What Is The Biggest Difference Between JIRA And Microsoft Azure DevOps?

One of the most popular comparisons on IT Central Station is JIRA vs Microsoft Azure DevOps.

People like you are trying to decide which one is best for their company. Can you help them out?

What is the biggest difference between JIRA and Microsoft Azure DevOps? Which of these two solutions would you recommend to a colleague evaluating these solutions and why? 

Thanks for helping your peers make the best decision!

Miriam Tover - PeerSpot reviewer
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4 Answers
Lead DevOps and Release Engineer-L2 at ITWORX
Real User
Jan 18, 2019

Microsoft Azure DevOps give us the capability to manage the complete SDLC including all the devops practices such as Continuous integration , continuous deployment & continuous delivery.

JIRA is an ALM tool only versus Azure DevOps integrate the part of the ALM with the deliveries and link them with the team work, effort & plans.

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Software Developer Manager at a manufacturing company with 501-1,000 employees
Real User
Jan 17, 2019

The biggest difference between Jira vs Microsoft Azure Devops is that you need to know how Bitbucket and Bamboo in deep and how these tools work together. Prepare a DevOps environment with these Atlassian tools took me for about 3 times more than Azure Devops, because you need to create and configure your Bamboo agents by using a script.

Microsoft Azure is a more intuitive and practical solution to perform DevOps quickly, and also it lets you monitor the health of your application by using Application Insights at any time in any component.

Regarding the advantage in time and effort that Microsoft Azure has over Atlassian, many companies choose Atlassian because the cost is less expensive than Microsoft Azure. For me it is not a good reason to select a tool.

Senior Consultant at Nagarro
Jan 17, 2019

It depends on what you are going to implement. The complete Atlassian Suite can cover way more than Azure DEVOPS is currently capable of. Azure DEVOPS is concentrated around it's name it is focusing on devops. Jira also can do that but is often used to also implement the complete process structure around devops, service delivery, project management, knowledge management, asasf. So you should always as we should always do in IT projects not ask the tool question, ask the business requirements question, evaluate the best fit and then design and implement.

it_user690756 - PeerSpot reviewer
Jan 16, 2019

My recommendation would be to identify your requirements (what features do
you need), create a short RFP with specific requirements for what you would
like to see in the tool and ask the vendors to show you how their product
satisfies your requirements. This doesn't have to be a prolonged process
but truly only the vendors can show you the possibilities with their
tools. Most tools are only partially implemented...providing a biased
viewpoint on their value. Any comments I would have would be specific to
the functionality I have used in the tools and not a complete picture.

Any software solution purchase depends on what tools a client already owns
(what they need to integrate), their business process, their budget their
needs and their expertise.

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