Azure DevOps Server vs. IBM Rational ClearCase

Overview
ProductRatingMost Used ByProduct SummaryStarting Price
Azure DevOps Server
Score 8.4 out of 10
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AzureDevOps Server (formerly Team Foundation Server, or TFS) is a test management and application lifecycle management tool, from Microsoft's Visual Studio offerings. To license Azure DevOps Server an Azure DevOps license and a Windows operating system license (e.g. Windows Server) for each machine running Azure DevOps Server.N/A
IBM Rational ClearCase
Score 9.3 out of 10
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IBM Rational ClearCase offers software configuration management and version control.N/A
Pricing
Azure DevOps ServerIBM Rational ClearCase
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Azure DevOps ServerIBM Rational ClearCase
Free Trial
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Free/Freemium Version
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Premium Consulting/Integration Services
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Entry-level Setup FeeNo setup feeNo setup fee
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Community Pulse
Azure DevOps ServerIBM Rational ClearCase
Considered Both Products
Azure DevOps Server
Chose Azure DevOps Server
The other ALM tools I've used and administered are Rational ClearCase and ClearQuest, HP Quality Center and Microsoft Source Safe. While Rational ClearCase and ClearQuest are excellent tools in their own right. I find that TFS does the best with integrating all aspects of the …
Chose Azure DevOps Server
Project & Work Item tracking with users through ADFS.
IBM Rational ClearCase
Chose IBM Rational ClearCase
If development is centrallized to one location and your company releases hundreds of customized versions of your software per year, then ClearCase is the best tool for managing the complexity of multiple versions of customized software. If your company has globally distributed …
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User Ratings
Azure DevOps ServerIBM Rational ClearCase
Likelihood to Recommend
8.5
(47 ratings)
3.3
(2 ratings)
Likelihood to Renew
10.0
(1 ratings)
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(0 ratings)
Usability
8.7
(3 ratings)
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(0 ratings)
Support Rating
8.4
(10 ratings)
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Implementation Rating
8.0
(1 ratings)
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(0 ratings)
Ease of integration
9.0
(2 ratings)
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(0 ratings)
User Testimonials
Azure DevOps ServerIBM Rational ClearCase
Likelihood to Recommend
Microsoft
Azure DevOps is good to use if you are all-in on the Microsoft Azure stack. It's fully integrated across Azure so it is a point-and-click for most of what you will need to achieve. If you are new to Azure make sure you get some outside experience to help you otherwise it is very easy to overcomplicate things and go down the wrong track, or for you to manually create things that come out of the box.
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IBM
IBM Rational ClearCase might be better suited for a smaller / simpler code base. Larger code bases really slow it down... but then again there are better alternatives out there for source control
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Pros
Microsoft
  • Reporting Integration- Azure boards provides Kanban and other dashboard, their templates for easy management of project.
  • Project Pipeline- easy integration and development of CI/CD pipelines, helped in testing, releasing project artifacts.
  • Version Control- Integration with Git and code IDE made it easy to share, review our code, fix bugs and do testing.
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IBM
  • Rational ClearCase is excellent for handling versioning and branching. No other tool I've used has the depth that ClearCase has when it comes to handling complex branching scenarios and identifying where certain versions of particular files are within a particular configuration.
  • Rational ClearCase handles parallel development of many dependent applications really well.
  • The use of ClearCase Views to switch between projects and configurations is extremely convenient as opposed to the local workstation model of the competitors.
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Cons
Microsoft
  • Can add more build templates for specific technology requirements
  • Can have more features in dashboards which can help dev teams stream line their tasks and priorities
  • Can have raise alarm feature in case of any sort of failure in devops pipeline execution
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IBM
  • Extremely buggy.
  • Sometimes the repository gets locked for no reason.
  • Slow.
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Likelihood to Renew
Microsoft
Because we are a Microsoft Gold Partner we utilize most of their software and we have so much invested in Team Foundation Server now it would take a catastrophic amount of time and resources to switch to a different product.
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IBM
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Usability
Microsoft
Azure DevOps Server or TFS is a complete suite in itself. From Developer's machine where the code is developed to the production environment where the code is meant to run it take care of complete flow within itself. It acts as a code repository you can check-in check-out codes using GIT interface. It also acts as a Build and Automation Test tool which can help you to judge sanctity of your code. It further acts as a release manager to deploy your application to the production environment. And all these steps can also be performed without any manual intervention with the option to have approval processes. Hence its a perfect blend of all set of tools and capabilities required to bring code to production.
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IBM
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Support Rating
Microsoft
I have not had to use the support for Azure DevOps Server. There have never been any issues where I was not able to figure it out or quickly resolve. Our Scrum Master has used support before though, and the service has always been prompt and clear with a customer-focus
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IBM
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Implementation Rating
Microsoft
Do research beforehand and, if possible, do a trial run before implementing into production environment.
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IBM
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Alternatives Considered
Microsoft
In my opinion, DevOps covers the development process end to end way better than Jira or GitHub. Both competitors are nice in their specific fields but DevOps provides a more comprehensive package in my opinion. It is still crazy to see that the whole suite can be used for free. The productivity increase we realized with DevOps is worth real money!
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IBM
If development is centrallized to one location and your company releases hundreds of customized versions of your software per year, then ClearCase is the best tool for managing the complexity of multiple versions of customized software. If your company has globally distributed development, then I'd recommend Team Foundation Server over ClearCase. If your organization uses Agile Methodologies, then I'd recommend TFS with GIT.
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Return on Investment
Microsoft
  • It has streamlined the pipeline and project management for our agile effort.
  • It has helped our agile team get organized since that is a new methodology being leveraged within the Enterprise.
  • The calendar has improved visibility into different OOOs across the project team since we all come from different departments across the larger organization.
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IBM
  • Managed code versioning for many years.
  • Only one person can edit code at a time - slows processing down.
  • IBM is an expensive product to support.
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