Bamboo vs Jenkins: Showdown Of CI/CD Tools

What Is Jenkins?

  • Free and Open-Source
  • Great plugins
  • Extensive community
  • Supports pipelines
  • Support for parallel execution
  • Extensive integration capabilities
  • Easy setup
  • Offers REST APIs

What Is Bamboo?

  • Seamless migration from Jenkins to Bamboo
  • Built-in Jira Software and Bitbucket Server integrations
  • Built-in Git branching workflows
  • Built-in deployment Projects
  • Test automation
  • Support for parallel execution
  • Offers REST APIs
  • Easy setup

Face-off between Bamboo vs Jenkins

Installation and Configuration

Extensibility and Customization

Ease of Use

Plugin Ecosystem

Hosting (Cloud or On-Premise)


  • Tasks execute sequentially within a Job
  • Jobs execute in parallel within a Stage
  • Stages execute sequentially within a Plan
  • Configure tests to run in parallel based on our choice of language
  • Configure Jenkins builds as Parameterized builds
  • Configure Jenkins project by setting it as a Matrix Project

Clouds Integrations

  • Amazon EC2
  • Google Cloud
  • Microsoft Azure
  • Digital Ocean

Community Support

Features And Capabilities

Release Cycle

Distributed Run (or Execution)

Open Source vs. Commercial

  • Bamboo Server for small teams — $10 (maximum 10 jobs, unlimited local agents, and no remote agents).
  • Bamboo Server for growing teams — Starting with $1,270 (unlimited jobs, unlimited local agents, and remote agents depending on the plan).

Bamboo vs Jenkins Comparison Snapshot

Bamboo vs Jenkins: Which CI/CD Tool Should You Choose?



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Himanshu Sheth

Himanshu Sheth

I have a 7+ years of experience in test automation, BDD, TDD, Himanshu Sheth work as an automation engineer with LambdaTest.