Compare GitLab vs. Jenkins

GitLab is ranked 5th in Build Automation with 1 review while Jenkins is ranked 2nd in Build Automation with 8 reviews. GitLab is rated 9.0, while Jenkins is rated 8.2. The top reviewer of GitLab writes "A simple open-source containerized solution that scales easily". On the other hand, the top reviewer of Jenkins writes "Useful for us to collect and manage automatic processing pipelines". GitLab is most compared with TeamCity, Jenkins and Bamboo, whereas Jenkins is most compared with TeamCity, IBM Rational Build Forge and GoCD.
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Pros
The dashboard and interface make it easy to use.

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A lot of support material exists via a single web search of exactly what you're looking for.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.

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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.

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I think an integrated help button, that respected the context of the change/work in hand, would be a worthwhile improvement.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.

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Jenkins is open source and free.

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5th
out of 27 in Build Automation
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2,932
Comparisons
2,568
Reviews
1
Average Words per Review
400
Avg. Rating
9.0
2nd
out of 27 in Build Automation
Views
13,300
Comparisons
10,465
Reviews
8
Average Words per Review
155
Avg. Rating
8.1
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Overview

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

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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Siemens, University of Washington, Equinix, Paessler AG, CNCF, Ticketmaster, CERN, VaadinAirial, Clarus Financial Technology, cubetutor, Metawidget, mysocio, namma, silverpeas, Sokkva, So Rave, tagzbox
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Software R&D Company40%
Financial Services Firm20%
Media Company20%
Marketing Services Firm10%
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Software R&D Company40%
Comms Service Provider16%
Financial Services Firm7%
Manufacturing Company6%
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