AWS CodeDeploy vs Beanstalk: What are the differences?
AWS CodeDeploy: Coordinate application deployments to Amazon EC2 instances. AWS CodeDeploy is a service that automates code deployments to Amazon EC2 instances. AWS CodeDeploy makes it easier for you to rapidly release new features, helps you avoid downtime during deployment, and handles the complexity of updating your applications; Beanstalk: Private code hosting for teams. A single process to commit code, review with the team, and deploy the final result to your customers.
AWS CodeDeploy can be classified as a tool in the "Deployment as a Service" category, while Beanstalk is grouped under "Code Collaboration & Version Control".
Some of the features offered by AWS CodeDeploy are:
- AWS CodeDeploy fully automates your code deployments, allowing you to deploy reliably and rapidly
- AWS CodeDeploy helps maximize your application availability by performing rolling updates across your Amazon EC2 instances and tracking application health according to configurable rules
- AWS CodeDeploy allows you to easily launch and track the status of your deployments through the AWS Management Console or the AWS CLI
On the other hand, Beanstalk provides the following key features:
- Setup and manage repositories- Import or create Subversion and Git repositories that are instantly available to your team.
- Invite team members, partners & clients- Restrict access to certain repos and provide read-only or full read/write permissions.
- Browse files and changes- Every version of every file you’ve committed to Beanstalk is just a click away. See a timeline of who made changes and view the differences between revisions. Syntax highlighting for over 70 languages.
"Automates code deployments" is the top reason why over 15 developers like AWS CodeDeploy, while over 13 developers mention "Ftp deploy" as the leading cause for choosing Beanstalk.
According to the StackShare community, AWS CodeDeploy has a broader approval, being mentioned in 58 company stacks & 15 developers stacks; compared to Beanstalk, which is listed in 21 company stacks and 8 developer stacks.