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Likelihood to Recommend

Octopus Deploy

  • The ability to manage different stages and define a workflow is very useful for ops troubleshooting as well as deployment. You can see which version each environment has for each project, and promote or redeploy versions.
  • You can view deployment logs and dig deep into problems or long deployment steps.
  • Finding old releases can be a pain, and there isn't a good way to compare releases.
  • It does not really lend itself well to viewing what the content of a release is further than the version number. Ideally, you would be able to tie a deployment to the builds from the build server as well as specific commits from source control.
Anthony Aziz | TrustRadius Reviewer

TeamCity

TeamCity is well suited for an organization using continuous integration, meaning you release code to production often, and an agile project management system. There are free versions available for small teams and enterprise versions available for large teams with many different builds.TeamCity is probably overkill for basic e-commerce or blog website builds that do not require much development after the initial launch
Jason Kelly | TrustRadius Reviewer

Pros

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.
Tim Hardy | TrustRadius Reviewer

TeamCity

  • Fully customizable build process. Each step of the build process can be parameterized and customized to address specific needs of particular applications. This allowed us to easily convert from a custom VM-based environment to our current Docker-based environment.
  • Manages large numbers of build agents seamlessly. This allows us to run multiple builds on many different applications in a most efficient manner.
  • Build steps can be managed in an arbitrary manner, allowing some parts of the process to proceed in parallel while restricting others to depend on completion of all relevant steps.
Larry Reed | TrustRadius Reviewer

Cons

Octopus Deploy

  • The pricing model is a bit strange. You can run Octopus Deploy yourself on your own server, or use their cloud service. Surprisingly, the cloud service can easily be less expensive. With self-hosting, pricing doesn't become less expensive with more deployment targets. Instead, it becomes more expensive.
  • There are a few features they're aware of, that are not released yet, that would be huge improvements to the software. Such as "Spaces", which allows you to group projects/deployment targets/users. Otherwise at the moment, as you add more projects and infrastructure, the deployment portal quickly becomes cluttered.
  • Payment was more difficult than expected. The company is located in Australia. Mailing a check is very slow from the US.
Sam Rueby (MCSA) | TrustRadius Reviewer

TeamCity

  • Reading build output logs can be a pain at times, as they aren't really parsed; just long lines of output.
  • When you have multiple projects and branches, determining what is currently building, what is pending, and what has failed can be difficult.
Anthony Aziz | TrustRadius Reviewer

Likelihood to Renew

Octopus Deploy

Octopus Deploy 8.0
Based on 1 answer
Would be a 10 except for the retirement of the free Community Edition.
Eric Huggins | TrustRadius Reviewer

TeamCity

No score
No answers yet
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Usability

Octopus Deploy

Octopus Deploy 7.0
Based on 1 answer
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.
Ramendra Sahu | TrustRadius Reviewer

TeamCity

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Performance

Octopus Deploy

Octopus Deploy 8.7
Based on 4 answers
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.
Hanna Bedoya | TrustRadius Reviewer

TeamCity

TeamCity 9.4
Based on 2 answers
TeamCity doesn't slow down when integrating with other tools. It's one of the faster CI tools I've seen. Pages load very quickly, reports are near instant, build logs and the pipeline images are live, and it handles anything we throw at it.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Alternatives Considered

Octopus Deploy

I am not aware of other products like Octopus that are available, but it is a great product for our company. We can stay ahead of the game by allowing developers to deploy code in a continuous deployment model while still maintaining the overrall infrastructure and enabling more frequent deployments and patches to be released at any time.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

TeamCity

TeamCity is a great on-premise Continuous Integration tool.Visual Studio Team Services (VSTS) is a hosted SAAS application in Microsoft's Cloud.VSTS is a Source Code Repository, Build and Release System, and Agile Project Management Platform - whereas TeamCity is a Build and Release System only.TeamCity's interface is easier to use than VSTS, and neither have a great deployment pipeline solution. But VSTS's natural integration with Microsoft products, Microsoft's Cloud, Integration with Azure Active Directory, and free, private, Source Code repository - offer additional features and capabilities not available with Team City alone.
Eric Huggins | TrustRadius Reviewer

Return on Investment

Octopus Deploy

  • Allows us to deploy to our fleet quickly and without interruption to service
  • Can roll back to previous releases quickly, allowing us to back out of breaking changes in the worst-case scenarios.
  • Integration with several targets has allowed us to explore new platforms for our products, such as Docker in AWS ECS.
Anthony Aziz | TrustRadius Reviewer

TeamCity

  • It has drastically improved the turnaround time for building and deploying projects to Production
  • The build process can be augmented by adding build servers quickly
  • In my opinion the licensing cost is not expensive at least for small to medium enterprises, although I haven't looked in detail into how it changes when you move up.
Ramendra Sahu | TrustRadius Reviewer

Pricing Details

Octopus Deploy

General

Free Trial
Free/Freemium Version
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
Entry-level set up fee?
No

TeamCity

General

Free Trial
Free/Freemium Version
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
Entry-level set up fee?
No

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