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Likelihood to Recommend

AWS CodePipeline

I think AWS CodePipeline is a great tool for anyone wanted automated deployments in a multi-server/container AWS environment. AWS also offers services like Elastic Beanstalk that provide a more managed hosting & deployment experience. CodePipeline is a good middle ground with solid, built-in automation with enough customizability to not lock people into one deployment or architecture philosophy.
Alec Dibble | TrustRadius Reviewer

CircleCI

CircleCI is perfect for a CI/CD pipeline for an app using a standard build process. It'll take more work for a complex build process, but should still be up to the task unless you need a lot of integrations with other tools. If you have a big team and can spare someone to focus full time on just the CI/CD tools, maybe something like Jenkins is better, but if you're just looking to get your app built, tested, and delivered without a huge amount of effort, CircleCI is probably your preferred tool.
John Grosjean | TrustRadius Reviewer

Pros

AWS CodePipeline

  • It is reliable and works without errors
  • It integrates well with our repository and all other AWS functions as well as our end database
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

CircleCI

  • Multiple builds can be run at the same time in parallel.
  • The CircleCI web interface (UI/UX) is very easy to understand and use.
  • Easy Configuration to learn and use. Just a single configuration YAML file.
  • Many integrations. We use the GItHub, Slack, and DataDog integrations.
Gabriel Samaroo | TrustRadius Reviewer

Cons

AWS CodePipeline

  • Ease of use - things like CircleCI or other tools are a bit easier to learn.
  • Ability to build from more sources.
Richard Rout | TrustRadius Reviewer

CircleCI

  • The "phases" their config file uses to separate out options seem very arbitrary and are not very helpful for organizing your config file
  • No way that I know of to configure which version of MongoDB you use. You have to write your own shell script to download and start MongoDB if you want a specific version.
  • Hard to access build artifacts in the UI
Valeri Karpov | TrustRadius Reviewer

Usability

AWS CodePipeline

AWS CodePipeline 8.0
Based on 2 answers
AWS CodePipeline is very useable because of its Infrastructure as Code (IaC) capabilities. Since changes to the pipelines can be version controlled, minor changes in the pipelines can be pin-pointed to causing specific issues and fix or rolled back easily as needed. More CI/CD solutions need to completely support IaC. However, Github support is weak within the product.
Stephen Groat | TrustRadius Reviewer

CircleCI

CircleCI 10.0
Based on 1 answer
CircleCI interface is awesome in that it is relatively modern and makes it clear exactly which parts of the engineering lifecycle you are in
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Performance

AWS CodePipeline

AWS CodePipeline 7.6
Based on 6 answers
AWS CodePipeline only speeds the delivery of code, it does not slow down any other used software and integrates perfectly with other tools. Although it is a web-based tool, it has great performance and compatibility. Besides that, it is greatly enhanced by the other tools of AWS. It is not only limited to AWS tools but can be used with other tools such as GitHub, Jenkins, etc.
Winston Mendes | TrustRadius Reviewer

CircleCI

CircleCI 7.9
Based on 4 answers
It's pretty snappy, even with using workflows with multiple steps and different docker images. I've seen builds take a long time if it's really involved, but from what I can tell, it's still at least on par if not faster than other build tools.
John Grosjean | TrustRadius Reviewer

Support Rating

AWS CodePipeline

AWS CodePipeline 8.8
Based on 6 answers
We didn't need a lot of support with AWS CodePipeline as it was pretty straightforward to configure and use, but where we ran into problems, the AWS community was able to help. AWS support agents were also helpful in resolving some of the minor issues we encountered, which we could not find a solution elsewhere.
Ramindu Deshapriya | TrustRadius Reviewer

CircleCI

CircleCI 7.1
Based on 12 answers
CircleCI support is very strong. The strong community and culture around the product have created a lot of technical documentation around specific situations that make debugging issues very easy. Also, the new Orbs processes allows for open sourcing of simple, small application containers and makes supporting that code for other very easy.
Stephen Groat | TrustRadius Reviewer

Alternatives Considered

AWS CodePipeline

CodeCommit and CodeDeploy can be used with CodePipeline so it’s not really fair to stack them against each other as they can be quite the compliment. The same goes for Beanstalk, which is often used as a deployment target in relation to CodePipeline.

CodePipeline fulfills the CI/CD duty, where the other services do not focus on that specific function. They are supplements, not replacements. CodePipeline will detect the updated code and handle deploying it to the actual instance via Beanstalk.

Jenkins is open source and not a native AWS service, that is its primary differentiator. Jenkins can also be used as a supplement to CodePipeline.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

CircleCI

Circle was the first CI with simple setup, great documentation, and tight integration with GitHub. Using Jenkins was too much maintenance and overhead, TeamCity was limited in how we could customize it and run concurrent builds, TravisCI was not available for private repos when we switched.
Paul Hepworth | TrustRadius Reviewer

Return on Investment

AWS CodePipeline

  • CodePipeline has reduced ongoing devops costs for my clients, especially around deployment & testing.
  • CodePipeline has sped up development workflow by making the deployment process automated off git pushes. Deployment takes very little coordination as the system will just trigger based on what is the latest commit in a branch.
  • CodePipeline offered a lot of out-of-the-box functionality that was much simpler to setup than a dedicated CI server. It allowed the deployment process to built and put into production with much less and effort and cost compared to rolling the functionality manually.
Alec Dibble | TrustRadius Reviewer

CircleCI

  • It has eased the burden of standardizing our testing and deployment, making onboarding new developers much faster, and having to fix deployment mistakes much less often.
  • It allows us to focus our process around the GitHub workflow, ignoring the details of whatever environment the thing we're working on is actually hosted in. This saves us time.
Ben McClure | TrustRadius Reviewer

Pricing Details

AWS CodePipeline

General

Free Trial
Free/Freemium Version
Yes
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
Entry-level set up fee?
No

AWS CodePipeline Editions & Modules

Edition
Free TierFree
AWS CodePipeline$12
  1. per active pipeline/per month
Additional Pricing Details

CircleCI

General

Free Trial
Free/Freemium Version
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
Entry-level set up fee?
No

CircleCI Editions & Modules

Edition
Free$01
Performance$301
ScaleCustom Pricing
Server$353
  1. per month
  2. per month
Additional Pricing Details

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