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We performed a comparison between Bamboo and Concourse for VMware Tanzu based on real PeerSpot user reviews.

Find out in this report how the two Build Automation solutions compare in terms of features, pricing, service and support, easy of deployment, and ROI.

To learn more, read our detailed Bamboo vs. Concourse for VMware Tanzu report (Updated: September 2022).
633,184 professionals have used our research since 2012.
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Pros
"The most useful feature of Bamboo is its integration with other solutions such as Jira and BitBucket, also offered by Atlassian. It is easier to use tools all provided by one vendor.""In Bamboo, build and deployment have been segregated. The build plan and deployment plan are different. When comparing Bamboo to other solutions, the native feature you will not find in another tool, such as Jenkins. They have segregated the build and deployment plan. This means, building the application and deploying it are two separate parts in Bamboo, they have segregated it apart from the UI. This makes the tool a bit better compared to other tools.""In my experience Bamboo is scalable.""It can do the CI pipeline well."

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"We never experienced any problems with scalability."

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"It should be much easier to use. It shouldn't require a lot of reading to be able to use it. It should have just two or three screens rather than hundreds of screens requiring a lot of clicking. It also requires a lot of integration. It has a steep learning curve. It takes a lot of time to understand and put in the data. There is also no proper training.""Scalability depends on the use case. If it is really a big customer with a lot of tests, it might not be a scalable option for them.""Bamboo can improve by providing more with scripting, such as they have with Jenkins. Bamboo is more UI-driven at this time, Jenkins is going in that direction too.""Bamboo is a bit complicated to use compared to other solutions, such as GitLab. You have to integrate different actions that are difficult that could be made easier."

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"I would like to see additional support for things outside of Cloud Foundry."

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Pricing and Cost Advice
  • "There is a subscription required to use Bamboo."
  • "If Bamboo could provide more flexibility on pricing, that would help. On the agent side, if you want to increase the number of agents it should be less expensive. If they can provide some better pricing model, it will help, whether we are going to use it or are already using it."
  • "The server products for small teams used to offer excellent pricing. However, Atlassian has since changed the offering and the pricing is more expensive. I do still think the solution offers good value for money."
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  • "The solution is bundled in with Cloud Foundry so the pricing is not independent."
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    Also Known As
    Pivotal Concourse, Concourse for PCF, Concourse
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    Overview
    Bamboo is a continuous integration and delivery tool that ties automated builds, tests and releases together in a single workflow. It works great alongside JIRA and Stash providing a fully traceable deployment pipeline.

    Continuous integration for application developers:

    Concourse for VMware Tanzu is a CI/CD system remastered for teams that practice agile development and deliver frequently to one or many cloud platforms.

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    Sample Customers
    Neocleus, MuleSoft, Interspire
    Verizon, Cerner, Zipcar, Avarteq
    Top Industries
    REVIEWERS
    Computer Software Company43%
    Marketing Services Firm14%
    Financial Services Firm14%
    Non Tech Company14%
    VISITORS READING REVIEWS
    Financial Services Firm24%
    Computer Software Company19%
    Comms Service Provider10%
    Manufacturing Company6%
    VISITORS READING REVIEWS
    Computer Software Company29%
    Comms Service Provider18%
    Government10%
    Financial Services Firm6%
    Company Size
    REVIEWERS
    Small Business15%
    Midsize Enterprise31%
    Large Enterprise54%
    VISITORS READING REVIEWS
    Small Business15%
    Midsize Enterprise11%
    Large Enterprise74%
    VISITORS READING REVIEWS
    Small Business14%
    Midsize Enterprise17%
    Large Enterprise69%
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    Bamboo is ranked 8th in Build Automation with 4 reviews while Concourse for VMware Tanzu is ranked 15th in Build Automation with 1 review. Bamboo is rated 7.6, while Concourse for VMware Tanzu is rated 7.0. The top reviewer of Bamboo writes "Data solution that integrates with Jira and Bitbucket for the convenient deployment of apps". On the other hand, the top reviewer of Concourse for VMware Tanzu writes "This solution is scalable and stable, but needs more support for deployments outside of Cloud Foundry". Bamboo is most compared with GitLab, Jenkins, Harness and Tekton, whereas Concourse for VMware Tanzu is most compared with Tekton, Jenkins, GitLab, CircleCI and Harness.

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