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Pros
"The dashboard and interface make it easy to use.""We like that we can create branches and then the branches can be reviewed and you can mesh those branches back. You can independently work with your own branch, you don't need to really control the core of other people.""Everything is easy to configure and easy to work with.""A user friendly solution.""It speeds up our development, it's faster, safer, and more convenient."

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"Very good reporting features."

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Cons
"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.""I would like to see static analysis also embedded in GitLab. That would also help us. If there's something that it does internally by GitLab and then that is already tied up with your pipeline and then it can tell you that you're coding is good or your code is not great. Based on that, it would pass or fail. That should be streamlined. I would think that would help to a greater extent, in terms of having one solution rather than depending on multiple vendors.""The only thing our company is really waiting on in terms of features is the development of metrics.""Reporting could be improved.""I would like to see better integration with project management tools such as Jira."

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"Not user friendly for the layman."

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"I think that we pay approximately $100 USD per month."

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Overview

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

IBM Rational Build Forge is an adaptive execution framework that helps automate and standardize the software assembly process. Rational Build Forge helps teams standardize repetitive tasks, improve software quality and manage compliance mandates. This software scales to 25 seats. Rational Build Forge delivers:
Flexibility - gives developers self-service access to preconfigured build processes from within their integrated development environment (IDE). You can add IBM Rational software products to further enhance automation, reporting and integration.
Productivity - accelerates build and release cycles through iterative development, parallel processes and efficient use of hardware.
Compliance - simplifies compliance management with self-documenting audit trails and role-based security.
Compatibility - increases team efficiency with centralized build and release management using the tools you have today.

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Siemens, University of Washington, Equinix, Paessler AG, CNCF, Ticketmaster, CERN, VaadinCars.com
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GitLab is ranked 3rd in Build Automation with 5 reviews while IBM Rational Build Forge is ranked 6th in Build Automation with 1 review. GitLab is rated 8.6, while IBM Rational Build Forge is rated 10.0. The top reviewer of GitLab writes "Provides or mandates quantitative code into the Master". On the other hand, the top reviewer of IBM Rational Build Forge writes "Great reporting features and very functional". GitLab is most compared with Microsoft Azure DevOps, Tekton, TeamCity, Bamboo and Harness, whereas IBM Rational Build Forge is most compared with Jenkins, Bamboo and CircleCI.

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