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Ansible

66 Ratings

Jenkins

179 Ratings

Ansible

66 Ratings
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Score 8.9 out of 101

Jenkins

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Score 8.5 out of 101

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Likelihood to Recommend

Ansible

Ansible is perfect for provisioning virtual machines or containers. It's also useful for standardized setup of different software projects. For example, the main supported setup configuration of Red Hat Open Shift is made in Ansible.
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Jenkins

Jenkins is wonderful for technically proficient users to setup continuous integration quickly. In addition, if you have processes that are currently only available via command-line utilities - you can setup Jenkins jobs to run these and this now makes those jobs accessible for users who cannot or will not use command-line. In addition, the easy to use interface allows more than the tech team to utilize jobs after they are set up allowing you to spread the workload for manually triggered jobs.
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Pros

  • Ansible allows us to separate configurations by using group variables.
  • Splitting up different set of tasks into roles makes for better organization and readability.
  • Ansible Galaxy makes it cost and time efficient by finding and re-using existing automation that others have spent time developing.
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  • Continuous integration
  • Zero downtime and automatic/scheduled jobs
  • No manual effort
  • Jobs can be turned enabled and disabled at any time with any configuration settings
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Cons

  • It is hard to pass in run-time parameters to Ansible.
  • It is difficult to do one off tasks using Ansible because of the amount of set up required before a working solution.
  • Too many modules can create confusion when creating automation.
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  • UI Interface
  • API
  • Administration
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Usability

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Jenkins8.0
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It's is fairly good but not perfect.
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Alternatives Considered

Chef seems slow to develop with and there are lots of moving pieces associated with it. Ansible is much simpler and easier to get started with while having the same powerful modules to manage infrastructure.
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It is free, of course that's the best advantage. Great number of plugins. Largest active developer community among peer competitors. Very few competitors have got the pipelines features right as good as Jenkins.
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Return on Investment

  • Ansible has definitely helped our security team keep our servers up to date on the latest vulnerabilities through their continuous team of patch deployments.
  • The time to market for our code deployments have sped up 3 fold at least and is expected to continue improving as more teams are comfortable with DevOps framework.
  • Ansible is open source and free, which is great. But for an enterprise deployment, we had to budget for extra nodes as Tower only comes with licenses for 10.
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  • Has streamlined the build, release and deployment schedules with the automation it provides
  • Very easy to run automated tests and promote code to higher environments.
  • Scripting support helps to customize as per the organization's needs.
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Pricing Details

Ansible

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

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