Bitbucket vs. HashiCorp Terraform

Overview
ProductRatingMost Used ByProduct SummaryStarting Price
Bitbucket
Score 8.2 out of 10
N/A
Bitbucket from Australian-headquartered Atlassian offers source code management and version control.
$0
per month
HashiCorp Terraform
Score 8.6 out of 10
N/A
Terraform from HashiCorp is a cloud infrastructure automation tool that enables users to create, change, and improve production infrastructure, and it allows infrastructure to be expressed as code. It codifies APIs into declarative configuration files that can be shared amongst team members, treated as code, edited, reviewed, and versioned. It is available Open Source, and via Cloud and Self-Hosted editions.
$0
Pricing
BitbucketHashiCorp Terraform
Editions & Modules
Free (up to 5 users)
$0
per month
Standard
$3
per user/per month
Premium
$6
per user/per month
Data Center
1,980
per year
Open Source
$0
Team & Governance
$20/user
per user/per month
Enterprise
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Offerings
Pricing Offerings
BitbucketHashiCorp Terraform
Free Trial
NoNo
Free/Freemium Version
NoYes
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
NoNo
Entry-level Setup FeeNo setup feeNo setup fee
Additional Details
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Community Pulse
BitbucketHashiCorp Terraform
Considered Both Products
Bitbucket
Chose Bitbucket
Bitbucket excels at providing loads of customizability and a comprehensive suite of tools for the development life cycle. But it does it by adding a lot of complexity that has to be managed by someone (or some people). Competitors like GitHub and Gitlab are a little leaner. GitH…
HashiCorp Terraform
Chose HashiCorp Terraform
CloudFormation is only for AWS so if you're trying to deploy to another cloud provider then Terraform is your product. Terraform has lots of public support so you can find answers to questions by Googling. CloudFormation is easy to view the resources/services that are …
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User Ratings
BitbucketHashiCorp Terraform
Likelihood to Recommend
8.3
(63 ratings)
6.0
(25 ratings)
Likelihood to Renew
9.0
(3 ratings)
-
(0 ratings)
Usability
8.7
(2 ratings)
8.0
(1 ratings)
Performance
-
(0 ratings)
9.4
(3 ratings)
Support Rating
8.3
(14 ratings)
7.4
(5 ratings)
Ease of integration
-
(0 ratings)
9.2
(3 ratings)
User Testimonials
BitbucketHashiCorp Terraform
Likelihood to Recommend
Atlassian
As a team we need to push code into the repo on daily basis, Bitbucket has proven that is a reliable and secure server to save and get the code available in no time. The administration part is really easy and there's an extra tool for every developer profile either if you want to use the console or a GUI like Sourcetree.
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HashiCorp
8 because it's currently best-in-class and is completely essential to use in contrast to not expressing your infrastructure as code. That said, new contenders are nipping at its heels, and I expect stronger tools to emerge in the coming years. Hopefully the Terraform team is able to keep pace.
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Pros
Atlassian
  • Very easy to integrate with other DevOps tools like Jenkins and with project/workflow management tools like JIRA.
  • Very efficient in managing security and compliance standards for code, especially during pull requests, merge requests, branching, etc.
  • Very robust in performance, especially the cloud and datacenter versions hardly hit any performance issues and supports more than 2000+ developers in my company.
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HashiCorp
  • Terraform is cloud agnostic. Just select the suitable provider for the cloud and it will do the job.
  • Templating is possible to make the Terraform templates reusable.
  • Variables can be created to make the templates generic so that it can be reused for different environments or resources.
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Cons
Atlassian
  • The code management UI is a bit rough around the edges and difficult to work with.
  • BitBucket does not have the same simplified PR management tools as other competitors.
  • It's not as easy to integrate 3rd party apps as other competitors.
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HashiCorp
  • The errors generated by the plan and preview commands are pretty cryptic, it can be hard for newcomers to the scripting language to understand how to address problems.
  • Access controls around workspaces is limited which makes it harder to secure reduce the scope of teams ability.
  • Analytics around user usage, applies and plans would be helpful for managemenet.
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Likelihood to Renew
Atlassian
All products have room for improvement. The system improves over time with better and better integrations and I look forward to even more features without paying extra! The system has increased transparency across my organization and with this transparency comes increased throughput on projects. I don't think I can go back to any other system and we are definitely married to this product.
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HashiCorp
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Usability
Atlassian
The architecture of Bitbucket makes it more easily scalable than other source code management repositories. Also, administration and maintaining the instance is very easy. It integrates with JIRA and other CI/CD applications which makes it more useful to reduce the efforts. It supports multiple plugins and those bring a lot of extra functionality. It increases the overall efficiency and usefulness of Bitbucket.
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HashiCorp
I love Terraform and I think it has done some great things for people that are working to automate their provisioning processes and also for those that are in the process of moving to the cloud or managing cloud resources. There are some quirks to HCL that take a little bit of getting used to and give picking up Terraform a little bit of a learning curve, thus the rating
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Performance
Atlassian
No answers on this topic
HashiCorp
Terraform's performance is quite amazing when it comes to deployment of resources in AWS. Of course, the deployment times depend on various parameters like the number of resources to deploy and different regions to deploy. Terraform cannot control that. The only minor drawback probably shows up when a terraform job is terminated mid way. Then in many cases, time-consuming manual cleanup is required.
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Support Rating
Atlassian
The customer support provided by Atlassian (Bitbucket's parent company that also makes Jira, Confluence, etc.) is very helpful. They seem to be very concerned about any issues reported with their products and even just questions about functionality. They are constantly improving the products with new features in nearly every release. Plus they have a plethora of online documentation to reference.
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HashiCorp
I have yet to have an opportunity to reach out directly to HashiCorp for support on Terraform. However, I have spent a great deal of time considering their documentation as I use the tool. This opinion is based solely on that. I find the Terraform documentation to have great breadth but lacking in depth in many areas. I appreciate that all of the tool's resources have an entry in the docs but often the examples are lacking. Often, the examples provided are very basic and prompt additional exploration. Also, the links in the documentation often link back to the same page where one might expect to be linked to a different source with additional information.
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Alternatives Considered
Atlassian
For the features we were looking at, Bitbucket, GitHub and GitLab were all at par and were in a similar price range. We found that GitHub was the most full featured should we need to scale very quickly. GitLab was at par with GitHub for our future needs, but GitHub was a more familiar tool compared to GitLab. Bitbucket won out because of its close integration with Jira and being in the Atlassian family. It was also cheaper than GitHub. As we started with Jira, Bitbucket addition became a natural next step for us. We really liked Bitbucket and stayed with it but we do know we have great options in the form of GitHub and GitLab should we need to scale fast.
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HashiCorp
Terraform is the solid leader in the space. It allows you to do more then just provisioning within a pre-existing servers. It is more extensible and has more providers available than it competitors. It is also open source and more adopted by the community then some of the other solutions that are available in the market place.
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Return on Investment
Atlassian
  • It's allowed for a lot of automation in terms of development workflows. It lets us pursue CI/CD approaches and get releases out faster
  • It has let us get our infrastructure configuration into VCS, which further improves our automation abilities.
  • It has aided in keeping track of changes, and allows us to keep workflows organized so we can track the status of development
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HashiCorp
  • we are able to deploy our infrastructure in a couple of ours in an automated and repeatable way, before this could take weeks if the work was done manually and was a lot of error prone.
  • having the state file, you can see a diff of what things have changed manually out side of Terraform which is a huge plus
  • if state file gets corrupted, it is very hard to debug or restore it without an impact or spending hours ..
  • writing big scale code can be very challenging and hard to be efficient so it's usable by the whole team
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