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.
"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."
"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."
"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."
"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."
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:
This has some advantages over Bitbucket Server:
Bitbucket has many valuable key features. Some of the most useful ones include:
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."
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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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