Difference between various Sonar Source offerings

Hello SS Community,

I can see lot of cost difference between various offerings:

  1. Sonar Qube, which is in premise offering has much costlier subscription options compared to Sonar Cloud, why is it so ? Is it because we are sending out code / repository to a hosted service, which can analyse a repository. Also Sonar Qube have much more integration options like build tools, CI / CD.

  2. Does Sonar Cloud also offers code analysis for all the languages like Sonar Qube ?

  3. Does Sonar Lint also needs a subscription, or it can be integrated with the editor without any subscription plan ?



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Hello @mrinalkamboj

First, welcome to the community !

  1. SonarQube and SonarCloud are two real different separate products :slight_smile: The question you should ask internally is what tools do you use? Are you a cloud-based company, using for example Bitbucket Cloud, Azure DevOps Cloud or Github Cloud or do you have everything in your CICD toolchain on-prem? The answer to that question will lead you to the correct product, related to your org.
    (I give you a hint: SonarCloud - Cloud / SonarQube - on prem)

  2. on that one, you could have found the answer by yourself, available on the SonarCloud website, under " SonarCloud speaks your language"
    SonarCloud offers static analysis for 24 languages, with rules on code smells, bugs, vulnerabilities and Security Hotspots.

  3. SonarLint is a free extension of your IDE, compatible with 4 different IDE listed on the website.

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