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Score 7.9 out of 100
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Score 8.6 out of 100

Attribute Ratings

  • Bamboo and Salt Open Source Automation Engine are tied in 1 area: Likelihood to Recommend

Likelihood to Recommend

8.0

Bamboo

80%
22 Ratings
8.0

Salt Open Source

80%
1 Rating

Usability

6.5

Bamboo

65%
2 Ratings

Salt Open Source

N/A
0 Ratings

Support Rating

7.3

Bamboo

73%
12 Ratings

Salt Open Source

N/A
0 Ratings

Likelihood to Recommend

Atlassian

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.
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Open Source

Salt Open Source Automation Engine is great for configuring servers in a centralised manner. It is not well suited for creating infrastructure, where tools like Terraform should be used instead.
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Pros

Atlassian

  • 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.
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Open Source

  • Reproducible set up of servers
  • Wide array of formulas ("packages")
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Cons

Atlassian

  • 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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Open Source

  • Execution time is sometime longer compared to alternatives
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Pricing Details

Bamboo

Starting Price

Editions & Modules

Bamboo editions and modules pricing
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Footnotes

    Offerings

    Free Trial
    Free/Freemium Version
    Premium Consulting/Integration Services

    Entry-level set up fee?

    No setup fee

    Additional Details

    Salt Open Source

    Starting Price

    Editions & Modules

    Salt Open Source editions and modules pricing
    EditionModules

    Footnotes

      Offerings

      Free Trial
      Free/Freemium Version
      Premium Consulting/Integration Services

      Entry-level set up fee?

      No setup fee

      Additional Details

      Usability

      Atlassian

      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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      Open Source

      No answers on this topic

      Support Rating

      Atlassian

      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.
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      Open Source

      No answers on this topic

      Alternatives Considered

      Atlassian

      We selected Bamboo because its capabilities to integrate with other Atlassian products specially Jira Software, Bitbucket and in some useful scenarios with Confluence. Also, we found these pros important for us: great user interface, easily agent deployment, Docker compability, simply to maintain / manage, and straightforwardly integration with different notification platforms
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      Open Source

      Puppet was working fine for our needs. We decided to make the switch after our operating system vendor decided to stop official support for SaltStack
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      Return on Investment

      Atlassian

      • It helped us achieve the Continuous Deployment and Continuous Integration goals for our applications, a huge milestone that saved a lot of time for developers in making the builds and deployments and saved time for QA in running the automated tests.
      • Helped with DevOps: we moved the formal approval from the email to the system and allowed the approver to actually push the button for the production deployments.
      • Biggest positive impact of using Bamboo is that it improved our response time to customers and increased the frequency of our deliveries to them.
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      Open Source

      • Much faster turnaround in provisoning test environments
      • Quicker rollout of services
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