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Likelihood to Recommend

Bitbucket

For large enterprises, Bitbucket and the rest of the Atlassian suite are kind of a given. It gives you the most options and customizations, and tons of data points. For medium to small organizations, it's probably overkill, and you'd be better served by an app or suite of apps that required less setup and maintenance, and less complexity to deal with.
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IBM Rational ClearCase

IBM Rational ClearCase might be better suited for a smaller / simpler code base. Larger code bases really slow it down... but then again there are better alternatives out there for source control
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Pros

Bitbucket

  • File versioning - as simple as that
  • Code review and approval of the pull requests: very handy when some team members are juniors or new to the project and the project lead or the senior developer(or both) has to be watchful on the commits.
  • Permissions management - as a Bitbucket users and projects manager, I have to be careful who has access to the code and especially the code of other projects. In Bitbucket the permissions are simple and fit to this purpose.
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IBM Rational ClearCase

  • Simple user interface.
  • When it works, it works.
  • Integrates well with Microsoft Visual Studios.
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Cons

Bitbucket

  • Price tag - as my number of users increased from 10 to 25, then 50 and now 100+, I find it harder and harder to get the budget for licenses upgrade. They have trial licenses that you can use temporary to address your urgent need, but still need to upgrade eventually.
  • Built-in Confluence integration - I have a requirement to integrate Bitbucket with Confluence so that users can add code snippets in the documentation easily. I was expecting to have this built-in, however there are 3rd party paid plugins to buy which is not an option for me
  • Integration with the big cloud providers, like GitHub has.
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IBM Rational ClearCase

  • Extremely buggy.
  • Sometimes the repository gets locked for no reason.
  • Slow.
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Likelihood to Renew

Bitbucket

Bitbucket 1.0
Based on 2 answers
It didn't offer any more than VSTS at a similar price point. We are migrating to VSTS.
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IBM Rational ClearCase

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Alternatives Considered

Bitbucket

Bitbucket was inherited from an acquisition and not used by choice. The acquired company chose Bitbucket because - at the time - they were the market leader for private source code repositories and the team was already using JIRA.
Ultimately, we are discontinuing the use of Bitbucket in favor of VSTS. VSTS is a superior product overall because every facet of the product is integrated, whereas Bitbucket relies on integration with other Atlassian tools. This is both good and bad, but for advanced teams, you may "out grow" Bitbucket.
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IBM Rational ClearCase

GIT Stash is superior to IBM Rational ClearCase in many ways. Bundled with SourceTree, the UI is far more modernized and updated than IBM Rational ClearCase. Being able to visually see the individual branches that are created within the repository is much more straightforward than the versioning method of ClearCase. GIT also seems to be a lot faster when it comes to checking in/out code and creating the repository.
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Return on Investment

Bitbucket

  • The fact that Bitbucket is free meant that it had no impact on our ROI, or if any, it was positive.
  • Reviewing and performing version-control on the code for our startup for the free price we received is a positive ROI.
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IBM Rational ClearCase

  • Managed code versioning for many years.
  • Only one person can edit code at a time - slows processing down.
  • IBM is an expensive product to support.
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Pricing Details

Bitbucket

General

Free Trial
Free/Freemium Version
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
Entry-level set up fee?
No
Additional Pricing Details

IBM Rational ClearCase

General

Free Trial
Free/Freemium Version
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
Entry-level set up fee?
No
Additional Pricing Details

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