Compare CloudBees Core vs. Jenkins

CloudBees Core is ranked 3rd in Build Automation with 10 reviews while Jenkins is ranked 1st in Build Automation with 15 reviews. CloudBees Core is rated 7.8, while Jenkins is rated 8.2. 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 Jenkins writes "Significantly reduces build times, automates frequent manual tasks, reduces errors". CloudBees Core is most compared with Jenkins, Bamboo and GitLab, whereas Jenkins is most compared with CloudBees Core, TeamCity and GoCD. See our CloudBees Core vs. Jenkins report.
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Pros
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 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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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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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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Pricing and Cost Advice
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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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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Overview
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.

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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Acxiom, ARTstor, Choose Digital, Dominion Marine Media, Egraphs, Inc., Global Bank, jclouds, MovellasAirial, Clarus Financial Technology, cubetutor, Metawidget, mysocio, namma, silverpeas, Sokkva, So Rave, tagzbox
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Media Company38%
Energy/Utilities Company13%
Software R&D Company13%
Manufacturing Company13%
VISITORS READING REVIEWS
Software R&D Company28%
Manufacturing Company13%
Insurance Company11%
Comms Service Provider6%
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Software R&D Company33%
Financial Services Firm22%
Media Company22%
Retailer11%
VISITORS READING REVIEWS
Software R&D Company35%
Financial Services Firm11%
Manufacturing Company9%
Comms Service Provider8%
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