Apache Maven vs. Azure Pipelines

Overview
ProductRatingMost Used ByProduct SummaryStarting Price
Apache Maven
Score 8.9 out of 10
N/A
Apache Maven is an open source build automation tool.N/A
Azure Pipelines
Score 7.2 out of 10
N/A
Users can automate builds and deployments with Azure Pipelines. Build, test, and deploy Node.js, Python, Java, PHP, Ruby, C/C++, .NET, Android, and iOS apps. Run in parallel on Linux, macOS, and Windows. Azure Pipelines can be purchased standalone, but it is also part of Azure DevOps Services agile development planning and CI/CD suite.N/A
Pricing
Apache MavenAzure Pipelines
Editions & Modules
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Offerings
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Apache MavenAzure Pipelines
Free Trial
NoNo
Free/Freemium Version
NoNo
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
NoNo
Entry-level Setup FeeNo setup feeNo setup fee
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Small Businesses
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Score 8.8 out of 10
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Medium-sized Companies
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Enterprises
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Score 8.8 out of 10
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User Ratings
Apache MavenAzure Pipelines
Likelihood to Recommend
9.0
(14 ratings)
7.1
(3 ratings)
Usability
8.0
(1 ratings)
-
(0 ratings)
Support Rating
5.1
(3 ratings)
-
(0 ratings)
User Testimonials
Apache MavenAzure Pipelines
Likelihood to Recommend
Apache
Maven is great if you have an application with a lot of third-party dependencies and don’t want each developer to keep track of where the dependency can be downloaded. It’s also a great way to make it easy for a new developer to be able to build the application. It’s less suitable for simple projects without any third-party dependencies.
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Microsoft
It is good tool if you are doing continuous improvements in your code and you wish it goes live whenever you push code to GitHub. So integrating Azure Pipeline, it automatically does CI/CD in the background once you push code/merge code and it is live in few minutes. It also does some automated tests if you have wrote scripts
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Pros
Apache
  • If you are building in the Java ecosystem, then Maven definitely has the biggest repository of artifacts needed for such projects.
  • It has a very simple to use extendable architecture. Everything is configurable through the Pom.xml file which is very simple to follow.
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Microsoft
  • Integration with SonarQube
  • Integration with Azure DevOps
  • Integration with GitHub
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Cons
Apache
  • Maven provides a very rigid model that makes customization tedious and sometimes impossible. While this can make it easier to understand any given Maven build, as long as you don’t have any special requirements, it also makes it unsuitable for many automation problems.
  • Maven has few, built-in dependency scopes, which forces awkward module architectures in common scenarios like using test fixtures or code generation. There is no separation between unit and integration tests
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Microsoft
  • The errors which we got sometimes are not clearly enough.
  • There are some let's say hidden options, they could be more visible
  • When the process is running we have to remember about manually refreshing to see the current status because it doesn't work automatically
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Usability
Apache
The overall usability of Apache Maven is very good to us. We were able to incorporate it into our company's build process pretty quickly. We deployed it to multiple teams throughout the entire enterprise. We got good feedback from our developers stating that Apache Maven has simplified their build process. It also allowed to to standardize the build process for the entire enterprise, thus ensure that each development team is using the same, consistent process to build code.
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Microsoft
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Support Rating
Apache
I can't speak to the support, as I've never had issues. Apache Maven "just works," and errors were user errors or local nexus errors. Apache Maven is a great build/dependency management tool. I give it a 9/10 because occasionally the error message don't immediately indicate a solution...but again, those errors were always user or configuration errors, and the Maven documentation is extensive, so I don't find fault in Maven, but in its users.
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Microsoft
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Alternatives Considered
Apache
Ant, Maven's opposing framework, is often a point of comparison. Although Ant does not require formal conventions, it is procedural in the sense that you must tell Ant exactly what to do and when. It also lacks a lifecycle, along with goal definition and dependencies. Maven, on the other hand, requires less work as it knows exactly where your source code is as long as the pom.xml file is generated.
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Microsoft
We have used the GitHub CI/CD. Earlier we were using the Azure Pipelines but after GitHub had their actions, we integrated that for CI/CD. It runs the tests and makes a production build which can be live. GitHub CI/CD is more useful because we have to make script only once then just by few changes we can deploy it onto Azure, AWS, Google anywhere so we found it more convenient
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Return on Investment
Apache
  • Apache Maven is an open source product from the Apache Software Foundation. Being free to use without any licensing constraints, we've been very happy with this product thus far.
  • The software build and packaging times for our applications have improved greatly since our use of this tool.
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Microsoft
  • we have had outages from Azure in the past
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