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We performed a comparison between Bamboo and GoCD based on real PeerSpot user reviews.

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Quotes From Members
We asked business professionals to review the solutions they use.
Here are some excerpts of what they said:
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.""It can do the CI pipeline well.""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."

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"Permission separations mean that we can grant limited permissions for each team or team member."

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Cons
"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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"The documentation really should be improved by including real examples and more setup cases."

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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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  • "It's an open-source and free tool."
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    Questions from the Community
    Top Answer:It can do the CI pipeline well.
    Top Answer: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… more »
    Top Answer:We are using it to push and pull containers and other data via CI/CD pipeline.
    Top Answer:Permission separations mean that we can grant limited permissions for each team or team member.
    Top Answer:It's an open-source and free tool.
    Top Answer:* If the workflows were updated for any reason, such as when environments are created, deleted, or changed, the previous delivery pipelines will be broken. You can't redeploy the old version or… more »
    Ranking
    7th
    out of 35 in Build Automation
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    2,825
    Comparisons
    2,159
    Reviews
    4
    Average Words per Review
    366
    Rating
    7.5
    6th
    out of 35 in Build Automation
    Views
    2,206
    Comparisons
    1,771
    Reviews
    1
    Average Words per Review
    660
    Rating
    8.0
    Comparisons
    GitLab logo
    Compared 32% of the time.
    Jenkins logo
    Compared 24% of the time.
    Harness logo
    Compared 11% of the time.
    Tekton logo
    Compared 6% of the time.
    IBM Rational Build Forge logo
    Compared 2% of the time.
    GitLab logo
    Compared 39% of the time.
    CircleCI logo
    Compared 11% of the time.
    Jenkins logo
    Compared 11% of the time.
    Harness logo
    Compared 5% of the time.
    Also Known As
    Adaptive ALM, Thoughtworks Go
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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.
    GoCD is an open source continuous delivery server created by ThoughtWorks. GoCD offers businesses a first-class build and deployment engine for complete control and visibility. It was designed for continuous delivery and the concepts essential to this practice are built in at the core.
    Offer
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    Sample Customers
    Neocleus, MuleSoft, Interspire
    Ancestry.com, Barclay Card, AutoTrader, BT Financial Group, Gamesys, Nike, Vodafone, Haufe Lexware, Medidata, Hoovers
    Top Industries
    REVIEWERS
    Computer Software Company43%
    Marketing Services Firm14%
    Financial Services Firm14%
    Non Tech Company14%
    VISITORS READING REVIEWS
    Financial Services Firm22%
    Computer Software Company19%
    Manufacturing Company7%
    Comms Service Provider7%
    VISITORS READING REVIEWS
    Computer Software Company27%
    Comms Service Provider16%
    Financial Services Firm11%
    Government9%
    Company Size
    REVIEWERS
    Small Business15%
    Midsize Enterprise31%
    Large Enterprise54%
    VISITORS READING REVIEWS
    Small Business16%
    Midsize Enterprise12%
    Large Enterprise73%
    VISITORS READING REVIEWS
    Small Business20%
    Midsize Enterprise14%
    Large Enterprise66%
    Buyer's Guide
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    Bamboo is ranked 7th in Build Automation with 4 reviews while GoCD is ranked 6th in Build Automation with 1 review. Bamboo is rated 7.6, while GoCD is rated 8.0. 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 GoCD writes "User-friendly interface, good integration with LDAP, and has an easily-extendable open architecture". Bamboo is most compared with GitLab, Jenkins, Harness, Tekton and IBM Rational Build Forge, whereas GoCD is most compared with GitLab, CircleCI, Jenkins, Red Hat Ansible Automation Platform and Harness.

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