Bamboo Review

APIs were helpful for creating customizations but there are limited options with SSH plugins


Valuable Features

  • Integration with Atlassian products like Jira,Crowd, and Stash
  • Easy to setup
  • Price

Improvements to My Organization

  • With Bamboo's integration with Jira, we were able to update build status and test reports to Jira bugs/tasks.
  • In Stash, we were able to improve the pull request review standards by being able to review the build and test reports.
  • Integration with Artifactory, helped us in auto updated libs and artifacts.
  • APIs were helpful for creating customizations.

Room for Improvement

  • Ease of use.
  • It needs "re-build/Trigger build" switch from Stash Pullrequest.
  • More 3rd party plugins to support IDEs.
  • Integration of older plugins with newer version of Bamboo.
  • More options for deployment plans
  • Configuring tools to agents (Had to do it manually). It would be nice have sharing from server.
  • -Docker support
  • Limited options with SSH plugins, can't use options to it

Use of Solution

Two to three years.

Deployment Issues

No issues with deployment.

Stability Issues

Yes, Regular server/agent being down.

Scalability Issues

Yes, It needs to allow multiple plans to run on a agent(at same time). Dedicating one whole agent isn't fair, I know we have to buy more agents, but in-terms buying and maintaining more infrastructure isn't scalable either. .

Customer Service and Technical Support

Customer Service:

Never used it. Had a decent responses from open forum.

Technical Support:

Never used it.

Previous Solutions

Yes. since we wanted to keep Atlassian suite all-around.

Initial Setup

Easy. Just like other Atlassian products.

ROI

We got the product for a cheap price, so its alright.

Pricing, Setup Cost and Licensing

We initially got 5 agents for around $2000 excluding infrastructure setup. Now we are using docker containers to maximize the mileage on them.

Other Advice

If you are looking for good integration with Atlassian products and then this is the tool.

Disclosure: I am a real user, and this review is based on my own experience and opinions.
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Orlee GillisConsultant

Siva, how has your experience with Bamboo progressed since Jan 2015 when you wrote this review?

06 October 16
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