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alternative?
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Buddy vs Jenkins

Features

Weekly updates

Cloud configuration

Security audits

Pipeline setup

15-minute configuration via GUI with
instant export to YAML

Setup can take 6-10 hours as every action
requires a dedicated plugin that needs to be troubleshot for functionality

Performance

Dependencies and Docker layers are cached
in isolated containers optimized for performance

To improve performance, you need to manually tweak every plugin or upgrade the machine

Maintenance

Intuitive UI/UX allows even non-tech users
to create and manage pipelines

Jenkins requires a full-time DevOps engineer
to configure, monitor and manage your pipelines

“We moved from Jenkins over Teamcity to Buddy,
and it's really the best thing I've seen in 8 years
of industry experience. With Jenkins, adding a project
in a new language or with special environment
requirements always meant lots of headache”

Moritz Friedrich

Moritz Friedrich

Why Buddy?

15-minute
setup

Effortless pipeline configuration in a telling GUI with a wide range of predefined actions

Simple
installation

Jump right into our cloud version or install Buddy on your own machine with a single command

Dedicated
Integrations

Easily integrate with your AWS, Google, Docker, and Kubernetes accounts

Easy
to learn

Start right off with appealing documentation & responsive engineer support

“Buddy saves us the hassle of managing a Jenkins
server enabling us to focus on delivering great
products. The UI is superior which saves our
developers time in adding integrations without
digging through YAML documentation”

Erich Reich

Erich Reich

Need more proof?

G2

Over 104 reviews

4.6 / 5

Capterra

Over 117 reviews

4.8 / 5

AlternativeTo

Over 50 reviews

4.8 / 5

Frequently Asked Questions

Does Buddy come with a free plan?

Buddy offers a free tier with 5 projects and 120 pipeline executions per month. You can upgrade to a higher plan with unlimited executions at any time. All new accounts start with 14 days of trial, allowing you for intense and unrestricted testing.

Why should I pay for Buddy when Jenkins is free?

In short: to ship more software faster without involving a team of DevOps engineers to configure and maintain the process. 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. The dev environment remains the same for everybody on the team, doing away with it-works-for-me compatibility errors. Builds are cached and insanely fast. Only changed files are deployed – no need to deploy the entire repo every time.
Yes, Jenkins is free – but how much money do you lose because of the issues it creates?

What about security?

When you configure Jenkins, you are forced to use third-party plugins developed by various entities. Those plugins are often discontinued or contain severe security gaps. Buddy is both PCI and SOC2 compliant, and is continuously undergoing security audits by SecurityMetrics to ensure everything is up to date with the latest security stipulations. You can read more about security measures in Buddy here.

Does Buddy support Docker?

Yes. 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.

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.

Does Buddy support microservices?

Buddy lets you attach all types of popular services and databases, such as MongoDB, MySQL, Redis, and Selenium. You do not have to download plugins to do that – all services are available from the start in every build action.

Interested in more?
Check out these resources

Quickstart

Quickstart

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How to automate Kubernetes workflows

How to automate Kubernetes workflows

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Pipeline examples

Pipeline examples

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It’s easy to get
started

Buddy provides a forever-free account.
You can upgrade when needed.

Unlimited Delivery Pipelines

High-performance Build Environment

Easy configuration via GUI & YAML

First-class Docker support

Continuous Deployment for GitHub, GitLab, Bitbucket, and more

$0/mo