Bamboo - when hosting your own CI solution is your preference
January 12, 2017

Bamboo - when hosting your own CI solution is your preference

Marc Smith | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 8 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User

Overall Satisfaction with Bamboo

Let me preface this by saying we are "all-in" on the Atlassian suite of products, so integrating Bamboo into our workflow was a no-brainer from the start, since the integration with bitbucket was a snap. It is being used across the entire organization, for both internal and customer-facing apps (mainly due to our tightly integrated tech stack).
The caveat to all of this, is we are currently moving off of Bamboo to TeamCity by Jetbrains, as we were making use of the Bamboo cloud services, and were/are not interested in self-hosting.
  • Integrations with the rest of the Atlassian suite - specifically bitbucket.
  • Fast, automated build workflow...very hands-off for us.
  • The soon-to-be lack of a cloud solution has lost us as a customer. :(
  • I haven't been able to measure actual dollar value here, but I'd guess in just time saved alone (in setup, ease of use, etc.), we have probably saved a couple thousand dollars by going with Bamboo (due to our extensive use of other Atlassian products).
  • On the flip side, since Atlassian has decided to shut down Bamboo as a cloud service, we will be spending that money saved on figuring out a new solution. :-/
Bamboo won solely based on the fact we were "all-in" with Atlassian. TeamCity is now in the process of taking over as we transition off of Bamboo, and I think TeamCity stacks up nice against Bamboo thus far (too soon to tell).
JIRA Software, Atlassian Confluence, Apache Tomcat, Nginx, Amazon Aurora, Amazon Elastic Compute Cloud (EC2), Amazon S3 (Simple Storage Service), Amazon DynamoDB, Amazon Relational Database Service
Definitely appropriate if you have the resources to host yourself, and especially if you are in the Atlassian ecosystem.