Sonatype Nexus Repository Pricing and License Cost

ColinStandish
Project Manager at a hospitality company with 10,001+ employees

One of the challenges we had around licensing was how to deal with anonymous requests. According to the letter of the contract, an anonymous request consumes a license. We had to do some work to get over the fact that any anonymous interactions with the Repository product had to be put back to an end-user account. We discovered this by chance when we were going through the whole licensing situation last year. We have plugged those anonymous gaps now, so we're okay. 

Going back to the scalability, when we had anonymous connections in there, we probably were running at about 5,000 and there were no issues.

I don't know whether we get a great deal or a bad deal compared to other companies. I've not done my research on that. But in terms of the price point that we're charged, I know the people who actually sign the checks for this and they're happy to pay — if anybody's ever happy to pay for anything at that particular level. So the pricing is fine.

If you run it through your own infrastructure that's the only additional cost. If they could do a software-as-a-service product, we'd probably take it, if it was something that could scale and integrate into our pipeline. We're certainly having a really good conversation with people at GitLab right now around that very thing, around software as a service, rather than having to build our own platforms and the whole management around that. We're cloud-first as a business organization, so if there was something that they could do better, it would be to provide that SaaS-based solution. I don't know if it's available in other countries, but it's certainly not available in the UK.

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Christophe Arnaud
Engineering Manager at a tech vendor with 10,001+ employees

Nexus Repository Manager Pro is quite affordable because it's about €100, per user, per year. Purchasing licenses was not really a big issue for us. Regarding Nexus IQ, it's much more expensive. We purchased 250 licenses and they cost us about €120,000. We may increase the number of licenses, but we have to be careful about the number of licenses we are going to purchase because they are quite expensive.

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