Showing results for 
Search instead for 
Did you mean: 
Sign up Log in

Earn badges and make progress

You're on your way to the next level! Join the Kudos program to earn points and save your progress.

Deleted user Avatar
Deleted user

Level 1: Seed

25 / 150 points

Next: Root


1 badge earned


Participate in fun challenges

Challenges come and go, but your rewards stay with you. Do more to earn more!


Gift kudos to your peers

What goes around comes around! Share the love by gifting kudos to your peers.


Rise up in the ranks

Keep earning points to reach the top of the leaderboard. It resets every quarter so you always have a chance!


Come for the products,
stay for the community

The Atlassian Community can help you and your team get more value out of Atlassian products and practices.

Atlassian Community about banner
Community Members
Community Events
Community Groups

Hi and a question

How does compass compare to backstage?


Wayne Dailey
Atlassian Team
Atlassian Team members are employees working across the company in a wide variety of roles.
Jun 29, 2022

Hi @Martin Brignall! Thank you for your question and interest. Both Backstage and Compass tackle exciting challenges - helping DevOps teams improve their distributed architecture and microservices. Backstage is a self-hosted solution, while Compass is a SaaS solution maintained by Atlassian.

Compass addresses the main challenges faced by DevOps teams around DevOps health and a component catalog that you can utilize right away, with extensibility to ensure that you can further customize Compass for your exact needs. You can realize these benefits with a lower cost of setup and maintenance than hosting your own solution.

We've taken our expertise and experience helping software development teams for over 20 years to help build Compass, and we’re thrilled by the response!

Like # people like this

Thanks so much for your response.


Compass is really great, looking forward to utilising.

Another interesting comparison would be between Compass and the Backstage managed service offered by Roadie.

Related questions:

  • Is Compass open source? Can Compass and Backstage share plugins/extensions?
  • Is there a list of contributed plugins? I'm not seeing Compass listed in the Atlassian Marketplace.
Nic Brough -Adaptavist-
Community Leader
Community Leader
Community Leaders are connectors, ambassadors, and mentors. On the online community, they serve as thought leaders, product experts, and moderators.
Feb 05, 2023

No, Compass is not Open Source, it is an Atlassian product. 

Atlassian is not bad at open-source, they offer cheap or free licences to support open-source products, and when they decide to lose a  product, they release it at open source.

Compass is quite new to Atlassian, it's not going to be OS for a long time, if ever.


Log in or Sign up to comment
AUG Leaders

Atlassian Community Events