Buddy

RATING:

4.8

(168)

About Buddy

Buddy is designed specifically for web developers to aid with CI/CD and application development. It allows users to build, test, and deploy applications using more than 100 pre-built actions to help automate deployment pipelines. It supports a range of development languages including Ruby, Elixir, Angular, Phython, and more, and allows users to deploy finished apps on IaaS or PaaS systems including Amazon Web Services, Google Cloud, DigitalOcean, Rackspace, Heroku, Azure App Service, Shopify, UpCloud, Vultr,and Netlify. DevOps teams can use the Buddy platform to build custom applications using features such as Docker layer caching, concurrent pipelines, reusable environments, repository caching, changeset-based deployments, and more. Designed to make it easy for d...

Buddy Pricing

Buddy is available for both cloud and on-premises installations. The plans are based on monthly usage, each of them offering a fixed set of resources included in the price that can be expanded if required.

Starting price: 

$29.00 per month

Free trial: 

Available

Free version: 

Available

Buddy SaaS and PaaS deployment
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Buddy Reviews

Overall Rating

4.8

Ratings Breakdown

Secondary Ratings

Ease-of-use

5

Customer Support

4.5

Value for money

4.5

Functionality

5

Most Helpful Reviews for Buddy

1 - 5 of 168 Reviews

Doug

Mechanical or Industrial Engineering, 51 - 200 employees

Used less than 2 years

Review Source: Capterra
This reviewer was invited by us to submit an honest review and offered a nominal incentive as a thank you.

OVERALL RATING:

5

Reviewed August 2021

A must-have automation tool for the non-IT professional

User Profile

Naing Aung

Verified reviewer

E-Learning, 11-50 employees

Used daily for less than 12 months

Review Source: Capterra
This review was submitted organically. No incentive was offered

OVERALL RATING:

5

EASE OF USE

5

VALUE FOR MONEY

5

CUSTOMER SUPPORT

5

FUNCTIONALITY

4

Reviewed October 2022

Buddy Works as a Continuous Integration tool

Buddy has been a huge help in our organization's engineering team by fail-safe builds.

PROS

Buddy has the most convenient CI/CD and deployment functionalities. It's web-UI based work flow builder really stands out and helps beginner mobile devs to easily use continuous integration.

CONS

Buddy's Pro plan doesn't really suffice for memory-hungry builds. Especially in android builds, I felt it's 3GB Ram for Pro plan isn't really close to what we need. Builds would usually fail due to memory issues, no matter how optimized the pipeline is

Reasons for switching to Buddy

Pricing in Buddy was more negotiable

Daniel

Computer Software, 2-10 employees

Used daily for more than 2 years

Review Source: Capterra
This review was submitted organically. No incentive was offered

OVERALL RATING:

4

EASE OF USE

4

VALUE FOR MONEY

3

CUSTOMER SUPPORT

4

FUNCTIONALITY

4

Reviewed December 2019

Buddy Works

It just works. With very little setup and maintenance the solution just works. Features are intuitive, controls are plenty, and the UI is beautiful. I started with the free self-hosted version, and have continued with both the cloud and self-hosted on various teams. The various price points are great for getting the entire Git workflow organized for your team.

PROS

- The filesystem access to debug builds and their artifacts - The Dockerized containers for each action that share the filesystem - The many ready to go actions that can be added to any pipeline - The ability to have multiple pipelines running on a given project - The ability to tag and organize repositories into folders

CONS

- Requires a lot of memory for the self-hosted variant - Inability to use slashes to group repositories under namespaces

Reason for choosing Buddy

Better UI, simpler setup, self-hosted version, price.

Reasons for switching to Buddy

Price and the self-hosted version.

Grzegorz

Information Technology and Services, 11-50 employees

Used daily for less than 6 months

Review Source: Capterra
This review was submitted organically. No incentive was offered

OVERALL RATING:

3

EASE OF USE

5

VALUE FOR MONEY

3

CUSTOMER SUPPORT

3

FUNCTIONALITY

4

Reviewed December 2019

Buddy is very simple in use soft

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PROS

* very easy to use * new pipeline config is very simple * multiple integrations * on-premise plan * options for pipelines discribed in yaml files or we can just click it one after another * after registration its ready to work

CONS

* complicated build are failing randomly (with multiple additional serwices) without logs - cannot investigate why. It occurs as on machine on 20G memory as also on 60G (guys are working on that) * no integrations for output parsing (ex. junit is not parsed) only raw output * limit of 4 additional services (ex. mysql) per pipeline action (I've already reached the limit and I need add some more services in near future) * if using yaml config, its extremely easy to unintentionaly break pipeline for example having conflicts with merge on feature branch. Would be great if we could have an option for securing pipelines to read only from concrete branches (for ex. master and pipeline-dev),

Josh

Computer Software, 2-10 employees

Used daily for less than 12 months

Review Source: Capterra
This review was submitted organically. No incentive was offered

OVERALL RATING:

5

EASE OF USE

4

VALUE FOR MONEY

4

CUSTOMER SUPPORT

4

FUNCTIONALITY

5

Reviewed December 2019

Indispensable tool

PROS

We used DeployBot for the longest time but we just had so many inexplicable issues and frustratingly timed downtime along with slow response times. Buddy has wiped the floor on all of these points. It takes a much more user focussed approach to deployment, giving you all the bits and pieces needed to construct a deployment/build system exactly how you need it. The way DB dictated a build system to us previously worked OK for us, but with Buddy you can achieve the same approach and so much more (or less if needed) just by virtue of it giving you complete control over every step. If you wanted to you could use it for other kinds of automation based on repos, for example we have a repo used for running checks on a live Magento database where data issues are not entirely uncommon — this pipeline runs checks there and notifies us if it finds something wrong. Love Buddy, and we'll never be looking back.

CONS

There are some minor edge case features I'd like to see, it doesn't tick every single possible box, but this is really so minor as whatever I'm referring to can be achieved somehow with thought.

Reasons for switching to Buddy

Had many unexplained and anomalous issues with DeployBot, I think mainly due to it's closed down approach to build pipelines.