Likelihood to Recommend
If you value integration over cost, Bamboo is clearly the way to go. It offers tight integration to the rest of the Atlassian suite, and when you need traceability from issue to build, Atlassian is the right way to go. However, if you find yourself needing to save on costs, you may consider taking an approach of rolling your own build system with open source alternatives, such as Jenkins, if you don't [mind] putting in a little extra elbow grease.
Engineer in Research & DevelopmentPharmaceuticals Company, 5001-10,000 employees
- Levels of granularity. Organization has many projects that have many build plans that have many jobs that have many tasks, etc. And branch builds allow source control branches to be built separately.
- Versatility. I can use bamboo to manage my Java, node, or .NET build plans. I can use it to spin up Windows or Linux build agents, or install it on a Mac to build there as well.
- Bamboo integrates with other Atlassian products like Bitbucket, Stash, JIRA, etc. If a company commits to the entire Atlassian stack then work can be tracked through the whole development lifecycle which is really useful.
- Extremely hard barrier to entry for non-backend developers
- Blackbox makes it hard to customize functionality
- The inability to add features without breaking core functionality
- No cloud solution
- Tasks cannot be put in if/else statements
- No clear right way to form build plans
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Bamboo was fairly easy to navigate but in the end it always felt as if it was developed as a bolt-on and not a true group up user interface. There were multiple ways to get to everything and the path was never the same. So it was difficult for users to really get a feel of how to use the application.
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Support for Bamboo has started lack a little over the years. Atlassian has been moving more towards Bitbucket Pipelines and away from the on-premise install of Bamboo. While the tool is still great, it may take a little bit of time to get a question answered by official support.
Manager in Information TechnologyConsumer Goods Company, 10,001+ employees
We used Jenkins before for our projects.While Jenkins has an extensive plugins list that makes it more flexible to integrate it with other tools, we switched to Bamboo for nicer User Interface but mostly for the seamless integration with Jira and Bitbucket. Also Bamboo has more built-in features compared to Jenkins.
Return on Investment
- Around the clock application monitoring through scheduled automated testing script runs is invaluable. Hundreds of thousands to millions of dollars in transactions saved.
- Time saved from diagnosing and investigating software issues with the help of Atlassian support, as compared to time spent investigating and diagnosing issues with open-source alternatives.
- Time saved from general workflow process, Bamboo makes it very seamless and simple.
Employee in EngineeringBuilding Materials Company, 10,001+ employees
Premium Consulting/Integration Services—
Entry-level set up fee?