Ansible vs. Capistrano vs. Mina



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What is Ansible?

Ansible is an IT automation tool. It can configure systems, deploy software, and orchestrate more advanced IT tasks such as continuous deployments or zero downtime rolling updates. Ansible’s goals are foremost those of simplicity and maximum ease of use.

What is Capistrano?

Capistrano is a remote server automation tool. It supports the scripting and execution of arbitrary tasks, and includes a set of sane-default deployment workflows.

What is Mina?

Mina works really fast because it's a deploy Bash script generator. It generates an entire procedure as a Bash script and runs it remotely in the server. Compare this to the likes of Vlad or Capistrano, where each command is run separately on their own SSH sessions. Mina only creates one SSH session per deploy, minimizing the SSH connection overhead.

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Why do developers choose Ansible?
Why do you like Ansible?

Why do developers choose Capistrano?
Why do you like Capistrano?

Why do developers choose Mina?
Why do you like Mina?

What are the cons of using Ansible?
Downsides of Ansible?

What are the cons of using Capistrano?
No Cons submitted yet for Capistrano
Downsides of Capistrano?

What are the cons of using Mina?
No Cons submitted yet for Mina
Downsides of Mina?

How much does Ansible cost?
Ansible Pricing
How much does Capistrano cost?
How much does Mina cost?
What companies use Ansible?
1155 companies on StackShare use Ansible
What companies use Capistrano?
366 companies on StackShare use Capistrano
What companies use Mina?
12 companies on StackShare use Mina
What tools integrate with Ansible?
28 tools on StackShare integrate with Ansible
What tools integrate with Capistrano?
6 tools on StackShare integrate with Capistrano
No integrations listed yet

What are some alternatives to Ansible, Capistrano, and Mina?

  • Chef - Build, destroy and rebuild servers on any public or private cloud
  • Puppet Labs - Server automation framework and application
  • Fabric - Simple, Pythonic remote execution and deployment
  • Salt - Fast, scalable and flexible software for data center automation

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