Habitat vs Nomad: What are the differences?
Habitat: Application Automation framework by Chef. Habitat is a new approach to automation that focuses on the application instead of the infrastructure it runs on. With Habitat, the apps you build, deploy, and manage behave consistently in any runtime — metal, VMs, containers, and PaaS. You'll spend less time on the environment and more time building features; Nomad: A cluster manager and scheduler. Nomad is a cluster manager, designed for both long lived services and short lived batch processing workloads. Developers use a declarative job specification to submit work, and Nomad ensures constraints are satisfied and resource utilization is optimized by efficient task packing. Nomad supports all major operating systems and virtualized, containerized, or standalone applications.
Habitat and Nomad are primarily classified as "Infrastructure Build" and "Cluster Management" tools respectively.
Habitat and Nomad are both open source tools. It seems that Nomad with 4.93K GitHub stars and 893 forks on GitHub has more adoption than Habitat with 1.97K GitHub stars and 294 GitHub forks.