Migrating from Jenkins to Bitrise

With Jenkins, you're perpetually in the hot seat, grappling with urgent issues while juggling constant updates. Bitrise will bring back continuous integration and delivery to your mobile development.

Bitrise is made for mobile

Bitrise is tailor-made for mobile development, offering updated runner images, the latest mobile stacks, and a reliable cloud-based build platform. Say goodbye to managing hardware and constant updates with Jenkins, and focus on core development tasks.

Tailor-made for Mobile

Built specifically for mobile app developers, Bitrise allows you to adapt to the dynamic mobile ecosystem. Our intuitive Workflow Editor, coupled with easy YAML configuration management, minimizes the initial setup time and reduces dependency on specialized knowledge. Bitrise serves mobile developers with the tools to be self-sufficient, all reinforced by top-tier documentation and a responsive support team.

Cloud Reliability & Scalability

Bitrise's cloud infrastructure provides mobile developers the confidence of a managed service SLA, ensuring reliable app releases. Bitrise's inherent scalability facilitates increased parallel build executions and autoscaling. This accelerates feedback, increases consistency, and ensures frequent releases. We offer versatile cloud environments, from multi-tenant to private, or even within your own AWS virtual private cloud.

Empowering Developers

Migrating from Jenkins to Bitrise liberates developers from the tedious tasks of CI/CD setup and maintenance. Developers can channel their efforts solely into app development, free from concerns about Xcode or plugin updates and hardware troubleshooting. Eliminate manual burdens and allow your team to concentrate on what they do best: crafting and releasing premier mobile applications.

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:

Repositories as projects + default pipeline defined for your application
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 are available as .yml files
YES, and they can be edited in the GUI tool with drag and drop.
Ready to use integrations
YES, out-of-the-box and up-to-date steps/integrations with all the popular tools.
Out-of-the box support for all types of native and cross-platform projects
NO. Machines and individual plugins need to be maintained by engineers.
Support for the latest Xcode version
YES, within 48 hours after the release.
NO. Xcode needs to be manually updated.
Support for the latest, and all Xcode versions
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
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
YES. Bitrise provides scalable plans and versatile machine options to suit teams and projects of every maturity. Our Velocity plan offers the best performance available on the 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
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
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.

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.

Top 5 myths on using Jenkins for mobile development

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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.

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.

Talk to us to learn more

We'd love to chat and explore how Bitrise can support your mobile development journey. Reach out anytime or start a trial!