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Buddy Pricing, Features, Reviews and Alternatives

Buddy product overview

Price starts from

$

75

/momonth
Per Feature

What is Buddy?

Buddy is a cloud-based CI/CD and DevOps automation platform for web developers, which provides tools for building, testing, and deploying applications. The platform includes 100+ built-in actions to help simplify development and deployment pipelines. Buddy offers a range of actions covering builds, tests, deployments, website monitoring, and application management, in order to aid with tech integration and monitoring. With support for languages and frameworks including Phython, Ruby, React, Elixir, Gatsby, Angular, and many more, Buddy can be used by developers from any background.

Typical customers

Freelancers
Small businesses
Mid size businesses
Large enterprises

Platforms supported

Web
Android
iPhone/iPad

Support options

24/7 (Live rep)
Chat
Phone Support
Email/Help Desk

Training options

Documentation
Live Online
In Person

Buddy pricing information

Value for money

4.5

/5

118

Price starts from

$

75

/momonth
Per Feature

Pricing options

Free plan
Subscription
Free trial
Pricing range

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Buddy features

Functionality

4.8

/5

118
Total Features35 3 categories

Most valued features by users

API
Third Party Integrations
Access Controls/Permissions
Collaboration Tools
Workflow Management
Software Development
Web App Development
Application Management

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Buddy users reviews

Overall rating

4.8

/5

118

Positive reviews

98%

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Rating breakdown
  • Value for money
  • Ease of use
  • Features
  • Customer support
  • Likelihood to recommend9.46/10
Rating distribution

5

4

3

2

1

98

18

2

0

0

Pros
I was responsible to always compare the code before applying on production and BuddyWorks allows me to save time every day. Your interface is beautiful and easy to use.

RA

Rodrigo A.

With Buddy I was able to consolidate my deployment tools, and save money. The platform is super intuitive and more powerful than what we were using previously.

Kris J.

Great product, I started to use it about a year ago and looking forward into new features, recommended to few friends with startup and they love it. Very nice design and many visual integrations.

VI

Viatcheslav I.

Cons
Might miss some integrations, or some integrations that weren't really up to speed with the average.

OK

Oliver K.

Complicated build are failing randomly (with multiple additional serwices) without logs - cannot investigate why. It occurs as on machine on 20G memory as also on 60G (guys are working on that).

GK

Grzegorz K.

There is no proper documentation or training videos on this tool.

ST

Sumith T.

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Overall Rating

A must-have automation tool for the non-IT professional

Reviewed 3 months ago

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  • Likelihood to recommend9/10

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Makes it ridiculously easy to build and maintain complex CI/CD pipelines

Reviewed 2 years ago
Pros

The unique and intuitive way we can interact with it. It is a complete platform that's also very simple to use, so simple that setting up any new pipeline usually takes ten minutes tops. At our company, we use multiple Buddy actions, such as: File transferring (SFTP), performing Status Checks for CR, building and pushing Docker images, establishing containerized environment for tests and setting up K8s deployment images. And we are pretty happy with our overall experience with Buddy.

Cons

Price, maybe? IIRC, it's a little more expensive than alternatives but I think it's worth it in the end.

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A must-have automation tool for the non-IT professional

Reviewed 2 years ago

Overall my experience has been absolutely amazing. I have been able to deploy multiple technology stacks to multiple different environments, integrate PHP unit testing, check my applications' up-time, all while viewing everything in a single interface. Buddy has numerous 1st-party integrations to various platforms and tools to get you started very quickly. But what I have found invaluable is the tools that are made available for developers to create/customize their own integrations via cURL or SSH.

Pros

Buddy makes automation easy for developers who are not IT administrators. Unlike that of some of the other automation platforms, the available presets and hints that each pipeline comes with allows you to develop and customize your deployments and testing with very little learning curve. I would say that I love the user-interface and user-experience the most. The visual representations and animations make the tool feel more complete and polished than some of the competitors.

Cons

Unfortunately I would say that I like least is the cost. As both a full-time developer and a freelance developer, Buddy can provide services to developers of all disciplines. However as a freelance developer who sometimes has to work on a pretty strict budget, some of the entry-level pricing tiers can be a bit steep on a monthly basis.

Overall Rating
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  • Ease of use
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  • Likelihood to recommend8/10

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Best CI on Cloud platform.

Reviewed 2 years ago

Overall its a great tool to integrate CI and since everything is connected very well, it can do magic during the complex deployment process.

Pros

Its very easy to set it up and get it going. My favourite is the UI.

Cons

There is no proper documentation or training videos on this tool. Though its easy to setup some part of it, sometimes its really hard to find the help and configure something custom.

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  • Likelihood to recommend10/10

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CI/CD made easy

Reviewed 2 years ago

People usually complain about paying for something they can make themselves. Buddy has freed up a lot of time for everyone in the organization by removing the technical skill and knowledge of Buddy configuration. The time saved is WORTH every penny!

Pros

The UX is so simple yet so powerful that anyone can create pipelines. Even our non-technical users understands the software and create pipelines to automate their needs from the code.

Cons

The cap of concurrent runs is set to 4 on self-hosted. Even though the wait time is pretty low, it's still annoying when we deploy large amount of microservices.

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Rock solid

Reviewed 2 years ago

Buddy couldn't have come sooner for us. It has solved all of our problems and now allows us to deploy in a variety of complexities in no time at all.

Pros

- Very regular software updates, adding great new features all of the time - Decent UI that allows us to do everything we need. YAML configuration available to those who don't want it - Sensibly priced, self hosted option for those who want to keep it in-house - Good integration with all of the tools we use and more

Cons

- We have to manually renew our LetsEncrypt SSL through the CLI tool on the server - Hardware requirements can be a little high if using Docker, but that's more of a Docker problem than Buddy

Buddy FAQs and common questions

Buddy has the following pricing plans:
Starting from: $75.00/month
Pricing model: Free, Subscription
Free Trial: Available


Buddy has the following typical customers:
Freelancers, Large Enterprises, Mid Size Business, Non Profit, Public Administrations, Small Business


Buddy supports the following languages:
English


Yes, Buddy has an API available for use.


Buddy integrates with the following applications:
Drupal, GitHub, Cloudflare, Telegram, Datadog, Microsoft Azure, GitLab, Loggly, Wordpress, Rollbar, Slack, Sentry, Bitbucket, Google Cloud Platform, Heroku, New Relic One, Shopify


Buddy offers the following support options:
24/7 (Live rep), Chat, Phone Support, Email/Help Desk

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