Compare GitLab vs. Microsoft Azure DevOps

GitLab is ranked 7th in Release Automation with 1 review while Microsoft Azure DevOps is ranked 2nd in Release Automation with 12 reviews. GitLab is rated 9.0, while Microsoft Azure DevOps is rated 8.6. The top reviewer of GitLab writes "A simple open-source containerized solution that scales easily". On the other hand, the top reviewer of Microsoft Azure DevOps writes "Good for the staging environment through to the production environment". GitLab is most compared with TeamCity, Tekton, Bamboo, Harness and CircleCI, whereas Microsoft Azure DevOps is most compared with Jira, TFS, Ansible, UrbanCode Deploy and Micro Focus ALM Quality Center.
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Pros
The dashboard and interface make it easy to use.

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The solution is easy to implement and easy to use.I like the entire tool because it is a one-stop-solution for DevOps.Azure enables us to create a staging environment through to a production environment in an easier way and then get the code and run that.Technical support has been excellent. On that side, Microsoft is very good. The customer support of Microsoft has really improved this past year. On the cloud side also we are very satisfied because it offers very good support.My first impression of DevOps, after using Jira, is that it has a much better, more intuitive, and more user-friendly interface.All of the features related to release management are very good.It's graphical representation and tools are easy to use.The user interface is very friendly.

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Cons
GitLab doesn't have AWS integration. It would be better to have integration with other container management environments beyond Kubernetes. It has very good integration with Kubernetes, but it doesn't have good integration with, for example, AWS, ETS, etc.

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One thing I would note is that it's hard to know what is included or not in the product. Especially when you begin to try and compare it to other solutions. When you go to a site like VersionOne, they tell you Azure DevOps doesn't have this or that, and when you go to Microsoft, it says VersionOne doesn't have this or that. They could do a better job of laying out exactly what is on offer so customers know going in exactly what they'll get.There are certain areas in Azure DevOps that are better in other products.The solution could work to improve their reporting.They do very frequent releases, there's a complete change in UI kind of stuff. Sometimes it feels like they change it too often.I would like to see better interoperability with the agile scaling frameworks.Better integration with the Linux operating system would be an improvement for this solution.Non-functional testing such as security testing, log testing, and performance testing can be improved with a better visualization.I would like to see more customization available to the administrator.

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There is a licensing fee of $6/user per month.It's a good tool, quite rich, it has a lot of features, and quite a lot of analytical capabilities which are built on top of it so that you can see how your projects are going and all that stuff. It's a good tool.

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7th
out of 34 in Release Automation
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4,663
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9.0
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38,880
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12
Average Words per Review
494
Avg. Rating
8.5
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Also Known As
Azure DevOps, VSTS, Visual Studio Team Services
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Overview

GitLab is a single application with features for the whole software development and operations (DevOps) lifecycle.

Azure DevOps Services is a cloud service for collaborating on code development. It provides an integrated set of features that you access through your web browser or IDE client, including the following:

  • Git repositories for source control of your code.
  • Build and release management to support continuous integration and delivery of your apps.
  • Agile tools to support planning and tracking your work, code defects, and issues using Kanban and Scrum methods.
  • A variety of tools to test your apps, including manual/exploratory testing, load testing, and continuous testing.
  • Highly customizable dashboards for sharing progress and trends.
  • Built-in wiki for sharing information with your team.
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Sample Customers
Siemens, University of Washington, Equinix, Paessler AG, CNCF, Ticketmaster, CERN, VaadinAlaska Airlines, Iberia Airlines, Columbia, Skype
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Software R&D Company36%
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Media Company7%
Government7%
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Energy/Utilities Company29%
Financial Services Firm29%
Construction Company14%
Performing Arts14%
VISITORS READING REVIEWS
Software R&D Company38%
Comms Service Provider11%
Government7%
Insurance Company6%
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