Microsoft Azure DevOps vs Nolio Release Automation comparison


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Executive Summary

Categories and Ranking

Microsoft Azure DevOps
Ranking in Release Automation
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Application Lifecycle Management (ALM) Suites (2nd), Enterprise Agile Planning Tools (1st)
Nolio Release Automation
Ranking in Release Automation
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Mindshare comparison

As of July 2024, in the Release Automation category, the mindshare of Microsoft Azure DevOps is 37.7%, down from 38.3% compared to the previous year. The mindshare of Nolio Release Automation is 1.7%, up from 0.9% compared to the previous year. It is calculated based on PeerSpot user engagement data.
Release Automation
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Application Lifecycle Management (ALM) Suites
Enterprise Agile Planning Tools
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Featured Reviews

Jeremy Chen - PeerSpot reviewer
Jan 29, 2024
Ensures comprehensive software development, and facilitates collaboration, automation, and project management, though its initial setup can be complex
Azure DevOps has been instrumental in facilitating agile project management and collaboration within our team. We extensively utilize all the features offered by Azure DevOps, enabling us to seamlessly handle tasks such as test management, project management, software defect resolution, and source code management throughout the software development cycle. We are leveraging the capabilities of Azure Repos for our source code management needs, finding them highly advantageous for our workflow. Azure Pipelines have significantly improved our deployment process by enhancing automation. We utilize Azure Pipelines to standardize our build process, ensuring consistency in our artifacts and maintaining high-quality outputs. Additionally, it has enabled us to enhance our testing procedures, leading to more efficient issue detection and resolution. Azure Test Plans have significantly influenced the quality of our releases. Acting as our test engine, they have played a crucial role in ensuring the quality of our software. Post-release, all identified defects are thoroughly addressed, and developers are requested to provide corresponding test cases to prevent recurrence of issues.
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:


"One of the main features is the user interface is very good."
"The extensibility of the work item forms and customizations as well as the backend API to query the data, et cetera, and manipulate the data programmatically are all very valuable aspects of the product."
"Provides agile management of projects."
"I like the fact that there is built-in Power BI. Both are Microsoft tools. So, you can incorporate dashboard capabilities."
"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."
"The integration of the whole cycle is the main strength of the tool. If I want to control the cycle with other tools on the market, I would have to use several tools. However, this is not the case with Azure DevOps or TFS."
"Overall, so far we have no major issues to report."
"What I like the most is the DevOps Boards. It's easy to create a hierarchical project structure, assign tasks to people, and to track their tasks."
"One standout aspect is its architecture. We can configure multiple instances on a single server using different system names or usernames."
"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."


"There is only one key area of improvement for me. The new imaging thing is that there is DevOps, where security is important because it is always lasting. So, to integrate security in our DevOps, that would be nice."
"The solution's roadmap and Gantt charts could be improved."
"Its interface could be more user-friendly. It could be simplified for users with no prior knowledge. There should also be better tutorials."
"We did have some brief performance issues, however, that was due to putting everything on one epic instead of breaking a project up."
"There could more integration with other platforms."
"They should expand it from just a PC, software, or server development platform to other kinds of software or engineering systems so that it is not necessarily built around a normal PC with a server. I would like to see the ability to write my own scripts in my own compiled program or online. Right now, there are things that you can do in the user interface, but you can't do them programmatically and vice versa. I want to see them both. If I can do it in a script, I should be able to do it from the user interface, and if I can do it in the user interface, I should be able to do it in a script."
"I have not been able to use the integration with automation features, such as test management automation, with a framework that is written in Java."
"I would like to see new features added."
"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."
"When I started using Nolio around eight months ago, a challenge was the lack of relevant information and related support for learning."
"It could use better integration with development tools."
"The configuration of the solution is a bit difficult to maneuver. They should work to make it easier."
"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

"The majority of the components are reasonably priced."
"For the basic license, it is around five euros per month."
"I don't have a problem with the pricing."
"The licensing costs are reasonable."
"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."
"We have an MPN subscription for Microsoft Azure DevOps, and it's all included."
"This product could maybe be cheaper. My organization handled licensing, so I'm not aware of which subscription they have."
"With Azure, you have to pay for every user."
"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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Computer Software Company
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Financial Services Firm
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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



Sample Customers

Alaska Airlines, Iberia Airlines, Columbia, Skype
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