Compare CircleCI vs. Jenkins

CircleCI is ranked 5th in Build Automation with 1 review while Jenkins is ranked 1st in Build Automation with 15 reviews. CircleCI is rated 9.0, while Jenkins is rated 8.2. The top reviewer of CircleCI writes "Seamless build process automation has increased our product velocity significantly". On the other hand, the top reviewer of Jenkins writes "Significantly reduces build times, automates frequent manual tasks, reduces errors". CircleCI is most compared with Jenkins, Travis CI and GitLab, whereas Jenkins is most compared with CloudBees Core, TeamCity and GoCD.
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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 most valuable features are Jenkins Pipelines for ALM and full Deploy Cycle.This solution has helped us in automating the build and test process, reducing time.It is very useful for us to be able to collect and manage automatic processing pipelines.The most valuable feature is its ability to connect with different tools and technologies.There are a large number of plugins available for integration with third party systems.Having builds and test tasks triggered on commit helps not to break the product.We significantly reduced build times of large projects (more than 80k lines of Scala code) using build time on Jenkins as a time sample. It reduced the developer write-test-commit cycle time, and increased productivity.We have started to integrate Pipelines as a part of a build, and built a library of common functions. It simplified and made our build scripts more readable.

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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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Better and easy-to-use integration with Docker would be an improvement.The upgrades need improvement.The learning curve is quite steep at the moment.This solution would be improved with the inclusion of an Artifactory (Universal artifact repository manager).The user interface could be updated a little.Jenkins relies on the old version of interface for configuration management. This needs improvement.Developer documentation for plugins, plugin development, integrations: Sometimes it’s tricky to do pretty obvious things.Sometimes you have Jenkins restarting because of OOM errors.

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Jenkins is open source and free.I used the free OSS version all the time. It was enough for all my needs.Some of the add-ons are too expensive.It's free software with a big community behind it, which is very good.​It is free.​Jenkins is open source.It is a free product.

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5th
out of 27 in Build Automation
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Reviews
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9.0
1st
out of 27 in Build Automation
Views
14,021
Comparisons
11,451
Reviews
15
Average Words per Review
272
Avg. Rating
8.2
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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.

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
Shopify, Zenefits, Concur Technologies, CyberAgentAirial, Clarus Financial Technology, cubetutor, Metawidget, mysocio, namma, silverpeas, Sokkva, So Rave, tagzbox
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Software R&D Company33%
Media Company22%
Financial Services Firm22%
Retailer11%
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Software R&D Company34%
Comms Service Provider11%
Financial Services Firm10%
Manufacturing Company9%
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