The new smarter alternative to CircleCI & Jenkins

Buddy helps teams adopt DevOps at amazing speed with script‑free configuration and 100+ developer actions.

  • 10-minute configuration

  • Free dependency cache

  • Full Docker & Kubernetes support

  • Supreme performance

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Integrates with

Buddy CI/CD against CircleCI vs Jenkins

GUI configuration

YAML configuration

Limited / Plugin

Cloud

On-premises

Technical support

Paid extra

Docker environment

Paid extra

Linux VM environment

Windows VM environment

macOS VM environment

Paid extra

Sandboxes (dynamic test environments)

Parallel actions

Concurrent executions

Limited / Plugin

SFTP deployment

Limited / Plugin

Limited / Plugin

Trusted by customers from 170+ countries

Switching to Buddy is easy

  • Easy team onboarding

  • Integrates with your favorite tools

  • Works off the bat

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Every integration a developer needs

  • Git

  • Cloud

  • IaaS & PaaS

  • Build Tools & Task Runners

  • Tests

  • Databases

  • Colaboration

  • Monitoring & Performance

CI/CD that your dev team will love

  • Screenshot of pipeline configuration in Buddy

    Plug & Play

    • 10-minute configuration

      Buddy integrates with all popular cloud services with no extra plug-ins, including AWS, Google Cloud, Microsoft Azure, DigitalOcean, Netlify, Slack & Telegram.

    • 30+ integrations

      Automate your workflow with a vast library of deployment, laaS, build and monitoring actions

    • Works with your stack

      Regardless if you’re a Java developer, a Node-ninja, or a Docker enthusiast, Buddy supports all modern frameworks and techs, including Android and iOS.

  • Screenshot of performance in Buddy

    Performance

    • Faster builds

      All dependencies are downloaded only once and stay cached in the container, massively reducing pipeline execution time.

    • Faster deployments

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

    • Docker caching in price

      Building Docker images is faster, as existing layers are cached by default in the filesystem at no additional cost.

  • Screenshot of YAML configuration in Buddy

    Full YAML support

    • Progress tracking

      Store configuration as code in the repository to track the development of your CI/CD process.

    • Easy switch

      Switch between GUI and YAML on-the fly in a single click.

    • Simplified configuration

      Configure pipelines in Buddy’s UI and export configuration to read-to-use YAML files.

“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.”

Rik Nauta

Co-founder of @Donna

Frequently Asked Questions

Is Buddy secure?

Yes. Buddy runs on PCI-compliant architecture and is officially SOC 2 certified. We are currently undergoing SOC 2 Type II verification process, following the long-term appliance of AICPA trust service principles. More details on Buddy security measures are covered here.

Why should I use UI instead of YAML? I love YAML!

First of all, the UI is fully optional and you can stick to code configuration from the very beginning if you wish. Everything is covered in the documentation. Secondly, you can configure the pipeline in the UI and automatically export your settings to YAML to save time. Lastly, you can switch between both modes in a click to the decision is never fixed.

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.

Can I install Buddy on my own server?

Absolutely – just like with Jenkins and CircleCI you can install Buddy on-premises behind your company's firewall and integrate it with third-party Git providers, or use our built-in code hosting solution and keep everything in one place. The self-hosted version is exactly the same in terms of features as the cloud version.

Do you have a free plan on Buddy?

Yes, we have a free plan with 5 projects and restricted resources (number of executions, container memory, etc.). You can check what's exactly in the free tier on our pricing page.

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