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"It's a perfect solution if you are just using AWS."

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"I like GitLab from the CI/CD perspective. It is much easier to set up CI/CD and then integrate with other tools.""I have had no problem with the stability of the solution.""I like that it's easy to deploy our services over GitLab. The customer support is also good with a really active community. You have a lot of support that you can get online with your stack. That is probably one of the benefits of using GitLab. It's also really fast.""It is very useful for reviews. We are using branch merging operations and full reset operations. It is also very useful for merging our code and tracking another branch. The graph diagrams of Git are very useful. Its interface is straightforward and not too complex for us.""A user friendly solution.""GitLab is very useful for pipelines, continuous integration, and continuous deployment. It is also stable.""We like that we can create branches and then the branches can be reviewed and you can mesh those branches back. You can independently work with your own branch, you don't need to really control the core of other people.""Everything is easy to configure and easy to work with."

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"If you're talking about multi-cloud, you can't use it."

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"We are having a few problems integrating with Jira at the moment, which is something that our IT department is investigating.""The solution could improve by providing more integration into the CI/CD pipeline, an autocomplete search tool, and more supporting documentation.""It could have more security integrations and the ability to check the vulnerability of the code. I don't think it is a responsibility of Gitlab, but it would be nice to have more options to integrate with.""It would be really good if they integrated more features in application security.""In the free version, when a merge request is raised, there is no way to enforce certain rules. We can't enforce that this merge request must be reviewed or approved by two or three people in the team before it is pushed to the master branch. That's why we are exploring using some agents.""Reporting could be improved.""It can be free for commercial use.""I would like to see better integration with project management tools such as Jira."

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"I don't mind the price because I use the free version.""I think that we pay approximately $100 USD per month.""It seems reasonable. Our IT team manages the licenses.""The price is okay.""Its price is fine. It is on the cheaper side and not expensive. You have to pay additionally for GitLab CI/CD minutes. Initially, we used the free version. When we ran out of GitLab minutes, we migrated to the paid version.""It is very expensive. We can't bear it now, and we have to find another solution. We have a yearly subscription in which we can increase the number of licenses, but we have to pay at the end of the year."

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Top Answer: Both AWS solutions deliver solid options, with uniquely different features. AWS CodeStar allows for quick development, building, and deployments of apps. It also provides web application and web… more »
Top Answer: It's a perfect solution if you are just using AWS.
Top Answer: Whenever we get a requirement for an application deployment in the public cloud, we usually compare if that service is available in all of the three clouds and then we run those pricing estimates to… more »
Top Answer: GitLab integrates well with other platforms.
Top Answer: I don't mind the price because I use the free version. The licensing fee could be less expensive.
Top Answer: While I don't have any specific complaints about GitLab, there are always things that could be better. Better support, for example, could be provided. The technology could be made simpler to use, it… more »
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AWS CodePipeline is a fully managed continuous delivery service that helps you automate your release pipelines for fast and reliable application and infrastructure updates. CodePipeline automates the build, test, and deploy phases of your release process every time there is a code change, based on the release model you define. This enables you to rapidly and reliably deliver features and updates. You can easily integrate AWS CodePipeline with third-party services such as GitHub or with your own custom plugin. With AWS CodePipeline, you only pay for what you use. There are no upfront fees or long-term commitments.

GitLab is a single application with features for the whole software development and operations (DevOps) lifecycle.

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Sample Customers
Expedia, Intuit, Royal Dutch Shell, Brooks Brothers
Siemens, University of Washington, Equinix, Paessler AG, CNCF, Ticketmaster, CERN, Vaadin
Top Industries
Computer Software Company25%
Media Company19%
Comms Service Provider17%
Financial Services Firm7%
Mining And Metals Company18%
Computer Software Company18%
Transportation Company9%
Financial Services Firm9%
Computer Software Company23%
Comms Service Provider22%
Financial Services Firm8%
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Small Business50%
Midsize Enterprise11%
Large Enterprise39%
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AWS CodePipeline is ranked 4th in Build Automation with 1 review while GitLab is ranked 1st in Build Automation with 16 reviews. AWS CodePipeline is rated 10.0, while GitLab is rated 8.2. The top reviewer of AWS CodePipeline writes "Stable, great for those using AWS, and offers okay pricing". On the other hand, the top reviewer of GitLab writes "Provides or mandates quantitative code into the Master". AWS CodePipeline is most compared with AWS CodeStar, CircleCI, Tekton, Jenkins and Harness, whereas GitLab is most compared with Microsoft Azure DevOps, TeamCity, Tekton, Sonatype Nexus Lifecycle and Bamboo.

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