Administrate vs pghoard: What are the differences?
Developers describe Administrate as "Rails framework for creating flexible admin dashboards, by thoughtbot". Administrate is heavily inspired by projects like Rails Admin and ActiveAdmin, but aims to provide a better user experience for site admins, and to be easier for developers to customize. On the other hand, pghoard is detailed as "Tools for making PostgreSQL backups to cloud object storages". pghoard is a PostgreSQL backup daemon and restore tooling for cloud object storages.
Administrate and pghoard belong to "Database Tools" category of the tech stack.
Some of the features offered by Administrate are:
- No DSLs (domain-specific languages)
- Support the simplest use cases, and let the user override defaults with standard tools such as plain Rails controllers and views.
- Break up the library into core components and plugins, so each component stays small and easy to maintain.
On the other hand, pghoard provides the following key features:
- Automatic periodic basebackups
- Automatic transaction log (WAL/xlog) backups (using either pgreceivexlog or archivecommand)
- Cloud object storage support (AWS S3, Google Cloud, OpenStack Swift, Azure, Ceph)
Administrate and pghoard are both open source tools. Administrate with 4.43K GitHub stars and 779 forks on GitHub appears to be more popular than pghoard with 903 GitHub stars and 65 GitHub forks.