Compare Jira vs. Microsoft Azure DevOps

Jira is ranked 1st in Application Lifecycle Management (ALM) Suites with 38 reviews while Microsoft Azure DevOps is ranked 3rd in Application Lifecycle Management (ALM) Suites with 13 reviews. Jira is rated 8.4, while Microsoft Azure DevOps is rated 8.4. The top reviewer of Jira writes "Good UI, easy to trace tickets, and very stable". On the other hand, the top reviewer of Microsoft Azure DevOps writes "Good for the staging environment through to the production environment". Jira is most compared with TFS, Micro Focus ALM Octane, Rally Software, Micro Focus ALM Quality Center and IBM Rational DOORS, whereas Microsoft Azure DevOps is most compared with TFS, Ansible, UrbanCode Deploy, GitLab and Micro Focus ALM Quality Center. See our Jira vs. Microsoft Azure DevOps report.
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We use it for capacity planning. We need to gauge and assess whatever is coming to our pipeline and then everything comes to the pipeline, appears as a pic, and then based on that, we create the story points and we take it from there.There are a lot of different plugins for Jira. Unfortunately, we did not test so many and the big pain point for us is the rigorous handling and the roadmap of Jira. We have a portfolio and structure plugin and we have our story map plugin in JiraThe feature that I have found most valuable is that it is a quite powerful user tracking system.The most valuable aspect of this solution is its ability to connect everything together.The feature that I have found most valuable is its ease of use. I don't need to train anyone to use it, I just give them access and they can use it to add comments, move their issues, change the status, monitor, read, and so on.It's easy to understand, and easy to navigate.The user story map is excellent. The features can be composed into stories and they can be allocated to each of the sprints in a program increment. It allows you to see all that in the user story map, and you have various dashboards to see the stories in various views. You can see them as a backlog view, for example, or you can see as an actual sprint view.The most valuable feature is managing software development.

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There are a lot of helpful features available for tracking dependencies.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.

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A more organized hierarchy is important. Reporting and JQL create issues for me. They do not completely cover the reporting part that I need to report in terms of my capacity to plan. In the same token, there is no record at this very moment to provide me with one export with epics story points, tasks, or issues and their sub-tasks at the same time.The performance is not so good sometimes. I know that fully depends on the implementation and the IT environment of Jira or the version of Jira installed. The performance is sometimes not so good. I would like to have a better response time from the Jira server. And it fully depends on the administration side of the Jira.Jira is a little bit old fashioned, it could be more user friendly.I have to go through a lot of processes to consider it done. I have to log in then change the logins and make it interesting. It's not so good for testing.There is a difference between their cloud and their server versions. The next-gen project, which is an advanced feature that allows you to visualize the road map of your delivery over multiple products and over time, is not available yet for the sever version. It appears there in the list, but it's still not right. I've tried to use it many times and I am watching the device show their tracker, but it seems they intentionally want this to increase the utilization of the cloud instead of the server. It is really a nice feature and it's a shame that we don't have it.it would be helpful to have a better tutorial for learning and to have a better understanding of what the features are and what they do.Whenever you edit a story, whatever you have changed takes a bit of time to save.The help desk and services management features are in need of improvement.

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Improving the metrics that are readily available on the dashboard would be very helpful.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.

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Pricing and Cost Advice
I don't feel that price is an issue.To try this solution, use their cloud offering to get familiar. After that, it's in my view worth the money.Licensing is on a monthly basis, and it is based on what you use.We feel that the product is a good value for the cost.I understand JIRA is quite expensive.

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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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Jira SoftwareAzure DevOps, VSTS, Visual Studio Team Services
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Overview

JIRA has multiple deployment options to provide the flexibility your organization needs.

Cloud is a fully hosted service for customers who want to iterate quickly and have us take care of managing the infrastructure.

For customers who need to run our applications behind their firewall, we have Server and Data Center options. Server delivers greater capacity for a larger user base and gives you more control, allowing you to remain compliant with your enterprise IT, security, IP and privacy policies. For our largest customers, Data Center provides all the capability of our Server option, along with high availability, instant scalability and performance at scale.

Atlassian also offers premium support and strategic services for enterprise customers. Technical Account Managers are cross-functional technical advisors providing proactive planning and strategic guidance across your organization. Premier Support goes above and beyond our standard offerings to give you account-wide support from a team of senior support engineers.

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
Square, Nasa, eBay, Cisco, SalesForce, Adobe, BNP Paribas, BMW and LinkedIn, Pfizer, Citi.Alaska Airlines, Iberia Airlines, Columbia, Skype
Top Industries
REVIEWERS
Financial Services Firm15%
Insurance Company15%
Computer Software Company13%
Manufacturing Company10%
VISITORS READING REVIEWS
Computer Software Company38%
Comms Service Provider11%
Insurance Company6%
Government6%
REVIEWERS
Energy/Utilities Company25%
Financial Services Firm25%
Construction Company13%
Marketing Services Firm13%
VISITORS READING REVIEWS
Computer Software Company39%
Comms Service Provider10%
Government7%
Insurance Company6%
Company Size
REVIEWERS
Small Business30%
Midsize Enterprise19%
Large Enterprise51%
VISITORS READING REVIEWS
Small Business8%
Midsize Enterprise12%
Large Enterprise79%
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Small Business13%
Midsize Enterprise19%
Large Enterprise69%
VISITORS READING REVIEWS
Small Business4%
Large Enterprise96%
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