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AccuRev

9 Ratings

SaltStack

22 Ratings

AccuRev

9 Ratings
Score 4.3 out of 101

SaltStack

22 Ratings
Score 9.3 out of 101

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AccuRev

Very slow and not intuitive; it would be my last choice for version control systems.The UI is a little confusing at times and seems a little outdated. It needs a lot of improvement. It is suited for small projects and fewer number of projects. But if there are huge projects and many projects to be maintained in a portfolio, its a little hard to manage.
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SaltStack

SaltStack is a very well architected toolset and framework for reliably managing distributed systems' complexity at varied scale. If the diversity of kind or number of assets is low, or the dependencies are bounded and simple, it might be overkill. Realization that you need SaltStack might come in the form of other tools, scripts, or jobs whose code has become difficult, unreliable, or unmaintainable. Rather than a native from-scratch SaltStack design, be aware that SaltStack can be added on to tools like Docker or Chef and optionally factor those tools out or other tools into the mix.
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Pros

  • Creation of streams & workspaces are easy.
  • Easy integration with other bug tracking or tasking tools like JIRA.
  • File comparison and history is possible.
  • Project creation and setup is easy.
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  • Targeting is easy and yet extremely granular - I can target machines by name, role, operating system, init system, distro, regex, or any combination of the above.
  • Abstraction of OS, package manager and package details is far advanced beyond any other CRM I have seen. The ability to set one configuration for a package across multiple distros, and have it apply correctly no matter the distrospecific naming convention or package installation procedure, is amazing.
  • Abstraction of environments is similarly valuable - I can set a firewall rule to allow ssh from "management", and have that be defined as a specific IP range per dev, test, and prod.
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Cons

  • The tool allows duplicate file name, if both are present in different directories. This creates confusion if multiple people are working on the same file. It should at least produce a warning.
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  • There are no big issues with SaltStack. I'll highlight a few minor items to consider here. One is version numbers of the software. This can be a little confusing to newcomers.
  • The documentation is good now, but used to be lacking.
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AccuRev6.1
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It covers all the industry needs. It has all the features required to be complete our tasks. Our whole group is very comfortable with this tool.
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I have used the following:CFEnginePuppetChef (only a cursory usage after a one day course)Ansible (cursory usage after reading a book on Ansible)Chef is the closest competitor to SaltStack. It is slower though and requires a somewhat complicated installation.Puppet is slow. The design requires the bulk of work to happen on the Puppet master. It does not scale well. It is built for 2005 servers, not cloud.Ansible is ssh only by design. Orchestration is very difficult to achieve
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Return on Investment

  • Better team coordination.
  • Avoid confusion by having one place for all documentation and code.
  • Better project management by having different work streams.
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  • Engineering spends less time on Ops
  • Engineering has more time to build features
  • Server farm is more stable, which means better uptime and happier customer, as well as less pages for engineers.
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Pricing Details

AccuRev

General
Free Trial
Free/Freemium Version
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
Entry-level set up fee?
Optional
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SaltStack

General
Free Trial
Free/Freemium Version
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
Entry-level set up fee?
No
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