Circle CI the best on-cloud CI/CD system on cloud
November 25, 2019

Circle CI the best on-cloud CI/CD system on cloud

Javier Cardoso | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 8 out of 10
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Overall Satisfaction with CircleCI

At the moment, Circle is used across the company to make continuous integration and continuous delivery for the mobile native applications. Circle went to solve us the problem of have a dynamic and easy-to-use cloud-based continuous integration and delivery for mobile, without the maintenance cost of the resources and using only for the computing use.
  • Jobs Configuration: I think that the configuration way of Circle CI is very simple and useful. You only have to add an YAML file in your Git repository root and add some tasks inside it.
  • Environment Variables Encryption: The way to encrypt sensible data, for example tokens or credentials, is very simple and secure.
  • The compute credit cost is cheap: You don't need a large amount of money to start using Circle.
  • Cost per user: The cost per user is very high.
  • UI: The UI is not as intuitive as I need. If you have a lot of applications enabled, it's a bit difficult to find in the home page the build which you're looking for.
  • The billing and usage information: It's a feature that was enabled in 2019 June. But it's not specific to any place, and the information of June is incomplete.
  • Positive: Circle helped us to make a fast release process of our native based application and reduced our time to market.
  • Positive: Circle helps us avoiding the time and money maintenance cost of a release process system.
  • Negative: The cost per user and billing it per month make it a bit difficult to make the payments on time if you are working in a big company with a lot of payment processes.
Because the Travis CI features are not very good, it has a lot of problems with concurrency and the uptime of the on-cloud solution was the worst we have ever tried.
The support team of Circle CI is good enough, we've some situations when the support team helped us very well and fast. But in some other occasions we've to wait a little amount of time to get a successful response to our problems.
I think that the support service of Circle is good.

Do you think CircleCI delivers good value for the price?

Yes

Are you happy with CircleCI's feature set?

Yes

Did CircleCI live up to sales and marketing promises?

Yes

Did implementation of CircleCI go as expected?

Yes

Would you buy CircleCI again?

Yes

Circle suits if you're looking for a cloud-based continuous integration and continuous delivery system for web and native-based applications. The uptime is very good and the features included in the platform are very useful.
On the other hand, it's a little difficult to combine Circle with your on-premise stuff, such as registry dependencies (npm, Maven Nexus, etc) ... because the only way is to give Circle access to your on-premise network and it could be a little insecure.