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Salt vs Puppet Bolt: What are the differences?

Salt: Fast, scalable and flexible software for data center automation. Salt is a new approach to infrastructure management. Easy enough to get running in minutes, scalable enough to manage tens of thousands of servers, and fast enough to communicate with them in seconds Salt delivers a dynamic communication bus for infrastructures that can be used for orchestration, remote execution, configuration management and much more.; Puppet Bolt: An open source orchestration tool that automates the manual work it takes to maintain your infrastructure. It is an open source orchestration tool that automates the manual work it takes to maintain your infrastructure. Use it to automate tasks that you perform on an as-needed basis or as part of a greater orchestration workflow.

Salt and Puppet Bolt can be primarily classified as "Server Configuration and Automation" tools.

Some of the features offered by Salt are:

  • Remote execution is the core function of Salt. Running pre-defined or arbitrary commands on remote hosts.
  • Salt modules are the core of remote execution. They provide functionality such as installing packages, restarting a service, running a remote command, transferring files, and infinitely more
  • Building on the remote execution core is a robust and flexible configuration management framework. Execution happens on the minions allowing effortless, simultaneous configuration of tens of thousands of hosts.

On the other hand, Puppet Bolt provides the following key features:

  • Prebuilt tasks
  • Automate deployments
  • Open source

Salt and Puppet Bolt are both open source tools. Salt with 10.8K GitHub stars and 4.83K forks on GitHub appears to be more popular than Puppet Bolt with 313 GitHub stars and 148 GitHub forks.

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Pros of Puppet Bolt
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    Easy to Install
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    Powerful
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    Simple
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    Agentless
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    Flexible
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    Easy
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    Remote execution
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    Enormously flexible
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    Great plugin API
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    Python
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    Extensible
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    Scalable
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    nginx
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    Vagrant provisioner
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    HipChat
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    Best IaaC
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    Automatisation
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    Parallel Execution

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Cons of Puppet Bolt
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      Bloated
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      Dangerous
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      No immutable infrastructure

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    What is Puppet Bolt?

    It is an open source orchestration tool that automates the manual work it takes to maintain your infrastructure. Use it to automate tasks that you perform on an as-needed basis or as part of a greater orchestration workflow.

    What is Salt?

    Salt is a new approach to infrastructure management. Easy enough to get running in minutes, scalable enough to manage tens of thousands of servers, and fast enough to communicate with them in seconds. Salt delivers a dynamic communication bus for infrastructures that can be used for orchestration, remote execution, configuration management and much more.

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