus because the terminology is unclear, especially when referring to the content or actionable items.""Microsoft Azure is so complicated inside. If you should do something internally, if you have to configure something, the opinion about Azure is that it is a little complicated inside. That's why the end users and clients are looking for help and why we help them configure and do anything inside of Azure. That is why we offer other tools to optimize the Azure environment.""The dashboard of Microsoft Azure could be better.""Customer services and support should be improved. If a user faces challenges in accessing Microsoft Azure, the support team takes time—it could be 24 to 48 hours—to resolve them. We need solutions in four to five hours. And there are business-critical issues where we need an immediate resolution.""An issue I encountered was around the integration of Identity. I lost some important information and I would like to see improvements with this.""Their backup strategy is a little complex which racks up the VM to other sole storage areas. This should be improved.""Microsoft Azure could improve by being more secure.""The integration pipeline could be a bit more broad in terms of applications."

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Pricing and Cost Advice
  • "We are using the free version of Jenkins. There is not a license required to use the solution because it is open-source."
  • "We are using the freeware version of Jenkins."
  • "We are using the free version of Jenkins. There are no costs or licensing."
  • "Jenkins is a free solution, it is open source."
  • "The pricing for Jenkins is free."
  • "Jenkins is not expensive and reasonably priced."
  • "This is an open-source solution for the basic features. However, if an organization wishes to include specific functionality, outside of the basic package, there are extra costs involved."
  • "The solution is open source."
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  • "Price is good and many free features available"
  • "Currently, we do not have anything reserved. There are no reservations that we have built into the Azure environment, so all of our licensing is on a consumption basis. As things spin up, those licenses spin up."
  • "The price of the solution could be cheaper in general. We are on a monthly subscription to the solution."
  • "Their licensing costs might be a little bit lower, compared to AWS, but I'm not sure. I think we get licenses, especially on long-term projects, on a yearly basis. It could be cheaper."
  • "The licensing is pay per usage, so it can be both monthly and yearly."
  • "Azure's pricing could be more competitive. Some clients mentioned that they are considering switching to AWS because of the price."
  • "The cost of Microsoft Azure depends on the services that are used and there can be a discount at a corporate level from Microsoft."
  • "I would like to see it more easily accessible."
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    Also Known As
    Windows Azure, Azure, MS Azure
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    Jenkins is an award-winning application that monitors executions of repeated jobs, such as building a software project or jobs run by cron.

    Windows Azure is Microsoft's cloud platform, where developers can create, deploy, and maintain their apps. This cloud application platform allows developers to concentrate on the actual applications, while it takes care of all the elements behind the apps.

    Windows Azure works across multiple frameworks and languages. It is fully scalable, localized in that it is hosted globally in many datacenters, and has widespread capabilities with elements of application development, deployment, and management.

    Azure is comprised of several different service modules, including Infrastructure; Web; Mobile; Dev & Test; Big Data; Media;Storage, Backup & Recovery; and Identity & Access Management.

    Microsoft Azure works as a:

    1. Platform as a service (PaaS)
    2. Software as a service (SaaS)
    3. Infrastructure as a service (IaaS)

    Microsoft Azure is available:

    • On-premises
    • Hybrid
    • Multi-cloud
    • At the edge

    Compared to its competitors, Microsoft Azure:

    • Has more affordable features
    • Has easier migration for organizations already using other Microsoft tools
    • Has several educational resources available
    • Provides robust support
    • Is ideal for small and large businesses

    Microsoft Azure Features:

    • Scalability
    • Stability
    • Flexibility
    • Azure Site Recovery
    • Active Directory
    • Monitoring features
    • Cloud-based
    • Automated tasks
    • Change capability cadence
    • Showback capabilities
    • Information protection
    • Azure Data Lake
    • Excellent portal
    • Intuitive user interface
    • Remote desktop
    • Fast provisioning
    • Data security
    • Data resiliency
    • Speed of service
    • Integrated delivery pipeline
    • Disaster recovery
    • Robust templates
    • Flexible coding languages
    • Virtual systems testing

    Benefits of Microsoft Azure:

    • Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS): Because Microsoft Azure is an IaaS, organizations can deploy as well as manage applications easily and quickly. Azure also provides you with the ability to customize the cloud software to meet your specific business needs.
    • Seamless integration: Microsoft Azure is built to seamlessly integrate with existing IT departments via hybrid databases, secure private connections, and storage solutions.
    • Cost-effective: Because Azure can harmoniously exist in your business environment with your data center, it is a very cost-effective solution.
    • Analytics support: Azure is designed with built-in support that is used to analyze data and provide key insights. Azure offers Cortana Analytics, Stream Analytics, Machine Learning, and SQL services.
    • Unique storage system: Compared to other cloud services, Microsoft Azure has more data centers and delivery points, which helps create an optimal user experience and also helps deliver content faster. In addition, Microsoft Azure makes it possible for organizations to exchange content across several virtual machines.
    • Enhanced flexibility: Azure provides extreme flexibility by allowing you to choose any level of functionality you require. It also supports many of the same technologies IT teams and developers usually depend on, making it easier for them to manage.
    • Easy implementation: Microsoft Azure is easy and quick to deploy. If necessary, you can change web apps to Azure with almost zero downtime.

    Reviews from Real Users:

    "It is a flexible solution that is straightforward to use," says the principal consultant at a computer software company.

    OmarJ., future datacenter consultant: Microsoft Azure Cloud at a tech company, adds that "The user interface is very nice and makes everything easy to use."

    You can build an environment in minutes. It's very good in terms of being an infrastructure as a service, and I found that really fascinating,” says an information technology consultant at a computer software company.

    "I think Azure's level of automation to achieve efficiency or agility is valuable. I also like the change capability cadence, the showback capabilities, and understanding what our costs are," says an enterprise architect at an energy/utilities company.

    Marco C., Ing. at Wolters Kluwer, says "The valuable features of Microsoft Azure are that it is cloud-based and has good storage. The storage is completely managed by Azure. We do not need to do any patching of security because it is handled by Azure which is a benefit. The solution is fully compatible with the Microsoft technology stack and is very scalable."

    "The most valuable feature of Microsoft Azure is it has everything together in one place. It is one large tool with lots of small tools that are updated often," says the owner of a media company.

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    Airial, Clarus Financial Technology, cubetutor, Metawidget, mysocio, namma, silverpeas, Sokkva, So Rave, tagzbox
    BMW, Toyota, easyJet, NBC Sports, HarperCollins, Aviva, TalkTalk Business, Avanade, and Telenor.
    Top Industries
    Financial Services Firm34%
    Computer Software Company24%
    Media Company10%
    Manufacturing Company7%
    Financial Services Firm19%
    Computer Software Company16%
    Manufacturing Company12%
    Computer Software Company24%
    Financial Services Firm12%
    Manufacturing Company9%
    Comms Service Provider8%
    Educational Organization33%
    Computer Software Company10%
    Financial Services Firm9%
    Manufacturing Company7%
    Company Size
    Small Business26%
    Midsize Enterprise15%
    Large Enterprise59%
    Small Business17%
    Midsize Enterprise10%
    Large Enterprise73%
    Small Business39%
    Midsize Enterprise16%
    Large Enterprise44%
    Small Business14%
    Midsize Enterprise39%
    Large Enterprise48%
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    Jenkins is ranked 2nd in Build Automation with 41 reviews while Microsoft Azure is ranked 2nd in Infrastructure as a Service Clouds (IaaS) with 56 reviews. Jenkins is rated 7.8, while Microsoft Azure is rated 8.6. The top reviewer of Jenkins writes "We can do whatever we want and customize as much as we wish to in any programming language". On the other hand, the top reviewer of Microsoft Azure writes "Optimized cloud solution with reliable recovery and fail services". Jenkins is most compared with GitLab, Bamboo, AWS CodePipeline, IBM Rational Build Forge and TeamCity, whereas Microsoft Azure is most compared with Oracle Cloud Platform, Google Firebase, Amazon AWS, Pivotal Cloud Foundry and SAP Cloud Platform.

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