Bitbucket Cloud vs. GitHub

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Built to secure, build, and collaborate on your code. Bitbucket Cloud caters for the needs of your professional team. See how it stacks up against github.com.

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Top reasons to go Bitbucket Cloud

From best-in-class integration with Jira to a better code review, Bitbucket Cloud gives your team everything you need to build, track, and deploy your software better.

Best-in-class Jira integration

Release 14% more often with Jira Software and Bitbucket, which are seamlessly integrated from branch to deployment. Create Bitbucket branches from within Jira Software or transition issues without ever leaving Bitbucket.

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Continuous delivery in the cloud

Pipelines is built right within Bitbucket Cloud giving you end-to-end visibility from coding to deployment. With Bitbucket Pipelines there's no CI server to setup, user management to configure, or repositories to synchronize. Just enable it in one click and you're ready to go.

One platform, one tool

Bitbucket Connect allows any developer to build deep integration with Bitbucket Cloud right within the product UI. No more context switching between tools and tasks. Have everything you need to build and ship right within Bitbucket.

Enhanced security

Utilize IP whitelisting, enforce Two-factor authentication (2FA), or use Universal 2nd Factor (U2F) to secure your code. 2FA and U2F secure your account by requiring a second confirmation in addition to your password, to access Bitbucket Cloud.

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Built-in continuous delivery

Bitbucket Pipelines gives you end-to-end visibility from coding to deployment. With Bitbucket Pipelines there's no CI server to setup, user management to configure or repositories to synchronize. Just enable it in one click and you're ready to go.

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Seamless integration within the UI

Bitbucket Connect allows any developer to build deep integrations within the product UI in Bitbucket Cloud. You can stay within one tool to build and ship your software meaning no more context-switching between tools and tasks to get stuff done.

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Code aware search

Semantic search that does the grunt work for you. Currently in beta, code aware search analyzes your code syntax, ensuring definitions matching your search tearm are prioritized over usages and variable names.

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Mercurial Support

Bitbucket Cloud has Mercurial support. Mercurial is a free, distributed source control management system like Git. Have the freedom of choice and use the distributed version control system that works for you.

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Context-sensitive quick navigation

Bitbucket's omnibar is a quick actions bar, similar to Jetbrains' ⇧⇧ or Sublime Text's⌘+P. From any page, you can launch omnibar by pressing the . key. You get quick, context aware navigation to perform actions irrespective of where you are in the application.

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Pull request approvals

Code review is a first class citizen of any software development workflow and deserves to be treated like one. Add reviewers to pull requests and bring their approvals to the front of the code review process.

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Granular branch permissions

Give developers the right access, to the right code, at the right time with branch restrictions. Not only that, Bitbucket Cloud lets you override existing access for specific users and enable merge restrictions at the branch level.

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Git Large File Storage (LFS)

Currently in beta, Git Large File Storage (LFS) replaces large files such as audio samples, videos, datasets, and graphics with text pointers inside Git, while storing the file contents on Bitbucket.

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Snippets

Bitbucket Snippets allow you to create and manage multi-file snippets of all kinds. We took a different approach than standard pastebin or gist – we built Snippets around teams. You can easily create and share a snippet with your team from Bitbucket Cloud.

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Two-factor authentication

Two-factor authentication (2FA) and Universal 2nd Factor (U2F) are currently available in Bitbucket Cloud. Both 2FA and U2F secures your account by requiring a second confirmation, in addition to your password, to access Bitbucket Cloud.

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Free for education & open source

Free Bitbucket accounts for education users and open source projects. Accounts include unlimited free private repositories for you and your team to use.

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GitHub offers functionality such as side-by-side diff comments that Bitbucket Cloud does not.

Information effective July 16 2016

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