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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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Free (up to 5 users)

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Standard

$3

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Premium

$6

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  • No setup fee

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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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Score 6 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
Incentivized
When advanced resources like pipelines are not needed, and the user wants only the git repository side of the tool, it works fine and is mostly reliable. It's also very well integrated with Jira if the company is using it, too. When more advanced types of deployment are needed or if the development team is big on the same project, better tools are on the market.
Yash Raut | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 7 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
Bitbucket is a really good platform to work collaboratively over remote repositories. It provides repository hosting, which works with version control systems like git. Bitbucket is well suited when a team or group of people wants to work simultaneously without any conflicts. Bitbucket seems to be useful for users who do have good industry knowledge I won't recommend this to new users; I will prefer GitHub over Bitbucket for new users.
Shivang Kar | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 10 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
Throughout my career, I have used multiple repository management solutions, and Bitbucket provides one of the cleanliest and easiest solution. The ecosystem and interconnectivity with their other products that they provide is amazing. It makes repository management, task management and tracking a piece of cake, making everyone in the organization to be aware of the status of their product development.
ANurag Tamrakar | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 5 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
If you're looking for hosting your Git-based source code repositories or simply managing your source code, BitBucket does it well. You can create projects in BitBucket and source code repositories under the projects. Also, you can manage access to projects for users/groups using role-based access control. BitBucket will not suit you if you are into DevOps processes as it only manages your source code nothing other than that.
Score 10 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
Incentivized
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.
Carlos Eduardo de Souza | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 10 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
Incentivized
Since the very start of our business, we've been using Bitbucket services to collaborate and develop new projects. It's very stable and reliable, it rarely had gone offline in almost 9 years of continuous use.
Also, Atlassian (the Bitbucket owner) has created a great GUI tool called Sourcetree, enabling even inexperienced developers to collaborate in a git environment.
Matthew Budram | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 10 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
Incentivized
In the Caribbean - with limited resources, it is nice to know a company will be there in assisting you to grow. They will start you off with a very good free tier and you can scale easier on a predictable budget. Bitbucket works especially when you are using Atlassian's toolset. If you aren't married to the company - then you can explore others like GitHub which offers comparable features without much compromise.
Score 9 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
Incentivized
Bitbucket works really well with Jira and Atlassian ecosystem. If you are in the Atlassian ecosystem, definitely consider Bitbucket as your version control repository. Bitbucket shines in code review process and also in pull requests. It is easy for users to get used to. If you are doing CI/CD and pipeline, you'll like Bitbucket also.
Score 8 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
Incentivized
It is well suited for environments where code needs to be stored securely within your data center and there's also a need to implement regulatory requirements such as Maker Checker reviews in banking, etc. before the code is built and deployed to live production environments.
Sean Patterson | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 6 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
Incentivized
For most standard code management and deployment scenarios, Bitbucket does a fabulous job. You can easily branch you code, review it, merge it, and deploy it with little manual intervention once things are set up.

If you need a more robust pipeline for your projects, Bitbucket might not suit you as well. If you need to establish multiple tests, potential load tests, additional compilation, and more deployment options, other tools, such as Azure DevOps would better suit your needs.
Score 8 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
Incentivized
Bitbucket is particularly well suited for teams that need to collaborate on projects. I also highly recommend it for development teams that use Jira for projects and issue tracking since they integrate so nicely. It also allows for side-by-side comparison of code.

Although Bitbucket does allow merging of code, the conflicts have to be manually addressed which can be time consuming. If this is something you believe your team may encounter frequently, there might be better options.
Score 9 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
Incentivized
Bitbucket is great for development teams that need to manage source code in a central location. It's uniquely well suited for organizations that use other Atlassian products (such as Jira, Confluence, etc.) due to available integrations. Due to the relatively affordable licensing costs, Bitbucket is also a good choice for nonprofits or other teams with a limited budget.
January 22, 2020

Start small Scale Big.

Score 9 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
Incentivized
  • Well suited/ less appropriate if-
  • You want to start small and are ready to invest in Bitbucket as the company grows. Since pricing can let you explore other options, even in that case, you have your whole repository locally with you, which you can migrate easily by merely changing the remote.
  • Least appropriate if your project is extensive and exceeds even 2GB.
Score 8 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
Incentivized
Small companies with limited budgets can immediately have a tool that will allow them to have continuous integration and delivery built-in by default along with unlimited private repositories. Companies that want to show their public repositories to the world in order to attract new developers to contribute or even work for them might have issues achieving this by using Bitbucket. This is not a problem for platforms such as GitHub.
Score 8 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
Incentivized
It is well suited for large enterprises that have many teams and want to manage all the teams along with their codes in a single platform. It has the feature of making teams within companies. Then, you have your repos inside the teams which make it easy for users to search for their code easily even if they are kept in a single SCM tool.
Richard Rout | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 6 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
Incentivized
If you're already using the Atlassian suite of products it's a great idea to use Bitbucket for your source code management and code reviews. Integrating with JIRA and other Atlassian products is a great feature and provides a lot of utility and insights into code and how things are getting done. But if you're not already bought into that Atlassian/JIRA world, it probably makes more sense to use something like GitHub or Gitlab instead.
Score 9 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
Incentivized
It applies to almost all development scenarios, where it is necessary to hold and control the source code. It can be integrated with Visual Studio that can help speed up the coding process with security. It is not recommended to use with open-source codes, because it is not being used (popular) among this kind of programmers.
Joshua Cariño | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 8 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
Incentivized
Very well suited for general use of Git within the organization and a good place to teach new developers how to work collaboratively in Git. However for trials and test, developers that could be added in projects/repositories are limited. I wish they could increase this further at least up to 10 developers. Other than that, it's still a good place to start working collaboratively as it is very easy to use.
Score 6 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
Incentivized
Bitbucket is a great option for people who want a free tool for a small startup or team. Other options require you to pay for private teams for professional projects. It can handle anything you need for basic needs - you can manage your code and versions while also easily managing the team and access to it.
October 30, 2019

Bitbucket Review

Score 9 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
Incentivized
Hosting private repositories was the core business use of Bitbucket for us. I also used it for hosting private demo repos for third-party clients which was easy as well.

Unfortunately, I did not find the usability of the platform as intuitive as GitHub, particularly when it came to showing markdown in issues, something about the formatted just didn’t click.
Score 7 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
Incentivized
It is really good if you are familiar with Git commands, etc. But for first-time users you do have to take extra efforts to help them understand. Or use software like Sourcetree to ease the process and not have to use terminal.
Score 7 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
Incentivized
Bitbucket is your run of the mill version control system. If you are looking for a solution that also has powerful pipelining capabilities, this probably isn’t for you. If you are looking for a basic system you can use to implement version control and a place to store your code, Bitbucket is a pretty good solution. The Bitbucket server UI is very different than the Bitbucket cloud UI so your mileage may vary on usability, but either option is pretty easy to implement and use.
Machindra Dharmadhikari | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 8 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
Incentivized
Bitbucket is well suited in small organisation with less users and also for adopting multiple instances based on projects instead of having one instance for whole organisation. Good for up to 8k users in one instance. Bitbucket is not suited for bigger organisations which having only one instance shared across all the departments. It is also not directly suited for the source code files which are in huge size but not categorised under the binaries.
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