CircleCI vs GitHub Actions

Teams that want confidence in every commit choose CircleCI over GitHub Actions

Validate and ship changes faster on CircleCI than on GitHub Actions

The most customizable environments of any CI/CD provider.

The fastest route to deploy
with CircleCI’s superior
platform performance

Cut your build times in half with CircleCI using our flexible resource classes and advanced features.

CircleCI is more than a tool,
it’s part of your team

We consistently create
testing and productivity features so you can compete with elite software teams.

CircleCI provides greater visibility than GitHub Actions
into your entire software delivery process

Our Insights dashboard tracks
the status of your pipelines
to help you problem-solve faster.

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Get to market at the speed of creativity

Faster builds mean delivering ideas as quickly as you can think of them.
Build times using GitHub Actions take almost twice as long compared to CircleCI.

How does CircleCI compare to GitHub Actions?

Any machine type, any language

The widest choice to customize operating systems, CPUs, GPUs, memory, and images for each job.

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Powerful workflows

CircleCI lets you customize the environment and conditions for your builds, tests, deployments, and releases.

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SSH debugging

Securely access any job on CircleCI to debug builds and tests in real-time.

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Auto-test splitting

Shorten the feedback loop by automatically splitting your tests across parallel instances of the same job.

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Insights

Get visibility into workflow status, duration, credit consumption, and costs, with our Insights dashboard and enjoy more green builds faster.

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Highest level of compliance and certification

FedRAMP compliant, SOC II Type 2 certification, Privacy Shield compliance.

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Integrations for every job

Config you can package, ship, and re-use.
Seamlessly automate your entire CI/CD pipeline with orbs.

Don’t take
our word for it

Ruby on Rails developers choose CircleCI for
continuous integration more than any other CI platform.

Survey results show CircleCI being used the most
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