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"I have had no problem with the stability of the solution.""The most valuable features of Gitlab are integration with CIE and the ability to rapidly deploy solutions, projects, and applications. It is very easy to use, and there are no complaints.""We like that we can have an all-encompassing product and don't have to implement different solutions.""GitLab is very useful for pipelines, continuous integration, and continuous deployment. It is also stable.""GitLab integrates well with other platforms.""It speeds up our development, it's faster, safer, and more convenient.""Everything is easy to configure and easy to work with.""We like that we can create branches and then the branches can be reviewed and you can mesh those branches back. You can independently work with your own branch, you don't need to really control the core of other people."

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"TeamCity is very useful due to the fact that it has a strong plug-in system.""The integration is a valuable feature.""We would like to see better integration with other version controls, since we encountered difficulty when this we first attempted.""TeamCity's GUI is nice."

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"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.""In the free version, when a merge request is raised, there is no way to enforce certain rules. We can't enforce that this merge request must be reviewed or approved by two or three people in the team before it is pushed to the master branch. That's why we are exploring using some agents.""It could have more security integrations and the ability to check the vulnerability of the code. I don't think it is a responsibility of Gitlab, but it would be nice to have more options to integrate with.""It would be better if there weren't any outages. There are occasions where we usually see a lot of outages using GitLab. It happens at least once a week or something like that. Whatever pipelines you're running, to check the logs, you need to have a different set of tools like Argus or something like that. If you have pipelines running on GitLab, you need a separate service deployed to view the logs, which is kind of a pain. If the logs can be used conveniently on GitLab, that would be definitely helpful. I'm not talking about the CI/CD pipelines but the back-end services and microservices deployed over GitLab. To view the logs for those microservices, you need to have separate log viewers, which is kind of a pain.""It should be used by a larger number of people. They should raise awareness.""I would like to see better integration with project management tools such as Jira.""The solution could improve by providing more integration into the CI/CD pipeline, an autocomplete search tool, and more supporting documentation.""The documentation could be improved to help newcomers better understand things like creating new branches."

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"We've called TeamCity tech support. Unfortunately, all their tech support is based in Europe, so we end up with such a big time crunch that I now need to have one person in the US.""If TeamCity could create more out of the box solutions to make it more user friendly and create more use cases, that would be ideal."

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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."
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  • "The licensing is on an annual basis."
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    Questions from the Community
    Top Answer: 
    GitLab integrates well with other platforms.
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    I don't mind the price because I use the free version. The licensing fee could be less expensive.
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    While I don't have any specific complaints about GitLab, there are always things that could be better. Better support, for example, could be provided. The technology could be made simpler to use, it… more »
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    TeamCity is on the expensive side. It's more for developers than CIS admins. Conversely, Ansible is more for CIS admins and less for developers. It would be nice to have a solution that works for both… more »
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    One thing comes to mind, but maybe it's more of an issue on our side and not a problem with TeamCity itself. We don't have the high availability package. So I'd like our company to purchase that. So… more »
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    Overview

    GitLab is a single application with features for the whole software development and operations (DevOps) lifecycle.

    TeamCity is a Continuous Integration and Deployment server that provides out-of-the-box continuous unit testing, code quality analysis, and early reporting on build problems. A simple installation process lets you deploy TeamCity and start improving your release management practices in a matter of minutes. TeamCity supports Java, .NET and Ruby development and integrates perfectly with major IDEs, version control systems, and issue tracking systems.

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    Sample Customers
    Siemens, University of Washington, Equinix, Paessler AG, CNCF, Ticketmaster, CERN, Vaadin
    Toyota, Xerox, Apple, MIT, Volkswagen, HP, Twitter, Expedia
    Top Industries
    REVIEWERS
    Mining And Metals Company18%
    Computer Software Company18%
    Government9%
    Retailer9%
    VISITORS READING REVIEWS
    Computer Software Company23%
    Comms Service Provider23%
    Government9%
    Financial Services Firm8%
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    Financial Services Firm20%
    Non Tech Company10%
    Media Company10%
    Energy/Utilities Company10%
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    Computer Software Company24%
    Comms Service Provider22%
    Financial Services Firm15%
    Government6%
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    Small Business50%
    Midsize Enterprise11%
    Large Enterprise39%
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    Large Enterprise43%
    Find out what your peers are saying about GitLab vs. TeamCity and other solutions. Updated: January 2022.
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    GitLab is ranked 1st in Build Automation with 16 reviews while TeamCity is ranked 5th in Build Automation with 3 reviews. GitLab is rated 8.2, while TeamCity is rated 8.0. The top reviewer of GitLab writes "Provides or mandates quantitative code into the Master". On the other hand, the top reviewer of TeamCity writes "Scalable and simple to use with lots of very good plug-ins". GitLab is most compared with Microsoft Azure DevOps, Tekton, Sonatype Nexus Lifecycle, GoCD and Snyk, whereas TeamCity is most compared with Jenkins, Harness, Bamboo, CircleCI and AWS CodePipeline. See our GitLab vs. TeamCity report.

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