Migrating from Jenkins to Bitrise

What’s in it for you? Easy onboarding, less maintenance, less firefighting, and more time spent improving your apps and your team's performance

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Top 5 myths on using Jenkins
for mobile development

To help you separate fact from fiction, we've gathered the 5 most common misconceptions on using Jenkins for mobile.

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Mobile CI after Jenkins — 6 lessons learned

In this report, ex-Jenkins practitioners share how their day-to-day work changed and how they got rid of maintenance and debugging tasks after switching to cloud CI.

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The 5 main benefits of switching from Jenkins to cloud CI, a report

Engineering leads know that Jenkins was not built with mobile in mind. In this report, they share all about how their team’s performance increased and the positive changes they experienced after moving to cloud CI.

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Join teams who have made the switch

Some of our most successful users migrated to Bitrise from using an on-premise Jenkins solution. To make the transition easier, we’ve collected some resources you might find helpful before diving in.

Bitrise vs. Jenkins

Switching to a different CI/CD platform is a result of a complex decision-making process. To help you understand the main differences and assess the impact of the migration, check out the details of how the main features of Bitrise and Jenkins compare:


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  • Repositories as projects + default pipeline defined for your application
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  • YES (whether it’s native or cross platform). Since Bitrise is a fully managed platform as a service, there’s no need to waste time for setting up the infrastructure. Setup, administration and configuration is quick and simple.
  • NO. Jenkins CI, plugins and any additional functionality needs to be set up and maintained manually, always. Plugins and best practices are not coherent syntactically and methodically.)
  • Configs available as .yml files
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  • YES, and they can be edited in the GUI tool with drag and drop.
  • NO.
  • Ready to use integrations
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  • YES, out-of-the-box and up-to-date steps/integrations with all the popular tools.
    • NO.


    • Out-of-the box support for all types of native and cross-platform projects
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    • YES.
    • NO. Machines and individual plugins need to be maintained by engineers.
    • Support for the latest Xcode version
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    • YES, within 48 hours after the release.
    • NO. Xcode needs to be manually updated.
    • Support for the latest, and all Xcode versions
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    • YES, within 48 hours after the release. You can always switch from one tech stack version to another with one click (such as from macOS Catalina to BigSur)
    • NO. Xcode needs to be manually updated, no rollback.
    • Upgrade and downgrade
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    • YES, You can upgrade or downgrade the versions of Steps/Integrations and stack versions with a couple of clicks.
    • NO. Once you upgrade something, you can’t roll back.


    • Different plans for different needs
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    YES. Besides our Standard plans, teams can also select Elite machines for higher performance.
    Our Velocity plan offers the best performance available on public cloud.
    For more details, visit our Pricing page.
    • NO. The performance on Jenkins is dependent on the efficiency of plugins, which need to be tweaked manually. Hardware also needs to be replaced every few years to meet performance and security requirements.


    User management features

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    • YES. For each of your applications, users can be assigned with the following roles: owners, admins, developers and testers/QA. Each role comes with different levels of permissions.
    • NO. All users given full access by default, and permissions need to be set up manually by Jenkins Administrator.


    Access control

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    YES. Bitrise features several secure authentication methods, such as SAML SSO, GitHub, GitLab, Bitbucket SSO, two-factor authentication, and complex password requirements.
    For more info, visit our Security page.
    • NO. Single-layer of security surrounding CI fleet. Varying levels of security for OSS plugins. Additional security can be added manually.