Sourcegraph Cody vs GitHub Copilot

Copilot is an AI code assistant that offers autocomplete, chat, and commands. It has strong autocomplete performance using the OpenAI Codex model, and it offers in-IDE and mobile chat with GPT-4. It also offers deep integration with the GitHub platform with Copilot Enterprise.

Unfortunately, Copilot does not offer a standard free tier. Copilot is also limited in how it uses code context on its Individual and Business tiers; codebase personalization is limited to Copilot Enterprise, and codebase context is limited to code hosted in GitHub. However, Copilot Enterprise also requires a GitHub Enterprise Cloud subscription and is not available with their on-premise Enterprise offering.

TL;DR: Copilot is a good choice for individuals who are willing to pay for a solution or for enterprises looking for a solution that is deeply embedded in the GitHub ecosystem. However, Cody is the better option for individuals who want a free AI code assistant that they can personalize using codebase context, or for users who would like to select which LLM they'd like to use. Cody is also a good option for enterprise users who want to personalize their AI with code from non-GitHub code hosts.

Cody Logo
GitHub Copilot Logo
FeaturesSourcegraph CodyGitHub Copilot
Custom commands
IDE supportSourcegraph CodyGitHub Copilot
Visual Studio Code
Visual Studio
LLM / ModelSourcegraph CodyGitHub Copilot
Chat model (default)Claude 3GPT-4
Autocomplete model (default)StarCoderCodex
Choose your LLM
Bring your own LLM key
LLM hostingCloudCloud
Context and personalizationSourcegraph CodyGitHub Copilot
Personalized responses using codebase context
Fine-tuned LLM
PricingSourcegraph CodyGitHub Copilot
Free tier offered
Pro tier pricing for individuals$9 / user / month$10 / user / month
Enterprise tier pricing$19 / user / month$39 / user / month

Last updated: 2024-04-16

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