Bamboo vs Jenkins comparison

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We performed a comparison between Bamboo and Jenkins 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.
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We asked business professionals to review the solutions they use.
Here are some excerpts of what they said:
"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.""It can do the CI pipeline well.""In my experience Bamboo is scalable.""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."

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"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 can be used for elastic management, if you have any sensitive data or credentials you can use them across the environment. Additionally, the solution is easy to use and can be used across multiple use cases.""I like the business logs. It's a very useful tool. Client-server communication is also very fast.""It is easy to use.""I love Jenkins. I like that you work on anything, and you make anything. Jenkins is very important for my team. I am satisfied with the product.""The most valuable feature of Jenkins is its continuous deployment. We can deploy to multi-cluster and multi-regions in the cloud.""Jenkins is a very mature product.""Has enabled full automation of the company."

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"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.""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.""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.""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."

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"It would be helpful if they had a bit more interactive UI.""Jenkins could improve the integration with other platforms.""The enterprise version is less stable than the open-source version.""Jenkins needs a faster deployment process.""It could be cheaper.""I sometimes face a bottleneck when installing the plugins on an offline machine. Mapping the dependencies and then installing the correct sequence of dependencies is a nightmare, and it took me two days to do it.""It would be better if there were an option to remove its Java dependency. This would make it more compatible with other software, and it could be much better. At present, we have to depend on Java whenever we want to deploy agents.""Sometimes, random errors of metadata are not there, which causes delays. These are essentially gaps in the information being passed to the job."

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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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  • "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."
  • "Jenkins is a free open-source server."
  • "We are using the free version of Jenkins. There is not a license required to use the solution because it is open-source."
  • "We are using the freeware version of Jenkins."
  • "We are using the free version of Jenkins. There are no costs or licensing."
  • "Jenkins is a free solution, it is open source."
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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:When you are evaluating tools for automating your own GitOps-based CI/CD workflow, it is important to keep your requirements and use cases in mind. Tekton deployment is complex and it is not very easy… more »
    Top Answer:I like that you can find a wide range of plugins for Jenkins.
    Top Answer:Licensing is not my domain. I can't speak to the exact costs.
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    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.

    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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    Sample Customers
    Neocleus, MuleSoft, Interspire
    Airial, Clarus Financial Technology, cubetutor, Metawidget, mysocio, namma, silverpeas, Sokkva, So Rave, tagzbox
    Top Industries
    Computer Software Company43%
    Marketing Services Firm14%
    Financial Services Firm14%
    Non Tech Company14%
    Financial Services Firm23%
    Computer Software Company19%
    Manufacturing Company7%
    Comms Service Provider7%
    Financial Services Firm35%
    Computer Software Company24%
    Media Company12%
    Computer Software Company18%
    Financial Services Firm15%
    Comms Service Provider13%
    Manufacturing Company13%
    Company Size
    Small Business15%
    Midsize Enterprise31%
    Large Enterprise54%
    Small Business16%
    Midsize Enterprise12%
    Large Enterprise73%
    Small Business29%
    Midsize Enterprise14%
    Large Enterprise57%
    Small Business16%
    Midsize Enterprise12%
    Large Enterprise72%
    Buyer's Guide
    Bamboo vs. Jenkins
    November 2022
    Find out what your peers are saying about Bamboo vs. Jenkins and other solutions. Updated: November 2022.
    655,113 professionals have used our research since 2012.

    Bamboo is ranked 7th in Build Automation with 4 reviews while Jenkins is ranked 2nd in Build Automation with 43 reviews. Bamboo is rated 7.6, while Jenkins is rated 7.8. 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 Jenkins writes "We can do whatever we want and customize as much as we wish to in any programming language". Bamboo is most compared with GitLab, Harness, Tekton, Microsoft Azure and TeamCity, whereas Jenkins is most compared with Tekton, AWS CodePipeline, GitLab, IBM Rational Build Forge and Harness. See our Bamboo vs. Jenkins report.

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