Bamboo Review

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


What is most valuable?

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

How has it helped 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.

What needs 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

For how long have I used the solution?

Two to three years.

What was my experience with deployment of the solution?

No issues with deployment.

What do I think about the stability of the solution?

Yes, Regular server/agent being down.

What do I think about the scalability of the solution?

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. .

How are customer service and technical support?

Customer Service:

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

Technical Support:

Never used it.

Which solution did I use previously and why did I switch?

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

How was the initial setup?

Easy. Just like other Atlassian products.

What was our ROI?

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

What's my experience with 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.

What other advice do I have?

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