Ansible vs Nomad: What are the differences?
Ansible: Radically simple configuration-management, application deployment, task-execution, and multi-node orchestration engine. 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; Nomad: A cluster manager and scheduler. Nomad is a cluster manager, designed for both long lived services and short lived batch processing workloads. Developers use a declarative job specification to submit work, and Nomad ensures constraints are satisfied and resource utilization is optimized by efficient task packing. Nomad supports all major operating systems and virtualized, containerized, or standalone applications.
Ansible belongs to "Server Configuration and Automation" category of the tech stack, while Nomad can be primarily classified under "Cluster Management".
Ansible and Nomad are both open source tools. Ansible with 38.2K GitHub stars and 16K forks on GitHub appears to be more popular than Nomad with 4.94K GitHub stars and 892 GitHub forks.
According to the StackShare community, Ansible has a broader approval, being mentioned in 960 company stacks & 588 developers stacks; compared to Nomad, which is listed in 21 company stacks and 3 developer stacks.
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