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Find out what your peers are saying about Bitbucket Server vs. GitHub and other solutions. Updated: September 2021.
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Pros
"The most valuable feature of this solution is server management.""Integration of Bitbucket with JIRA & Bamboo is well done by Atlassian."

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"The Projects Tab, which shows you the todo list and the progress for projects, is very helpful.""The most valuable feature is the source code management. It's very helpful and it's a great product.""The features that I have found most valuable are that it can support you for most of the road map and it can automate some tasks which works really well with collaboration with the teams. They are really interested in how they organize the history of the code itself which is good.""We've found the technical support to be very helpful.""The product has a very user-friendly interface and user-friendly security.""It has a lot of features from the code development perspective. You get a lot of features such as repo, commit, merge, and branch. You can play around and do things on the fly. It is easy and simple to deploy. It is also easier to use when working from home.""GitHub provides good time reduction and this is what I value the most.""The initial setup was straightforward."

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Cons
"Some of the capabilities that I am looking for from a command line are not really available.""Instead of providing only raw features and plugins, Atlassian should provide a ready-to-use integration of both choices to incorporate "trunk-based" development."

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"I would like to see integration with Slack such that all of the changes made in GitHub are reflected there.""If you are uploading or cloning a large file, with more than 25 megs, it's pretty slow.""The project management sector really needs some improvement for GitHub. I don't know if GitHub made sense for me as a project manager.""If it had all of the end-to-end integration, then we probably wouldn't have any doubts about what we have installed. However, at this point, we're still trying to figure out how to use it end-to-end.""There is a bit of a learning curve.""It is currently only from the development perspective. It doesn't have features related to project management and testing. It is not like Azure. So, there is a lot of room for improvement. It is a version control product, and it would be good if they can come up with a complete DevOps product.""The security point should be addressed in the next release and scaling is also an issue.""While using the solution when merging two code branches the code becomes a bit messy. This should be improved in the future."

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"The private repositories are free, which is very good.""It is open-source. There is no license for GitHub.""The price of this solution is reasonable."

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Questions from the Community
Top Answer: The most valuable feature of this solution is server management.
Top Answer: It would be useful if we were able to work and manage other tickets; for example, if I were to use Jira, Confluence, or Bitbucket, all from a command-line standpoint, in addition to the web interface… more »
Top Answer: I do a lot of data acquisitions. I establish several contacts and get accounts generated on our clusters so that our researchers can process the data. We use Bitbucket to get flows for our pipeline… more »
Top Answer: The product has a very user-friendly interface and user-friendly security.
Top Answer: I personally use the free version. the company has the enterprise version of the solution. I'm not a part of the licensing process internally and therefore do not have details in regards to how much… more »
Top Answer: There is a bit of a learning curve. At first, you'll have to do some searching online to figure out how to perform or reverse certain actions. When we have new team members, they tend to send you a… more »
Ranking
3rd
out of 14 in Version Control
Views
2,713
Comparisons
2,468
Reviews
2
Average Words per Review
378
Rating
9.0
2nd
out of 14 in Version Control
Views
3,297
Comparisons
2,567
Reviews
9
Average Words per Review
547
Rating
8.9
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For customers who need to run our applications behind their firewall, we have Server and Data Center options. Server delivers greater capacity for a larger user base and gives you more control, allowing you to remain compliant with your enterprise IT, security, IP and privacy policies. For our largest customers, Data Center provides all the capability of our Server option, along with high availability, instant scalability and performance at scale.

Atlassian also offers premium support and strategic services for enterprise customers. Technical Account Managers are cross-functional technical advisors providing proactive planning and strategic guidance across your organization. Premier Support goes above and beyond our standard offerings to give you account-wide support from a team of senior support engineers.

GitHub is a web-based Git repository hosting service. It offers all of the distributed revision control and source code management (SCM) functionality of Git as well as adding its own features. Unlike Git, which is strictly a command-line tool, GitHub provides a Web-based graphical interface and desktop as well as mobile integration. It also provides access control and several collaboration features such as bug tracking, feature requests, task management, and wikis for every project.
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Netflix, Nasa, Rakuten, Best Buy, Philips, Nordstrom, Intuit, Zillow, Citi.
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Computer Software Company27%
Comms Service Provider22%
Financial Services Firm9%
Manufacturing Company7%
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Comms Service Provider23%
Computer Software Company18%
Media Company9%
Financial Services Firm7%
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Small Business31%
Midsize Enterprise15%
Large Enterprise54%
Find out what your peers are saying about Bitbucket Server vs. GitHub and other solutions. Updated: September 2021.
540,884 professionals have used our research since 2012.

Bitbucket Server is ranked 3rd in Version Control with 2 reviews while GitHub is ranked 2nd in Version Control with 9 reviews. Bitbucket Server is rated 9.0, while GitHub is rated 8.8. The top reviewer of Bitbucket Server writes "Good management for version control, with a helpful community". On the other hand, the top reviewer of GitHub writes "Good technical support and highly scalable but the licensing is challenging". Bitbucket Server is most compared with Bitbucket, AWS CodeCommit, Atlassian SourceTree, Liquibase and IBM Rational ClearCase, whereas GitHub is most compared with Atlassian SourceTree, AWS CodeCommit, Bitbucket, Helix Core and IBM Rational ClearCase. See our Bitbucket Server vs. GitHub report.

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