Chef vs. Salt vs. Mina



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Description

What is Chef?

Chef enables you to manage and scale cloud infrastructure with no downtime or interruptions. Freely move applications and configurations from one cloud to another. Chef is integrated with all major cloud providers including Amazon EC2, VMWare, IBM Smartcloud, Rackspace, OpenStack, Windows Azure, HP Cloud, Google Compute Engine, Joyent Cloud and others.

What is Salt?

Salt is a new approach to infrastructure management. Easy enough to get running in minutes, scalable enough to manage tens of thousands of servers, and fast enough to communicate with them in seconds. Salt delivers a dynamic communication bus for infrastructures that can be used for orchestration, remote execution, configuration management and much more.

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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Pros

Why do developers choose Chef?
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Why do developers choose Salt?
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Why do developers choose Mina?
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Cons

What are the cons of using Chef?
No Cons submitted yet for Chef
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What are the cons of using Salt?
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What are the cons of using Mina?
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Pricing

How much does Chef cost?
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Companies

What companies use Chef?
431 companies on StackShare use Chef
What companies use Salt?
103 companies on StackShare use Salt
What companies use Mina?
9 companies on StackShare use Mina

Integrations

What tools integrate with Chef?
21 tools on StackShare integrate with Chef
What tools integrate with Salt?
4 tools on StackShare integrate with Salt
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What are some alternatives to Chef, Salt, and Mina?

  • Ansible - Radically simple configuration-management, application deployment, task-execution, and multi-node orchestration engine
  • Capistrano - A remote server automation and deployment tool written in Ruby
  • Puppet Labs - Server automation framework and application
  • Fabric - Simple, Pythonic remote execution and deployment

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