JFrog Artifactory vs. SmartDeploy

Overview
ProductRatingMost Used ByProduct SummaryStarting Price
JFrog Artifactory
Score 8.5 out of 10
N/A
JFrog Artifactory is a software repository management solution for enterprises available on-premise or from the cloud, providing fast release and pipeline automation.
$98
per month
SmartDeploy
Score 8.0 out of 10
N/A
SmartDeploy, now from PDQ.com (acquired January 2022), provides a software deployment solution supporting computer imaging, app deployment, driver management, and Windows migration.
$960
per year
Pricing
JFrog ArtifactorySmartDeploy
Editions & Modules
Pro
$98.00
per month
Enterprise
$699.00
per month
Pro
$3,200
for 1 server per year
Pro X
$19,900
for 1 server per year
Enterprise X
$41,500
for 3 server per year
Enterprise+
Custom Pricing
Enterprise+
Custom Pricing
Starter
$960
per year
Plus
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Pro
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Offerings
Pricing Offerings
JFrog ArtifactorySmartDeploy
Free Trial
NoYes
Free/Freemium Version
YesYes
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
NoNo
Entry-level Setup FeeNo setup fee$96,050
Additional Details
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User Ratings
JFrog ArtifactorySmartDeploy
Likelihood to Recommend
8.5
(9 ratings)
8.0
(2 ratings)
Usability
10.0
(2 ratings)
-
(0 ratings)
Support Rating
8.8
(3 ratings)
8.0
(2 ratings)
User Testimonials
JFrog ArtifactorySmartDeploy
Likelihood to Recommend
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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PDQ.com
Well suited scenarios : One of the situations SmartDeploy helped immensly was in application deployment and management for our projects , making it and instant favorite for the deployment process. Also in one situation where we had a high flying app development which did'nt had much time to develop, deployment thorugh smart deploy made it quick and less involvement. Easier to understand major functionalities and onboard new projects. Less appropriate scenarios: We faced issues while utilising by DevOps team for monitoring every system for issue resolving in linux update on every employees system. This created alot of delay in every employees work front as systems were not working as expected
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Pros
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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PDQ.com
  • It allows us to maintain only one image. Much less effort required than storing and maintaining multiple images.
  • LAN deployment works very well with few issues.
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Cons
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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PDQ.com
  • Remote monitoring is useful but has some lagging and functionalities are not upfront to use , making it complicated for new users to be aware just by using the application
  • Windows migration was quite difficult in terms of updates of softwares to be migrated to new system
  • Integration with client systems can be tough as major usage of other softwares is done in most of client systems causing us difficulties to integrate with smart deploy on the same platform
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Usability
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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PDQ.com
No answers on this topic
Support Rating
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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PDQ.com
SmartDeploy customer support has been very good. Although we do not always get a super-fast response (though always within the time stated). The tech support folks at SmartDeploy always go the extra mile to see that our immediate issues are taken care of in as timely a manner as possible. They have always been attentive to our needs and frustrations.
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Alternatives Considered
JFrog
It supports the demands and needs of not only the team but if the whole organisation seeing the cost side. It has list of better features like IDE integration and license compliance. The policy for automated enforcement too is a plus point. The no. of users are increasing and it complies with the demand as well.
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PDQ.com
SmartDeploy has a fantastic deployment process management with detailed and configurable aspects. Even though it has detailed configuration it still somehow makes it easy to understand and implement compared to other services which need special learning and courses to understand them completelya and use them efficiently. This is one quality highly appreciated and stacks up against any other services I have used for deployment
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Return on Investment
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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PDQ.com
  • Very fast as an image deployment solution for new PCs. We do not have to create a completely new image when new hardware comes out. This is an amazing time-saver on its own.
  • With offline deployment and some workarounds, this is allowing us to migrate many Windows 7 units, rather than having to upgrade each one or load from scratch or replace it with new hardware.
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