Bitbucket Server and Data Center feature comparison
If you manage your own Bitbucket site (it's not hosted by Atlassian), you'll have either a Bitbucket Server or Bitbucket Data Center license.
Your Bitbucket license determines which features and infrastructure choices are available.
Here's a summary of what you get with each license.
|Code and collaboration||Server license||Data Center license|
Collaboration via pull requests
Review and discuss your code with your team before merging changes. Learn more about collaboration via pull requests
Draft multiple comments on files and code during a review process. Learn more about the new code review workflow
Control what users can do on a single branch, branch type, or branch pattern within a repository or project. Learn more about branch permissions
Use centralized, forking, gitflow or forking workflows. Learn more about flexible workflows
Jira Software integration
Connect Jira and Bitbucket to automatically link issues and track progress simultaneously across both platforms. Learn more about integrating with Jira Software
APIs and 3rd party integrations
Use the Bitbucket API and 3rd party integrations to automate simple tasks, embed data into your own site, and customize your workflow. Learn more about APIs and 3rd party integrations
Seamlessly integrate Bitbucket with the world’s leading CI/CD vendors to streamline the path to production. Learn more about our CI/CD integrations
Get reports, annotations, and metrics to help you and your team improve code quality in pull requests throughout the code review process. Learn more about code insights
Git LFS (Large File Storage)
Store large files without the need for an external object store. Learn more about Git LFS
|High availability and performance at scale|
Run Bitbucket on multiple nodes for high availability. Learn more about clustering
Improve Git clone speeds for distributed teams working with large repositories. Learn more about Smart Mirroring
Content Delivery Network (CDN) support
Improve geo-performance for distributed teams. Learn more about CDN
Keep your teams online and source code data available in the event that your primary system becomes unavailable. Learn more about disaster recovery
Connect Bitbucket to a remote Elasticsearch instance for improved scalability (required for Data Center sites). Learn more about Elasticsearch
|Security and compliance|
(Enforced) merge checks
Stop pull requests from being merged until they meet the requirements that you’ve set. Learn more about merge checks
Get more insight into what is happening in your Bitbucket instance. Advanced auditing gives you the ability to track and log actions in your instance developing a security-relevant chronological record that can be exported and stored in third-party monitoring tools. Learn more about advanced auditing
External user directories
Store users in Active Directory, Crowd, Jira or another LDAP directory. Learn more about external user directories
Just-in-time user provisioning (JIT provisioning) allows users to be created and updated automatically when they log in through SAML SSO or OpenID Connect (OIDC) SSO to Atlassian Data Center applications such as Jira, Confluence, or Bitbucket. Learn more about just-in-time provisioning
SAML single sign-on
Use a SAML identity provider for authentication and single sign-on. Learn more about SAML single sign-on
OpenID Connect single sign-on
Use OpenID Connect for authentication and single sign-on. Learn more about OpenID Connect single sign-on
|Infrastructure and Control|
Get an overview of the health of your site, including potential performance issues relating to third-party apps. Learn more about app diagnostics
Integrity tests for zero-downtime backup
Find and resolve any inconsistencies between the database and home directory, for example after restoring a backup. Learn more about Integrity tests for zero-downtime backup
Control how many external REST API requests users and automations can make. Learn more about rate limiting
Upgrade to the latest bug fix update of the same feature release with no downtime. Learn more
Your own hardware
Run Bitbucket on your own physical servers, virtualized servers, or in the data center of your choice.
AWS Quick Start and Cloud Formation Templates
Use our Cloud Formation Templates to deploy Bitbucket on AWS. Learn more about AWS Quick Start and Cloud Formation Templates
Azure Quick Start Templates
Use our template to deploy Bitbucket on Azure. Learn more about Azure Quick Start Templates
How do you decide what is included in each license?
We want all teams to get the most out of Bitbucket, so all the core features are available for everyone - including projects, repositories, pull requests and workflows.
Some features are developed specifically for customers with a Data Center license. These may be specific to the needs of larger enterprises, or may provide additional infrastructure or administrative options to help you when Bitbucket is essential to getting work done in your organization.