Travis CI vs. GitLab CI

GitLab compared to other tools

GitLab is the next-generation development toolset that covers 100% of your software development lifecycle.

GitLab unifies chat, issues, code review, CI, CD, and cycle analytics into a single UI. Unlike other source code management tools that only support a portion of your development lifecycle, GitLab delivers a unified experience for every step of the development lifecycle providing the most efficient approach to software delivery. So no matter what line of business you're in, GitLab gives you the edge to compete, innovate, and win.

FEATURES

Extensible

GitLab CI is extensible through an API.

Learn more about GitLab's API

Built for containers and Docker

GitLab ships with its own Docker container registry, Docker CI Runner and is ready for a complete CI/CD container workflow, while Jenkins requires you to install, configure and maintain additional plugins to create a similar workflow.

Cloud Native

GitLab CI/CD is Cloud Native, purpose built for the cloud model. GitLab ships with Red Hat OpenShift and Kubernetes support out of the box.

Container debugging on any environment

Easily debug your containers in any of your environments using the built-in GitLab Web Terminal.

Environment monitoring

GitLab ships with Prometheous allowing you to monitor the performance of your deployed environments without any addtional setup.

Learn more about Prometheus

Integrates with Cycle Analytics

GitLab CI integrates with GitLab Cycle Analytics allowing you see how much of your cycle time from idea to production is spent on development, testing and review.

Preview your changes with Review Apps

With GitLab CI you can create a new environment for each one of your branches, speeding up your development process. Spin up dynamic environments for your merge requests with the ability to preview your branch in a live environment.

Learn more about Review Apps

Comprehensive pipeline graphs

Pipelines can be complex structures with many sequential and parallel jobs. To make it a little easier to see what is going on, you can view a graph of a single pipeline and its status.

Learn more about pipeline graphs

Browsable artifacts

With GitLab CI you can upload your job artifacts in GitLab itself without the need of an external service. Because of this, artifacts are also browsable through GitLab's web interface. Travis CI relies on having an AWS S3 account in order to upload artifacts.

Learn more about using job artifacts in your project

Support for Canary Deployments monitoring

GitLab Enterprise Edition Premium can monitor your Canary Deployments when deploying your applications with Kubernetes.

Learn more about configuring Canary Deployments

Scheduled triggering of pipelines

You can make your pipelines run on a schedule in a cron-like environment.

Learn how to trigger pipelines on a schedule in GitLab