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What is Bitbucket?

Bitbucket from Australian-headquartered Atlassian offers source code management and version control.

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9 out of 10
January 22, 2020
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  1. Bitbucket is used across the whole organization.
  2. Helpful in continuous integrations.
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$3

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$6

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What is Bitbucket?

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Bitbucket is the Git solution for professional teams. Collaborate on code with inline comments and pull requests. Manage and share your Git repositories to build and ship software, as a team. Use built-in continuous delivery for end-to-end visibility from coding to deployment....
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Bitbucket Technical Details

Deployment TypesOn-premise
Operating SystemsWindows, Linux, Mac
Mobile ApplicationNo

Frequently Asked Questions

Bitbucket from Australian-headquartered Atlassian offers source code management and version control.

Reviewers rate Support Rating highest, with a score of 8.3.

The most common users of Bitbucket are from Mid-sized Companies (51-1,000 employees).
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Bitbucket is widely used as the primary version control tool for managing source code across various organizations and departments. Developers rely on Bitbucket to check in their branches, create pull requests, and merge approved branches into the main branch. It integrates seamlessly with other tools from the Atlassian Jira suite, such as Jira, Bamboo, and Confluence, providing a reliable and easy-to-integrate source control solution. Users appreciate Bitbucket for its ability to store and track code for personal projects, as well as share them with friends and colleagues. It serves as a valuable version control system in web development departments, where each developer has their own account and is assigned to appropriate groups. Bitbucket also meets the needs of hosting Git repositories, offering stability and flexibility for different teams. Its responsive support, free private repositories, easy integration with CI tools, and smooth user interface are highly valued by users. Some users have experienced issues with the Windows client and found the website navigation unintuitive. However, overall, Bitbucket proves to be an indispensable tool for synchronizing work between developers and different teams, including external collaborators or organizations working on private projects. Additionally, small companies benefit from Bitbucket's offer of unlimited private repositories at no cost.

Stability: Users have found Bitbucket to be stable, with minimal unscheduled outages experienced over extended periods of usage. Several reviewers have mentioned that they have not encountered any major issues or disruptions while using the platform.

Code review feature: The code review feature of Bitbucket is considered good by many users. They appreciate the ability to comment on modified code and engage in discussions until a consensus is reached. This functionality has been praised for facilitating effective collaboration and ensuring high-quality code.

Integration with JIRA: Many users value Bitbucket's integration with JIRA, as it allows them to create a new branch directly from a JIRA issue. This feature helps keep code organized and easily accessible. Several reviewers have highlighted how this seamless workflow management enhances collaboration within teams.

Confusing and outdated user interface: Many users have expressed frustration with the confusing and outdated user interface of Bitbucket. They find it difficult to navigate, locate desired settings or features, and describe it as not intuitive or in need of updating.

Limited search engine functionality: The search engine in Bitbucket has been criticized for its limitations. Users have mentioned that it does not search within source code, requiring them to set up a third-party search engine. This lack of comprehensive searching capability hinders their ability to efficiently find specific code snippets or files.

Lack of integration options for third-party apps: Some users have expressed frustration with the limited integration options available for third-party apps in Bitbucket. They mention that this lack of flexibility makes it less convenient to use the tool alongside other tools they rely on for their development workflow.

Users commonly recommend Bitbucket for its strong version control capabilities and integrations with project management tools. They suggest considering Bitbucket, especially if you are already using other Atlassian products. Users also advise giving it a trial period of one month to determine if it meets your needs. Moreover, they mention that Bitbucket is straightforward to manage for basic code. However, some users caution that it may not be the optimal choice for handling multiple branches.

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Shivang Kar | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 10 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
I have used GitLab and GitHub in the past. While GitLab is good if you are finding an open source solution for your code management and GitHub is good for the open source contribution, Bitbucket is an ideal choice to build an enterprise level product. The ecosystem that Jira has created along with Bitbucket, it helps elevate your organisation.
ANurag Tamrakar | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 5 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
When we make the choice of using BitBucket at that time we didn't have a choice. It was better than GitHub but nowadays GitHub is not just a source control tool it's a DevOps platform. If we talk about GitLab it is even better than GitHub. We're in the process to phase out BitBucket and start using GitLab.
Carlos Eduardo de Souza | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 10 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
Incentivized
Bitbucket is perfect for our business because it allows us to work on private projects and integrate seamlessly with our existing tools. They also provide a nice app called Sourcetree to help developers work on git environments without experience with git command-line interface.
I don't think Bitbucket is much better than GitLab and GitHub, but we're used to this service and it's working pretty well for the past 8 years.
Matthew Budram | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 10 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
Incentivized
When GitHub was acquired by Microsoft my previous organization had concerns about paywalls and additional restrictions that might be placed on the projects. We had made a move to Bitbucket as a result. The acquisition didn't seem to have any implications on the overall company and it might not have been worth the switch, but there was very little difference. Bitbucket obviously had better integrations with Atlassian JIRA and therefore worked better.
Score 9 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
Incentivized
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.
Sean Patterson | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 6 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
Incentivized
Gitlab: Gitlab has a more robust code management and review system, but does not have any automated deployments so additional tools (such as Jenkins) would be required.

Visual Studio Team System (Azure Dev Ops) - VSTS is a better overall platform, since it provides a more robust pipeline and deployment features, but still seems to feel gear more towards .Net type projects, whereas Bitbucket seems to handle all project types easily.
Score 8 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
Incentivized
I have used Tortoise SVN in the past with various teams. Tortoise SVN is open-source and has a lot of valuable functionality built in. That being said, Bitbucket is more user-friendly being that there is a decent user interface. The UI is not great, but it still makes working with the tool a good amount easier than a typical command-line interface.
Score 9 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
Incentivized
Bitbucket integrates with Confluence and Jira more easily than GitHub, which was a plus for us, given that we already used those tools extensively. Additionally, the pricing structure for Bitbucket makes it more affordable for our organization, which is especially important, given that we are a nonprofit with a somewhat limited budget.
Score 8 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
Incentivized
Bitbucket is good for private repositories and reliable CI/CD integration but it's getting behind GitHub which every day has more and more integrations and which in my opinion has a larger customer group. Gitlab also offers some good support for private repositories but the CI/CD integrations are significantly inferior to those offered by Bitbucket in my opinion. Springloops is also a good option for private repositories, but in my opinion, not a lot of companies use it. Actually I struggle when I mentioned it to people in the past trying to explain it to them.
Richard Rout | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 6 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
Incentivized
We did select Bitbucket for a bit, but then we eventually moved away from using JIRA to different tools and as a result, it made more sense to move our source code to GitHub since it provides more features and is just much easier to use as everyone already knows how to use GitHub.
Score 9 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
Incentivized
All 3 software works well for development and source code control, but for sure Bitbucket is the easiest to be set up and be deployed among the team. The integration with JIRA makes this a powerful tool against coding-only applications. However, for open source, it would be easier to use a SourceForge, for example.
Joshua Cariño | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 8 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
Incentivized
Of the three, we mostly use Gitlab the most. I don't know why as I was not part of the selection process. But if I'm to guess, this is an organization preference. Our company uses Bitbucket the most, while our partners either use Gitlab the most and sometimes ButBucket. But if within the company, BitBucket is what we mostly use of the three web repository services.
Score 6 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
Incentivized
At the time of making the selection, Bitbucket offered free private repositories when no one else did. This was the primary motivator. With GitHub, you can now have free private repositories on personal accounts, but organizations must still pay for private accounts. Overall GitHub is the better application and provides more integrations. GitHub is easier to use and allows you to collaborate more effectively and work faster. At this point, the only reason to choose Bitbucker from my perspective is if you need private repositories for a small team account for free.
October 30, 2019

Bitbucket Review

Score 9 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
Incentivized
Bitbucket was my repo host of choice when it came to private repos, but now that GitHub offers free private repos I’ll probably just use them. If you want to manage branch protection though you’ll need a Pro membership for GitHub whereas it was free with Bitbucket.
Score 7 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
Incentivized
I think Gitlab and Bitbucket are very similar. I am very familiar with git commands so its easy for me to use both. But I would still prefer Gitlab since it has few additional features like send merge request, approvers etc.
Score 7 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
Incentivized
From a cost standpoint, Bitbucket is the winner if you fall outside of the ability to use the GitHub and Gitlab free tiers. Both of those solutions have their own merits, but from a cost saving perspective Bitbucket is more than likely going to be the most effective option.
Machindra Dharmadhikari | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 8 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
Incentivized
Bitbucket uses Git as a client which is more advanced with lots of features for source code management tool. It is very easy to scale horizontally as per our needs, and recent new features like adding multiple file systems keep Bitbucket more useful. Due to multiple file systems support, overall performance will improve. It also provides the customised plugin support and the Atlassian marketplace has a number of plugins which increase the overall functionality of the application.
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