Sonatype Nexus Repository Pros and Cons

Sonatype Nexus Repository Pros

ColinStandish
Project Manager at a hospitality company with 10,001+ employees
The key benefit we get from it is speed to delivery. It has improved our overall time to get new applications out with new code. That's true whether from a platform perspective, where we are quickly deploying up-to-date docker containers, or whether we are looking to deploy new code out to deliver a new application.
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Christophe Arnaud
Engineering Manager at a tech vendor with 10,001+ employees
The most important feature of Nexus Repository Manager is the storing and sharing of components. For Nexus IQ, it's the scanning of projects and the rating of vulnerabilities and license violations that we may have in our products.
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Hagen Rahn
Senior Software Engineer at SYSTEMA Systementwicklung Dipl.-Inf. Manfred Austen GmbH
The primary feature is that I now have the ability to provide a central platform for storing build artifacts; a concise way for any project team to store its build with us.
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Architec9c59
Architect at a consultancy with 1,001-5,000 employees
For us, the ability to do proxying and federations of repositories is very important. It gives us flexibility. We are the largest physics research laboratory in the world. With 12,000 people, we need to have good solutions to federate organizations inside our lab.
It has very good enterprise integration, so we are able to integrate it with the rest of our infrastructure for authentication, for role management. That is very useful.
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Kulbhushan Mayer
DevOps Practitioner at a financial services firm with 5,001-10,000 employees
The searching capability is good... and we are managing multiple central repositories.
I onboarded .NET, then I onboarded JS. And about six or eight months back, I onboarded Python. And I am about to onboard Docker. The availability of integrations allows me to do this.
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SeniorApba61
Senior Application Architect at a financial services firm with 10,001+ employees
The core features are the most important: We can host libraries, upload them, and they can be used across multiple teams.
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Anthony Evans
Chief, Enterprise Automated Deployment (EAD) Branch at a government with 11-50 employees
One of the most valuable features is the variety of permissions you can use on the repository. That helps us protect access to the information inside of the repository.
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Yogesh Shetty
Senior Information Technology Specialist at a financial services firm with 5,001-10,000 employees
If there are any issues in build security, it can pick them up straight away.
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Sonatype Nexus Repository Cons

ColinStandish
Project Manager at a hospitality company with 10,001+ employees
We've had some challenges around the database they use. We've had some big outages and it's due to the fact that we haven't found the database they use is all that stable... We've had some really positive conversations with Sonatype around that and they've provided us with the support and special services to help us migrate off of that, on to another type of database platform which we have more control over.
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Christophe Arnaud
Engineering Manager at a tech vendor with 10,001+ employees
[A] main feature that is missing in Nexus IQ is the ability to explore the history of the different reports that have been generated for a given product. For the time being, in the Nexus IQ UI, we are only able to browse the latest reports that have been generated for a given product. It would be really useful for us to be able to go back in time by browsing through the reports and to have a tool that would give us the evolution of the metrics.
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Hagen Rahn
Senior Software Engineer at SYSTEMA Systementwicklung Dipl.-Inf. Manfred Austen GmbH
I'm waiting for hot publication between several Nexus instances. That's more important for me right now because in our company we have several locations distributed all over the world, and each location is producing its own artifacts, sometimes for the same project. I really would appreciate a scenario where the developers could provide their data to the local repository and it would be hot-replicated to the other repository instances.
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Architec9c59
Architect at a consultancy with 1,001-5,000 employees
We feel that if the product could be configured more easily through configuration files, instead of API calls and databases, that would make it easier to integrate with other DevOps tools. This is one of the hurdles that we encountered when we tried to integrate Nexus 3 with our OpenShift installation.
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Kulbhushan Mayer
DevOps Practitioner at a financial services firm with 5,001-10,000 employees
They should have some feature where we can move a specific repository from one instance of Nexus to another instance of Nexus. As of now, this feature doesn't exist.
They should have the ability to support multiple data centers. That is actual scalability and, in effect, high-availability.
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SeniorApba61
Senior Application Architect at a financial services firm with 10,001+ employees
When it comes to uploading NPM libraries, JavaScript dependencies libraries, it is a little bit of a convoluted process. They need to improve uploading libraries for NPM-type repositories.
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Anthony Evans
Chief, Enterprise Automated Deployment (EAD) Branch at a government with 11-50 employees
I would like to see them build in some scanning features out-of-the-box, as opposed to only getting them by buying the add-ons of Nexus IQ Server. I would like to see some level of ability to filter in the tool itself, through scanning the binaries in there.
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Yogesh Shetty
Senior Information Technology Specialist at a financial services firm with 5,001-10,000 employees
We had some issues with the container platform, but we raised a support ticket and it was sorted out for us.
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Learn what your peers think about Sonatype Nexus Repository. Get advice and tips from experienced pros sharing their opinions. Updated: April 2020.
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