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Bitbucket Cloud vs. GitHub

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Enterprise features with 4x the savings


Features for professional teams at a fraction of the cost. See how much you and your team can save by choosing Bitbucket Cloud.

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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 and Trello integration

Integrate with JIRA or Trello to keep stakeholders in the loop. Access branches, build status, commits, and status on JIRA issues or Trello cards.

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Continuous delivery in the cloud

Build, test and deploy with integrated CI/CD. Benefit from configuration as code and unlimited scaling without managing build infrastructure. Tie code and deployments together for one place to track and preview deployments.

One platform, one tool

Bitbucket Connect allows any developer to build deep integrations 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 merge checks, enforce Two-factor authentication (2FA), or use Universal 2nd Factor (U2F) to secure your code with a second confirmation in addition to your password. Bitbucket's SOC 2 Type II certification ensures your code is secure and that you'll always have access.

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Built-in continuous delivery

Bitbucket Pipelines is a feature of Bitbucket that gives you one place to build, test and deploy with integrated CI/CD. Benefit from configuration as code and unlimited scaling without managing build infrastructure.

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Deployment visibility

Have one place to track and preview deployments inside Bitbucket with Bitbucket Deployments. Manage and track your code from development through code review, build, test, and deployment – all the way to production.

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Free unlimited private repositories

Collaborate with 5 teammates on unlimited private repos for free. Checkout Standard ($2/user/mo) or Premium ($5/user/mo) as your team scales.

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Embedded Trello boards in Bitbucket

Use Trello boards embedded right inside Bitbucket to help your team plan and track work, and keep non-technical team members in the loop.

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Take actions in Slack

With the Bitbucket bot for Slack, teams can take action from their channel. Merge, comment, and even nudge reviewers on pull requests. 

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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

Save time combing through usage results with a semantic search that ranks definitions first over usages or variables names. 

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Edit, comment, add attachments and transition Jira issues in Bitbucket

In Bitbucket Cloud, you can see and interact with issues just as you would in Jira Software.

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Transition Jira issues when a pull request is declined

Configure workflow triggers to automate alerting everyone on development progress in Jira Software.

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Create branches in Jira issues

Stay in sync by creating a branch from Jira Software with the Jira issue key as the branch title.

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Require Jira issue keys in commits

Requiring Jira issue keys ensures each change links to an issue in commit messages. Bitbucket automatically converts mentioned issue keys into links so it’s easy to stay coordinated between a change.

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Automatically link branches, commits and pull requests to Jira issues

Automate your workflow with Jira Software so you never have to manually update Jira issues. 

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Soc 2 Type II certification

Bitbucket is the first of the leading Git solutions to ensure we won't expose your code, we won't lose your code, and our Cloud will stay up with a 3rd party SOC 2 Type II audit.

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Require Two-Factor Authentication (2FA)

You can require that the users with access to private content are only able to see the content if they've enabled two-step verification.

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

Information effective June 4 2018

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