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Attribute Ratings

  • GitLab is rated higher in 3 areas: Likelihood to Recommend, Usability, Support Rating

Likelihood to Recommend

9.0

GitLab

90%
93 Ratings
8.0

Instana

80%
1 Rating

Likelihood to Renew

9.6

GitLab

96%
4 Ratings

Instana

N/A
0 Ratings

Usability

9.0

GitLab

90%
4 Ratings
7.0

Instana

70%
1 Rating

Support Rating

9.0

GitLab

90%
20 Ratings
8.0

Instana

80%
1 Rating

Contract Terms and Pricing Model

GitLab

N/A
0 Ratings
8.0

Instana

80%
1 Rating

Professional Services

GitLab

N/A
0 Ratings
9.0

Instana

90%
1 Rating

Likelihood to Recommend

GitLab

Any small to medium custom application development Gitlab works great for. If you are a large code development shop, there are other products on the market that can do everything in GitLab better, more secure, and make administration easier. For the price, GitLab is great for those with budget-conscious needs in mind.
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IBM

We can able to find the exact root cause of the issues and GC and memory and ability to monitor overall services like solr etc
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Pros

GitLab

  • The way they have managed to provide the version management aspect using git with project setup and users is mesmerising cause there's no product out there that gives this freely.
  • Continuous updates and hearing what users need is what the product engineers at GitLab are doing best. They come back to you with exactly what you need every while.
  • Quality features, Latest tech integrations have made the end-to-end solution very flexible and agile.
  • CI/CD tools implementation with pipelines and deployment strategies is just making the job for Infra teams smoother.
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IBM

  • tracking error rate
  • page view dash board
  • http error like 4xx and 5xx
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Cons

GitLab

  • Sometimes, it is really challenging to manage conflicts when a lot of merge requests are coming for multiple separate branches to the main branch.
  • One area of improvement for the software, is sometimes, the interface can work slower
  • A few times, we have faced difficulties testing CI builds locally.
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IBM

  • 24/7 customer support
  • some times old data are not showed. need immediate support
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Pricing Details

GitLab

Starting Price

$0 per user per month

Editions & Modules

GitLab editions and modules pricing
EditionModules
Free01
Free02
SaaS Premium193
SaaS Ultimate994
Premium195
Ultimate996

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Offerings

Free Trial
Free/Freemium Version
Premium Consulting/Integration Services

Entry-level set up fee?

No setup fee

Additional Details

We provide free Gold and Ultimate licenses to qualifying open source projects and educational institutions, find out more by visiting our pricing page.

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Instana

Starting Price

$75 per month per host

Editions & Modules

Instana editions and modules pricing
EditionModules
Self-Hosted$93.801
SaaS$752

Footnotes

  1. per month per host
  2. per month per host

Offerings

Free Trial
Free/Freemium Version
Premium Consulting/Integration Services

Entry-level set up fee?

No setup fee

Additional Details

Likelihood to Renew

GitLab

Gitlab is the best in its segment. They have a free version, they have open-source software, they provide a good service with their SaaS product, they are a fully-remote company since the beginning (which means they are fully distributed and have forward-thinking IMO). I would certainly recommend them to everyone.
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IBM

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Usability

GitLab

The web console management is superior and I would have given Gitlab a 10, but sometimes it is hard to find documentation about a configuration setting in the gitlab.rb configuration file. As we move everything to code that means moving our CVS tools to code as well - and Gitlab to code. The usability of Gitlab from the end user's perspective is superior and the usability from the operations team is very good and getting better but there could be a little improvement in the gitlab.rb config file layout and documentation.
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IBM

No answers on this topic

Support Rating

GitLab

At this point, I do not have much experience with Gitlab support as I have never had to engage them. They have documentation that is helpful, not quite as extensive as other documentation, but helpful nonetheless. They also seem to be relatively responsive on social media platforms (twitter) and really thrived when GitHub was acquired by Microsoft
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IBM

Website monitoring and application are very useful.we can able to see over all of the applications like calls, latency Erroneous Call Rate etc
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Alternatives Considered

GitLab

These tools do have quite a bit of crossover. However, with GitLab, we can set up our CI/CD pipeline more seamlessly as there are numerous workflows built straight into the tool. The last time I used GitLab this was not something it provided. Granted, it will work with outside integrations but that is something additional that will need to be set up.
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IBM

No answers on this topic

Professional Services

GitLab

No answers on this topic

IBM

good debug tool for Kubernetes architecture
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Return on Investment

GitLab

  • We are moving towards Gitlab only as our SCM & CI tool. So it would be an alternative to Jenkins. Saving our licensing cost there.
  • We have also stopped using Confluence & using Gitlab for our documentation purposes. Reducing cost there as well.
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IBM

  • Avoid business impact
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