Apache Archiva is a well known Maven repository manager, having been around since 2005. It is free and open source. Some of the benefits of Deps over Archiva are: Hosted Deps is a hosted service. We take care of all security updates, high availability, failover, backups, and all of the other things that you need to run a reliable Maven repository. You can do this with Archiva as well of course, but it costs engineering time to setup, secure, maintain, and update the server.
Amazon S3 based Maven Wagon’s are a simple, low-cost solution to running a Maven repository, but have a number of downsides. Deps is an S3 Wagon alternative, built out of frustrations with S3 based Maven Wagon’s. Here are some of the benefits of Deps. No plugins Deps is a native HTTPS based Maven repository. This means that it works with 100% of your existing Maven based tooling, including your editors, your build tools, and your Continuous Integration pipelines.