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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.

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Pros of Habitat
Pros of Nomad
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    Easy to use
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    Supervisor is great concept
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    Lightweight
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    Cross platform builds
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    Built in Consul integration
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    Easy setup
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    Bult-in Vault integration
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    Built-in federation support
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    Autoscaling support
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    Self-healing
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    Bult-in Vault inegration
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    Managable by terraform
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    Open source
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    Multiple workload support
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    Nice ACL
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    Stable
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    Flexible
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    Simple

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Cons of Habitat
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      Easy to start with
    • 1
      HCL language for configuration, an unpopular DSL
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      Small comunity

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    What is Habitat?

    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.

    What is Nomad?

    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.

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    What are some alternatives to Habitat and Nomad?
    Terraform
    With Terraform, you describe your complete infrastructure as code, even as it spans multiple service providers. Your servers may come from AWS, your DNS may come from CloudFlare, and your database may come from Heroku. Terraform will build all these resources across all these providers in parallel.
    AWS CloudFormation
    You can use AWS CloudFormation’s sample templates or create your own templates to describe the AWS resources, and any associated dependencies or runtime parameters, required to run your application. You don’t need to figure out the order in which AWS services need to be provisioned or the subtleties of how to make those dependencies work.
    Packer
    Packer automates the creation of any type of machine image. It embraces modern configuration management by encouraging you to use automated scripts to install and configure the software within your Packer-made images.
    Pulumi
    Pulumi is a cloud development platform that makes creating cloud programs easy and productive. Skip the YAML and just write code. Pulumi is multi-language, multi-cloud and fully extensible in both its engine and ecosystem of packages.
    AWS Cloud Development Kit
    It is an open source software development framework to model and provision your cloud application resources using familiar programming languages. It uses the familiarity and expressive power of programming languages for modeling your applications. It provides you with high-level components that preconfigure cloud resources with proven defaults, so you can build cloud applications without needing to be an expert.
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