IBM Rational Build Forge Overview

IBM Rational Build Forge is the #7 ranked solution in our list of top Build Automation tools. It is most often compared to Jenkins: IBM Rational Build Forge vs Jenkins

What is IBM Rational Build Forge?

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.

IBM Rational Build Forge is also known as Rational Build Forge.

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Amy DeLorge
CRM Program Release Manager at Louis Stokes Cleveland VA Medical Center
Real User
Top 20Leaderboard
Aug 23, 2020
Great reporting features and very functional

What is our primary use case?

We use the execution records and the execution of the build for the source. I use Eclipse to build it out and tie into the execution. I'm a CRM program release manager and we are customers of IBM.

Pros and Cons

  • "Very good reporting features."
  • "Not user friendly for the layman."

What other advice do I have?

It depends on your budget. It's kind of a costly tool because it plugs into IBM Rational which is pretty expensive. It depends on the market you're actually working in. You need to do your research. I like the solution a lot, I'm kind of upset that we're moving away from it. I would rate this solution a 10 out of 10.
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