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Bitbucket vs Vault: What are the differences?

What is Bitbucket? One place to plan projects, collaborate on code, test and deploy, all with free private repositories. Bitbucket gives teams one place to plan projects, collaborate on code, test and deploy, all with free private Git repositories. Teams choose Bitbucket because it has a superior Jira integration, built-in CI/CD, & is free for up to 5 users.

What is Vault? Secure, store, and tightly control access to tokens, passwords, certificates, API keys, and other secrets in modern computing. Vault is a tool for securely accessing secrets. A secret is anything that you want to tightly control access to, such as API keys, passwords, certificates, and more. Vault provides a unified interface to any secret, while providing tight access control and recording a detailed audit log.

Bitbucket and Vault are primarily classified as "Code Collaboration & Version Control" and "Secrets Management" tools respectively.

Some of the features offered by Bitbucket are:

  • Unlimited private repositories, charged per user
  • Best-in-class Jira integration
  • Built-in CI/CD

On the other hand, Vault provides the following key features:

  • Secure Secret Storage: Arbitrary key/value secrets can be stored in Vault. Vault encrypts these secrets prior to writing them to persistent storage, so gaining access to the raw storage isn't enough to access your secrets. Vault can write to disk, Consul, and more.
  • Dynamic Secrets: Vault can generate secrets on-demand for some systems, such as AWS or SQL databases. For example, when an application needs to access an S3 bucket, it asks Vault for credentials, and Vault will generate an AWS keypair with valid permissions on demand. After creating these dynamic secrets, Vault will also automatically revoke them after the lease is up.
  • Data Encryption: Vault can encrypt and decrypt data without storing it. This allows security teams to define encryption parameters and developers to store encrypted data in a location such as SQL without having to design their own encryption methods.

"Free private repos" is the primary reason why developers consider Bitbucket over the competitors, whereas "Secure" was stated as the key factor in picking Vault.

Vault is an open source tool with 13.2K GitHub stars and 1.98K GitHub forks. Here's a link to Vault's open source repository on GitHub.

PayPal, Salesforce, and CircleCI are some of the popular companies that use Bitbucket, whereas Vault is used by DigitalOcean, Redox Engine, and SoFi. Bitbucket has a broader approval, being mentioned in 1750 company stacks & 1494 developers stacks; compared to Vault, which is listed in 71 company stacks and 17 developer stacks.

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What is Bitbucket?

Bitbucket gives teams one place to plan projects, collaborate on code, test and deploy, all with free private Git repositories. Teams choose Bitbucket because it has a superior Jira integration, built-in CI/CD, & is free for up to 5 users.

What is Vault?

Vault is a tool for securely accessing secrets. A secret is anything that you want to tightly control access to, such as API keys, passwords, certificates, and more. Vault provides a unified interface to any secret, while providing tight access control and recording a detailed audit log.
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    What are some alternatives to Bitbucket and Vault?
    GitHub
    GitHub is the best place to share code with friends, co-workers, classmates, and complete strangers. Over three million people use GitHub to build amazing things together.
    GitLab
    GitLab offers git repository management, code reviews, issue tracking, activity feeds and wikis. Enterprises install GitLab on-premise and connect it with LDAP and Active Directory servers for secure authentication and authorization. A single GitLab server can handle more than 25,000 users but it is also possible to create a high availability setup with multiple active servers.
    Git
    Git is a free and open source distributed version control system designed to handle everything from small to very large projects with speed and efficiency.
    Atlassian Stash
    It is a centralized solution to manage Git repositories behind the firewall. Streamlined for small agile teams, powerful enough for large organizations.
    Crucible
    It is a Web-based application primarily aimed at enterprise, and certain features that enable peer review of a code base may be considered enterprise social software.
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    Decisions about Bitbucket and Vault
    Michael Kelly
    Michael Kelly
    Senior Software Engineer at StackShare · | 14 upvotes · 172.6K views
    atACK FoundryACK Foundry
    Bitbucket
    Bitbucket
    GitLab Pages
    GitLab Pages
    GitLab CI
    GitLab CI
    GitHub
    GitHub
    GitLab
    GitLab
    #OpenSourceCloud

    I use GitLab when building side-projects and MVPs. The interface and interactions are close enough to those of GitHub to prevent cognitive switching costs between professional and personal projects hosted on different services.

    GitLab also provides a suite of tools including issue/project management, CI/CD with GitLab CI, and validation/landing pages with GitLab Pages. With everything in one place, on an #OpenSourceCloud GitLab makes it easy for me to manage much larger projects on my own, than would be possible with other solutions or tools.

    It's petty I know, but I can also read the GitLab code diffs far more easily than diffs on GitHub or Bitbucket...they just look better in my opinion.

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    GitHub
    GitHub
    GitLab
    GitLab
    Bitbucket
    Bitbucket

    Bitbucket provides 5 private repositories for free that is I believe the best feature. GitLab seems very simmilar to GitHub. The only reason I've choosen GitHub is its popularity. It seems faster than GitLab, uglier than Bitbucket and featured as others. The best open source projects are hosted on GitHub. Many applications are integrated with GitHub like my favourite #GitKraken.

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    Alex A
    Alex A
    Founder at PRIZ Guru · | 3 upvotes · 44.6K views
    atPRIZ GuruPRIZ Guru
    GitHub
    GitHub
    Bitbucket
    Bitbucket
    Git
    Git

    An easy one this time - source control. Well, should we even think about anything else but Git these days? :) As for the repository, we use Bitbucket for only historical reasons. We used it since the time when the pricing model was more convenient than GitHub. And Bitbucket does the work for us perfectly, so no real reason to switch.

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    Priit Kaasik
    Priit Kaasik
    Engineering Lead at Katana MRP · | 7 upvotes · 57.4K views
    atKatana MRPKatana MRP
    Sketch
    Sketch
    InVision
    InVision
    Slack
    Slack
    Microsoft Office 365
    Microsoft Office 365
    Jira
    Jira
    GitHub
    GitHub
    Bitbucket
    Bitbucket
    Confluence
    Confluence

    How we ended up choosing Confluence as our internal web / wiki / documentation platform at Katana.

    It happened because we chose Bitbucket over GitHub . We had Katana's first hackaton to assemble and test product engineering platform. It turned out that at that time you could have Bitbucket's private repositories and a team of five people for free - Done!

    This decision led us to using Bitbucket pipelines for CI, Jira for Kanban, and finally, Confluence. We also use Microsoft Office 365 and started with using OneNote, but SharePoint is still a nightmare product to use to collaborate, so OneNote had to go.

    Now, when thinking of the key value of Confluence to Katana then it is Product Requirements Management. We use Page Properties macros, integrations (with Slack , InVision, Sketch etc.) to manage Product Roadmap, flash out Epic and User Stories.

    We ended up with using Confluence because it is the best fit for our current engineering ecosystem.

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    GitLab
    GitLab
    Bitbucket
    Bitbucket
    GitHub
    GitHub

    I use GitHub because it's the coolest kid on the block for open source. Searching for repos you need/want is easy.

    Especially with the apache foundation moving their workloads to them, unlimited private repos, and a package registry on the way, they are becoming the one stop shop for open source needs.

    I'm curious to see how the GitHub Sponsors(patreon for developers) plays out, and what it'll do for open source. Hopefully, they design it in a way where it's not abused by big tech to "plant" developers that look like they're building open source when they're actually building proprietary tools.

    Bitbucket GitLab

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    Bitbucket
    Bitbucket
    GitLab
    GitLab
    GitHub
    GitHub
    #Githubmarketplace

    A bit difference in GitHub and GitLab though both are Version Control repository management services which provides key component in the software development workflow. A decision of choosing GitHub over GitLab is major leap extension from code management, to deployment and monitoring alongside looking beyond the code base hosting provided best fitted tools for developer communities.

    • Authentication stages - With GitLab you can set and modify people’s permissions according to their role. In GitHub, you can decide if someone gets a read or write access to a repository.
    • Built-In Continuous Integrations - GitLab offers its very own CI for free. No need to use an external CI service. And if you are already used to an external CI, you can obviously integrate with Jenkins, etc whereas GitHub offers various 3rd party integrations – such as Travis CI, CircleCI or Codeship – for running and testing your code. However, there’s no built-in CI solution at the moment.
    • Import/Export Resources - GitLab offers detailed documentation on how to import your data from other vendors – such as GitHub, Bitbucket to GitLab. GitHub, on the other hand, does not offer such detailed documentation for the most common git repositories. However, GitHub offers to use GitHub Importer if you have your source code in Subversion, Mercurial, TFS and others.

    Also when it comes to exporting data, GitLab seems to do a pretty solid job, offering you the ability to export your projects including the following data:

    • Wiki and project repositories
    • Project uploads
    • The configuration including webhooks and services
    • Issues with comments, merge requests with diffs and comments, labels, milestones, snippets, and other project entities.

    GitHub, on the other hand, seems to be more restrictive when it comes to export features of existing GitHub repositories. * Integrations - #githubmarketplace gives you an essence to have multiple and competitive integrations whereas you will find less in the GitLab.

    So go ahead with better understanding.

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    Robert Zuber
    Robert Zuber
    CTO at CircleCI · | 5 upvotes · 6.1K views
    atCircleCICircleCI
    Bitbucket
    Bitbucket
    GitHub
    GitHub
    CircleCI
    CircleCI

    When you interact with CircleCI's web application, all of your requests are hitting the #API hosts. We handle the majority of our authentication via #OAuth from GitHub or Bitbucket. We provide programmatic access to everything exposed in the UI through an API token that you can generate once you have authenticated.

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    How developers use Bitbucket and Vault
    Avatar of Wing Tang Wong
    Wing Tang Wong uses BitbucketBitbucket

    I was looking for an alternative to GitHub, where I could store my own private repositories. BitBucket filled that need and has performed extremely well.

    I use Bitbucket's git repositories as a low cost config sync between servers.

    Avatar of MOKA Analytics
    MOKA Analytics uses BitbucketBitbucket

    We use Bitbucket and Bitbucket Pipelines because of its tight integration with JIRA and code authorization features.

    The primary drawback is that its extension ecosystem (e.g., PR review tools) is miles behind Github

    Avatar of Blair Gemmer
    Blair Gemmer uses BitbucketBitbucket

    Best GIT repository management software that allows free closed-source projects. Also works seamlessly with other Atlassian products.

    Avatar of Aquarius Logics
    Aquarius Logics uses BitbucketBitbucket

    Great private repository capabilities that can be used for continuous integration in conjunction with Jira and Bamboo.

    Avatar of papaver
    papaver uses BitbucketBitbucket

    had to use it as a couple of clients had repos on it. worst of the git services. i try to stay far far away.

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