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Jira vs Azure Boards: What are the differences?

What is Jira? The #1 software development tool used by agile teams to plan, track, and release great software. Jira's secret sauce is the way it simplifies the complexities of software development into manageable units of work Jira comes out-of-the-box with everything agile teams need to ship value to customers faster..

What is Azure Boards? Kanban boards, backlogs, team dashboards, and custom reporting for agile work management. Keep your agile project on track with it where you can track all your ideas at every development stage, use built-in scrum boards and planning tools to help your teams run sprints/stand-ups/planning meetings, and gain new insights into the health and status of your project with powerful analytics tools.

Jira can be classified as a tool in the "Issue Tracking" category, while Azure Boards is grouped under "Agile Project Management".

Decisions about Azure Boards and Jira
Jakub Olan
Node.js Software Engineer · | 4 upvotes · 151.7K views

YouTrack feels much more lightweight than Jira and additionally have all of features that Jira have, of course lacks at some analytics features, but it's more powerful at permission management and agile workflow. Additionally YouTrack have awesome integration with other JetBrains products such as incoming JetBrains Space and all other IDEs such as GoLand.

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Pros of Azure Boards
Pros of Jira
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    • 306
      Powerful
    • 253
      Flexible
    • 148
      Easy separation of projects
    • 112
      Run in the cloud
    • 104
      Code integration
    • 56
      Easy to use
    • 50
      Run on your own
    • 37
      Easy Workflow Configuration
    • 37
      Great customization
    • 25
      REST API
    • 11
      Great Agile Management tool
    • 7
      Integrates with virtually everything
    • 5
      Confluence
    • 3
      Sentry Issues Integration
    • 2
      Complicated

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    Cons of Azure Boards
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      • 6
        Rather expensive
      • 4
        Large memory requirement
      • 2
        Slow

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      What is Azure Boards?

      Keep your agile project on track with it where you can track all your ideas at every development stage, use built-in scrum boards and planning tools to help your teams run sprints/stand-ups/planning meetings, and gain new insights into the health and status of your project with powerful analytics tools.

      What is Jira?

      Jira's secret sauce is the way it simplifies the complexities of software development into manageable units of work. Jira comes out-of-the-box with everything agile teams need to ship value to customers faster.

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