Bitbucket Review

A secure and cost-effective solution for code tracking and management


What is our primary use case?

We develop our own applications and all of our source code activities are managed and tracked on Bitbucket.

What is most valuable?

Bitbucket is a standard git implementation with perfectly coordinated screens, it's secure, and we have had no problems with it.

We are satisfied with the user interface.

What needs improvement?

The installation of Bitbucket on our server was not as easy as other Atlassian products, so it is something that can be improved. The same is true for the upgrade process. I have upgraded it twice, and it is similar to the initial installation.

For how long have I used the solution?

I have been using Bitbucket for two years.

What do I think about the stability of the solution?

We have had no problems and I'm satisfied with the stability. We use it quite heavily because all of our applications and updates are handled on different branches in Bitbucket.

What do I think about the scalability of the solution?

I cannot say much with respect to scalability because we are a small company with a maximum of five people who are using the product.

How are customer service and technical support?

In the two years that we have been using Bitbucket, we have not needed any support.

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

Prior to using Bitbucket, we were using the freeware version of SVN. We switched because Bitbucket has better features, especially for source code maintenance.

How was the initial setup?

The initial setup was a little bit complex. It requires more intervention on the Linux console than the other Atlassian products. You need to adjust more files, for example.

It took us about a month to deploy and three people were involved in the process. Only one person is required for maintenance because it is generally maintained by Atlassian.

What about the implementation team?

The deployment was done by our in-house team.

What was our ROI?

We have seen ROI but I cannot easily quantify it with numbers.

What's my experience with pricing, setup cost, and licensing?

We are using the minimum package with ten users and we are happy with the price because we are a small company. With our small number of users, our licensing fees are approximately $10 USD per month. There are no fees in addition to this.

Which other solutions did I evaluate?

We evaluated GitHub but we require our own server for source code management.

What other advice do I have?

This solution is good and it covers all our needs. Periodically, I receive announcements from Atlassian, mostly concerning the security features. They are fixing the newly discovered vulnerabilities and also, there are some other improvements in the features. Normally, I am not affected by the new features because we don't require them.

My advice is to start using this solution because it works very well and we are very satisfied with the functionality. If somebody knows how to configure git for libraries then they can implement Bitbucket as well.

I would rate this solution a ten out of ten.

Which deployment model are you using for this solution?

On-premises

Which version of this solution are you currently using?

6.1.2
**Disclosure: I am a real user, and this review is based on my own experience and opinions.
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