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GitLab
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Jenkins

Decision Kit

Decision Kit

For Technical Decision Makers

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💚Complete Support 💛Partial Support 💔No Support

GitLab vs. Jenkins Continous Integration Solutions to Common Technical Decision Maker (TDM) Problems

TDM Problem The DevOps Solution GitLab Jenkins
Reduce time to build and test code, reduce complexity PIPELINE ORCHESTRATION 💚
Parent-Child pipelines run concurrently. Configurations can be compartmentalized into smaller child pipelines.
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⚠ Requires 3rd Party Plugins which introduces Security Risk and Technical Support Gaps.
Eliminate code update errors and conflicts. MERGE ORCHESTRATION 💚
Advanced Merge Train processing logic keeps your main development branch green.
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⚠ No advanced Merge Train processing logic resulting in more code commit conflicts.
Reduce initial configuration time and learning curve. PRECONFIGURED PIPELINES 💚
Auto DevOps provides out-of-the-box pipeline configuration.
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⚠ No Preconfigured Pipelines resulting in longer pipeline setup time.

GitLab vs. Jenkins Continous Delivery Solutions to Common Technical Decision Maker (TDM) Problems

TDM Problem The DevOps Solution GitLab Jenkins
Simplify cloud native workflow integration Kubernetes Monitoring & Management 💚
Build in integration for Kubernetes Monitoring and Management.
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⚠ No Build in integration for Kubernetes Monitoring and Management increasing developer view/touch points.
Lower release risk Dynamic App Preview 💚
Review Apps provides an environment and preview of application before deployment.
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⚠ No Dynamic Preview of Applications resulting in increased risk when releasing Apps.
Execute a controlled deployment strategy Progressive Delivery 💚
Customized testing with Feature Flags and advanced deployment techniques like Canary Deployments.
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⚠ No native Progressive Delivery features. This requires integrating 3rd party plugins resulting in added cost and technical support gaps.

GitLab vs. Jenkins Security Solutions to Common Technical Decision Maker (TDM) Problems

TDM Problem The DevOps Solution GitLab Jenkins
Safeguarding against application attacks Distinct Native Security Scanning 💚
SAST, DAST, Fuzz-testing, Secret Scanning,Dependency Scanning, Container scanning, License Compliance and vulnerability management all in one for a single cost.
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⚠ No native support for Security Sanning. Requires integrating 3rd party plugins resulting in increased risk, added cost and technical support gaps.
Effectively assessing and managing security risk Comprehensive Security Risk Indicators & Vulnerabilities Actions 💚
Assess security posture (grade), sort and manage vulnerabilities, indicate risk associated with vulnerabilities (critical, high, medium and low).
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⚠ No security posture or vulnerability risk indicators which prevents a proper understanding of security risk. Requires integrating 3rd party plugins resulting in increased risk, added cost and technical support gaps.
Checking for security vulnerabilities when isolated from the Internet Offline Security Scanning 💚
Run GitLab Scanners on self-managed GitLab Instances that are installed on air-gapped environments.
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⚠ No native support for Security Scanning in offline deployments which introduces challenges in adhering to strict security protocols that require code building and testing in air-gapped environments.