Compare CloudBees Core vs. GitLab

CloudBees Core is ranked 3rd in Build Automation with 10 reviews while GitLab is ranked 6th in Build Automation with 1 review. CloudBees Core is rated 7.8, while GitLab is rated 9.0. The top reviewer of CloudBees Core writes "It has drastically improved our workflows and the speed of our troubleshooting". On the other hand, the top reviewer of GitLab writes "A simple open-source containerized solution that scales easily". CloudBees Core is most compared with Jenkins, Bamboo and GitLab, whereas GitLab is most compared with TeamCity, Travis CI and Jenkins.
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Key features include ease of access control (granular), scalability, and especially the analytics.It has easy connectivity for getting our pipelines into the cloud on AWS.The integration and configuration of CloudBees in our AWS environment was pretty much plug and play. We have admin rights anytime we need to plug into a new service. We just download a plugin, and it spins up and works.The benefit is support and the speed that it provides for troubleshooting.It makes my job easier and does things that I don't have to do.The quality of our results has gone up and the time devoted on our side has gone down.It has a good reporting solution and a wide variety of plugins.It was easy to integrate into our AWS environment.

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The dashboard and interface make it easy to use.

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There are a lot of features, so some really good learning materials in various formats would be handy. I know there are a lot of webinars, but more high-level resources would be great for new staff.Nothing is perfect, and there is room for improvement in the product. I am reserving judgment for the unknown.I still find the messaging really confusing. It's not immediately clear what the value-add is yet. It's not clear enough to pitch it in an easy, prepackaged way.I am not a fan of Java as a language or a platform, but it comes with the territory.With Kubernetes and the cloud-based configuration, it is a little tricky. We are still trying to figure out the best way to do it.It needs scripting in other languages and support for it.Sometimes on a heavily used Jenkins instance, if we are not scaling appropriately, we can have a lot of job failures without a whole lot of information telling us why jobs are failing, if we don't know that it's a performance issue.I would like to see a more click-through, automatic creation of AML files. Sometimes, we give guides for developers in order to do things, but not all of them are familiar enough with AML, as they are Java developers.

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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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Pricing must be fair because we just renewed our license a couple months ago.Their support model is a recurring model. It is not a one-off fee. We pay on a yearly basis.They need to improve the licensing. With a few of the companies, when you have the agent installed, once the instance dies, you are released from the license. However, with cloud-based, you have to contact the cloud-based support to release the license and map it to the new instance.We chose to go through the AWS Marketplace because of scalability.Since we are on the free, open source, we don't necessarily get access to their private community and other commercial forums. However, the open source community has been fantastic for us.The amount of time that it takes to build software, test it, pass the testing, and get it deployed onto a server instance has dropped for a developer to do all these processes from about a day to a couple of minutes. Where we previously had a developer who might only have only been able to do one build, deployment, and test per day, they can now do dozens before lunch. That is the ROI.Purchasing on the AWS Marketplace was easy. We don't worry about licensing and keeping track of it. We don't worry about negotiating contracts. It just happens. We get the bill, which is billed to our account. It is very painless.The AWS Marketplace pricing is on par with going directly to CloudBees. It's always nice if it is cheaper, but it's on par.

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The CloudBees is the industry's most proven, fully featured technology platform for implementing continuous integration (CI) and continuous delivery (CD). CI and CD help you deliver better software faster by automating the software delivery lifecycle allowing faster delivery of new applications and features to meet the needs of organization. While CI lets you automate the software build, scan and test process, CD automates the full application delivery pipeline taking new features and code from development to staging to production.

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

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Acxiom, ARTstor, Choose Digital, Dominion Marine Media, Egraphs, Inc., Global Bank, jclouds, MovellasSiemens, University of Washington, Equinix, Paessler AG, CNCF, Ticketmaster, CERN, Vaadin
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