Running Bitbucket Data Center on a single node

You can run Bitbucket Data Center on a single node, just like a Server installation. This is useful if you don’t need cluster-specific benefits – such as high availability and performance at scale.

Benefits of running a non-clustered Data Center deployment

There are a range of reasons you may choose a single node Data Center. Some of the benefits include:

  • Keeping your existing infrastructure
    Running on a single node means that you can upgrade from Server to Data Center without adding to your infrastructure. In most cases, moving to Data Center will be as simple as updating your license.

  • Accessing Data Center-only features
    Your Data Center license unlocks a suite of additional security, compliance, and administration features to help you easily manage enterprise-grade Bitbucket instance – like SAML single sign-on, smart mirroring, rate limiting, and more. See the complete list


The image below shows a typical configuration:

Bitbucket Data Center deployed on a single node looks just as a Server installation, and consists of:

  • Bitbucket Data Center, running on a single node

  • A database that Bitbucket read and writes to


Non-clustered Data Center deployments follow the same minimum requirements as a Server installation. Check our Bitbucket Supported platforms for more details.

App compatibility

The process for installing Marketplace apps (also known as add-ons or plugins) in Bitbucket Data Center is the same as for Server. You won’t have to stop Bitbucket to install or update an app.

The Atlassian Marketplace indicates apps that are compatible Bitbucket Jira Data Center. Learn more about Data Center approved apps

Ready to get started? 

Deploying Data Center on a single node will be the same as deploying a Server installation, just with a different license. Head to Bitbucket installation guide to learn about all the ways in which you can install Bitbucket.

Last modified on Aug 28, 2022

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