Jenkins vs Puppet Labs: What are the differences?
Jenkins: An extendable open source continuous integration server. In a nutshell Jenkins CI is the leading open-source continuous integration server. Built with Java, it provides over 300 plugins to support building and testing virtually any project; Puppet Labs: 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.
Jenkins and Puppet Labs are primarily classified as "Continuous Integration" and "Server Configuration and Automation" tools respectively.
Some of the features offered by Jenkins are:
- Easy installation
- Easy configuration
- Change set support
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.
"Hosted internally" is the primary reason why developers consider Jenkins over the competitors, whereas "Devops" was stated as the key factor in picking Puppet Labs.
Jenkins and Puppet Labs are both open source tools. Jenkins with 13.2K GitHub stars and 5.43K forks on GitHub appears to be more popular than Puppet Labs with 5.34K GitHub stars and 2.1K GitHub forks.
Instacart, Lyft, and Twitch are some of the popular companies that use Jenkins, whereas Puppet Labs is used by Twitch, PayPal, and Salesforce. Jenkins has a broader approval, being mentioned in 1753 company stacks & 1479 developers stacks; compared to Puppet Labs, which is listed in 181 company stacks and 48 developer stacks.