Bamboo Review
March 21, 2017

Bamboo Review

Frank Coulter | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 10 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User

Overall Satisfaction with Bamboo

I currently support an instance of Bamboo for about 6 BI SQL developers. Prior to implementing Bamboo and database source control, our BI team used the same SQL Server for development, test/QA and production. Anyone in the development world knows this is a recipe for disaster. As part of implementing a controlled and continuously integrated development environment, I needed a tool to build the production server from source control. The most difficult part of this equation was identifying the tool to use to get our database objects into source control, but that is a topic for another day. Turns out the easiest part of implementing the build process was ramping up a Bamboo server that is fully integrated with Bitbucket source control. The best part of the tool is it provides many "out of the box" options to script out your build plan tasks. My previous experience was with Jenkins and Subversion and I had never used Bamboo. It was a quick learning curve to overcome and a very reliable tool once implemented.
  • Returns extensive logging from the called application.
  • Easy to use.
  • Many task options
  • Not much support from the java/jdk side. Had some memory issues where the jvm was pegging the application server. Once identified and resolved, haven't had a single issue.
  • Not sure that you can put a numerical value on "stress", but implementing a continuously integrated environment and removing developer needs to access a production server has reduced to stress level of a number of administrators.
  • A big benefit of using Bamboo is knowing that once objects are committed to source control they are going to make their way to the production server, and if there are issues, Bamboo is going to notify the group.
  • The dashboard makes identifying issues quick and easy and provides links to extensive logging to same time.
Bamboo's seamless integration with Bitbucket made it a simple choice, and I couldn't be happier with its ease of use, logging, and reliability.
Bamboo has served us well in supporting a continuously integrated BI database environment. The tool is stable, reliable and without question the most flexible continuous delivery application I've used.