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"Very good reporting features.""All features are useful. Our customer doesn't have any complaints about the tool. It works pretty well for what they want and what they need to do."

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"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.""Jenkins is very stable.""The auto-schedule feature is valuable. Another valuable feature is that Jenkins does not trigger a build when there is no change in any of the systems. Jenkins also supports most of the open-source plug-ins.""The automated elements are easy to use and you can put them into your server.""It is easy to use."

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"Not user friendly for the layman.""Its logging can be improved. When something goes wrong, it is not always very easy to find the problem. It is hard to identify whether the problem is because of low memory in the server or some configuration in Rational Build Forge. The error logs are not very detailed, and they should provide more information. It should also have more integration with third-party tools. It would be great to have more integration with third-party tools."

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"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.""The documentation could be more friendly, and more examples of how to use it.""There are a lot of things that they can try to improvise. They can reduce a lot of configurations. It is currently supporting Groovy for scripting. It would be really good if it can be improvised for Python because, for most of the automation, we have Python as a script. It would be good if can also support Python. We have a lot of Android builds. These Android builds can be a part of Jenkins. It can have some plug-ins or configurations for Android builds. There should also be some internal matrix to check the performance. We also want to have more REST API support, which is currently not much in Jenkins. We are not able to get more information about running Jenkins. More REST API support should be provided.""The scriptwriting process could be improved in this solution in the future.""It could be cheaper."

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"There is no cost. It is open source.""The solution is one of the lowest costs compared to competitors.""It could be cheaper because there are many solutions available in the market. We are paying yearly."

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Top Answer: All features are useful. Our customer doesn't have any complaints about the tool. It works pretty well for what they want and what they need to do.
Top Answer: Its logging can be improved. When something goes wrong, it is not always very easy to find the problem. It is hard to identify whether the problem is because of low memory in the server or some… more »
Top Answer: Our customer uses this solution for building some of their applications in CI/CD. They are using its latest version.
Top Answer: It could be cheaper because there are many solutions available in the market. We are paying yearly.
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Overview

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.

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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Top Industries
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Computer Software Company26%
Comms Service Provider17%
Financial Services Firm14%
Government7%
REVIEWERS
Computer Software Company38%
Media Company23%
Financial Services Firm15%
Retailer8%
VISITORS READING REVIEWS
Computer Software Company26%
Comms Service Provider19%
Financial Services Firm11%
Manufacturing Company8%
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REVIEWERS
Small Business34%
Midsize Enterprise20%
Large Enterprise46%
Find out what your peers are saying about IBM Rational Build Forge vs. Jenkins and other solutions. Updated: July 2021.
521,637 professionals have used our research since 2012.

IBM Rational Build Forge is ranked 9th in Build Automation with 2 reviews while Jenkins is ranked 2nd in Build Automation with 8 reviews. IBM Rational Build Forge is rated 9.0, while Jenkins is rated 8.0. The top reviewer of IBM Rational Build Forge writes "Great reporting features and very functional". On the other hand, the top reviewer of Jenkins writes "Supports most of the open-source plug-ins, has the auto-schedule feature, and does not trigger a build when there is no change". IBM Rational Build Forge is most compared with Bamboo, whereas Jenkins is most compared with Tekton, Harness, TeamCity, Digital.ai Release and Chef. See our IBM Rational Build Forge vs. Jenkins report.

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