Apache Subversion vs. JFrog Artifactory

Overview
ProductRatingMost Used ByProduct SummaryStarting Price
Apache Subversion
Score 5.4 out of 10
N/A
Apache Subversion is a version control option that is free to download and open source under the Apache 2.0 license.N/A
JFrog Artifactory
Score 8.0 out of 10
N/A
JFrog Artifactory is a software repository management solution for enterprises available on-premise or from the cloud, presented as a single solution for housing and managing all the artifacts, binaries, packages, files, containers, and components for use throughout the software supply chain. JFrog Artifactory serves as a central hub for DevOps, integrating with tools and processes to improve automation, increase integrity, and incorporate best practices along the way.
$150
per month
Pricing
Apache SubversionJFrog Artifactory
Editions & Modules
No answers on this topic
Pro
$150
per month unlimited users
Enterprise X
$750
per month unlimited users
Pro
$3,500
per year
Pro X
$21,500
per year
Enterprise X
$43,500
per year
Enterprise+
Custom Pricing
Enterprise+
Custom Pricing
Offerings
Pricing Offerings
Apache SubversionJFrog Artifactory
Free Trial
NoNo
Free/Freemium Version
NoYes
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
NoNo
Entry-level Setup FeeNo setup feeNo setup fee
Additional Details
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Apache SubversionJFrog Artifactory
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Small Businesses
Git
Git
Score 10.0 out of 10
Git
Git
Score 10.0 out of 10
Medium-sized Companies
Git
Git
Score 10.0 out of 10
Git
Git
Score 10.0 out of 10
Enterprises
Perforce Helix Core
Perforce Helix Core
Score 6.3 out of 10
Git
Git
Score 10.0 out of 10
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User Ratings
Apache SubversionJFrog Artifactory
Likelihood to Recommend
6.6
(10 ratings)
8.4
(8 ratings)
Likelihood to Renew
3.1
(2 ratings)
-
(0 ratings)
Usability
-
(0 ratings)
10.0
(2 ratings)
Support Rating
-
(0 ratings)
8.9
(2 ratings)
User Testimonials
Apache SubversionJFrog Artifactory
Likelihood to Recommend
Apache
It's a relatively simple version control system so it works great for an individual or small team (less than 10 people). But if you have a medium to large team, especially one with members distributed over a large geographic area, or one where individuals need to be able to work "offline" without access to a central server, Apache Subversion will likely not be the best choice.
Also, if you're maintaining an open-source project where outside people will be interacting with your code repository, git is probably a better choice because it's becoming the de-facto standard these days and what most developers are familiar with.
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JFrog
It works at scale and a large number of accessible pipelines for searching, repository updates and indexing will become easier. JFrog provides end-to-end solutions for all DevOps needs. With this, Jfrog Artifactory specifically implements the management of highly available repositories, with a smooth interface and integration with all the main CI tools on the market.
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Pros
Apache
  • Revision control done properly - you have end to end visibility of all changes in the project.
  • Conflict resolution - visually highlighting the differences helps to track down the problem.
  • Being open source and very popular.
  • We are using SVN hosted in our network - it is very stable, we had almost zero downtime in 4 years.
  • Rollbacks are made simple and easy to use.
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JFrog
  • Artifactory Management acting as a repository manager of docker images, application and component dependencies
  • Automate pipelines and thereby releasing changes faster
  • Supports high availability and scalability with multi site replication
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Cons
Apache
  • Distributed development - I've never worked in an environment where distributed development (developers widely scattered geographically) was a factor, but that's why git exists.
  • Merging - Merging of code from one branch to another can be painful, especially if it's not done frequently. (On the other hand, doing merges is one of the reasons I get a nice salary, so I can't complain too much!)
  • Acceptance - Let's face it, git is what "all the cool kids are using." If you've got a bunch of developers fresh out of school, they'll probably know git and not Subversion.
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JFrog
  • We can always use support for more different types of packages in Artifactory.
  • We also would like to see the Artifactory X-Ray produce continue to mature.
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Likelihood to Renew
Apache
While there are interesting alternatives, such a GIT, Subversion has been a breath of fresh air compared to its predecessors like CVS or Microsoft Source Safe (now called Team Foundation Server). Its ease of use and high adoption rate is going to keep me using this product for years to come.
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JFrog
No answers on this topic
Usability
Apache
No answers on this topic
JFrog
The main problem that seems intractable is getting the checksum of the artifact. Managing container artifacts is a game changer for us during project execution, as the container artifact type exposes all base image and Docker file steps. This makes debugging or analysis easier. Jfrog Artifactory provides promotion feature and can automated from one environment repo to another environment repo before the deployment occurs.
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Support Rating
Apache
No answers on this topic
JFrog
Support tickets take days to respond. The most basic of questions that should be knocked out in a few hours don't get answers for days. Tickets are also closed without resolution.
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Alternatives Considered
Apache
Git has become the new standard of version control, with its support for distributed design. As a tool to manage and control versions, Subversion does it well, but Git is the future.
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JFrog
JFrog Artifactory has a much more friendly GUI, making package exploration less of a chore to do. Other than that, their features are pretty much comparable to each other. Both support multiple types of packages; both have API that can integrate well with CI/CD pipelines.
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Return on Investment
Apache
  • Subversion helps us feel secure in maintaining access to all of our product code, both current and historical.
  • Being free and open source makes it an even better "investment".
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JFrog
  • So many times it happens at the time of dependency resolution some of the servers are down e.g NPM, Maven central, PiPy in that cause our builds starts failing. By proxying these repositories with JFrog this is never happened again.
  • It reduced the additional cost of container image registry and management effort.
  • Support of integration with Build, Monitoring, and CI tools resulted in smooth automation and management.
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