Buddy Overview

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.

With Buddy, DevOps teams can build websites or applications, run SSH commands, and deploy applications to any server or cloud. It works with a range of Git providers including GitHub, Bitbucket, GitLab, and other private repositories, and facilitates deployment to IaaS or PaaS systems including Amazon Web Services, Google Cloud, DigitalOcean, Rackspace, Heroku, Azure App Service, Shopify, UpCloud, Vultr,and Netlify.

Buddy allows users to fetch dependencies, compile code, compress CSS, and run Gulp/Grunt tasks on every push to branch, on click, or recurrently. It facilitates the building and pushing of Docker images, as well as the creation of delivery pipelines.

Buddy Overview

Pricing

Starting from
US$75,00/month

Pricing options

Free Trial
Free
Subscription
Value for money

Buddy is available for both cloud and on-premise deployment. Cloud plans start at $75/month and on-premise plans start at $175/month for up to 5 users. Free accounts are also available and include 5 projects, and 500MB cache storage.

Cloud plans:
Pro: $75/month for 20 projects and 10GB cache storage
Hyper: $200/month for unlimited projects and 20GB cache storage.

On-Premises:
Up to 5 users: $175/month
Up to 10 users: $350/month
Up to 20 users: $700/month
Up to 40 users: $1400/month
Up to 100 users: $3500/month
Over 100 users: Contact Buddy for pricing information


Buddy Features

Devices
Business size
S M L
Markets
United States, Canada, United Kingdom, Australia, China and 5 others, India, Japan, Germany, Brazil, Mexico
Supported Languages
English

Media

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Buddy Reviews

Buddy Reviews

Overall rating
4,8
/
5
Excellent
97

Very good
18

Average
2

Poor
0

Terrible
0

Value for Money
4,5
Features
4,8
Ease of Use
4,9
Customer Support
4,6
98% recommended this app
Guilherme P.

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


Doug N.

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

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.


Sumith T.

Best CI on Cloud platform.

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


Verified Reviewer

CI/CD made easy

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!


Oliver N.

Rock solid

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.


Guilherme P.
Industry: E-Learning
Company size: 11-50 Employees

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

Used Daily for 1+ year
Reviewed on 2019/12/12
Review Source: Capterra

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.

Rating breakdown

Value for Money
Ease of Use

Likelihood to recommend: 9.0/10

Doug N.
Industry: Computer Software
Company size: 2-10 Employees

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

Used Daily for 1+ year
Reviewed on 2019/05/28
Review Source: Capterra

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.

Rating breakdown

Value for Money
Ease of Use
Customer Support

Likelihood to recommend: 10.0/10

Sumith T.
Industry: Information Technology & Services
Company size: 11-50 Employees

Best CI on Cloud platform.

Used Daily for 1+ year
Reviewed on 2019/12/11
Review Source: Capterra

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.

Rating breakdown

Value for Money
Ease of Use
Customer Support

Likelihood to recommend: 8.0/10

Verified Reviewer
Industry: Financial Services
Company size: 2-10 Employees

CI/CD made easy

Used Daily for 1+ year
Reviewed on 2019/12/09
Review Source: Capterra

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.

Rating breakdown

Value for Money
Ease of Use
Customer Support

Likelihood to recommend: 10.0/10

Oliver N.
Industry: Information Technology & Services
Company size: 11-50 Employees

Rock solid

Used Daily for 1+ year
Reviewed on 2019/12/09
Review Source: Capterra

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

Rating breakdown

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Ease of Use
Customer Support

Likelihood to recommend: 10.0/10

User recommendation
9,5/10
Based on 117 user ratings
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Buddy Pricing

Buddy Pricing

Starting from
US$75,00/month
Free Trial
Free
Subscription
Value for money

Buddy is available for both cloud and on-premise deployment. Cloud plans start at $75/month and on-premise plans start at $175/month for up to 5 users. Free accounts are also available and include 5 projects, and 500MB cache storage.

Cloud plans:
Pro: $75/month for 20 projects and 10GB cache storage
Hyper: $200/month for unlimited projects and 20GB cache storage.

On-Premises:
Up to 5 users: $175/month
Up to 10 users: $350/month
Up to 20 users: $700/month
Up to 40 users: $1400/month
Up to 100 users: $3500/month
Over 100 users: Contact Buddy for pricing information

Buddy is available for both cloud and on-premise deployment. Cloud plans start at $75/month and on-premise plans start at $175/month for up to 5 users. Free accounts are also available and include 5 projects, and 500MB cache storage.

Cloud plans:
Pro: $75/month for 20 projects and 10GB cache storage
Hyper: $200/month for unlimited projects and 20GB cache storage.

On-Premises:
Up to 5 users: $175/month
Up to 10 users: $350/month
Up to 20 users: $700/month
Up to 40 users: $1400/month
Up to 100 users: $3500/month
Over 100 users: Contact Buddy for pricing information

Value for Money
4,5/5
Based on 117 user ratings
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Buddy Features

Buddy Features

API
Access Control
Activity Dashboard
Analytics
Applications Management
Automatic Notifications
Collaboration Tools
Commenting
Custom Development
Customizable Branding
Customizable Templates
Data Import/Export
Drag & Drop Interface
Real Time Notifications
Reporting & Statistics
Role-Based Permissions
Search Functionality
Software Testing Management
Third Party Integration
Workflow Management
Features
4,8/5
Based on 117 user ratings
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Additional information for Buddy

Additional information for Buddy

Key features of Buddy

  • Change Management
  • Collaboration Tools
  • Configuration Management
  • Debugging
  • Deployment Management
  • Graphical User Interface
  • Permission Management
  • Testing Management

Buddy FAQs

Buddy FAQs

Below are some frequently asked questions for Buddy.

Q. What type of pricing plans does Buddy offer?

Buddy offers the following pricing plans:

Starting from: US$75,00/month

Pricing model: Free, Subscription

Free Trial: Available

Buddy is available for both cloud and on-premise deployment. Cloud plans start at $75/month and on-premise plans start at $175/month for up to 5 users. Free accounts are also available and include 5 projects, and 500MB cache storage. Cloud plans: Pro: $75/month for 20 projects and 10GB cache storage Hyper: $200/month for unlimited projects and 20GB cache storage. On-Premises: Up to 5 users: $175/month Up to 10 users: $350/month Up to 20 users: $700/month Up to 40 users: $1400/month Up to 100 users: $3500/month Over 100 users: Contact Buddy for pricing information

Q. What are the main features of Buddy?

Buddy offers the following features:

  • Change Management
  • Collaboration Tools
  • Configuration Management
  • Debugging
  • Deployment Management
  • Graphical User Interface
  • Permission Management
  • Testing Management

Q. Who are the typical users of Buddy?

Buddy has the following typical customers:

Small Business, Large Enterprises, Public Administrations, Non Profit, Freelancers, Mid Size Business

Q. What languages does Buddy support?

Buddy supports the following languages:

English

Q. What type of pricing plans does Buddy offer?

Buddy has the following pricing plans:

Free, Subscription

Q. Does Buddy support mobile devices?

We do not have any information about what devices Buddy supports

Q. What other apps does Buddy integrate with?

Buddy integrates with the following applications:

Bitbucket, Cloudflare, Datadog, Drupal, GitHub, Microsoft Azure, New Relic, Shopify, Slack, Wordpress

Q. What level of support does Buddy offer?

Buddy offers the following support options:

Phone Support, Online Support