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Habitat vs Azure Resource Manager: What are the differences?

Developers describe Habitat as "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. On the other hand, Azure Resource Manager is detailed as "* A management framework that allows administrators to deploy, manage and monitor Azure resources*". It also allows administrators to apply access controls to all services in a resource group with role-based access control (RBAC), which is integrated into ARM.

Habitat and Azure Resource Manager belong to "Infrastructure Build Tools" category of the tech stack.

Habitat and Azure Resource Manager are both open source tools. Habitat with 2.07K GitHub stars and 307 forks on GitHub appears to be more popular than Azure Resource Manager with 63 GitHub stars and 46 GitHub forks.

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Pros of Azure Resource Manager
Pros of Habitat
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    Bicep - Simple Declarative Language
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    Infrastructure-as-Code
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    Over 1K samples the QuickStart repo
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    Deep integration with Azure services like Azure Policy
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    Day 1 resource support
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    RBAC and Policies in templates
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    Versioned deployment via Blueprints
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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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What is Azure Resource Manager?

It is the deployment and management service for Azure. It provides a management layer that enables you to create, update, and delete resources in your Azure subscription. You use management features, like access control, locks, and tags, to secure and organize your resources after deployment.

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.

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What are some alternatives to Azure Resource Manager and Habitat?
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.
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.
PowerShell
A command-line shell and scripting language built on .NET. Helps system administrators and power-users rapidly automate tasks that manage operating systems (Linux, macOS, and Windows) and processes.
Chef
Chef enables you to manage and scale cloud infrastructure with no downtime or interruptions. Freely move applications and configurations from one cloud to another. Chef is integrated with all major cloud providers including Amazon EC2, VMWare, IBM Smartcloud, Rackspace, OpenStack, Windows Azure, HP Cloud, Google Compute Engine, Joyent Cloud and others.
Kubernetes
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.
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