Concourse vs Varnish: What are the differences?
Concourse: 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; Varnish: High-performance HTTP accelerator. Varnish Cache is a web application accelerator also known as a caching HTTP reverse proxy. You install it in front of any server that speaks HTTP and configure it to cache the contents. Varnish Cache is really, really fast. It typically speeds up delivery with a factor of 300 - 1000x, depending on your architecture.
Concourse belongs to "Continuous Integration" category of the tech stack, while Varnish can be primarily classified under "Web Cache".
"Real pipelines" is the top reason why over 8 developers like Concourse, while over 99 developers mention "High-performance" as the leading cause for choosing Varnish.
Concourse and Varnish are both open source tools. Concourse with 4K GitHub stars and 482 forks on GitHub appears to be more popular than Varnish with 908 GitHub stars and 216 GitHub forks.
Pinterest, 9GAG, and Twitch are some of the popular companies that use Varnish, whereas Concourse is used by DigitalOcean, Starbucks, and HelloFresh. Varnish has a broader approval, being mentioned in 1006 company stacks & 140 developers stacks; compared to Concourse, which is listed in 18 company stacks and 17 developer stacks.
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 !
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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