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Score 8.2 out of 100
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Score 7.9 out of 100

Attribute Ratings

  • Bitbucket is rated higher in 1 area: Likelihood to Renew
  • Perforce Helix Core is rated higher in 3 areas: Likelihood to Recommend, Usability, Support Rating

Likelihood to Recommend

8.4

Bitbucket

84%
66 Ratings
10.0

Perforce Helix Core

100%
12 Ratings

Likelihood to Renew

9.0

Bitbucket

90%
3 Ratings
6.6

Perforce Helix Core

66%
5 Ratings

Usability

8.7

Bitbucket

87%
2 Ratings
10.0

Perforce Helix Core

100%
2 Ratings

Availability

Bitbucket

N/A
0 Ratings
9.0

Perforce Helix Core

90%
2 Ratings

Performance

Bitbucket

N/A
0 Ratings
6.0

Perforce Helix Core

60%
2 Ratings

Support Rating

8.3

Bitbucket

83%
28 Ratings
9.1

Perforce Helix Core

91%
5 Ratings

Implementation Rating

Bitbucket

N/A
0 Ratings
7.0

Perforce Helix Core

70%
2 Ratings

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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Perforce Software

While Perforce Helix is the best version control software out there, it can also be used to track your documentation, training videos and materials, and requirements. If you have strict compliance requirements, it can be used to ensure that those requirements are satisfied. Perforce Helix is incredibly flexible and can meet the needs of individual users as well as companies with thousands of users.
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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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Perforce Software

  • The branching mechanisms in Perforce allow for an enormous codebase to be duplicated into release versions weekly with little impact upon things such as the speed of queries against the version control.
  • Action triggers permit such things as automated builds of software versions, dynamic messaging when issues are identified either within or prior to a build process, and much more.
  • Locking provides the ability to prevent modifications of stable, tested versions in order to ensure validity when they are released.
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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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Perforce Software

  • Perforce tends to feel backwards in how it approaches certain tasks, like branching and integrating - even once you figure out how it wants you to perform these tasks, you will likely forget when it comes around to the next time you need to do them again.
  • Perforce has a higher price tag, comparatively.
  • Perforce make some tasks very easy, and yet other tasks very difficult - it doesn't always seem to have found its target user's proficiency.
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Pricing Details

Bitbucket

Starting Price

$0 per month

Editions & Modules

Bitbucket editions and modules pricing
EditionModules
Free (up to 5 users)01
Standard32
Premium63
Data Center1,9804

Footnotes

  1. per month
  2. per user/per month
  3. per user/per month
  4. per year

Offerings

Free Trial
Free/Freemium Version
Premium Consulting/Integration Services

Entry-level set up fee?

No setup fee

Additional Details

Perforce Helix Core

Starting Price

Editions & Modules

Perforce Helix Core 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

    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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    Perforce Software

    We are fully committed to our use of Perforce. It works well within our organization and our desire to share our code base with our customers. Their support staff are responsive, inquisitive, and eager to improve their software. I feel like we have a direct line to their design/feature team as they often solicit our feedback.
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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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    Perforce Software

    With Perforce Helix, you can use it via the command line, via P4V, or any of the other APIs included with the product. It is extremely easy for new users to get up and running. Users of Perforce Helix only have to pull in the files of interest to them. Also, Perforce is very easy to script and integrate into your CI/CD pipeline. Streams allows you to have pinpoint control of your workflow, and P4Search is the absolute best--I wish Perforce (the company) would talk more about this. It is absolutely fabulous!
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    Reliability and Availability

    Atlassian

    No answers on this topic

    Perforce Software

    In our large environment, Perforce is rarely "down". We have regular maintenance windows and from time to time Perforce can feel a little slow, but its always available. Tech support has always worked with our engineers and IT department to make sure that any real performance or stability issues are addressed quickly.
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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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    Perforce Software

    I had two representatives from Perforce contact me after downloading it but never responded when I had questions. I also had a difficult time finding good training material for getting started. There is a lot of available support material when running into issues, though, because of how many large companies use it.
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    Implementation Rating

    Atlassian

    No answers on this topic

    Perforce Software

    This rating is related to setting up an environment from an existing Perforce repository. Initial setup of Perforce as the repository for the company was done by a separate team long prior to my inception.
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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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    Perforce Software

    Perforce has a better built native visual client that is much simpler to use than Git's. It has a lot of optimizations in the workflow that can execute common patterns during a usual workday. Perforce also has an easier to understand method of presenting merge conflicts and does a better overall job of handling merges.
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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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    Perforce Software

    • Decreased our implementation costs by allowing versioning and back out of customizations made in the field.
    • saves developers time through automation of changes between branches - they think less of the plumbing and have more time to write code.
    • Downside is training/managing expectations of new developers who come in assuming they will use Git.
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