Artifactory provides support for a number of package formats such as Maven, Debian, NPM, Helm, Ruby, Python, and Docker. Artifactory also stores a complete map of all the components that went into creating the artifact. This information feeds other products such as JFrog Xray. Artifacts can be efficiently distributed across remote sites using JFrog Distribution.
GitLab also offers the ability to store and distribute packages, but at the moment offers less package type compatibility than Artifactory does - Maven, Docker, NPM. GitLab strengths are in providing a single product for the full DevOps Lifecycle. In addition, GitLab CI-CD and Security Capabilities have better functionality and provide enterprise grade capabilities.
- Strong market presense as a Artifact repository.
- Wide support for package formats such as package formats such as Maven, Debian, NPM, Helm, Ruby, Python, and Docker.
JFrog Artifactory is an industry leader in this category and does not have major gaps in this category.