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Score 8.5 out of 100
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Score 8.1 out of 100

Attribute Ratings

  • TeamCity is rated higher in 1 area: Performance
  • CircleCI and TeamCity are tied in 1 area: Likelihood to Recommend

Likelihood to Recommend

8.8

CircleCI

88%
25 Ratings
8.8

TeamCity

88%
17 Ratings

Usability

10.0

CircleCI

100%
1 Rating

TeamCity

N/A
0 Ratings

Performance

7.8

CircleCI

78%
6 Ratings
9.3

TeamCity

93%
4 Ratings

Support Rating

6.9

CircleCI

69%
12 Ratings

TeamCity

N/A
0 Ratings

Likelihood to Recommend

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

TeamCity

TeamCity is well suited for an organization using continuous integration, meaning you release code to production often, and an agile project management system. There are free versions available for small teams and enterprise versions available for large teams with many different builds.TeamCity is probably overkill for basic e-commerce or blog website builds that do not require much development after the initial launch
Jason Kelly | TrustRadius Reviewer

Pros

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

TeamCity

  • Fully customizable build process. Each step of the build process can be parameterized and customized to address specific needs of particular applications. This allowed us to easily convert from a custom VM-based environment to our current Docker-based environment.
  • Manages large numbers of build agents seamlessly. This allows us to run multiple builds on many different applications in a most efficient manner.
  • Build steps can be managed in an arbitrary manner, allowing some parts of the process to proceed in parallel while restricting others to depend on completion of all relevant steps.
Larry Reed | TrustRadius Reviewer

Cons

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

TeamCity

  • It is not plug and play thing
  • Need more specific configurations for smaller projects as well
  • Online help is less available
  • Basic implementation is easy but I think feature add on can be complex as it involve some language knowledge as well.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Pricing Details

CircleCI

General

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

Starting Price

$0 per month

CircleCI Editions & Modules

Edition
Free$01
Performance$301
ScaleCustom Pricing
Server$353
  1. per month
  2. none
  3. per month
Additional Pricing Details

TeamCity

General

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

Starting Price

$0

TeamCity Editions & Modules

Edition
3 Agents$1,9991
5 Agents$2,4991
10 Agents$3,6991
20 Agents$5,9991
50 Agents$12,9991
100 Agents$21,9991
100+ AgentsContact sales team
  1. per license
  2. none
Additional Pricing Details

Usability

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

TeamCity

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Performance

CircleCI

CircleCI 7.8
Based on 6 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

TeamCity

TeamCity 9.3
Based on 4 answers
TeamCity runs really well, even when sharing a small instance with other applications. The user interface adequately conveys important information without being overly bloated, and it is snappy. There isn't any significant overhead to build agents or unit test runners that we have measured.
Anthony Aziz | TrustRadius Reviewer

Support Rating

CircleCI

CircleCI 6.9
Based on 12 answers
Unless you have a reasonably large account, you're going to be mainly stuck reading their documentation. Which has improved somewhat over the years but is still extremely limited compared to a platform like Digital Ocean who invested in the documentation and a community to ensure it's kept up to date. If you can't find your answer there, you can be stuck.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

TeamCity

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Alternatives Considered

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

TeamCity

TeamCity is a great on-premise Continuous Integration tool.Visual Studio Team Services (VSTS) is a hosted SAAS application in Microsoft's Cloud.VSTS is a Source Code Repository, Build and Release System, and Agile Project Management Platform - whereas TeamCity is a Build and Release System only.TeamCity's interface is easier to use than VSTS, and neither have a great deployment pipeline solution. But VSTS's natural integration with Microsoft products, Microsoft's Cloud, Integration with Azure Active Directory, and free, private, Source Code repository - offer additional features and capabilities not available with Team City alone.
Eric Huggins | TrustRadius Reviewer

Return on Investment

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

TeamCity

  • TeamCity has greatly improved team efficiency by streamlining our production and pre-production pipelines. We moved to TeamCity after seeing other teams have more success with it than we had with other tools.
  • TeamCity has helped the reliability of our product by easily allowing us to integrate unit testing, as well as full integration testing. This was not possible with other tools given our corporate firewall.
  • TeamCity's ability to include Docker containers in the pipeline steps has been crucial in improving our efficiency and reliability.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

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