Apache Ant vs. CloudBees Continuous Integration

Overview
ProductRatingMost Used ByProduct SummaryStarting Price
Apache Ant
Score 8.0 out of 10
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Apache Ant is a Java library and command-line tool whose mission is to drive processes described in build files as targets and extension points dependent upon each other. The main known usage of Ant is the build of Java applications. Ant supplies a number of built-in tasks allowing to compile, assemble, test and run Java applications.N/A
CloudBees Continuous Integration
Score 8.8 out of 10
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CloudBees Continuous Integration (formerly the CloudBees Jenkins Platform) is a continuous integration (CI) and continuous delivery (CD) solution that extends Jenkins. Developed for on-premise installations, CloudBees CI offers stable releases with monthly updates, as well as additional proprietary tools and enterprise features to enhance the manageability and security of Jenkins. CloudBees CI helps administrators manage growing installations due to ever-increasing teams, projects and jobs…N/A
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User Ratings
Apache AntCloudBees Continuous Integration
Likelihood to Recommend
8.0
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9.0
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Support Rating
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5.0
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User Testimonials
Apache AntCloudBees Continuous Integration
Likelihood to Recommend
Apache
Apache Ant is suitable for the scenarios where central repository is not required for your developed application and It has a great architecture with less complexity and the situation where automated configuration is needed then Apache Ant is not suitable for that use case. Apache Ant is easy to use tool.
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CloudBees
For all continuous integration features like multi branch pipeline, continuous build, and deployment execution, highly customizable groovy scripting, well integration with most of repositories like SVN, GIT, etc. are some of the exceptional features which helps devOps related tasks a treat to work everyday. With some minor changes in agent configuration and handling of their configuration on master instances would reduce a lot of issues. Also, cache of maven handling on agents needs to be improved (though not related to tool but the CI pipelines). But, since this is a very mature and performant tool, we expect some out of the box functionalities to handle all such scenarios. Overall, the tool works wonders because of its highly customizable features.
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Pros
Apache
  • Support non java application development as well
  • Flexible
  • XML scripting
  • Support any platform
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CloudBees
  • Customer Support
  • Solutions engineering
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Cons
Apache
  • Better lifecycle management can be done
  • So much configuration details needs to provide
  • Order of the flow needs to define in advance
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CloudBees
  • File or Workspace Management
  • Agent configurations at master level
  • Better Support for issues in product
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Support Rating
Apache
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CloudBees
Support seems very unreachable from my experience. They handle cases if developers are facing issues, support seems to be very limited. It's not like other tools in a market where every mail is being taken priority and responses are sent. We see a lack in this particular aspect when it comes to CloudBees Jenkins Platform.
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Alternatives Considered
Apache
Compare to other tools like Eclipse or Jenkins, Apache Ant is really easy to use tool. and It is very flexible tool which can be learn in couple of days time. And Apache ant help to write the custom java based hooks which enable more capabilities and features in the application
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CloudBees
CloudBees Jenkins Support is on par with the other enterprise tools we're currently using. It has performed well enough that we've adopted the product and placed it in the critical path of our software delivery pipelines.
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Return on Investment
Apache
  • Overall positive impact
  • Speed up the development process
  • Easy deployment process
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CloudBees
  • Positive - Handles number of requests
  • Positive - Customizations of pipelines helps integrate many type of frameworks
  • Negative - Cache management on agents for dependencies downloaded
  • Positive - credential management helps reduce configurations to be done for each project job at manual level
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