When comparing Gitlabs integrated CI vs Buildkite, the Slant community recommends Gitlabs integrated CI for most people. In the question“What are the best Java continuous integration tools?” Gitlabs integrated CI is ranked 6th while Buildkite is ranked 9th.
Ranked in these QuestionsQuestion Ranking
Pro CI is integrated into the version control system
Pro Easiest CI for Windows binary, because of Docker-Windows Runner Executor
Pro Very easy to set up
The web UI allows writing a build script inline, running a script from your repository, or creating a whole pipeline. Docker support is built-in.
Pro Allows parallel jobs
Buildkite allows you to configure your build in order to run parallel jobs and obtain considerably faster results.
Pro Scheduled builds
Run builds on a cron-like schedule to rebuild a master branch or run an import process.
Pro Run your own build servers
Run an agent on your own servers (AWS, etc) so that you have control over what your builds can access.
Pro Intergrates with VCS
Integrates with GitHub, GitHub Enterprise, Bitbucket, Bitbucket Server, GitLab, Codebase, or any custom Git repository.
One plan that gives you everything at a reasonable price.
Pro Plugin support for docker and docker-compose
Pro Concurrency control
Make sure only one deploy build runs at a time with concurrency control.
Pro Config driven build process
While you can define your build process in the dashboard, you can also run it from config files in the repository.
Pro Responsive support
Support respond quickly and listen to feedback.
Con Security risks
Con Only works with gitlab
Con Not lightweight
Not a lightweight solution, demanding and memory hungry.
Con No Windows support
No Windows support, but it's possible to use a Bitnami stack.