Compare CircleCI vs. GitLab

CircleCI is ranked 5th in Build Automation with 1 review while GitLab is ranked 6th in Build Automation with 1 review. CircleCI is rated 9.0, while GitLab is rated 9.0. The top reviewer of CircleCI writes "Seamless build process automation has increased our product velocity significantly". On the other hand, the top reviewer of GitLab writes "A simple open-source containerized solution that scales easily". CircleCI is most compared with Jenkins, Travis CI and GitLab, whereas GitLab is most compared with TeamCity, Travis CI and Jenkins.
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Pros
The ability to automate the build process in a seamless way and run workflows effortlessly. It supports parallel builds so it can scale well. Also, it covers the basics of any build and integration tool, including email notifications (especially when tests are fixed), project insights, etc.Enables us to detect exactly which build failed and why, and to push multiple builds to our production environment at a very fast rate.Some of the most valuable features include container-based builds, integration with Bit Bucket and being able to store artifacts.

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The dashboard and interface make it easy to use.

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Cons
Integration with Microsoft Azure is one area for improvement. Azure is growing in its user base, and supports various cloud infrastructure components such as Service Fabric, App Service, etc. Some of Azure’s deployment models (like Kudu) require a steep learning curve, but if CircleCI would come up with such features (deployment to App Service) out of the box, it would be amazing.

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GitLab doesn't have AWS integration. It would be better to have integration with other container management environments beyond Kubernetes. It has very good integration with Kubernetes, but it doesn't have good integration with, for example, AWS, ETS, etc.

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5th
out of 27 in Build Automation
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2,655
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2,289
Reviews
1
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628
Avg. Rating
9.0
6th
out of 27 in Build Automation
Views
2,171
Comparisons
1,947
Reviews
1
Average Words per Review
406
Avg. Rating
9.0
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Overview
CircleCI's continuous integration and delivery platform helps software teams rapidly release code with confidence by automating the build, test, and deploy process. CircleCI offers a modern software development platform that lets teams ramp quickly, scale easily, and build confidently every day.

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

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Shopify, Zenefits, Concur Technologies, CyberAgentSiemens, University of Washington, Equinix, Paessler AG, CNCF, Ticketmaster, CERN, Vaadin
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