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Sonatype Nexus

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What is Sonatype Nexus?

It is an open source repository that supports many artifact formats, including Docker, Java™ and npm. With the Nexus tool integration, pipelines in your toolchain can publish and retrieve versioned apps and their dependencies
Sonatype Nexus is a tool in the Java Build Tools category of a tech stack.
Sonatype Nexus is an open source tool with 1.8K GitHub stars and 543 GitHub forks. Here’s a link to Sonatype Nexus's open source repository on GitHub

Who uses Sonatype Nexus?

160 companies reportedly use Sonatype Nexus in their tech stacks, including deleokorea, Alibaba Travels, and Platform.

333 developers on StackShare have stated that they use Sonatype Nexus.

Sonatype Nexus Integrations

Java, PHP, Swift, .NET, and Apache Maven are some of the popular tools that integrate with Sonatype Nexus. Here's a list of all 8 tools that integrate with Sonatype Nexus.
Decisions about Sonatype Nexus

Here are some stack decisions, common use cases and reviews by companies and developers who chose Sonatype Nexus in their tech stack.


We are a small organization, and I need advice about which artifactory is better. We are thinking about AWS CodeArtifact & Sonatype Nexus. If possible, please give me an explanation of which tool is better and why?

Thanks in Advance.

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Bryan Dady
SRE Manager at Subsplash · | 5 upvotes · 433.9K views

I'm beginning to research the right way to better integrate how we achieve SCA / shift-left / SecureDevOps / secure software supply chain. If you use or have evaluated WhiteSource, Snyk, Sonatype Nexus, SonarQube or similar, I would very much appreciate your perspective on strengths and weaknesses and how you selected your ultimate solution. I want to integrate with GitLab CI.

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Joshua Dean Küpper
CEO at Scrayos UG (haftungsbeschränkt) · | 10 upvotes · 306.7K views

We use Sonatype Nexus to store our closed-source java libraries to simplify our deployment and dependency-management. While there are many alternatives, most of them are expensive ( GitLab Enterprise ), monilithic ( JFrog Artifactory ) or only offer SaaS-licences. We preferred the on-premise approach of Nexus and therefore decided to use it.

We exclusively use the Maven-capabilities and are glad that the modular design of Nexus allows us to run it very lightweight.

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Sonatype Nexus's Features

  • Supports ZIP
  • System information
  • Metrices
  • Logging and Log viewer

Sonatype Nexus Alternatives & Comparisons

What are some alternatives to Sonatype Nexus?
GitLab offers git repository management, code reviews, issue tracking, activity feeds and wikis. Enterprises install GitLab on-premise and connect it with LDAP and Active Directory servers for secure authentication and authorization. A single GitLab server can handle more than 25,000 users but it is also possible to create a high availability setup with multiple active servers.
Apache Maven
Maven allows a project to build using its project object model (POM) and a set of plugins that are shared by all projects using Maven, providing a uniform build system. Once you familiarize yourself with how one Maven project builds you automatically know how all Maven projects build saving you immense amounts of time when trying to navigate many projects.
Git is a free and open source distributed version control system designed to handle everything from small to very large projects with speed and efficiency.
JFrog Artifactory
It integrates with your existing ecosystem supporting end-to-end binary management that overcomes the complexity of working with different software package management systems, and provides consistency to your CI/CD workflow.
The leading solution for agile open source security and license compliance management, WhiteSource integrates with the DevOps pipeline to detect vulnerable open source libraries in real-time.
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Sonatype Nexus's Followers
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