AWS OpsWorks vs Puppet Bolt: What are the differences?
Developers describe AWS OpsWorks as "Model and manage your entire application from load balancers to databases using Chef". Start from templates for common technologies like Ruby, Node.JS, PHP, and Java, or build your own using Chef recipes to install software packages and perform any task that you can script. AWS OpsWorks can scale your application using automatic load-based or time-based scaling and maintain the health of your application by detecting failed instances and replacing them. You have full control of deployments and automation of each component . On the other hand, Puppet Bolt is detailed as "An open source orchestration tool that automates the manual work it takes to maintain your infrastructure". It is an open source orchestration tool that automates the manual work it takes to maintain your infrastructure. Use it to automate tasks that you perform on an as-needed basis or as part of a greater orchestration workflow.
AWS OpsWorks and Puppet Bolt belong to "Server Configuration and Automation" category of the tech stack.
Some of the features offered by AWS OpsWorks are:
- AWS OpsWorks lets you model the different components of your application as layers in a stack, and maps your logical architecture to a physical architecture. You can see all resources associated with your application, and their status, in one place.
- AWS OpsWorks provides an event-driven configuration system with rich deployment tools that allow you to efficiently manage your applications over their lifetime, including support for customizable deployments, rollback, partial deployments, patch management, automatic instance scaling, and auto healing.
- AWS OpsWorks lets you define template configurations for your entire environment in a format that you can maintain and version just like your application source code.
On the other hand, Puppet Bolt provides the following key features:
- Prebuilt tasks
- Automate deployments
- Open source
Puppet Bolt is an open source tool with 313 GitHub stars and 148 GitHub forks. Here's a link to Puppet Bolt's open source repository on GitHub.
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