What is Pulumi?
Pulumi is a cloud development platform that makes creating cloud programs easy and productive. Skip the YAML and just write code. Pulumi is multi-language, multi-cloud and fully extensible in both its engine and ecosystem of packages.
Pulumi is a tool in the Infrastructure Build Tools category of a tech stack.
Pulumi is an open source tool with 19K GitHub stars and 1K GitHub forks. Here’s a link to Pulumi's open source repository on GitHub
Who uses Pulumi?
57 companies reportedly use Pulumi in their tech stacks, including KAVAK, Yousign, and accuRx.
125 developers on StackShare have stated that they use Pulumi.
Relay, Starship (Shell Prompt), Ocean, Kubespy, and Rootly are some of the popular tools that integrate with Pulumi. Here's a list of all 6 tools that integrate with Pulumi.
Pros of Pulumi
Infrastructure as code with less pain
Best-in-class kubernetes support
Can use many languages
Built-in secret management
Can be self-hosted
- Containers - Deploy a Docker container to production in 5 minutes using your favorite orchestrator.
- Serverless - Stand up a serverless API or event handler in 5 minutes using a real lambda in code.
- Infrastructure - Manage cloud infrastructure or hosted services using infrastructure as code.
- CoLaDa - Embrace containers, lambdas, and data, using a modern, multi-cloud framework.
Pulumi Alternatives & Comparisons
What are some alternatives to Pulumi?
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