Apache Archiva vs. Azure DevOps Services

Overview
ProductRatingMost Used ByProduct SummaryStarting Price
Apache Archiva
Score 8.0 out of 10
N/A
Apache Archiva is a software repository management solution.N/A
Azure DevOps Services
Score 8.5 out of 10
N/A
Azure DevOps (formerly VSTS, Microsoft Visual Studio Team System) is an agile development product that is an extension of the Microsoft Visual Studio architecture. Azure DevOps includes software development, collaboration, and reporting capabilities.
$2
per GB (first 2GB free)
Pricing
Apache ArchivaAzure DevOps Services
Editions & Modules
No answers on this topic
Azure Artifacts
$2
per GB (first 2GB free)
Basic Plan
$6
per user per month (first 5 users free)
Azure Pipelines - Self-Hosted
$15
per extra parallel job (1 free parallel job with unlimited minutes)
Azure Pipelines - Microsoft Hosted
$40
per parallel job (1,800 minutes free with 1 free parallel job)
Basic + Test Plan
$52
per user per month
Offerings
Pricing Offerings
Apache ArchivaAzure DevOps Services
Free Trial
NoNo
Free/Freemium Version
NoNo
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
NoNo
Entry-level Setup FeeNo setup feeNo setup fee
Additional Details
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Apache ArchivaAzure DevOps Services
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Small Businesses
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Score 10.0 out of 10
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Score 9.1 out of 10
Medium-sized Companies
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Git
Score 10.0 out of 10
AWS CodePipeline
AWS CodePipeline
Score 9.2 out of 10
Enterprises
Git
Git
Score 10.0 out of 10
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Score 9.2 out of 10
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User Ratings
Apache ArchivaAzure DevOps Services
Likelihood to Recommend
8.0
(1 ratings)
8.9
(66 ratings)
Likelihood to Renew
-
(0 ratings)
10.0
(3 ratings)
Usability
-
(0 ratings)
7.0
(5 ratings)
Support Rating
-
(0 ratings)
8.1
(11 ratings)
Implementation Rating
-
(0 ratings)
10.0
(1 ratings)
User Testimonials
Apache ArchivaAzure DevOps Services
Likelihood to Recommend
Apache
Well suited for small organizations to medium-sized teams/organizations. Apache Archiva is well suited for:
  • It acts as a central repository/proxy of the artifacts generated and used by the teams.
  • It provides control on which open source repositories can be utilized by the team.
  • Saves network bandwidth by reducing outbound traffic.
Apache Archiva is less appropriate for organizations where immediate support/bug resolutions are required.
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Microsoft
ADO is well suited for the visibility of day-to-day tasks and responsibilities as well as things such as Features, user stories, etc. Off the top of my head, I can't think of any scenario where it might not be well suited, as you can customize ADO to your liking to a degree.
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Pros
Apache
  • It's an open source project and therefore saves cost.
  • It allows exchange of artifacts/libraries between different teams.
  • It allows managing internal and external repositories with ease.
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Microsoft
  • Flexible Requirements Hierarchy Management: AZDO makes it easy to track items such as features or epics as a flat list, or as a hierarchy in which you can track the parent-child relationship.
  • Fast Data Entry: AZDO was designed to facilitate quick data entry to capture work items quickly, while still enabling detailed capture of acceptance criteria and item properties.
  • Excel Integration: AZDO stands out for its integration with MS Excel, which enables quick updates for bulk items.
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Cons
Apache
  • Muti-tenancy was hard to achieve.
  • UI can be improved. Its seems bit dated.
  • It is a bit tricky to setup.
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Microsoft
  • Column sorting when in filtered states.
  • A way to show cross-team dependencies.
  • A customized "From" field for notifications. Sometimes when a mail comes from Azure DevOps the teams do not realize that I am sending it
  • A way to do online poker that doesn't require a plug-in.
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Likelihood to Renew
Apache
No answers on this topic
Microsoft
I don't think our organization will stray from using VSTS/TFS as we are now looking to upgrade to the 2012 version. Since our business is software development and we want to meet the requirements of CMMI to deliver consistent and high quality software, this SDLC management tool is here to stay. In addition, our company uses a lot of Microsoft products, such as Office 365, Asp.net, etc, and since VSTS/TFS has proved itself invaluable to our own processes and is within the Microsoft family of products, we will continue to use VSTS/TFS for a long, long time.
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Usability
Apache
No answers on this topic
Microsoft
Azure DevOps is a powerful, complex cloud application. As such there are a number of things it does great and something where there is room for improvement. One of those areas would be in usability. In my opinion it relies too much on search. There is no easy way to view all projects or to group them in a logical way. You need to search for everything.
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Support Rating
Apache
No answers on this topic
Microsoft
When we've had issues, both Microsoft support and the user community have been very responsive. DevOps has an active developer community and frankly, you can find most of your questions already asked and answered there. Microsoft also does a better job than most software vendors I've worked with creating detailed and frequently updated documentation.
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Implementation Rating
Apache
No answers on this topic
Microsoft
Was not part of the process.
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Alternatives Considered
Apache
  • Apache Archiva is a great choice for organizations with a limited budget.
  • Alternatives are expensive to acquire Archiva comes offers REST API(s) which allows the creation of customized UI.
  • With Apache Archiva, it is easy to manage the remote proxy repositories.
  • RBAC helps with managing user access to the repository.
  • Configuration can be achieved using UI and stored in archiva.xml.
  • Backup of configuration is quite simple.
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Microsoft
Microsoft Planner is used by project managers and IT service managers across our organization for task tracking and running their team meetings. Azure DevOps works better than Planner for software development teams but might possibly be too complex for non-software teams or more business-focused projects. We also use ServiceNow for IT service management and this tool provides better analysis and tracking of IT incidents, as Azure DevOps is more suited to development and project work for dev teams.
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Return on Investment
Apache
  • The impact of Apache Archiva on ROI has been positive. Since it is open source. It is free.
  • It has allowed teams to store artifacts centrally, thus leading to a reduced need for multiple servers
  • Security audits can be easily performed on the artifacts.
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Microsoft
  • It provides a great IDE to make things easier, clear, and compact. It has always been a positive ROI
  • It's worth the money. I don't think any other software could replace the VS. It has helped us a lot to making things ready on time
  • The only thing I dislike is that it takes a lot of memory space when in an idle state
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