Helm vs Terraform: What are the differences?
Helm: The Kubernetes Package Manager. Helm is the best way to find, share, and use software built for Kubernetes; Terraform: Describe your complete infrastructure as code and build resources across providers. 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.
Helm can be classified as a tool in the "Container Tools" category, while Terraform is grouped under "Infrastructure Build Tools".
Helm and Terraform are both open source tools. It seems that Terraform with 17.7K GitHub stars and 4.83K forks on GitHub has more adoption than Helm with 12.6K GitHub stars and 4.06K GitHub forks.
According to the StackShare community, Terraform has a broader approval, being mentioned in 510 company stacks & 313 developers stacks; compared to Helm, which is listed in 85 company stacks and 23 developer stacks.
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