AWS CodeDeploy vs Jenkins: What are the differences?
What is 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.
What is Jenkins? An extendable open source continuous integration server. In a nutshell Jenkins CI is the leading open-source continuous integration server. Built with Java, it provides over 300 plugins to support building and testing virtually any project.
AWS CodeDeploy belongs to "Deployment as a Service" category of the tech stack, while Jenkins can be primarily classified under "Continuous Integration".
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, Jenkins provides the following key features:
- Easy installation
- Easy configuration
- Change set support
"Automates code deployments" is the primary reason why developers consider AWS CodeDeploy over the competitors, whereas "Hosted internally" was stated as the key factor in picking Jenkins.
Jenkins is an open source tool with 13.3K GitHub stars and 5.48K GitHub forks. Here's a link to Jenkins's open source repository on GitHub.
Facebook, Netflix, and Instacart are some of the popular companies that use Jenkins, whereas AWS CodeDeploy is used by Algorithmia, Adsia, and indico. Jenkins has a broader approval, being mentioned in 1774 company stacks & 1526 developers stacks; compared to AWS CodeDeploy, which is listed in 58 company stacks and 15 developer stacks.
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