Microsoft Azure DevOps vs Nolio Release Automation comparison

 

Comparison Buyer's Guide

Executive Summary
 

Categories and Ranking

Microsoft Azure DevOps
Ranking in Release Automation
1st
Average Rating
8.2
Number of Reviews
127
Ranking in other categories
Application Lifecycle Management (ALM) Suites (2nd), Enterprise Agile Planning Tools (1st)
Nolio Release Automation
Ranking in Release Automation
12th
Average Rating
7.8
Number of Reviews
50
Ranking in other categories
No ranking in other categories
 

Mindshare comparison

As of June 2024, in the Release Automation category, the mindshare of Microsoft Azure DevOps is 39.3%, up from 33.9% 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.
Release Automation
Unique Categories:
Application Lifecycle Management (ALM) Suites
20.0%
Enterprise Agile Planning Tools
41.9%
No other categories found
 

Featured Reviews

Abhay Rawat - PeerSpot reviewer
Mar 1, 2024
Helps improve the productivity and efficiency of development teams
The product's initial setup phase was not complex, especially since the work items are mostly descriptive, making it an area that everywhere can use easily. The CI/CD part is a bit technical. One can get a hold of the CI/CD part over a period of time, so I don't think it is a difficult task. Our company's team handled the product's rollout phase. The rollout phase was divided into parts. A single person did not carry out the rollout phase. I only took care of some of its parts. I cannot tell the exact time taken by our company to deal with the product's rollout phase.
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:
 

Pros

"Stable and scalable solution for work planning and code collaboration. It's fast, and it offers a good user experience."
"I found the Kanban board to be the most useful for my needs."
"I like the tracking and that we can monitor our velocity."
"The tool's most efficient feature is the integration of its services in one place. It is an easy-to-use product that improves productivity. Microsoft Azure DevOps is also user-friendly. Its documentation is clear and can be found on Google."
"It is a well-integrated product in terms of the development lifecycle."
"The most valuable feature is automation with version control."
"Some of the valuable features are the functionality and the wide range of capabilities."
"Great project management feature and Git-based repository."
"The CA Application Insight feature is the solution's most valuable aspect."
"One standout aspect is its architecture. We can configure multiple instances on a single server using different system names or usernames."
"The graphical view of when you're writing flow is the most valuable feature."
 

Cons

"I can't think of anything I would like to improve, since I don't have complete knowledge of the platform yet. I'm sure that as I gain more experience, I will understand it better. The price could maybe be cheaper, but I'm sure I'll have more ideas as to improvements and additional features once I've used it more."
"Non-functional testing such as security testing, log testing, and performance testing can be improved with a better visualization."
"Right now, they tend to have a limit of 1,000 tasks per sprint, and some of their web-based boards, such as the Kanban boards, no longer display tasks. Once you hit over a certain number of task limits, you need to increase those limits."
"It should be able to handle the different types. There is ecosystems engineering, and there is software applications engineering. There is a need to bring these teams together, but the disciplines don't integrate very well, and so it won't work."
"The tool was developed for Agile project methodology, but I've noticed that there has also been a try to incorporate what is typically done in MS Project, which is for more sequential Waterfall projects. The problem with that is that it is half-baked for Waterfall projects. If you're going to do it, then either go all the way and allow us to use the tool for both or don't do it at all."
"The user interface could be improved."
"I would like to see better interoperability with the agile scaling frameworks."
"They do very frequent releases, there's a complete change in UI kind of stuff. Sometimes it feels like they change it too often."
"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."
"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."
 

Pricing and Cost Advice

"Microsoft Azure DevOps is an expensive solution."
"There is a license for this solution."
"For Microsoft, it can get expensive when you need heavy-duty machines."
"The costs are moderate and justify the value provided."
"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 solution costs $5 or $10 per user, per month."
"We purchase the solution on an annual basis."
"I don't know what we pay, but I do know what I've seen online. If we switched to JIRA, we will basically have to double our costs because we still have to pay for the DevOps licensing. We're probably spending $100 a month on it. It has only standard licensing fees."
"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

By visitors reading reviews
Computer Software Company
13%
Manufacturing Company
12%
Financial Services Firm
12%
Government
9%
Financial Services Firm
58%
Manufacturing Company
11%
Computer Software Company
4%
Hospitality Company
4%
 

Company Size

By reviewers
Large Enterprise
Midsize Enterprise
Small Business
 

Questions from the Community

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.
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...
 

Also Known As

Azure DevOps, VSTS, Visual Studio Team Services, MS Azure DevOps
CA Release Automation
 

Overview

 

Sample Customers

Alaska Airlines, Iberia Airlines, Columbia, Skype
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