GitLab is a single application with features for the whole software development and operations (DevOps) lifecycle.
Tekton is a powerful yet flexible Kubernetes-native open-source framework for creating continuous integration and delivery (CI/CD) systems. It lets you build, test, and deploy across multiple cloud providers or on-premises systems by abstracting away the underlying implementation details.
GitLab is ranked 1st in Build Automation with 25 reviews while Tekton is ranked 4th in Build Automation. GitLab is rated 8.2, while Tekton is rated 0.0. The top reviewer of GitLab writes "A double-sided solution for both DevOps and version management". On the other hand, GitLab is most compared with Microsoft Azure DevOps, TeamCity, Sonatype Nexus Lifecycle, AWS CodePipeline and GoCD, whereas Tekton is most compared with Jenkins, Drone, Concourse for VMware Tanzu, CircleCI and AWS CodePipeline.
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