Broadcom Automic Automation vs. Octopus Deploy

Overview
ProductRatingMost Used ByProduct SummaryStarting Price
Broadcom Automic Automation
Score 8.1 out of 10
N/A
Broadcom Automic Automation (formerly the CA Automic Business Automation Platform)is a workload automation and release / deployment management offering supported by Broadcom, which provides an open, scalable and unified approach to driving automation across, enableing the user to reduce time-to-value and increase business agility by using automation as the backbone of digital transformation.N/A
Octopus Deploy
Score 8.9 out of 10
Mid-Size Companies (51-1,000 employees)
Australian company Octopus Deploy offers their eponymous automated deployment and release management software that integrates with the user's preferred CI server and adds deployment & ops automation capabilities. Octopus Deploy enables developers, release managers, and operations folks to bring all automation into a single place. The vendor states that by reusing configuration variables, environment definition, API keys, connection strings, permissions, service principals, and automation logic,…
$12
per month
Pricing
Broadcom Automic AutomationOctopus Deploy
Editions & Modules
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Cloud
Free 30 day trial
unlimited targets/users/projects
Server
Free 30 day trial
unlimited targets/users/projects
Enterprise
Starting at $18 per month
Enterprise
Starting at $18 per month
Server
Starting at $12 per month
Cloud
Starting at $12 per month
Offerings
Pricing Offerings
Broadcom Automic AutomationOctopus Deploy
Free Trial
NoYes
Free/Freemium Version
NoYes
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
NoYes
Entry-level Setup FeeNo setup feeOptional
Additional DetailsOctopus Server edition is available as a 30 day free trial on our unlimited tier for any scenario, including production, and commercial use. After the trial period ends you can keep your working configuration and upgrade to a paid license and continue deploying uninterrupted. Octopus Cloud is an alternative that is hosted by us, and is also available as a 30 day unlimited trial. No credit card is needed to create a Octopus Cloud trial instance. You can convert the Cloud trial to a paid instance at any time during or after the trial period, and keep all of your instance configuration. Octopus also offers an Enterprise tier which offers advanced features for teams at scale including, advanced high availability, insights & DORA metrics, ServiceNow & Jira Service Management integration, unlimited instances, 24/7 support & service credits, and a Customer Success Manager. Volume discounts are available above 500 targets, and temporary bursting for certain scenarios is supported.
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Community Pulse
Broadcom Automic AutomationOctopus Deploy
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Features
Broadcom Automic AutomationOctopus Deploy
Workload Automation
Comparison of Workload Automation features of Product A and Product B
Broadcom Automic Automation
8.4
4 Ratings
1% above category average
Octopus Deploy
-
Ratings
Multi-platform scheduling9.24 Ratings00 Ratings
Central monitoring8.14 Ratings00 Ratings
Logging8.34 Ratings00 Ratings
Alerts and notifications8.24 Ratings00 Ratings
Analysis and visualization8.14 Ratings00 Ratings
Application integration8.34 Ratings00 Ratings
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Score 9.0 out of 10
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User Ratings
Broadcom Automic AutomationOctopus Deploy
Likelihood to Recommend
8.2
(4 ratings)
8.7
(24 ratings)
Likelihood to Renew
10.0
(1 ratings)
8.0
(1 ratings)
Usability
-
(0 ratings)
8.4
(10 ratings)
Performance
-
(0 ratings)
8.5
(8 ratings)
Support Rating
4.5
(4 ratings)
8.2
(9 ratings)
Contract Terms and Pricing Model
-
(0 ratings)
8.5
(3 ratings)
Ease of integration
-
(0 ratings)
8.5
(8 ratings)
Professional Services
-
(0 ratings)
9.1
(1 ratings)
User Testimonials
Broadcom Automic AutomationOctopus Deploy
Likelihood to Recommend
Broadcom
This product has huge capacity to run millions of jobs per month, can serve to enterprise level of business. If client is looking for platform base solution which can be deployed on-prem or cloud base technologies then this solution works well. It has very good licensing mechanism which is based on number of agents, and there is no limitation of number of jobs run. So client has not to worry on limitation of jobs and can scale of the automation in the environment. This reduced the total cost of ownership of product. Self service automation feature can reduce the client automation cost significantly. it has good batch job coverages from Mainframe to Microservices.
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Octopus Deploy
Octopus Deploy is a well though [the] solution to the deployment orchestration problem. It is a reliable and robust solution that is relatively simple to understand. [Its] UI is friendly and easy to use, The support and documentation [are] excellent and the product seems to fit into any organization’s process very well and with less effort than other products in this space. I actually find it a pleasure to work with [every day] and I am glad to have it as an integral part of our process.
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Pros
Broadcom
  • Wide range of internal functions
  • Many interfaces (incoming and outgoing)
  • Modern, web-based user interface
  • Strong roadmap with topics such as containerisation and AI
  • High throughput possible (> 1 million executions per day)
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Octopus Deploy
  • Octopus integrates nicely with TeamCity, our build server.
  • Octopus uses the same deployment packages across environments and makes it easy to track their progress across those environments.
  • Octopus makes it easy to handle configuration across environments which is usually a particularly difficult task.
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Cons
Broadcom
  • Could improve the framework.
  • Could improve the underlying coding standards.
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Octopus Deploy
  • UI is very fluffy and padded. It looks pretty but it could benefit from a more compact, information-focused design
  • Deployment process options are not always laid out in an intuitive manner. Choosing which steps to exclude, which environments or targets to deploy to, etc., is not immediately clear
  • Lack of useful reports and metrics for tracking active deployments and historical data
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Likelihood to Renew
Broadcom
Automic is a very strong Automation Platform which enable us to implement user requirements quickly.
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Octopus Deploy
Would be a 10 except for the retirement of the free Community Edition.
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Usability
Broadcom
No answers on this topic
Octopus Deploy
Octopus Deploy has greatly helped us to improve our reliability and frequency of our deployments and given us the confidence to deploy much more often, with a direct benefit to customers. Cross-platform support and release to Cloud require more focus on the product side.
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Performance
Broadcom
No answers on this topic
Octopus Deploy
Octopus Deploy is a software that runs very effectively, is easy to use, does not require such a high learning curve, provides the necessary tools to carry out the functions it offers, making it a very flexible software, it also allows that can be configured according to the needs of the user and provides integrations with other very advantageous tools since they are carried out in a very favorable way.
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Support Rating
Broadcom
I have not used Automic One Automation Platform (formerly CA Automic Automation Platform) support.
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Octopus Deploy
Octopus Deploy support has always been there for us, even when using the free tier, we get responsive hands-on help. We haven't needed to use that level of support since the documentation is clearly written, and help is readily available within the interface itself. Using Octopus Deploy is a truly joyful experience.
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Alternatives Considered
Broadcom
1. Cost was the major factor without compromising the automation service which this product delivered. Other products are expensive and deliver the same outcome. 2. Limitation of job run, Broadcom Automic Automation allows to run unlimited jobs and helps to increase automation capability. 3. Number of automation packs available with no extra license cost. 4. Depth of coverage of technologies for batch job automation. 5. Required less number of hardware to achieve high availability.
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Octopus Deploy
There aren't really any competitors in the land of ASP.NET. Deployment is too ad-hoc. Other tools exist that have massive downsides, like Web Deploy. Most aren't even supported anymore. You could argue that containers (Docker) are a competitor, but containers cannot be used for everything and solve a somewhat different problem. Octopus Deploy is even able to help with containers. To us, Octopus Deploy was really the only really polished solution.
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Professional Services
Broadcom
No answers on this topic
Octopus Deploy
Great support from professional services.
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Return on Investment
Broadcom
  • Improved SAP automation thereby giving good returns.
  • Provides mail integration which further widens automation scope and profits.
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Octopus Deploy
  • While not an inexpensive product, it has proven to be a good value. I don't have firm ROI numbers but our PROD deployment quality has improved, and we now measure deployment times in "person-minutes" rather than "person-hours".
  • Our defect rate due to missed configuration items has been significantly reduced.
  • Octopus has enhanced our ability to enforce SDLC separation-of-duties.
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