Buildkite vs. LaunchDarkly

Overview
ProductRatingMost Used ByProduct SummaryStarting Price
Buildkite
Score 9.7 out of 10
N/A
Buildkite is a CI and build automation tool that combines the power of the user's own build infrastructure with the convenience of a managed, centralized web UI.
$9
per month per user
LaunchDarkly
Score 9.0 out of 10
N/A
LaunchDarkly provides a feature management platform that enables DevOps and Product teams to use feature flags at scale. This allows for greater collaboration among team members, and increased usability testing before full-scale feature deployment.N/A
Pricing
BuildkiteLaunchDarkly
Editions & Modules
Team
$9
per month per user
Business
$19
per month per user
Enterprise
$35
per month per user
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Offerings
Pricing Offerings
BuildkiteLaunchDarkly
Free Trial
NoYes
Free/Freemium Version
YesNo
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
NoNo
Entry-level Setup FeeNo setup feeNo setup fee
Additional Details
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Community Pulse
BuildkiteLaunchDarkly
Top Pros

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Top Cons

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Score 8.9 out of 10
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Enterprises
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User Ratings
BuildkiteLaunchDarkly
Likelihood to Recommend
10.0
(1 ratings)
9.7
(28 ratings)
Likelihood to Renew
-
(0 ratings)
7.0
(1 ratings)
Usability
-
(0 ratings)
7.4
(26 ratings)
Availability
-
(0 ratings)
10.0
(1 ratings)
Performance
-
(0 ratings)
8.1
(26 ratings)
Support Rating
-
(0 ratings)
10.0
(1 ratings)
Implementation Rating
-
(0 ratings)
9.0
(1 ratings)
Configurability
-
(0 ratings)
8.0
(1 ratings)
Ease of integration
-
(0 ratings)
8.0
(1 ratings)
Product Scalability
-
(0 ratings)
10.0
(1 ratings)
Vendor post-sale
-
(0 ratings)
8.0
(1 ratings)
Vendor pre-sale
-
(0 ratings)
10.0
(1 ratings)
User Testimonials
BuildkiteLaunchDarkly
Likelihood to Recommend
Buildkite
I would definitely recommend Buildkite for anyone who needs a decent CI solution for 50+ on AWS instance without paying huge amount for AWS Build and code deploy tools.
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LaunchDarkly
If a new feature should be added but unsure of how it will actually work or how users will accept the new enhancement or change, this tool allows you test and measure initial results. This saves so much time and energy knowing the results before it is deployed and might have low user adoption or acceptance.
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Pros
Buildkite
  • CI Solution
  • Notification
  • Configuration
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LaunchDarkly
  • A/B or Multi Variant Testing as a methodology to gather insight from customer usage. Experimentation as a feature within LaunchDarkly offers information around the success of one variant over another and whether the experiment has reached statistical significance.
  • Being able to decouple deployment of code from the release of a feature is hugely valuable.
  • Development teams are empowered to manage features within their production applications for reliability or testing purposes.
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Cons
Buildkite
  • Integration can be improved
  • Cost reporting can be impoved
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LaunchDarkly
  • Limited number of users on cheaper plans that is limiting our ability to audit log who is making changes.
  • Some of our engineers are confused between flags and segments and have set up items incorrectly.
  • Better documented support for React with Typescript.
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Likelihood to Renew
Buildkite
No answers on this topic
LaunchDarkly
It fits out business case
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Usability
Buildkite
No answers on this topic
LaunchDarkly
It's very easy to create new feature flags and set them properly. It is more difficult to get LaunchDarkly integrated within a distributed system so that flags can be used. Especially on stateless servers where gating features by user is not easy. Overall though, it is very easy to get started and I like how simple it is to use.
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Reliability and Availability
Buildkite
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LaunchDarkly
No issue with availability at all
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Performance
Buildkite
No answers on this topic
LaunchDarkly
From what I have seen, LaunchDarkly integrates well with your code and also services you might have in your tech ecosystem. We use Jenkins for automation and we were able to use it to build pipelines to automate the control of LaunchDarkly toggles in our code.
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Support Rating
Buildkite
No answers on this topic
LaunchDarkly
The overall support is very responsive
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Implementation Rating
Buildkite
No answers on this topic
LaunchDarkly
Yes I do.
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Alternatives Considered
Buildkite
Buildkite was easy to use and setup while comparing Circle CI or GitHub. Additionally Buildkite was very affordable for teams while comparing GitHub plans
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LaunchDarkly
LaunchDarkly stood out to us because it put control of the application within the hands of our engineers. We didn't want to allow business users to manipulate the production site via a third-party tool. Instead, our focus was on delivering faster as an engineering team.
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Scalability
Buildkite
No answers on this topic
LaunchDarkly
The platform didn't go down since we implemented it
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Return on Investment
Buildkite
  • Faster Build time
  • Increased productivity
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LaunchDarkly
  • Improved developer experience with some teams moving to Trunk-based Development.
  • Increased deployment frequency due to smaller code releases.
  • Validation of the technical and business value of work is achieved more quickly through smaller pieces of work and through experimenting with a small group of users before a feature gets to 100% of customers.
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ScreenShots

LaunchDarkly Screenshots

Screenshot of DashboardScreenshot of Dashboard - Feature Flag New SearchScreenshot of Target Individual UsersScreenshot of Target Users By Rule MatchScreenshot of Approval Settings Per EnvironmentScreenshot of Experiments Dashboard