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9,551 views|7,786 comparisons
98% willing to recommend
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Executive Summary

We performed a comparison between GitLab and GoCD 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 GitLab vs. GoCD Report (Updated: May 2024).
771,740 professionals have used our research since 2012.
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We asked business professionals to review the solutions they use.
Here are some excerpts of what they said:
Pros
"A user friendly solution.""I like that it's easy to deploy our services over GitLab. The customer support is also good with a really active community. You have a lot of support that you can get online with your stack. That is probably one of the benefits of using GitLab. It's also really fast.""The most valuable features of GitLab are the review, patch repo, and plans are in YAML.""GitLab is very useful for pipelines, continuous integration, and continuous deployment. It is also stable.""The dashboard and interface make it easy to use.""This is a scalable solution. We had around 200 users working with it.""Everything is easy to configure and easy to work with.""GitLab is very well-organized and easy to use. Also, it offers most features that customers need."

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"The UI is colorful.""Permission separations mean that we can grant limited permissions for each team or team member.""The most notable aspect is its user interface, which we find to be user-friendly and straightforward for deploying and comprehending pipelines. We have the ability to create multiple pipelines, and in addition to that, the resource consumption is impressive."

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Cons
"The integration could be slightly better.""Atlassian offers more products than GitLab. GitLab offers source control management, version control and collaboration between developers. Atlassian offers features on top of this as well as more integration points for developers.""GitLab could improve by having more plugins and better user-friendliness.""I would like to see static analysis also embedded in GitLab. That would also help us. If there's something that it does internally by GitLab and then that is already tied up with your pipeline and then it can tell you that you're coding is good or your code is not great. Based on that, it would pass or fail. That should be streamlined. I would think that would help to a greater extent, in terms of having one solution rather than depending on multiple vendors.""Merge conflicts and repository maintenance could improve. If there is someone new to the system they would not know if there is a conflict.""We'd like to see better integration with the Atlassian ecosystem.""The solution should again offer an on-premises deployment option.""The tool should include a feature that helps to edit the code directly."

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"The tool must be more user-friendly.""The aspect that requires attention is the user management component. When integrating with BitLabs and authenticating through GitLab, there are specific features we desire. One important feature is the ability to import users directly from GitLab, along with their respective designations, and assign appropriate privileges based on that information. Allocating different privileges to users is a time-consuming process for us.""The documentation really should be improved by including real examples and more setup cases."

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Pricing and Cost Advice
  • "I think that we pay approximately $100 USD per month."
  • "The price is okay."
  • "It seems reasonable. Our IT team manages the licenses."
  • "Its price is fine. It is on the cheaper side and not expensive. You have to pay additionally for GitLab CI/CD minutes. Initially, we used the free version. When we ran out of GitLab minutes, we migrated to the paid version."
  • "It is very expensive. We can't bear it now, and we have to find another solution. We have a yearly subscription in which we can increase the number of licenses, but we have to pay at the end of the year."
  • "I don't mind the price because I use the free version."
  • "We are using its free version, and we are evaluating its Premium version. Its Ultimate version is very expensive."
  • "The price of GitLab could be better, it is expensive."
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  • "It's an open-source and free tool."
  • "This is an open-source solution and it is inexpensive."
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    Questions from the Community
    Top Answer:I find the features and version control history to be most valuable for our development workflow. These aspects provide us with a clear view of changes and help us manage requests efficiently.
    Top Answer:For small-scale usage, GitLab offers a free tier. For enterprise pricing, GitLab is more expensive than GitHub, as it's not as widely adopted. GitLab is the preferred choice for many developers… more »
    Top Answer:I believe there's room for improvement in the advanced features, particularly in enhancing the pipeline functionalities. Better integration and usability within the pipeline could make a significant… more »
    Top Answer:Jenkins is overtaking the product. The product must enhance user experience. Jenkins has everything in a simple XML format. However, GoCD is complex. Upgrading it to a simpler language would be… more »
    Ranking
    1st
    out of 41 in Build Automation
    Views
    9,551
    Comparisons
    7,786
    Reviews
    50
    Average Words per Review
    406
    Rating
    8.6
    10th
    out of 41 in Build Automation
    Views
    1,141
    Comparisons
    897
    Reviews
    4
    Average Words per Review
    575
    Rating
    7.8
    Comparisons
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    Compared 5% of the time.
    AWS CodePipeline logo
    Compared 5% of the time.
    Tekton logo
    Compared 4% of the time.
    Microsoft Azure DevOps logo
    Compared 15% of the time.
    Tekton logo
    Compared 14% of the time.
    GitHub Actions logo
    Compared 12% of the time.
    CircleCI logo
    Compared 9% of the time.
    Jenkins logo
    Compared 8% of the time.
    Also Known As
    Fuzzit
    Adaptive ALM, Thoughtworks Go
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    Overview

    GitLab is a complete DevOps platform that enables teams to collaborate and deliver software faster. 

    It provides a single application for the entire DevOps lifecycle, from planning and development to testing, deployment, and monitoring. 

    With GitLab, teams can streamline their workflows, automate processes, and improve productivity.

    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.
    Sample Customers
    1. NASA  2. IBM  3. Sony  4. Alibaba  5. CERN  6. Siemens  7. Volkswagen  8. ING  9. Ticketmaster  10. SpaceX  11. Adobe  12. Intuit  13. Autodesk  14. Rakuten  15. Unity Technologies  16. Pandora  17. Electronic Arts  18. Nordstrom  19. Verizon  20. Comcast  21. Philips  22. Deutsche Telekom  23. Orange  24. Fujitsu  25. Ericsson  26. Nokia  27. General Electric  28. Cisco  29. Accenture  30. Deloitte  31. PwC  32. KPMG
    Ancestry.com, Barclay Card, AutoTrader, BT Financial Group, Gamesys, Nike, Vodafone, Haufe Lexware, Medidata, Hoovers
    Top Industries
    REVIEWERS
    Financial Services Firm16%
    Computer Software Company16%
    Manufacturing Company13%
    Retailer10%
    VISITORS READING REVIEWS
    Educational Organization25%
    Computer Software Company12%
    Financial Services Firm11%
    Manufacturing Company8%
    VISITORS READING REVIEWS
    Computer Software Company19%
    Financial Services Firm13%
    Comms Service Provider12%
    Retailer11%
    Company Size
    REVIEWERS
    Small Business44%
    Midsize Enterprise9%
    Large Enterprise47%
    VISITORS READING REVIEWS
    Small Business15%
    Midsize Enterprise34%
    Large Enterprise51%
    REVIEWERS
    Small Business38%
    Midsize Enterprise38%
    Large Enterprise25%
    VISITORS READING REVIEWS
    Small Business19%
    Midsize Enterprise13%
    Large Enterprise68%
    Buyer's Guide
    GitLab vs. GoCD
    May 2024
    Find out what your peers are saying about GitLab vs. GoCD and other solutions. Updated: May 2024.
    771,740 professionals have used our research since 2012.

    GitLab is ranked 1st in Build Automation with 70 reviews while GoCD is ranked 10th in Build Automation with 6 reviews. GitLab is rated 8.6, while GoCD is rated 7.6. The top reviewer of GitLab writes "Powerful, mature, and easy to set up and manage". On the other hand, the top reviewer of GoCD writes "User-friendly, useful multiple pipeline capabilities, and low resource consumption". GitLab is most compared with Microsoft Azure DevOps, Bamboo, SonarQube, AWS CodePipeline and Tekton, whereas GoCD is most compared with Microsoft Azure DevOps, Tekton, GitHub Actions, CircleCI and Jenkins. See our GitLab vs. GoCD report.

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