Kubernetes vs Puppet Labs: What are the differences?
Developers describe Kubernetes as "Manage a cluster of Linux containers as a single system to accelerate Dev and simplify Ops". Kubernetes is an open source orchestration system for Docker containers. It handles scheduling onto nodes in a compute cluster and actively manages workloads to ensure that their state matches the users declared intentions. 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.
Kubernetes and Puppet Labs are primarily classified as "Container" and "Server Configuration and Automation" tools respectively.
Some of the features offered by Kubernetes are:
- Lightweight, simple and accessible
- Built for a multi-cloud world, public, private or hybrid
- Highly modular, designed so that all of its components are easily swappable
On the other hand, Puppet Labs provides the following key features:
- Insight- Puppet Enterprise's event inspector gives immediate and actionable insight into your environment, showing you what changed, where and how by classes, nodes and resources.
- Discovery- Puppet Enterprise delivers a dynamic and fully-pluggable discovery service that allows you to take advantage of any data source or real-time query results to quickly locate, identify and group cloud nodes.
- Provisioning- Automatically provision and configure bare metal, virtual, and private or public cloud capacity, all from a single pane. Save time getting your cloud projects off the ground by reusing the same configuration modules you set up for your physical deployments.
"Leading docker container management solution" is the primary reason why developers consider Kubernetes over the competitors, whereas "Devops" was stated as the key factor in picking Puppet Labs.
Kubernetes and Puppet Labs are both open source tools. It seems that Kubernetes with 55K GitHub stars and 19.1K forks on GitHub has more adoption than Puppet Labs with 5.37K GitHub stars and 2.1K GitHub forks.
Google, Slack, and Shopify are some of the popular companies that use Kubernetes, whereas Puppet Labs is used by Uber Technologies, Twitch, and PayPal. Kubernetes has a broader approval, being mentioned in 1046 company stacks & 1096 developers stacks; compared to Puppet Labs, which is listed in 180 company stacks and 49 developer stacks.
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