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We performed a comparison between GitHub 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 GitHub vs. IBM Rational ClearCase report (Updated: September 2022).
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"We've found the technical support to be very helpful.""The features that I have found most valuable are that it can support you for most of the road map and it can automate some tasks which works really well with collaboration with the teams. They are really interested in how they organize the history of the code itself which is good.""GitHub have a built-in software application development environment and this has been most useful.""The most valuable features of GitHub are the ease of integration into Microsoft Azure DevOps. The process that you need to deploy into Microsoft Azure becomes fairly simple and the templates are already available, a lot of the engineers find it easier to use.""GitHub provides the SFH key to protect our passwords and connection.""GitHub is pure or open-source; you can access it anywhere. You can have a lot of collateral information. You can make the changes and do the reviews from one place.""The learning curve is small.""The flexibility of this solution has been most valuable. It operates on a pay per use basis where you can ramp up or decrease usage."

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"ClearCase integrates well with other engineering tools and frameworks such as the Eclipse environment.""IBM Rational ClearCase is a stable solution. I have not had any difficulty with reliability."

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"As of now, if I would like to learn about GitHub or its features, I would have to look on YouTube. It would be nice if they were able to send out a newsletter with explanations of new features that they are offering and what features are available.""The UI is a little outdated, so that could be improved.""It is difficult to merge a code or restore it to an older version.""This solution could be improved by offering crowd sourced support where we could ask questions to other users.""GitHub uses basic configuration, but messaging is not clear.""The solution could have better support for the Markdown language.""Github needs more storage.""The security for this solution could be tightened up and improved."

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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
  • "It is open-source. There is no license for GitHub."
  • "The price of this solution is reasonable."
  • "If there are only 10 people using a particular repository, then GitHub is free. But if we increase the number of users, we need to pay the normal charge for GitHub."
  • "We have an enterprise licensing agreement, and I am not part of the finance department so I can't say how much it costs."
  • "I haven't had to pay anything for GitHub, I use the free version."
  • "The licensing model for GitHub is user-based. Whenever the new developer joins we have to get a new license and register their ID. The overall price of the solution is reasonable."
  • "The licensing model from GitHub is very clear."
  • "There are no licensing fees for the features that we use."
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    Questions from the Community
    Top Answer:The product has a very user-friendly interface and user-friendly security.
    Top Answer:I personally use the free version. the company has the enterprise version of the solution. I'm not a part of the licensing process internally and therefore do not have details in regards to how much… more »
    Top Answer:There is a bit of a learning curve. At first, you'll have to do some searching online to figure out how to perform or reverse certain actions. When we have new team members, they tend to send you a… 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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    GitHub is a web-based Git repository hosting service. It offers all of the distributed revision control and source code management (SCM) functionality of Git as well as adding its own features. Unlike Git, which is strictly a command-line tool, GitHub provides a Web-based graphical interface and desktop as well as mobile integration. It also provides access control and several collaboration features such as bug tracking, feature requests, task management, and wikis for every project.

    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
    Dominion Enterprises, NASA, Braintree, SAP, CyberAgent
    Atos SE, FEI, STM
    Top Industries
    Computer Software Company23%
    Financial Services Firm10%
    Non Tech Company6%
    Comms Service Provider19%
    Computer Software Company17%
    Financial Services Firm9%
    Manufacturing Company22%
    Computer Software Company13%
    Comms Service Provider12%
    Company Size
    Small Business36%
    Midsize Enterprise8%
    Large Enterprise56%
    Small Business18%
    Midsize Enterprise17%
    Large Enterprise64%
    Small Business12%
    Midsize Enterprise12%
    Large Enterprise76%
    Buyer's Guide
    GitHub vs. IBM Rational ClearCase
    September 2022
    Find out what your peers are saying about GitHub vs. IBM Rational ClearCase and other solutions. Updated: September 2022.
    635,513 professionals have used our research since 2012.

    GitHub is ranked 1st in Version Control with 51 reviews while IBM Rational ClearCase is ranked 6th in Version Control with 2 reviews. GitHub is rated 8.6, while IBM Rational ClearCase is rated 6.6. The top reviewer of GitHub writes "The forking feature allows us to release a specific set of features to the environment. ". 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". GitHub is most compared with Atlassian SourceTree, AWS CodeCommit, Helix Core, Bitbucket and Liquibase, whereas IBM Rational ClearCase is most compared with IBM Rational ClearQuest, Git, CA Endevor Software Change Manager, Bitbucket and Bitbucket Server. See our GitHub vs. IBM Rational ClearCase report.

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