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We performed a comparison between Bitbucket and Bitbucket Server based on real PeerSpot user reviews.

Find out in this report how the two Version Control solutions compare in terms of features, pricing, service and support, easy of deployment, and ROI.

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"Bitbucket's most valuable feature is the web interface, which is useful compared to other tools, has a lot of features, and is intuitive.""Bitbucket works fine for what I'm doing. It's slightly different from GitHub, but it's a good tool for storing code.""The setup of Bitbucket is simple.""The solution is easy to use. If I need to check out my latest code or I need to send my local code to the depositories it is simple. Overall it is has been a good experience from my side using this solution.""Bitbucket is definitely a tool to consider if somebody is still on CVS. It is a great tool and well integrated with Bamboo.""We use Bitbucket for Jira, Confluence, and Jenkins and we have an automation pipeline. Whenever the coaching is done in Bitbucket we run an automation pipeline from the build, create installations, and tests all in one pipeline. It is done automatically.""Bitbucket lets me create new projects in a few clicks and check out files in a seamless and integrated manner.""Bitbucket is a standard source code repository with all the features you would expect. It supports Git and SVN. It's an extensive tool that provides us with merging, branching, and change management capabilities. You can compare the changes with the current and previous versions."

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"Integration of Bitbucket with JIRA & Bamboo is well done by Atlassian.""The most valuable feature of this solution is server management.""Bitbucket Server is easy to use. You can use other applications to access it, or you can use it to access the internet. You can use solutions, such as Sourcetree, which is free, and put it on your development system and use it to do the check-in, checkouts, and those type of operations. It is nice, but some other developers may agree."

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"Bitbucket could improve its security. For example, the user access security could improve.""It goes well with other Atlassian solutions like Jira or Bamboo, but integration with other third-party solutions is more complex.""One of the areas the solution could improve on is when there is a merging conflict it is quite confusing. When I am having a merging conflict I get stuck on the page, then I need to search how to handle the particular problem. For example, finding what the commands are which can be used.""Bitbucket's usability and integration with other tools could be improved somewhat. My other issue is that Bitbucket, GitHub, GitLab, and all the other ones use slightly different jargon for the same things. They should come up with a standard language for all these tools.""Sometimes we struggle with searching on repositories. It is a bit challenging sometimes to pinpoint the code or repositories when just filtering by repositories.""Bitbucket's Initial setup is a little complicated because you need to install and configure the solution. It can take one or two days to deploy Bitbucket. If you have a high workload, you can deploy it on multiple server farms as needed""Bitbucket could improve pipeline building and deployment. Our deployments are not using the Bitbucket. Deployments we are going through Azure DevOps, but the integration is happening in Bitbucket.""Bitbucket's stability isn't flawless. It has crashed on me occasionally, but I haven't yet lost anything after a crash."

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"Instead of providing only raw features and plugins, Atlassian should provide a ready-to-use integration of both choices to incorporate "trunk-based" development.""Some of the capabilities that I am looking for from a command line are not really available."

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  • "We have approximately 40 licenses for Bitbucket."
  • "I understand Bitbucket's cost is on the higher side."
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  • "There is a cost to use this solution but it is based on how many users are using it. If you have 50 users or 1,000 users the price will be very different."
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    Questions from the Community
    Top Answer:We have a couple of different tools that allow us to tie source code changes to report bugs. It's integrated with a bug tracking system and also integrated with what requires a tracking system. So we… more »
    Top Answer:We use it on the cloud. It's the latest and greatest. You don't have to pay for maintenance and you get automatic updates and hardware and backups and all that nice stuff. I paid a little premium for… more »
    Top Answer:Even with the automation, we've had some situations where we've had mistakes. Developers have integrated code into the wrong place by mistake, so there's a fairly steep learning curve. Being in the… more »
    Top Answer:The most valuable feature of this solution is server management.
    Top Answer:It would be useful if we were able to work and manage other tickets; for example, if I were to use Jira, Confluence, or Bitbucket, all from a command-line standpoint, in addition to the web interface… more »
    Top Answer:I do a lot of data acquisitions. I establish several contacts and get accounts generated on our clusters so that our researchers can process the data. We use Bitbucket to get flows for our pipeline… more »
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    Bitbucket is a team-oriented Git-based code hosting and collaboration solution. The best-in-class Jira and Trello integrations in Bitbucket are meant to bring the entire software team together to complete a project. Bitbucket gives your team a single location to collaborate on code from concept to cloud deployment, to generate quality code through automated testing, and to deploy code with confidence.

    There are three deployment options for Bitbucket:

    1. Bitbucket Cloud is a web-based version of Bitbucket that is hosted on Atlassian's servers and accessible via a URL. Pipelines, an exclusive built-in CI/CD tool in Bitbucket Cloud, allows you to create, test, and deploy directly from Bitbucket.

    2. Bitbucket Server is installed on your computer and runs in your environment. Bamboo, our robust CI/CD platform, has strong connections with Bitbucket Server, allowing you to totally automate your workflow. The license is unlimited.

    3. Bitbucket Data Center appears to users as a single instance of Bitbucket Server, but it is actually hosted on a cluster of servers in your environment.
    4. This has some advantages over Bitbucket Server:

    • Availability: If one cluster node fails, the remaining cluster node(s) can continue to service requests, resulting in little or no downtime for customers.
    • Performance at scale: A cluster of numerous Bitbucket Server-running machines can manage more traffic than a single system.
    • Mirroring: For distributed teams working with large repositories, smart mirroring can increase Git clone performance.

    Bitbucket Features

    Bitbucket has many valuable key features. Some of the most useful ones include:

    • Workflow control: This helps you to enforce a project or team workflow.
    • Cooperation: Pull requests with inline commentary for code review cooperation.
    • Customization: If you don't find what you're looking for in our Marketplace, you can use our full Rest API to create unique features for your workflow.
    • Jira and Trello integration: Bring order to the chaos and keep the entire software company informed. Access to Jira issues and Trello cards' branches, build status, commits, and status.
    • Code collaboration: From concept to cloud, code collaboration is a must. Create a merging checklist with designated approvers and check for passing builds before transitioning Jira issues based on pull request status.
    • Consistent delivery: With built-in continuous delivery, you can build and test automatically. Build, test, and deploy with Bitbucket Pipelines, our integrated CI/CD solution. Benefit from code-based configuration and quick feedback loops.
    • Simple deployment: Keep track of your deployments, preview them, and confidently promote them.
    • Code security: You can rest easy knowing your code is safe on the cloud, and you can use checks to prevent errors from occurring.

    Reviews from Real Users

    Bitbucket stands out among its competitors for a number of reasons. Two major ones are its robust traceability and user-friendly interface. PeerSpot users take note of the advantages of these features in their reviews:

    One PeerSpot reviewer, a Developer III at an Information Technology at a energy/utilities company, writes, “Bitbucket has improved our organization because it has simplified and streamlined our developer communication code and review process. It is also much more visual.” He adds, “Bitbucket's traceability is great. Being able to see pool requests is just a great thing for collaboration.”

    Kajal P., Quality Assurance Manager at a tech services company, notes, “The solution is easy to use. If I need to check out my latest code or I need to send my local code to the depositories it is simple. Overall it has been a good experience from my side using this solution."

    Stash has multiple deployment options to provide the flexibility your organization needs.

    Cloud is a fully hosted service for customers who want to iterate quickly and have us take care of managing the infrastructure.

    For customers who need to run our applications behind their firewall, we have Server and Data Center options. Server delivers greater capacity for a larger user base and gives you more control, allowing you to remain compliant with your enterprise IT, security, IP and privacy policies. For our largest customers, Data Center provides all the capability of our Server option, along with high availability, instant scalability and performance at scale.

    Atlassian also offers premium support and strategic services for enterprise customers. Technical Account Managers are cross-functional technical advisors providing proactive planning and strategic guidance across your organization. Premier Support goes above and beyond our standard offerings to give you account-wide support from a team of senior support engineers.

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    Sample Customers
    Oscar Insurance, Fugro Roames, Splunk, Rakuten, Red Giant, Met Office, Trulia, Onfido, TriNet, Orbitz Worldwide, Ames Research Center, Sotheby's
    Netflix, Nasa, Rakuten, Best Buy, Philips, Nordstrom, Intuit, Zillow, Citi.
    Top Industries
    Recruiting/Hr Firm14%
    Financial Services Firm14%
    Comms Service Provider14%
    Computer Software Company19%
    Comms Service Provider14%
    Financial Services Firm13%
    Manufacturing Company10%
    Computer Software Company17%
    Comms Service Provider16%
    Financial Services Firm12%
    Manufacturing Company8%
    Company Size
    Small Business29%
    Midsize Enterprise24%
    Large Enterprise47%
    Small Business14%
    Midsize Enterprise14%
    Large Enterprise72%
    Small Business43%
    Midsize Enterprise14%
    Large Enterprise43%
    Small Business15%
    Midsize Enterprise16%
    Large Enterprise69%
    Buyer's Guide
    Bitbucket vs. Bitbucket Server
    September 2022
    Find out what your peers are saying about Bitbucket vs. Bitbucket Server and other solutions. Updated: September 2022.
    633,952 professionals have used our research since 2012.

    Bitbucket is ranked 2nd in Version Control with 8 reviews while Bitbucket Server is ranked 3rd in Version Control with 3 reviews. Bitbucket is rated 7.8, while Bitbucket Server is rated 8.0. The top reviewer of Bitbucket writes "Ability to see pool requests is great for collaboration; great traceability ". On the other hand, the top reviewer of Bitbucket Server writes "Good management for version control, with a helpful community". Bitbucket is most compared with AWS CodeCommit, Atlassian SourceTree, Liquibase, IBM Rational ClearCase and GitHub, whereas Bitbucket Server is most compared with AWS CodeCommit, Atlassian SourceTree, Liquibase, IBM Rational ClearCase and Helix Core. See our Bitbucket vs. Bitbucket Server report.

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