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Find out what your peers are saying about Bamboo vs. Jenkins and other solutions. Updated: September 2021.
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Pros
"One of the big things that made us choose Bamboo, is it seamlessly integrates its APIs into NetSuite, which is our main ELP system.""It's one of the best solutions in this line of work. We have many Atlassian products. We use Bamboo, JIRA, Service Desk, and some other Atlassian plugins. We like that it's easy to integrate into each other. It's a suite of services.""The most valuable features are compiling and deployment.""It can do the CI pipeline well."

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"A lot of support material exists via a single web search of exactly what you're looking for.""It is open source, flexible, scalable, and easy to use. It is easy to maintain for the administrator. It is a continuous integration tool, and its enterprise version is quite mature. It has good integrations and plug-ins. Azure DevOps can also be integrated with Jenkins.""Jenkins is very stable.""The auto-schedule feature is valuable. Another valuable feature is that Jenkins does not trigger a build when there is no change in any of the systems. Jenkins also supports most of the open-source plug-ins.""The automated elements are easy to use and you can put them into your server.""It is easy to use.""Has enabled full automation of the company.""Jenkins can be used for elastic management, if you have any sensitive data or credentials you can use them across the environment. Additionally, the solution is easy to use and can be used across multiple use cases."

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Cons
"The solution needs to support more customization in the training. What's offered is pretty generic. They need better training and should offer more guidance.""It's a little outdated. It's three years old.""The performance around the deployment feature could be improved.""It should be much easier to use. It shouldn't require a lot of reading to be able to use it. It should have just two or three screens rather than hundreds of screens requiring a lot of clicking. It also requires a lot of integration. It has a steep learning curve. It takes a lot of time to understand and put in the data. There is also no proper training."

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"I think an integrated help button, that respected the context of the change/work in hand, would be a worthwhile improvement.""Its schedule builds need improvement. It should have scheduling features in the platform rather than using external plug-ins.""The documentation could be more friendly, and more examples of how to use it.""There are a lot of things that they can try to improvise. They can reduce a lot of configurations. It is currently supporting Groovy for scripting. It would be really good if it can be improvised for Python because, for most of the automation, we have Python as a script. It would be good if can also support Python. We have a lot of Android builds. These Android builds can be a part of Jenkins. It can have some plug-ins or configurations for Android builds. There should also be some internal matrix to check the performance. We also want to have more REST API support, which is currently not much in Jenkins. We are not able to get more information about running Jenkins. More REST API support should be provided.""The scriptwriting process could be improved in this solution in the future.""It could be cheaper.""Some kind of SaaS product would be helpful in providing organizational structure.""The solution could improve by having more advanced integrations."

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"There is no cost. It is open source.""The solution is one of the lowest costs compared to competitors.""It could be cheaper because there are many solutions available in the market. We are paying yearly.""Jenkins is a free open-source server."

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Top Answer: It can do the CI pipeline well.
Top Answer: It should be much easier to use. It shouldn't require a lot of reading to be able to use it. It should have just two or three screens rather than hundreds of screens requiring a lot of clicking. It… more »
Top Answer: We are using it to push and pull containers and other data via CI/CD pipeline.
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Top Answer: The solution could improve by having more advanced integrations.
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Overview
Bamboo is a continuous integration and delivery tool that ties automated builds, tests and releases together in a single workflow. It works great alongside JIRA and Stash providing a fully traceable deployment pipeline.

Jenkins is an award-winning application that monitors executions of repeated jobs, such as building a software project or jobs run by cron.

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Sample Customers
Neocleus, MuleSoft, Interspire
Airial, Clarus Financial Technology, cubetutor, Metawidget, mysocio, namma, silverpeas, Sokkva, So Rave, tagzbox
Top Industries
VISITORS READING REVIEWS
Computer Software Company26%
Financial Services Firm19%
Comms Service Provider16%
Government5%
REVIEWERS
Computer Software Company31%
Financial Services Firm25%
Media Company19%
Retailer13%
VISITORS READING REVIEWS
Computer Software Company25%
Comms Service Provider19%
Financial Services Firm11%
Manufacturing Company9%
Company Size
REVIEWERS
Small Business20%
Midsize Enterprise30%
Large Enterprise50%
REVIEWERS
Small Business34%
Midsize Enterprise18%
Large Enterprise48%
Find out what your peers are saying about Bamboo vs. Jenkins and other solutions. Updated: September 2021.
536,114 professionals have used our research since 2012.

Bamboo is ranked 6th in Build Automation with 4 reviews while Jenkins is ranked 2nd in Build Automation with 10 reviews. Bamboo is rated 7.6, while Jenkins is rated 8.2. The top reviewer of Bamboo writes "Good compiling and deployment features that are ideal for open-source development". On the other hand, the top reviewer of Jenkins writes "Supports most of the open-source plug-ins, has the auto-schedule feature, and does not trigger a build when there is no change". Bamboo is most compared with Harness, GitLab, Tekton, TeamCity and Concourse for VMware Tanzu, whereas Jenkins is most compared with Tekton, Harness, TeamCity, IBM Rational Build Forge and Concourse for VMware Tanzu. See our Bamboo vs. Jenkins report.

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