We performed a comparison between Bitbucket and IBM Rational ClearCase 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 lets me create new projects in a few clicks and check out files in a seamless and integrated manner."
"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."
"The setup of Bitbucket is simple."
"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."
"Bitbucket works fine for what I'm doing. It's slightly different from GitHub, but it's a good tool for storing code."
"Bitbucket's most valuable feature is the web interface, which is useful compared to other tools, has a lot of features, and is intuitive."
"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."
"IBM Rational ClearCase is a stable solution. I have not had any difficulty with reliability."
"ClearCase integrates well with other engineering tools and frameworks such as the Eclipse environment."
"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."
"It goes well with other Atlassian solutions like Jira or Bamboo, but integration with other third-party solutions is more complex."
"Bitbucket's stability isn't flawless. It has crashed on me occasionally, but I haven't yet lost anything after a crash."
"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 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 could improve its security. For example, the user access security could improve."
"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"
"I have found it very difficult to understand many functionalities in IBM Rational ClearCase. We have had many problems and it is not user-friendly."
"The protection needs to be improved."
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."
IBM Rational ClearCase is an enterprise-grade configuration management system that provides controlled access to software assets, including requirements, design documents, models, test plans and test results. It be can be integrated with other IBM solutions, including IBM Rational Team Concert, IBM Rational ClearQuest, IBM Rational Asset Manager and IBM Rational Application Developer for WebSphere Software.
Bitbucket is ranked 2nd in Version Control with 8 reviews while IBM Rational ClearCase is ranked 6th in Version Control with 2 reviews. Bitbucket is rated 7.8, while IBM Rational ClearCase is rated 6.6. 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 IBM Rational ClearCase writes "Highly reliable, easy to use, and it integrates well with other engineering tools". Bitbucket is most compared with Bitbucket Server, AWS CodeCommit, Atlassian SourceTree, Liquibase and GitHub, whereas IBM Rational ClearCase is most compared with IBM Rational ClearQuest, GitHub, Git, CA Endevor Software Change Manager and Bitbucket Server. See our Bitbucket vs. IBM Rational ClearCase report.
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