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We are moving away from IBM Rational products due to really high costs. I am trying to find alternative solutions that will roughly cover all the functionalities from IBM Rational product line. I included a listing of all products currently in use:

  1. IBM Rational ClearCase MultiSite
  2. IBM Rational ClearQuest
  3. IBM Rational Performance Tester
  4. IBM Rational Requistite Pro
  5. IBM Rational SoDA
  6. IBM Rational Purify for Linux and UNIX

So far, I was told SVN / Team Foundation Server / Serena PVCS are decent alternatives but I suspect I may need more tools to cover almost everything provided by IBM. Any recommendations / feedback would be greatly appreciated.

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Just a thought, but do you actually use 'almost everything provided by IBM'? – Benjol Sep 23 '11 at 5:37

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The Atlassian tool set is excellent. Jira is a fine project/issue tracking system. Confluence is the best Wiki/Collaboration tool I've encountered. Bamboo provides continuous integration. Crucible provides code review, etc.

I wouldn't recommend Serena at all--it really offers no advantages over IBM.

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I am not familiar with Atlassian tool set at all. Thank you so much for bringing this to my attention. – Tricia King Sep 23 '11 at 10:48
agreed on Serena, I've only had bad experiences there. – gbjbaanb Jul 21 '12 at 16:14
Atlassian's tools are very enterprise-y, great if you want to feel useful by complexifying your process. Confluence is the worst, it's not even a Wiki anymore since it doesn't support Wiki markup. Now it's just another proprietary document sharing system with a singularly bad web-based editor. For the rest of the Atlassian offerings, there are free alternatives that are comparable, e.g. Bamboo -> Jenkins. – kevin cline Oct 20 at 1:18

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