Faster & easier alternative to CircleCI
Buddy CI/CD is the perfect solution for teams looking for an easier CircleCI alternative.
Faster builds, tests and releases
Free Docker support
Buddy CI/CD vs CircleCI feature comparison
Limited / Plugin
Limited / Plugin
Manual deployment approval
Sandboxes (dynamic test environments)
Database testing and services
Multi-repo pipeline support
Docker layer caching
Dedicated support for Android builds and deploy
Dedicated support for iOS builds and deploy
Linux VM environment
Trusted by customers from 170+ countries
Switching to Buddy is easy
Easy team onboarding
Integrates with your favorite tools
Works off the bat
A fully integrated developer suite
IaaS & PaaS
Build Tools & Task Runners
Monitoring & Performance
CI/CD that your dev team will love
Advanced team management tools
Manage pipeline and workspace access for your team members and enforce approval requirement for specific executionsLearn more...
Restrict builds to require a manual approval by selected team membersLearn more...
SSO and LDAP support
Easily manage users between Buddy and your authentication servers
Faster build & delivery
Dependency cache by defaults
No need to save and restore dependencies for every new buildLearn more...
Free Docker layer caching
Docker layers are cached by default on all plans at no additional costLearn more...
Upload only changed code and files to minimize your deployment timesLearn more...
"It was easier, and faster to migrate all our builds to Buddy than it was to set up a single new build on CircleCI. They have a phenomenal UI, where I can manually trigger builds. Their Docker and caching integration is first class, and builds are insanely fast. There is no minute waiting time if I want to use Docker builds."
Co-founder of @Donna
Need more proof?
- 130+ reviews
I'm using Buddy to deploy websites. It's easier and more reliable than scripting it using other methods. After trying CircleCI and Bitbucket pipelines it's refreshing to be able to set up automated deployment so easily!
- 110+ reviews
I love working in my terminal, but when the UX/UI of a product is so good, I love working in a GUI too. Being able to quickly spin up very complex builds & deployments, and then tie in all sorts of notifications is a dream come true.
- 50+ reviews
There's no better solution for CI/CD in terms of UX. Straightforward, easy to use, everything is clear. Got it working in an hour? Buddy guides you with everything even with ssh config of your server.
Frequently Asked Questions
How can Buddy improve team management and security?Buddy has a multiple tools that can help you with that. Trigger conditions can be used to determine exactly when a pipeline or action can be executed. You can also use permission settings to control access levels for every team member.
Does Buddy support Docker on the free plan?Yes, Buddy offers a full Docker support for all plans, including the free tier.
What effect does Docker layer caching have on my builds?Whenever a layer is built, Docker will use its cached version for as long as nothing has changed. This solution greatly improves build speed.
Can you use YAML configuration in Buddy?Yes, Buddy supports both GUI and YAML configuration. You can create a pipeline in the GUI, export it to YAML, and keep it in version control to track progress in your project. Or you can design the whole delivery process in code, just like you did with Jenkins.
Is Buddy free to use?Buddy offers a free tier with 1 seat, unlimited projects, and 300 pipeline GB-minutes. You can upgrade to a higher plan to increase the GB-limit and activate additional features at any time. All new accounts start with 14 days of trial and all features unlocked, allowing you for intense and unrestricted testing.