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We performed a comparison between CircleCI and IBM Rational Build Forge 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 CircleCI vs. IBM Rational Build Forge report (Updated: September 2022).
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Pros
"The automation workflow in CircleCI related to third-party applications is very good and allows standardization of applications."

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"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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Cons
"There needs to be some improvement in the user interface of CircleCI."

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"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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  • "The price of CircleCI could be less expensive."
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    Top Answer:The automation workflow in CircleCI related to third-party applications is very good and allows standardization of applications.
    Top Answer:The price of CircleCI could be less expensive.
    Top Answer:There needs to be some improvement in the user interface of CircleCI.
    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.
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    11th
    out of 35 in Build Automation
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    131
    Rating
    8.0
    12th
    out of 35 in Build Automation
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    652
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    Rating
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    Rational Build Forge
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    Overview
    CircleCI's continuous integration and delivery platform helps software teams rapidly release code with confidence by automating the build, test, and deploy process. CircleCI offers a modern software development platform that lets teams ramp quickly, scale easily, and build confidently every day.

    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.

    Offer
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    Sample Customers
    Shopify, Zenefits, Concur Technologies, CyberAgent
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    Top Industries
    VISITORS READING REVIEWS
    Computer Software Company25%
    Comms Service Provider15%
    Financial Services Firm9%
    Educational Organization5%
    VISITORS READING REVIEWS
    Computer Software Company23%
    Financial Services Firm13%
    Healthcare Company12%
    Insurance Company10%
    Company Size
    VISITORS READING REVIEWS
    Small Business28%
    Midsize Enterprise14%
    Large Enterprise58%
    VISITORS READING REVIEWS
    Small Business11%
    Midsize Enterprise10%
    Large Enterprise79%
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    CircleCI is ranked 11th in Build Automation with 1 review while IBM Rational Build Forge is ranked 12th in Build Automation with 1 review. CircleCI is rated 8.0, while IBM Rational Build Forge is rated 8.0. The top reviewer of CircleCI writes "Beneficial automation workflow and valuable application standardization". On the other hand, the top reviewer of IBM Rational Build Forge writes "Useful features, stable, easy to deploy, and works well". CircleCI is most compared with Tekton, AWS CodePipeline, GoCD, TeamCity and Concourse for VMware Tanzu, whereas IBM Rational Build Forge is most compared with Jenkins and Bamboo.

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