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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.

To learn more, read our detailed Bitbucket vs. IBM Rational ClearCase report (Updated: September 2022).
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Pros
"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."

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"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."

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Cons
"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"

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"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."

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Pricing and Cost Advice
  • "We have approximately 40 licenses for Bitbucket."
  • "I understand Bitbucket's cost is on the higher side."
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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:IBM Rational ClearCase is a stable solution. I have not had any difficulty with reliability.
    Top Answer: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.
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    2nd
    out of 16 in Version Control
    Views
    5,694
    Comparisons
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    Reviews
    8
    Average Words per Review
    350
    Rating
    7.9
    6th
    out of 16 in Version Control
    Views
    1,769
    Comparisons
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    Reviews
    2
    Average Words per Review
    262
    Rating
    6.5
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    Overview

    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."

    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.

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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
    Atos SE, FEI, STM
    Top Industries
    REVIEWERS
    Government29%
    Recruiting/Hr Firm14%
    Financial Services Firm14%
    Comms Service Provider14%
    VISITORS READING REVIEWS
    Computer Software Company19%
    Comms Service Provider14%
    Financial Services Firm13%
    Manufacturing Company10%
    VISITORS READING REVIEWS
    Manufacturing Company22%
    Computer Software Company13%
    Comms Service Provider12%
    Government10%
    Company Size
    REVIEWERS
    Small Business29%
    Midsize Enterprise24%
    Large Enterprise47%
    VISITORS READING REVIEWS
    Small Business14%
    Midsize Enterprise14%
    Large Enterprise72%
    VISITORS READING REVIEWS
    Small Business12%
    Midsize Enterprise12%
    Large Enterprise76%
    Buyer's Guide
    Bitbucket vs. IBM Rational ClearCase
    September 2022
    Find out what your peers are saying about Bitbucket vs. IBM Rational ClearCase and other solutions. Updated: September 2022.
    634,775 professionals have used our research since 2012.

    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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