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Microsoft Azure DevOps vs. UrbanCode Deploy
May 2022
Find out what your peers are saying about Microsoft Azure DevOps vs. UrbanCode Deploy and other solutions. Updated: May 2022.
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Pros
"This is an all-in-one, one-stop shop, nothing comes close.""Most of the features are very valuable for us, especially the source code control and task management.""The most valuable feature is that we can run integrations with DevOps. From a QA perspective and a testing perspective, we can run those tests and integrate automation tools. Then we can run those tests as part of the deployment process. Every time we are deploying something, it automatically runs all the tests.""The most valuable features are continuous integration and deployment, and simplicity.""The simplicity and ease of use are two features that we have found to be most valuable.""Typically the sprints themselves and managing the tasks have essentially eliminated our need for reporting.""Microsoft Azure DevOps has been very good for creating pipelines, and all the solutions for creating task management for developers and for the business.""I think the most usable thing is that you can follow the whole progress of the development process. This makes it very useful for us."

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"The most valuable functionality is the ability to define the deployment process, schedule the deployment and automatically execute the deployments to different environments.""The stability is good. I haven't experienced any issues.""Stable solution that's good for automating the CI/CD pipeline: from development to production."

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Cons
"Not all companies use the same methodology which could limit the use of this solution.""Templates could be improved.""As for room for improvement, more features need to be added to the classic pipeline. The build and release pipelines are present, but there has not been much improvement there.""There are certain features, and reporting that can only be used in PowerBI, but not directly in DevOps.""I would like to see DevOps have the ability to give us something with a compatibility or traceability matrix.""The user management in the solution could improve.""They have to add more features such as schedules and more flexibility in the platform.""The test management section needs to be improved."

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"The technical support of the solution could definitely be improved as PMRs take long to resolve.""I would like to see more reporting for container architecture.""The scalability of this application needs improvement. Changes and variations in the application become bottlenecks as they need to be more seamless and comfortable."

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Pricing and Cost Advice
  • "The price is cheaper than Jira and some of the other competing tools."
  • "It is the least expensive product in this class."
  • "I find that the pricing is good, and it is competitive with the other vendors in the market."
  • "Microsoft Azure DevOps is free for up to five users and allows you to track a maximum of three projects."
  • "It is a subscription model and I only pay for what I use."
  • "The price of this solution is fair."
  • "With Azure, you have to pay for every user."
  • "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."
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  • "Considering COVID-19, the price is too high."
  • "The cost of the solution is high but it offers great ROI."
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    Questions from the Community
    Top Answer: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 scalable… more »
    Top Answer: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… more »
    Top Answer:The most valuable feature is automation with version control.
    Top Answer:The most valuable functionality is the ability to define the deployment process, schedule the deployment and automatically execute the deployments to different environments.
    Top Answer:This solution has offered us an ROI as we have combined it with the IBM Engineering Lifecycle Management tools. Although the price is high, it is a great quality product.
    Top Answer:The technical support of the solution could definitely be improved as PMRs take a long to resolve. The cost of the solution is high. It would be good to have the support of public cloud services like… more »
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    Azure DevOps, VSTS, Visual Studio Team Services, MS Azure DevOps
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    Overview

    Microsoft Azure DevOps is a cloud service that enables developers to collaborate on code development projects and create and deploy applications quicker than ever before. The service helps unite developers, project managers, and software development experts through a collaborative experience while using the application. For the users' convenience, Azure DevOps offers the user cloud services through Azure DevOps Services or an on-premises service using Azure DevOps Server. In addition, it supports integration with additional services and adding extensions, including the ability for the user to create their own custom extensions. 

    Azure DevOps provides a variety of unified features that can be accessed through their web browser or IDE client, such as:

    • Azure Pipelines - Develop and deploy services to support ongoing application integration and delivery. Azure pipelines, which work with almost every project type and most languages, will automatically test code projects in order to make them available to others.

    • Azure Artifacts - Share packages and integrate package sharing between teams. Packages include NuGet, npm, and Maven, in addition to other private and public sources. Developers can now share and consume packages with other developers from different public registries.

    • Azure Repos - Offers source control of your code through Team Foundation Version Control (TFVC) or Git repositories. Developers can now keep track of any changes that are made in their code over the course of their project.

    • Azure Test Plans - Offers continuous and manual/exploratory app testing through several tools. Test Suites, or a collection of Test Cases, are grouped together in a container called a Test Plan.

    • Azure Boards - Provides a suite of Agile tools to track work, support planning, code defects, and general issues while using Kanban and Scrum software. Teams are in need of tools that are flexible and will help them grow. Azure Boards is a service that helps developers manage their software projects. 

    Benefits of Microsoft Azure DevOps

    Microsoft Azure DevOps offers many benefits, including:

    • A quick setup and easy deployment
    • An elastic scale
    • Exceptional security
    • No-maintenance operations
    • Effortless collaboration through domains
    • The ability to create and deploy products faster than traditional software

    Reviews from Real Users

    Microsoft Azure DevOps stands out among its competitors for a variety of reasons. Two major ones are its ability to forecast how long each task will take and the ability for users to follow the entire development process.

    PeerSpot viewers note the effectiveness of this solution. An executive chief operating officer for a cloud provider notes, “We can forecast tasks and the number of hours a task will take and can compare it with how long a task actually takes.” 

    Carlos H., a product and system director at SPCM, writes, “I think the most usable thing is that you can follow the whole progress of the development process. This makes it very useful for us.”

    IBM UrbanCode Deploy orchestrates and automates the deployment of applications, middleware configuration, and database changes into development, test, and production environments—local, dedicated or shared cloud environments—accelerating time to market and reducing cost by shrinking manual efforts from days to minutes with automation, while reducing risk by cutting deployment errors by up to 90 percent.

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    Sample Customers
    Alaska Airlines, Iberia Airlines, Columbia, Skype
    As policy, IBM does not release customer names on non-IBM web sites.  However, public DevOps and UrbanCode Deploy case studies can be found here. IBM's UrbanCode Deploy customers span Small-Medium Businesses to Fortune 500 companies across all industries worldwide.
    Top Industries
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    Computer Software Company25%
    Financial Services Firm14%
    Energy/Utilities Company14%
    Manufacturing Company6%
    VISITORS READING REVIEWS
    Computer Software Company23%
    Comms Service Provider17%
    Government7%
    Manufacturing Company7%
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    Financial Services Firm35%
    Insurance Company20%
    Healthcare Company15%
    Retailer10%
    VISITORS READING REVIEWS
    Financial Services Firm25%
    Computer Software Company22%
    Insurance Company13%
    Comms Service Provider12%
    Company Size
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    Small Business34%
    Midsize Enterprise19%
    Large Enterprise47%
    VISITORS READING REVIEWS
    Small Business18%
    Midsize Enterprise16%
    Large Enterprise66%
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    Small Business17%
    Midsize Enterprise17%
    Large Enterprise67%
    VISITORS READING REVIEWS
    Small Business12%
    Midsize Enterprise12%
    Large Enterprise77%
    Buyer's Guide
    Microsoft Azure DevOps vs. UrbanCode Deploy
    May 2022
    Find out what your peers are saying about Microsoft Azure DevOps vs. UrbanCode Deploy and other solutions. Updated: May 2022.
    609,272 professionals have used our research since 2012.

    Microsoft Azure DevOps is ranked 1st in Release Automation with 93 reviews while UrbanCode Deploy is ranked 4th in Release Automation with 3 reviews. Microsoft Azure DevOps is rated 8.0, while UrbanCode Deploy is rated 8.6. The top reviewer of Microsoft Azure DevOps writes "Robust functionality, good integration, continually enhanced, and easy to scale". On the other hand, the top reviewer of UrbanCode Deploy writes "Stable solution which automates the CI/CD pipeline, but its scalability needs some improvement". Microsoft Azure DevOps is most compared with Jira, GitLab, TFS, ServiceNow IT Business Management and IBM Rational ALM, whereas UrbanCode Deploy is most compared with Red Hat Ansible Automation Platform, GitLab, Nolio Release Automation, Puppet Enterprise and HCL Launch. See our Microsoft Azure DevOps vs. UrbanCode Deploy report.

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