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JFrog Pricing Analysis

Summary

GitLab has a user based pricing model for its on-premises versions and on its SaaS version. The GitLab SaaS version has some consumption based elements. In contrast to GitLab, JFrog uses a consumption based pricing both for its on-premises and cloud based versions. Here’s some additional information on the main differences in JFrog’s pricing models.

JFrog Pricing Model Characteristics

   
Consumption Based Pricing JFrog pricing has consumption based elements in both its Cloud and On-Prem versions. In Cloud consumption factors are Build Minutes, Storage and Transfer rates. Whereas in On-Prem version the consumption factor is number of concurrent builds that can be run.
Unlimited Users and Roles JFrog does not limit based on number of users or number of repositories. This is likely a function of
(a) Has to integrate with other products such as SCM that are largely user based and
(b) (b) A legacy of their Artifactory pricing, which did not account for users or repos.

Challenges in JFrog Pricing Model

Challenge Explanation
Lack of Predictability Consumption based pricing allows the pricing to fluctuate based on usage,hence the expenditures are not predictable
Pricing Model Penalizes Customers for Using DevOps Best Practice Smaller changes, more frequent builds, more testing etc. In each of these scenarios consumption based pricing will cause users to spend more. Hence adopting DevOps best practices becomes expensive for customers.
Bundling Inconsistencies Xray is available in a lower priced Pro-X tier, not available with Enterprise, which is the next tier product, again available in Enterprise +.

JFrog Cloud Pricing Model

JFrog Pro JFrog Pro-X JFrog Enterprise JFrog Enterprise+
- JFrog Artifactory
- JFrog Pipelines
- JFrog Artifactory
- JFrog Xray
- JFrog Pipelines
- JFrog Artifactory
- JFrog Pipelines
- JFrog Xray(Add-on)
- Multi-site Replication
- Artifactory CDN
- JFrog Artifactory
- JFrog Pipelines
- JFrog Xray(Add-on)
- JFrog Mission Control
- JFrog Distribution
- JFrog Artifactory Edge Nodes
- JFrog Federation
- JFrog Insight
- Multi-site Replication
-Artifactory CDN
- On-site training
- High-touch dedicated support
- $98/mo or $150/mo with 5k build min of Pipelines
- $0.008 per build min for overages
- 2GB/10GB Storage/Transfer
- $499/mo or $599/mo with 15k build min of Pipelines
- $0.007 per build min for overages
- 125GB/200GB Storage/Transfer
- Xray and Pipelines are add-ons for custom price
- Custom storage and transfer limits
- Custom Price
- Custom Storage and Transfer Limits
  Imputed JFrog Xray Price - $400/month Imputed price for multi-site and CDN is $600/mo.  

JFrog On-Premises Pricing Model

JFrog Pro JFrog Pro-X JFrog Enterprise JFrog Enterprise+
JFrog Artifactory - JFrog Artifactory
- JFrog Xray
- JFrog Artifactory
- JFrog Mission Control
- High Availability
- Multi-site Replication
- Storage Sharding
- JFrog Artifactory
- JFrog Pipelines
- JFrog Xray
- JFrog Mission Control
- JFrog Artifactory Edge Nodes
- JFrog Distribution
- JFrog Federation
- JFrog Insight
- High Availability
- Multi-site Replication
- Storage Sharding
- On-site training
- High-touch dedicated support
15 concurrent builds, Additional build agents are $4880 for 10pak
$2950/year $14,400/year $29,500/year Custom Price
  Imputed price for Xray is 11,450/year Imputed price for HA, Replication etc. is $26550 Estimated baseline price is $40k per year