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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.""The best thing is that as the developers work on separate tasks, all of the code goes there and the other team members don't have to wait on each other to finish.""GitLab offers a good interface for doing code reviews between two colleagues."

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"There are a large number of plugins available for integration with third party systems.""The most valuable feature is its ability to connect with different tools and technologies.""It is very useful for us to be able to collect and manage automatic processing pipelines.""This solution has helped us in automating the build and test process, reducing time.""The most valuable features are Jenkins Pipelines for ALM and full Deploy Cycle.""A lot of support material exists via a single web search of exactly what you're looking for.""It is open source, flexible, scalable, and easy to use. It is easy to maintain for the administrator. It is a continuous integration tool, and its enterprise version is quite mature. It has good integrations and plug-ins. Azure DevOps can also be integrated with Jenkins."

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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.""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.""The documentation could be improved to help newcomers better understand things like creating new branches.""We are having a few problems integrating with Jira at the moment, which is something that our IT department is investigating."

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"The user interface could be updated a little.""This solution would be improved with the inclusion of an Artifactory (Universal artifact repository manager).""The learning curve is quite steep at the moment.""The upgrades need improvement.""Better and easy-to-use integration with Docker would be an improvement.""I think an integrated help button, that respected the context of the change/work in hand, would be a worthwhile improvement.""Its schedule builds need improvement. It should have scheduling features in the platform rather than using external plug-ins."

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Pricing and Cost Advice
"I think that we pay approximately $100 USD per month."

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"Jenkins is open source and free.""There is no cost. It is open source."

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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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Computer Software Company28%
Comms Service Provider22%
Financial Services Firm7%
Government6%
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Computer Software Company42%
Media Company25%
Financial Services Firm17%
Retailer8%
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Computer Software Company36%
Comms Service Provider17%
Financial Services Firm10%
Manufacturing Company5%
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Small Business50%
Midsize Enterprise25%
Large Enterprise25%
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Small Business39%
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Large Enterprise47%
Find out what your peers are saying about GitLab vs. Jenkins and other solutions. Updated: January 2021.
454,950 professionals have used our research since 2012.

GitLab is ranked 2nd in Build Automation with 7 reviews while Jenkins is ranked 1st in Build Automation with 8 reviews. GitLab is rated 8.8, while Jenkins is rated 8.0. The top reviewer of GitLab writes "Provides or mandates quantitative code into the Master". 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 Microsoft Azure DevOps, Tekton, TeamCity, Bamboo and JFrog Xray, whereas Jenkins is most compared with Tekton, Harness, IBM Rational Build Forge, Digital.ai Release and Travis CI. See our GitLab vs. Jenkins report.

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