Bitbucket Cloud vs. GitLab

Modern software development in the cloud

Bitbucket Cloud is a purpose-built solution for the cloud, catering for the modern software developments needs of your professional team. See how it stacks up against gitlab.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. 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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Purpose built for the cloud

Bitbucket Cloud was built with the cloud in mind. Seamless upgrades mean there's no expected downtime when adding new updates or more features to the service.

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Best-in-class Jira integration

It's easy to connect Bitbucket Cloud with the #1 software development tool used by agile teams. Create Bitbucket branches from within Jira Software or transition issues without ever leaving Bitbucket.

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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 term are prioritized over usages and variable names.

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UI add-on integrations

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. No more context-switching between tools and tasks to get stuff done.

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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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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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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)

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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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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Information effective July 26 2017

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All the features your team needs to build great software, at a fraction of the cost. Choose Bitbucket Cloud today.

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