Nolio Release Automation vs UrbanCode Deploy comparison

 

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Executive Summary
 

Categories and Ranking

Nolio Release Automation
Ranking in Release Automation
11th
Average Rating
7.8
Number of Reviews
50
Ranking in other categories
No ranking in other categories
UrbanCode Deploy
Ranking in Release Automation
6th
Average Rating
7.8
Number of Reviews
27
Ranking in other categories
No ranking in other categories
 

Mindshare comparison

As of July 2024, in the Release Automation category, the mindshare of Nolio Release Automation is 1.7%, up from 0.9% compared to the previous year. The mindshare of UrbanCode Deploy is 3.8%, down from 3.9% compared to the previous year. It is calculated based on PeerSpot user engagement data.
Release Automation
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Featured Reviews

it_user348072 - PeerSpot reviewer
Nov 30, 2015
Everyone deploys with the same tools, which helps with standardization, transparency and risk awareness. However, we have stability issues on a daily basis as we push the edges of the tool.
We push the edges of the tool, so we have a lot of stability issues on a daily basis. The database interface, the users who access that data – when it goes down it affects a lot of clients. It impacts a lot of applications once it breaks up. There are misinterpretations of data between an application if it’s written in a certain way, fit to use with different databases for examples with the hibernate layer, the layer can wrongly execute. The RA product itself is able to produce queries which you can easily program, but which translate into taking a huge amount of memory which is not available in a server. If you’re in an ROC you see an overview of all your deployments, maybe 25-50 deployments with the query underneath, which queries everything that hasn’t been run. For several hundred applications that translates into huge overhead and performance problems. We’re working very closely with CA to address these problems.
it_user585882 - PeerSpot reviewer
Jan 12, 2017
It helps us create a detailed, accurate implementation plan. Pricing is on the higher side.
Previously, for a planned release, an Excel-based implementation plan had to be created and validated beforehand in a production-like environment. On the go-live date, a high number of resources were required to run that implementation plan and perform a high number of deployments and validations. This eventually takes almost a day for a release leading to business impact and high release cost. The Excel implementation plan size climbs to 2000+ lines depending on the size of the release, which is prone to errors. UrbanCode Release is used to run deployment from non-production environments and hence the plan continues to mature until we reach the go-live day. It is run through the non-production releases a number of times and hence is validated beforehand. With the usage of UrbanCode Release, we are able to save on efforts required to create a detailed, accurate implementation plan. Also, as it has direct connectivity with UrbanCode Deploy, we can schedule automatic deployments and hence save on time and cost of resources. The overall release efficiency has improved multifold.

Quotes from Members

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

Pros

"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."
"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."
"The solution handles complex deployments very efficiently."
"The most valuable feature is the snapshot functionality, which allows us to access previous versions of the artifacts."
"Stable solution that's good for automating the CI/CD pipeline: from development to production."
"It is very easy to make a software release. It used to take us at least a couple of hours to make a release, now we went to production with a new one last night. This new release took me five minutes."
 

Cons

"It could use better integration with development tools."
"When I started using Nolio around eight months ago, a challenge was the lack of relevant information and related support for learning."
"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."
"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."
"I would like to have the agent up and running at all times, as opposed to only while it is in the DevOps pipeline."
"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."
"The interface allows access in a number of ways but that can be confusing."
"The technical support of the solution could definitely be improved as PMRs take long to resolve."
"I certainly would like to have a better way to pass information between deployment steps using UrbanCode Deploy because that's really difficult to do."
 

Pricing and Cost Advice

"Nolio is a pretty much good tool, though its pricing is relatively high in the market. It's more expensive than other tools."
"The cost of the solution is high but it offers great ROI."
"Considering COVID-19, the price is too high."
"The licensing fees for this solution are based on the number of servers that are being deployed and the number of agents that you have."
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Top Industries

By visitors reading reviews
Financial Services Firm
60%
Manufacturing Company
11%
Hospitality Company
3%
Computer Software Company
3%
Educational Organization
62%
Financial Services Firm
17%
Insurance Company
7%
Computer Software Company
4%
 

Company Size

By reviewers
Large Enterprise
Midsize Enterprise
Small Business
 

Questions from the Community

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...
What do you like most about UrbanCode Deploy?
The solution handles complex deployments very efficiently.
What needs improvement with UrbanCode Deploy?
The interface allows access in a number of ways but that can be confusing. For example, driving to your home from the office is easy when there are one or two routes. With twenty routes, there is s...
What is your primary use case for UrbanCode Deploy?
Our company uses the solution for standard, blue-green, and complex deployments. We have 250 users throughout our company.
 

Also Known As

CA Release Automation
uDeploy
 

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Sample Customers

CA Release Automation customers include Citrix, NIIT Technologies, ING Bank, Molina Healthcare, Swisscom, Bupa and Tesco. Read case studies from customers who are igniting and advancing their continuous delivery journey with CA Release Automation.
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.
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