Overview
ProductRatingMost Used ByProduct SummaryStarting Price
GitLab
Score 8.9 out of 10
N/A
GitLab DevSecOps platform enables software innovation by aiming to empower development, security, and operations teams to build better software, faster. With GitLab, teams can create, deliver, and manage code quickly and continuously instead of managing disparate tools and scripts. GitLab helps teams across the complete DevSecOps lifecycle, from developing, securing, and deploying software. Differentiators, as described by Gitlab: Simplicity: With GitLab, DevSecOps can…
$0
per month per user
Jenkins
Score 8.3 out of 10
N/A
Jenkins is an open source automation server. Jenkins provides hundreds of plugins to support building, deploying and automating any project. As an extensible automation server, Jenkins can be used as a simple CI server or turned into a continuous delivery hub for any project.N/A
Pricing
GitLabJenkins
Editions & Modules
GitLab Essential
$0
per month per user
GitLab Premium
$29
per month per user
GitLab Ultimate
$99
per month per user
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Offerings
Pricing Offerings
GitLabJenkins
Free Trial
YesNo
Free/Freemium Version
YesYes
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
YesNo
Entry-level Setup FeeOptionalNo setup fee
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Community Pulse
GitLabJenkins
Considered Both Products
GitLab
Chose GitLab
The company has had prior experience with Bamboo. GitLab has much more functionality than Bamboo and worked better with some of our legacy projects. While Jenkins is free, it really isn't free - the amount of work required to get something up and running would have been …
Chose GitLab
GitLab fits our needs much better because it is a all-in-one solution and is easier to learn. We have a wide range of users - senior software developers and people who only write small, easy scripts or just start pipelines. Jenkins is rather useful when e.g. more fine-grained …
Chose GitLab
Software delivery is the key objective and GitLab made it much easier to hit the group quickly. It worked well with automation, and integrations with other SDLC tools used in the Organization and it is really easy to use. It's widely adopted and has the power to deliver what we …
Chose GitLab
We migrated from Gerrit to GitLab, and minus a few minor bumps during migration, GitLab has been hands down better. Our devs have faster time to code review with notifications, the UI is easy to navigate and, and our pipeline is integrated and automated, so once everything is …
Chose GitLab
Gitlab provided on par functionality and it provided a good option for us to self host which is very important for our business. We think the business continuity story is more solid with Gitlab.
Chose GitLab
GitLab is easily the preferred tool when it comes to versioning and source control. With other tools the UI often feels outdated and clunky leading to inefficiency and confusion. With some of the sleeker tools such as GitKraken, while the aesthetic is pleasing, the experience …
Chose GitLab
More friendly interface and very intuitive.
Chose GitLab
Git has a Distributed Model. SVN has a Centralized Model. In git every user has their own copy of code on their local like their own branch. In SVN there is central repository has working copy that also make changes and committed in central repository
Chose GitLab
I was not part of the decision for GitLab.
Chose GitLab
1) Good support from the community.
2) Easy to implement and understand
3) Easy to manage GitLab runners.
Chose GitLab
Sometimes it gets very slow and provides a problem to connect or update the servers. Search is difficult on some pages. Some features are missing that are available on GitHub.
Chose GitLab
Even though all three tools are also useful for their own merit, we found GitLab to be the best supported and most customizable for our needs. It is useful to know that the product today is what we need it to be and the community is there to keep it updated if we need more …
Chose GitLab
  • GitLab was chosen for the auto dev ops feature over GitHub, but then GitHub shortly then came out with GitHub Actions.
  • We also moved from GitHub enterprise to GitLab, so cost-wise was cheaper as we didn't have to host GitLab.
  • GoCD was too slow and restrictive for our liking.
Chose GitLab
GitLab is the best combination of all the other tools. They are still viable in their own sense, but for the projects we were using, GitLab proved to be an excellent alternative.
Chose GitLab
GITLAB does virtually everything GITHUB does [but] Lower cost than GitHub.
Jenkins
Chose Jenkins
Overall, Jenkins is the easiest platform for someone who has no experience to come in and use effectively. We can get a junior engineer into Jenkins, give them access, and point them in the right direction with minimal hand-holding. The competing products I have used (TravisCI/G…
Chose Jenkins
GitLab CI and GitHub Actions are other powerful options in the market also with a rising popularity and high interoperability with their respective platform.
But Jenkins is still a good option for complex pipelines that require scripting and logic. Also, Jenkins uses as runtime …
Chose Jenkins
It's mostly stable and well-known within the DevOps community.
Chose Jenkins
Both Jenkins and TeamCity do a good job of automating CI/CD. Jenkins runs much leaner than TeamCity - it only needs about a Gig of free memory, whereas TeamCity needs a fat 4 Gig free. Many tasks in Jenkins yml config can be very cumbersome, especially running local and …
Chose Jenkins
Originally Jenkins was selected because it was the best around, but it has since been outclassed by more specific services or cloud-based services and tools that will do all of the heavy lifting for you. Jenkins still has a use case - but it's hard to argue the additional …
Chose Jenkins
Jenkins immense flexibility and its large and impressive selection of available community-driven plugins makes it ideal choice for solving non-traditional problems.

However, for CI/CD - consider the benefit of modern tools that enforce reusable, infrastructure as code design …
Chose Jenkins
I would use TeamCity if Jenkins was not already in place. TeamCity seems a lot more stable when it comes to upgrading the software and job templates the way TeamCity handles them is an absolute killer feature. Jenkins is a bit of a wild animal, quite unpredictable but with the …
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Medium-sized Companies
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Score 8.9 out of 10
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User Ratings
GitLabJenkins
Likelihood to Recommend
8.8
(121 ratings)
8.2
(69 ratings)
Likelihood to Renew
9.9
(4 ratings)
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(0 ratings)
Usability
9.0
(5 ratings)
5.0
(3 ratings)
Performance
-
(0 ratings)
8.9
(6 ratings)
Support Rating
9.1
(11 ratings)
6.6
(6 ratings)
User Testimonials
GitLabJenkins
Likelihood to Recommend
GitLab
We started to use GitLab for hosting git source code repositories of our projects only but slowly we started to use it to store container images, packages, dependency proxy as well infrastucture registry and it is now well suited for Continuous Integration in our projects, It wasn't that good in Continuous Deployment before 12.0 version but after 12.0 it is amazingly good for Continuous Deployment as well since it keeps deployment information in a well organized manner which can be configure in ci yaml configuration.
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Open Source
Jenkins is a highly customizable CI/CD tool with excellent community support. One can use Jenkins to build and deploy monolith services to microservices with ease. It can handle multiple "builds" per agent simultaneously, but the process can be resource hungry, and you need some impressive specs server for that. With Jenkins, you can automate almost any task. Also, as it is an open source, we can save a load of money by not spending on enterprise CI/CD tools.
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Pros
GitLab
  • GitLab excels in managing code versions, allowing easy tracking of changes, branch management, and merging contributions.
  • It helps maintain code stability and reliability, saving time and effort in the development or research workflow.
  • Powerful code review features, enabling collaboration and feedback among team members.
  • Robust project management features, including issue tracking, kanban boards, and milestones.
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Open Source
  • Automated Builds: Jenkins is configured to monitor the version control system for new pull requests. Once a pull request is created, Jenkins automatically triggers a build process. It checks out the code, compiles it, and performs any necessary build steps specified in the configuration.
  • Unit Testing: Jenkins runs the suite of unit tests defined for the project. These tests verify the functionality of individual components and catch any regressions or errors. If any unit tests fail, Jenkins marks the build as unsuccessful, and the developer is notified to fix the issues.
  • Code Analysis: Jenkins integrates with code analysis tools like SonarQube or Checkstyle. It analyzes the code for quality, adherence to coding standards, and potential bugs or vulnerabilities. The results are reported back to the developer and the product review team for further inspection.
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Cons
GitLab
  • CI variables management is sometimes hard to use, for example, with File type variables. The scope of each variable is also hard to guess.
  • Access Token: there are too many types (Personal, Project, global..), and it is hard to identify the scope and where it comes from once created.
  • Runners: auto-scaled runners are for the moment hard to put in place, and monitoring is not easy.
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Open Source
  • The UI could be slightly better, it feels kind of like the 90s, but it works well.
  • An easier way to filter jobs other than views on the dashboard.
  • An easier way to read the console logs when tests do fail.
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Likelihood to Renew
GitLab
Gitlab is the best in its segment. They have a free version, they have open-source software, they provide a good service with their SaaS product, they are a fully-remote company since the beginning (which means they are fully distributed and have forward-thinking IMO). I would certainly recommend them to everyone.
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Open Source
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Usability
GitLab
I find it easy to use, I haven't had to do the integration work, so that's why it is a 9/10, cause I can't speak to how easy that part was or the initial set up, but day to day use is great!
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Open Source
While the day to day use is very easy, the configuration and setting up of the system or new projects can be cumbersome.
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Performance
GitLab
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Open Source
No, when we integrated this with GitHub, it becomes more easy and smart to manage and control our workforce. Our distributed workforce is now streamlined to a single bucket. All of our codes and production outputs are now automatically synced with all the workers. There are many cases when our in-house team makes changes in the release, our remote workers make another release with other environment variables. So it is better to get all of the work in control.
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Support Rating
GitLab
At this point, I do not have much experience with Gitlab support as I have never had to engage them. They have documentation that is helpful, not quite as extensive as other documentation, but helpful nonetheless. They also seem to be relatively responsive on social media platforms (twitter) and really thrived when GitHub was acquired by Microsoft
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Open Source
There is a large development community - but it is shifting as people move towards other tools. A lot of companies still use Jenkins and will build propriety tools, which doesn't help any of the open-source community. Jenkins has a lot of help and support online, but other, more modern, alternatives will have better support for newer tech.
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Alternatives Considered
GitLab
GitLab is easily the preferred tool when it comes to versioning and source control. With other tools the UI often feels outdated and clunky leading to inefficiency and confusion. With some of the sleeker tools such as GitKraken, while the aesthetic is pleasing, the experience is plagued by a lack of support, lack of optional plugins, and a plethora of bugs that cause unnecessary legwork to resolve. GitLab is the best of both aesthetic and functionality
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Open Source
Overall, Jenkins is the easiest platform for someone who has no experience to come in and use effectively. We can get a junior engineer into Jenkins, give them access, and point them in the right direction with minimal hand-holding. The competing products I have used (TravisCI/GitLab/Azure) provide other options but can obfuscate the process due to the lack of straightforward simplicity. In other areas (capability, power, customization), Jenkins keeps up with the competition and, in some areas, like customization, exceeds others.
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Return on Investment
GitLab
  • We were able to streamline our project's codebase which made us very organised and laid out a proper plan for development.
  • Our deployment and infra pipelines are well structured now making our process 10x faster.
  • We are more focused into project building rather infra, as infra is totally on autopilot mode. Which has enabled us to grow our ROI by records.
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Open Source
  • Faster Time-to-Market: Jenkins automate the build, testing, and deployment process, enabling faster feedback and continuous improvement.
  • Improved Quality: Jenkins automatically run unit tests and integration tests, ensuring that code changes meet the necessary quality standards.
  • Cost Savings: Jenkins is an open-source tool that is free to use
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