Concourse vs TeamCity

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Concourse vs TeamCity: What are the differences?

Developers describe Concourse as "Pipeline-based CI system written in Go". Concourse's principles reduce the risk of switching to and from Concourse, by encouraging practices that decouple your project from your CI's little details, and keeping all configuration in declarative files that can be checked into version control. On the other hand, TeamCity is detailed as "TeamCity is an ultimate Continuous Integration tool for professionals". TeamCity is a user-friendly continuous integration (CI) server for professional developers, build engineers, and DevOps. It is trivial to setup and absolutely free for small teams and open source projects.

Concourse and TeamCity can be primarily classified as "Continuous Integration" tools.

"Real pipelines" is the top reason why over 8 developers like Concourse, while over 52 developers mention "Easy to configure" as the leading cause for choosing TeamCity.

Concourse is an open source tool with 3.92K GitHub stars and 472 GitHub forks. Here's a link to Concourse's open source repository on GitHub.

According to the StackShare community, TeamCity has a broader approval, being mentioned in 168 company stacks & 51 developers stacks; compared to Concourse, which is listed in 18 company stacks and 17 developer stacks.

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I'm planning to setup complete CD-CD setup for spark and python application which we are going to deploy in aws lambda and EMR Cluster. Which tool would be best one to choose. Since my company is trying to adopt to concourse i would like to understand what are the lack of capabilities concourse have . Thanks in advance !

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Maxi Krone
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I would definetly recommend Concourse to you, as it is one of the most advanced modern methods of making CI/CD while Jenkins is an old monolithic dinosaur. Concourse itself is cloudnative and containerbased which helps you to build simple, high-performance and scalable CI/CD pipelines. In my opinion, the only lack of skills you have with Concourse is your own knowledge of how to build pipelines and automate things. Technincally there is no lack, i would even say you can extend it way more easily. But as a Con it is more easy to interact with Jenkins if you are only used to UIs. Concourse needs someone which is capable of using CLIs.

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Pros of Concourse
Pros of TeamCity
  • 15
    Real pipelines
  • 10
    Containerised builds
  • 9
    Flexible engine
  • 6
    Fast
  • 4
    Open source
  • 3
    No Snowflakes
  • 3
    Simple configuration management
  • 2
    You have to do everything
  • 1
    Fancy Visualization
  • 60
    Easy to configure
  • 37
    Reliable and high-quality
  • 31
    On premise
  • 31
    User friendly
  • 31
    Github integration
  • 18
    Great UI
  • 16
    Smart
  • 12
    Can run jobs in parallel
  • 12
    Free for open source
  • 8
    Crossplatform
  • 4
    Chain dependencies
  • 4
    REST API
  • 4
    Great support by jetbrains
  • 4
    Fully-functional out of the box
  • 4
    Projects hierarchy
  • 3
    100+ plugins
  • 3
    Free for small teams
  • 3
    Per-project permissions
  • 3
    Personal notifications
  • 3
    Build templates
  • 2
    Ide plugins
  • 2
    GitLab integration
  • 2
    Upload build artifacts
  • 2
    Artifact dependencies
  • 2
    Smart build failure analysis and tracking
  • 2
    Build progress messages promoting from running process
  • 1
    Built-in artifacts repository
  • 1
    Powerful build chains / pipelines
  • 1
    TeamCity Professional is FREE
  • 1
    Repository-stored, full settings dsl with ide support
  • 0
    Official reliable support
  • 0
    Hosted internally
  • 0
    High-Availability

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Cons of Concourse
Cons of TeamCity
  • 2
    Fail forward instead of rollback pattern
  • 2
    User friendly
  • 1
    Proprietary
  • 1
    High costs for more than three build agents
  • 1
    User-friendly

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What is Concourse?

Concourse's principles reduce the risk of switching to and from Concourse, by encouraging practices that decouple your project from your CI's little details, and keeping all configuration in declarative files that can be checked into version control.

What is TeamCity?

TeamCity is a user-friendly continuous integration (CI) server for professional developers, build engineers, and DevOps. It is trivial to setup and absolutely free for small teams and open source projects.

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Jenkins
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CircleCI
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Spinnaker
Created at Netflix, it has been battle-tested in production by hundreds of teams over millions of deployments. It combines a powerful and flexible pipeline management system with integrations to the major cloud providers.
GitLab CI
GitLab offers a continuous integration service. If you add a .gitlab-ci.yml file to the root directory of your repository, and configure your GitLab project to use a Runner, then each merge request or push triggers your CI pipeline.
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