Bitbucket Cloud: 5 million developers and 900,000 teams

February 2017 update: Now 6 million developers and 1 million teams.

A sincere thank you to the 5 million developers, 900,000 teams and countless amazing projects that were developed by our users with Bitbucket over the last year. Everything our users do inspires everything we do – from offering free unlimited private repositories for small teams to building the security features our larger teams need to take their ideas from the first keystroke to production. We strive to make it easy for teams to get started and then scale with Bitbucket as their team grows, and the 5-million developer milestone prompted us to take a look back and reflect on everything that’s happened in the past year.

5 million developers, 900,000 teams

To put it all in context, here’s a little bit of Bitbucket history. Bitbucket launched in 2008 with support for Mercurial repos, followed by Git support in October 2011. Since then, we’ve seen a massive adoption amongst the developer community. Through the help of our users spreading the word and building features that cater to professional teams, we have seen rapid growth of developers and teams in Bitbucket over the last 3 years.

Many of us on the Bitbucket team remember the day we reached 1 million users and how amazing that felt. So needless to say, reaching 5 million blew us away.

Bitbucket developer growth             Bitbucket team growth

We are excited that more and more teams continue to trust us with their source code and build innovative software with Bitbucket.

Some cool stuff is #BuiltwithBitbucket

And let’s not forget all the cool stuff these teams have been building. We believe your day-to-day coding has a bigger impact in the world than you give yourself credit for so we asked our users to tell us what they built over the last year. The responses came in droves: Mobile games, musical scores, apps that help you figure out how many diapers you will need for your child, online education, cancer research… the list goes on.

Atlassian’s mission is to empower teams to advance the world through software so we were both humbled and proud to see what the developer community is contributing to the world. It was incredibly cool to see the use cases we never would have thought of and see that our users are using Bitbucket to make an impact on someone’s day out there with what they are coding.


Keep telling us what you are building using #BuiltwithBitbucket. We absolutely love to hear it and show you off.

New features

Behind the scenes, the Bitbucket Cloud team releases on a weekly basis to get new features to our users and solve some common needs: code review, strong integrations, an easy to use UI, security and more. Here are a selection of the most popular features we released over the last year:

  • Bitbucket Pipelines Beta: a continuous delivery service built right within Bitbucket Cloud giving you end-to-end visibility from coding to deployment.
  • Git Large File Storage (LFS) Beta: improves the handling of large assets so it is easier for your software team to collaborate on not just source code, but rich media and large data with Git.
  • Deploy from Bitbucket with AWS, Azure or Digital Ocean: You can deploy to your public cloud from within Bitbucket’s UI, without having to execute scripts or configure deployment plans outside of Bitbucket using Bitbucket Connect add-ons (totaling 54 add-ons and growing)
  • Build status API: Save time by knowing when your build is passing and when it is safe to merge changes by viewing build status right in Bitbucket’s UI
  • Connect Bitbucket to JIRA Software in 30 seconds: We simplified the experience of connecting Bitbucket Cloud to JIRA Cloud, now you can do it in under 30 seconds.
  • Pull request focused dashboard: Personalized dashboard that brings pull requests that need your attention to the front and center, making it faster to find the code review you are looking for.
  • 2 Factor Authentication (2FA): Secures your account by requiring a second component, in addition to your password, to access your account so your account is safe, even if your password is compromised.
  • Universal 2nd Factor (U2F): Emerging standard for 2FA that uses a physical USB key to digitally sign a challenge from a trusted website. You don’t have a time based password, you just press a button on a USB device plugged into your computer to log in to Bitbucket.

We’ve made strides over the past year, but we’re not done yet. This year’s roadmap is shaping up nicely with more updates to improve your workflow. To keep up to date with all the most recent updates or get a more in depth scoop on a specific feature you can follow our latest features page.

That’s a wrap

Thanks again to our amazing developer community – we can’t wait to see what you build with Bitbucket next. If you are new to Bitbucket, you can can sign up for free unlimited private repositories here or if you are already a Bitbucket user, check out what’s new.

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