CloudBees CI feature comparison

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The following section describes the features and services in each version of CloudBees CI, including CloudBees Jenkins Enterprise, the predecessor to CloudBees CI.

To purchase additional features or services, contact your account manager, Customer Success Manager, or CloudBees Sales.

Features

Legend Has "out of the box", Requires implementation, Does not have

Feature

Jenkins LTS

CloudBees Jenkins Distribution

CloudBees CI

Traditional platforms

Modern platforms

Community

The leading automation platform for Continuous Integration and Delivery

Ecosystem of 1,600+ plugins

Professional technical support

Curated, verified Jenkins plugins (150+ plugins) with CloudBees Assurance Program

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Verified distribution of Jenkins - ensures plugin compatibility

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Beekeeper Upgrade Assistant

Installation and updates

Monthly rolling releases

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Automated incremental security updates with Beekeeper

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Continuous delivery

Build complex delivery pipelines with Pipeline feature

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Builds that survive master and agent failures with Pipeline feature

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Ephemeral build agents

User-friendly declarative syntax for pipeline modeling

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Enterprise continuous delivery

CloudBees-provided ServiceNow plugin

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Restart builds from checkpointed locations

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Cross-team/cross-master collaboration (pub/sub message bus)

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Manage inbound events across multiple masters

Automated pipeline creation based on centralized templates

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Docker containers

Build delivery pipelines with Pipeline and Docker

Share cloud agent configuration across a cluster of masters

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Team management

Organize jobs with folders

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Organize teams, infrastructure, and credentials with Folders Plus features

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Dynamically share build agents across masters

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Streamlined master provisioning

Supports self-service master provisioning

Security

Centralized credentials management

Centrally enforce common security options, including authentication system

Centrally managed role-based access control

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Single Sign-On (SSO) across masters

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Isolate team-sensitive agents

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Support for self-signed certificates (cluster configuration)

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CloudBees-provided CyberArk plugin, allowing storage of Jenkins credentials in an external CyberArk vault

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Jenkins in cloud/managed Kubernetes

Auto-configured Kubernetes agent

Validated for AKS, EKS, GKE, PKS, and OpenShift (Kubernetes)

Windows container support on AWS EKS, AKS, and GKE

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Developer productivity

Shared best practices with Templates feature

Pipeline template catalog

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Receive and act upon granular, actionable build data directly in GitHub.

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Receive granular, actionable build data directly in Slack.

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Optimized utilization

Faster builds across geographically dispersed agents with Fast Archiver feature

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Throttle builds during high loads with Label Throttle Build feature

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"Sleep" unused masters and reclaim resources with Hibernation of Managed Masters

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Enterprise management

Manage plugin procurement and deployment via Custom Update Center feature

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Manage plugin availability and updates with custom plugin catalogs

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Convenient master management/scaling

EKS GKE

Automated backup and recovery

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Move/copy/promote jobs and folders

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Shared configurations

Trigger restrictions

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Cluster operations

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Enterprise analytics

Infrastructure health monitoring and alerting

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Custom build and monitoring dashboards