Terraform vs troposphere: What are the differences?
Developers describe Terraform as "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. On the other hand, troposphere is detailed as "Library to create AWS CloudFormation descriptions". The troposphere library allows for easier creation of the AWS CloudFormation JSON by writing Python code to describe the AWS resources. troposphere also includes some basic support for OpenStack resources via Heat.
Terraform can be classified as a tool in the "Infrastructure Build Tools" category, while troposphere is grouped under "AWS Tools".
Terraform and troposphere are both open source tools. It seems that Terraform with 17.4K GitHub stars and 4.77K forks on GitHub has more adoption than troposphere with 3.62K GitHub stars and 1.11K GitHub forks.
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