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Concourse vs Puppet Labs: What are the differences?

Developers describe Concourse as "Pipeline-based CI system written in Go". Concourse's principles reduce the risk of switching to and from Concourse, by encouraging practices that decouple your project from your CI's little details, and keeping all configuration in declarative files that can be checked into version control. On the other hand, Puppet Labs is detailed as "Server automation framework and application". Puppet is an automated administrative engine for your Linux, Unix, and Windows systems and performs administrative tasks (such as adding users, installing packages, and updating server configurations) based on a centralized specification.

Concourse can be classified as a tool in the "Continuous Integration" category, while Puppet Labs is grouped under "Server Configuration and Automation".

"Real pipelines" is the primary reason why developers consider Concourse over the competitors, whereas "Devops" was stated as the key factor in picking Puppet Labs.

Concourse and Puppet Labs are both open source tools. It seems that Puppet Labs with 5.37K GitHub stars and 2.1K forks on GitHub has more adoption than Concourse with 3.99K GitHub stars and 482 GitHub forks.

Uber Technologies, Twitch, and PayPal are some of the popular companies that use Puppet Labs, whereas Concourse is used by DigitalOcean, Starbucks, and HelloFresh. Puppet Labs has a broader approval, being mentioned in 180 company stacks & 49 developers stacks; compared to Concourse, which is listed in 18 company stacks and 17 developer stacks.

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I'm planning to setup complete CD-CD setup for spark and python application which we are going to deploy in aws lambda and EMR Cluster. Which tool would be best one to choose. Since my company is trying to adopt to concourse i would like to understand what are the lack of capabilities concourse have . Thanks in advance !

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Maxi Krone
Cloud Engineer at fme AG · | 2 upvotes · 117.2K views
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Concourse

I would definetly recommend Concourse to you, as it is one of the most advanced modern methods of making CI/CD while Jenkins is an old monolithic dinosaur. Concourse itself is cloudnative and containerbased which helps you to build simple, high-performance and scalable CI/CD pipelines. In my opinion, the only lack of skills you have with Concourse is your own knowledge of how to build pipelines and automate things. Technincally there is no lack, i would even say you can extend it way more easily. But as a Con it is more easy to interact with Jenkins if you are only used to UIs. Concourse needs someone which is capable of using CLIs.

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Chef
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Ansible

I'm just getting started using Vagrant to help automate setting up local VMs to set up a Kubernetes cluster (development and experimentation only). (Yes, I do know about minikube)

I'm looking for a tool to help install software packages, setup users, etc..., on these VMs. I'm also fairly new to Ansible, Chef, and Puppet. What's a good one to start with to learn? I might decide to try all 3 at some point for my own curiosity.

The most important factors for me are simplicity, ease of use, shortest learning curve.

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Ansible

I have been working with Puppet and Ansible. The reason why I prefer ansible is the distribution of it. Ansible is more lightweight and therefore more popular. This leads to situations, where you can get fully packaged applications for ansible (e.g. confluent) supported by the vendor, but only incomplete packages for Puppet.

The only advantage I would see with Puppet if someone wants to use Foreman. This is still better supported with Puppet.

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Gabriel Pa
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If you are just starting out, might as well learn Kubernetes There's a lot of tools that come with Kube that make it easier to use and most importantly: you become cloud-agnostic. We use Ansible because it's a lot simpler than Chef or Puppet and if you use Docker Compose for your deployments you can re-use them with Kubernetes later when you migrate

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Pros of Concourse
Pros of Puppet Labs
  • 14
    Real pipelines
  • 9
    Containerised builds
  • 9
    Flexible engine
  • 5
    Fast
  • 3
    Open source
  • 3
    Simple configuration management
  • 3
    No Snowflakes
  • 1
    You have to do everything
  • 1
    Fancy Visualization
  • 50
    Devops
  • 44
    Automate it
  • 26
    Reusable components
  • 21
    Dynamic and idempotent server configuration
  • 18
    Great community
  • 12
    Very scalable
  • 12
    Cloud management
  • 10
    Easy to maintain
  • 9
    Free tier
  • 6
    Works with Amazon EC2
  • 4
    Ruby
  • 4
    Declarative
  • 3
    Works with Azure
  • 3
    Works with OpenStack
  • 1
    Ease of use
  • 1
    Nginx

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Cons of Concourse
Cons of Puppet Labs
  • 2
    Fail forward instead of rollback pattern
  • 2
    Steep learning curve

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What is Concourse?

Concourse's principles reduce the risk of switching to and from Concourse, by encouraging practices that decouple your project from your CI's little details, and keeping all configuration in declarative files that can be checked into version control.

What is Puppet Labs?

Puppet is an automated administrative engine for your Linux, Unix, and Windows systems and performs administrative tasks (such as adding users, installing packages, and updating server configurations) based on a centralized specification.

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What are some alternatives to Concourse and Puppet Labs?
Jenkins
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.
CircleCI
Continuous integration and delivery platform helps software teams rapidly release code with confidence by automating the build, test, and deploy process. Offers a modern software development platform that lets teams ramp.
Spinnaker
Created at Netflix, it has been battle-tested in production by hundreds of teams over millions of deployments. It combines a powerful and flexible pipeline management system with integrations to the major cloud providers.
TeamCity
TeamCity is a user-friendly continuous integration (CI) server for professional developers, build engineers, and DevOps. It is trivial to setup and absolutely free for small teams and open source projects.
GitLab CI
GitLab offers a continuous integration service. If you add a .gitlab-ci.yml file to the root directory of your repository, and configure your GitLab project to use a Runner, then each merge request or push triggers your CI pipeline.
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