The smart alternative to GitLab & Jenkins

Buddy lets your team build & deploy faster with 100+ ready-to-use actions and script-free configuration.

  • Visualized pipeline configuration

  • 10-minute setup

  • Supreme performance

  • No maintenance

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Integrates with

GitLab CI vs Jenkins vs Buddy

FTP deployment

Limited / Plugin

Limited / Plugin

SFTP deployment

Limited / Plugin

Limited / Plugin

Manual deployment approval

Paid extra

Sandboxes (dynamic test environments)

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Database testing and services

Limited / Plugin

Artifacts support

Multi-repo pipeline support

Dependency caching

Limited / Plugin

Limited / Plugin

Docker layer caching

Limited / Plugin

Dedicated support for Android builds and deploy

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Dedicated support for iOS builds and deploy

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Docker environment

Linux VM environment

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  • No training required

  • Ready to deploy in 10 minutes

  • Works with your stack

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A fully integrated developer suite

  • Git

  • Cloud

  • IaaS & PaaS

  • Build Tools & Task Runners

  • Tests

  • Databases

  • Colaboration

  • Monitoring & Performance

CI/CD made smart

  • Screenshot of build, test & delivery process in Buddy

    Work smarter

    • Save money

      Intuitive UX/UX allows any developer on the team to create and manage pipelines – no need to hire a full-time DevOps engineer to manage your pipelines.

    • Flexibility

      Frontend, backend, full-stack, QA, DevOps, mobile, Kubernetes – Buddy covers all the bases of software development.

    • Dynamic test environments

      Stage websites directly from Git and get instant feedback from your clients. Iterate faster to release more software in shorter time.

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    Iterate faster

    • Changeset-based deployments

      Buddy cuts down on deployment time by uploading changed files only – no need to deploy the whole repository on every update.

    • Dependency caching

      Dependencies and Docker layers stay cached in the container, massively reducing execution time.

    • Top Support

      Solve issues on-the-fly with appealing documentation & responsive engineer support.

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    Reduce the risk

    • Certified secure

      Buddy is SOC2 certified and runs on PCI-compliant AWS architecture, with regular audits by SecurityMetrics.

      Read more on Buddy security.
    • Custom permissions

      Manage pipeline and workspace access for your team members and enforce approval requirement for specific executions.

    • 2FA & IP restrictions

      Force two-factor authentication & restrict workspace access to specific IP addresses.

“As an alternative to Jenkins, Buddy is just so much better. It's easy to setup and creating pipelines is really smooth. The UI is beautiful and fast! I'm never going back to Jenkins!”

Drew Dulz

Developer

Frequently Asked Questions

  • Why should I pay for Buddy when Jenkins & GitLab are free?

    To ship more software faster without involving a DevOps team to configure and maintain the process. In Jenkins, a single delivery pipeline can take up to 9-10 hours to set up by a dedicated engineer, which directly adds to the costs.

    In Buddy, any developer can create a complete process in 15 minutes, including build preparation, deployment, and system notifications. Plus, if you use GitLab, you can always use Buddy on top of your GL repos.

  • Does Buddy support YAML configuration?

    Yes, all scripting lovers can configure the process top to bottom as code by following our pipeline building schema. Alternatively, you can set up the pipelines in the GUI and save the configuration as code for safekeeping in the repository.
  • Can I install Buddy on my own server?

    Yes, Buddy can be installed on any server that supports Docker and docker-compose. The on-premises version comes with a 30-day trial that you can use to set up and test the service.
  • Does Buddy support plugins like Jenkins?

    No, in Buddy every task and integration is transcribed into an action. For example, if you select Node, Buddy launches a container with preinstalled Node in the selected version. If you select deployment to AWS S3, Buddy will ask you to perform a one-time integration with Amazon Web Services, and then you simply select the bucket to which you'll upload the files. There's no need to maintain and update plugins manually, as Buddy always keep everything secure and up to date.
  • What about Docker & Kubernetes?

    Docker is the cornerstone of Buddy. In fact, all builds and commands are run in isolated Docker containers. This removes engineer-specific builds risks, as all developers are using exactly the same build environment. You can also build custom images from Dockerfiles and push them to Docker Hub, Amazon ECR, Google GCR, or any private Docker registry. On top of that, Buddy lets you orchestrate containers on Kubernetes clusters, including Google Kubernetes Engine, Amazon EKS, Azure AKS, and DigitalOcean Kubernetes hosting.

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