1 in 3 Fortune 500 companies agree: Bitbucket is the Git solution for professional teams

By on September 22, 2015

It’s no secret anymore that Git is gaining traction within professional teams. 33% of respondents from a Forrester Enterprise Study last year indicated that 60% or more of their source code is managed by Git-based systems. Git surpassed Subversion for the first time in the 2014 Eclipse Community Survey. Git is becoming increasingly popular because of its easy branching model, flexible workflows, and distributed architecture.

At Atlassian, we’re committed to supporting professional teams making the switch to Git with Bitbucket. So, we’re announcing new capabilities today that will be available soon to help you use Git at massive scale:

Our goal is to make it easier for professional teams to collaborate and deliver software faster. We’ve already added active-active clustering to ensure continuous uptime for source code management systems, a free business-ready product for small teams, and the first marketplace that allows for the discovery and distribution of third-party add-ons.

Organizations of all sizes from large enterprises such as Samsung, Splunk, Netflix, and Barclays Capital to small startups like Pinger, Metromile, and Kaazing are using Bitbucket today. Our JIRA Cloud customers picked Bitbucket as their #1 Git solution. One in three Fortune 500 companies trust Bitbucket and are using it everyday to build and ship software.

We hope you do as well.

Bitbucket is built for professional teams
Git was not originally designed for professional teams that are agile, distributed, and need secure and extensible workflows. Bitbucket makes it easier for a professional team to use Git:


For larger organizations who need Premier Support and Strategic Services to get the most out of Bitbucket, we have already added Atlassian Enterprise.

Bitbucket: a unified brand for professional teams
To make it easier for you to find a collaborative code management solution that best meets your needs, we’ve unified our Git products under the Bitbucket name. With Bitbucket, you now have a range of options that can be adopted by teams of all sizes and requirements: Bitbucket Cloud (previously known as Bitbucket), Bitbucket Server (previously known as Stash) and Bitbucket Data Center (previously known as Stash Data Center).

Get started with Bitbucket: Git your way
We have a solution for teams of all sizes and needs – collaborate on code either self-managed or in the cloud, use Git via command-line or SourceTree. If you’re new to Git – head over to “Getting Git right” or if you’ve already made a decision to switch to Git, Try Bitbucket today.

Note: If you’re an existing customer of Stash or Bitbucket and have more questions, please visit the Bitbucket Rebrand FAQ.


  • Matthew Barr
    Posted September 22, 2015 at 8:55 am | Permalink

    When can we expect details on mirroring? And large file support?

    • Richard
      Posted September 22, 2015 at 10:08 am | Permalink

      +1 request for large file support

    • Raj Sarkar
      Posted September 22, 2015 at 10:10 am | Permalink

      We will be providing updates on mirroring and large file support in the coming months.

    • RichiCoder
      Posted September 22, 2015 at 1:19 pm | Permalink

      Another +1. Extremely glad to see it rolling out an would love to hear more details and a timeline.

  • Royi
    Posted September 22, 2015 at 9:22 am | Permalink

    If BitBucket gets better it is fantastic.

    What we need now is Math (Latex using MathJax) in the MarkDown documentation.

  • Dennis P
    Posted September 22, 2015 at 10:04 am | Permalink

    Cool, will Atlassian start providing SSO for cloud? That has become a major issue for my organization and is preventing further adoption.

    • Jens Schumacher
      Posted September 25, 2015 at 6:23 pm | Permalink

      Yes, we are working on an identity service that will provide you with a single login to all Atlassian Cloud services.

      • Dennis P
        Posted September 25, 2015 at 8:18 pm | Permalink

        Great news! I’m eagerly awaiting!

  • Posted September 22, 2015 at 10:05 am | Permalink

    Bitbucket is my solution for Mercurial repositories so, now that is Bitbucket server, does it come with the same functionality that Bitbucket has like Hg support?

    • Raj Sarkar
      Posted September 22, 2015 at 10:08 am | Permalink

      Mercurial support has not been scheduled and is unlikely to become available in the near future for Bitbucket Server but will continue to be supported in Bitbucket Cloud.

  • Tim
    Posted September 22, 2015 at 10:06 am | Permalink

    Does this mean that the code bases of Bitbucket (now bitbucket cloud) and Stash (Bitbucket server) have been united? Or is it still a different product with a, now, very similar name?

  • Adam Waite
    Posted September 22, 2015 at 10:17 am | Permalink

    So when can we expect search to be released? You know, that feature that everybody’s been asking about for the last 4 years?


    • mindsocket
      Posted September 22, 2015 at 5:39 pm | Permalink

      We’re working on code search at the moment. It will ship first in Bitbucket Server and then we’ll use the same components to make it available in Bitbucket Cloud following that. We don’t have a specific timeframe just yet.

    • NickNack
      Posted October 28, 2015 at 3:02 pm | Permalink

      I got sick of waiting 4 years for feature requests from BitBucket. I switched to GitLab. https://about.gitlab.com/2015/04/15/bitbucket-vs-gitlab-com/ it already has all those top requested features you know:

      – Contributor Statistics
      – Ability to search source code
      – A way to group repositories
      – Permission Control
      – Hooks

      The only way we are going to get BitBucket to implement this features in any reasonable time frame is if we start letting them know we won’t tolerate it. And if they never do, you will already be on a Platform that does.

  • RichiCoder
    Posted September 22, 2015 at 1:20 pm | Permalink

    Excellent news, though ya’ll really could have titled the blog post better. I near glossed over it because it seemed very “PR”-y.

  • RichiCoder
    Posted September 22, 2015 at 1:21 pm | Permalink

    Also, is there any plans to finer grained features for PRs like approval gating ala GitHub to Bitbucket (Cloud)?

    • Jens Schumacher
      Posted September 25, 2015 at 6:30 pm | Permalink

      Yes, there are plans but unfortunately no timeline at this point.

  • tnaseem
    Posted September 22, 2015 at 9:47 pm | Permalink

    With the large file support, will you still have the 1GB soft, and 2GB hard limits?

    • Jens Schumacher
      Posted September 25, 2015 at 6:29 pm | Permalink

      We will continue to have repository size limits. However, since the binary files are’t actually stored in the repository they will not count towards the limit.

  • Anton
    Posted September 23, 2015 at 1:29 am | Permalink

    What about the old License of Stash: Is it converted automaticly into a bitbucket server license?

    • Anton
      Posted September 23, 2015 at 1:30 am | Permalink

      Sorry, I have found the renamedLicense in my Atlassian Account..

  • Anton
    Posted September 23, 2015 at 4:25 am | Permalink

    Is it possible to migrate automaticly from Stash to Bitbucket?

    • Jens Schumacher
      Posted September 25, 2015 at 6:26 pm | Permalink

      It’s easy to bring your repositories across, but right now there is no automated way to migrate Pull Requests and other metadata.

  • Matt Doar
    Posted September 23, 2015 at 8:36 am | Permalink
  • codecov.io
    Posted September 24, 2015 at 2:17 am | Permalink

    Bitbucket and Stash are fully integrated with Codecov. Check it out today at https://codecov.io Code coverage done right. Thank you for making awesome hosted Git products Atlassian

  • Pedro de la Cruz Jr.
    Posted September 25, 2015 at 5:00 pm | Permalink

    Will Bitbucket Cloud support gitflow branching such as Stash supports?

    • Jens Schumacher
      Posted September 25, 2015 at 6:24 pm | Permalink

      We don’t have a timeline for Gitflow support in Cloud at this stage. However, you can expect Cloud and Server to align more and more over time… in particular around popular features.

  • Tom
    Posted October 2, 2015 at 11:57 pm | Permalink

    why doesn’t the merge button grey-out in BitBucket cloud when Bamboo builds are failing. This integration is available on Stash, but missing on BC.

  • David
    Posted October 7, 2015 at 10:39 am | Permalink

    Stash previously provided Unified user management with JIRA and Confluence. Unfortunately, we use the Cloud versions, which meant Bitbucket, not Stash… and therefore we didn’t have unified user management. This is one of the most compelling reasons to move from GitHub to Bitbucket, but we’ve held off because you don’t yet have that feature for Bitbucket. Is this now available, or is that still something for a future roadmap?

  • Søren Nguyen Boisen
    Posted October 19, 2015 at 4:45 am | Permalink

    How about the critical issue from 2009 that pull requests do not follow renames in Bitbucket Cloud? Are you going to at least start working on it sometime soon?


  • Posted November 2, 2015 at 4:59 am | Permalink

    If Atlassian will progress in the same tempo and same direction as it currently does, lots of Stash users will move to Gitlab. This company made more in just two years than Atlassian in a decade.