AWS CodePipeline vs. Azure Kubernetes Service (AKS)

Overview
ProductRatingMost Used ByProduct SummaryStarting Price
AWS CodePipeline
Score 7.3 out of 10
N/A
AWS CodePipeline is a fully managed continuous delivery service that helps users automate release pipelines for fast, reliable application and infrastructure updates. CodePipeline automates the build, test, and deploy phases of the release process every time there is a code change, based on the release model a user defines. This is to enable rapid, reliable delivery of features and updates. Users can integrate AWS CodePipeline with third-party services such as GitHub or with a custom plugin. AWS…
$1
per active pipeline/per month
Azure Kubernetes Service (AKS)
Score 8.2 out of 10
N/A
Microsoft's Azure Kubernetes Service (AKS) is designed to make deploying and managing containerized applications easy. It offers serverless Kubernetes, an integrated continuous integration and continuous delivery (CI/CD) experience, and enterprise-grade security and governance. It allows development and operations teams on a single platform to rapidly build, deliver, and scale applications with confidence.N/A
Pricing
AWS CodePipelineAzure Kubernetes Service (AKS)
Editions & Modules
AWS CodePipeline
$1
per active pipeline/per month
Free Tier
Free
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Offerings
Pricing Offerings
AWS CodePipelineAzure Kubernetes Service (AKS)
Free Trial
NoNo
Free/Freemium Version
YesNo
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
NoNo
Entry-level Setup FeeNo setup feeNo setup fee
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Community Pulse
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AWS CodePipelineAzure Kubernetes Service (AKS)
Small Businesses
GitLab
GitLab
Score 9.0 out of 10
Docker
Docker
Score 9.1 out of 10
Medium-sized Companies
GitLab
GitLab
Score 9.0 out of 10
Docker
Docker
Score 9.1 out of 10
Enterprises
GitLab
GitLab
Score 9.0 out of 10
Docker
Docker
Score 9.1 out of 10
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User Ratings
AWS CodePipelineAzure Kubernetes Service (AKS)
Likelihood to Recommend
9.0
(7 ratings)
8.5
(5 ratings)
Usability
9.0
(1 ratings)
-
(0 ratings)
Performance
6.8
(4 ratings)
-
(0 ratings)
Support Rating
9.1
(4 ratings)
9.0
(2 ratings)
Ease of integration
7.4
(2 ratings)
-
(0 ratings)
User Testimonials
AWS CodePipelineAzure Kubernetes Service (AKS)
Likelihood to Recommend
Amazon AWS
I think AWS CodePipeline is a great tool for anyone wanted automated deployments in a multi-server/container AWS environment. AWS also offers services like Elastic Beanstalk that provide a more managed hosting & deployment experience. CodePipeline is a good middle ground with solid, built-in automation with enough customizability to not lock people into one deployment or architecture philosophy.
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Microsoft
At one instance, there was a fire in our data center and the backup power had some issues because of which the whole DC went down. I believe with AKS and the replication it's easier to handle such a situation. Also, the scenario would have been pretty transparent to the end-users.
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Pros
Amazon AWS
  • It is reliable and works without errors
  • It integrates well with our repository and all other AWS functions as well as our end database
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Microsoft
  • Highly repeatable process
  • Minimizes the amount of software to install
  • Easily scale resources to meet demand
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Cons
Amazon AWS
  • Ease of use - things like CircleCI or other tools are a bit easier to learn.
  • Ability to build from more sources.
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Microsoft
  • Need to update cluster manually
  • Policies cannot be updated for existing components
  • if any change in policy every has to create cluster
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Usability
Amazon AWS
Overall, I give AWS Codepipeline a 9 because it gets the job done and I can't complain much about the web interface as much of the action is taking place behind the scenes on the terminal locally or via Amazon's infrastructure anyway. It would be nicer to have a better flowing and visualizable web interface, however.
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Microsoft
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Performance
Amazon AWS
Our pipeline takes about 30 minutes to run through. Although this time depends on the applications you are using on either end, I feel that it is a reasonable time to make upgrades and updates to our system as it is not an every day push.
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Microsoft
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Support Rating
Amazon AWS
We didn't need a lot of support with AWS CodePipeline as it was pretty straightforward to configure and use, but where we ran into problems, the AWS community was able to help. AWS support agents were also helpful in resolving some of the minor issues we encountered, which we could not find a solution elsewhere.
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Microsoft
Microsoft support was really good, whenever we raise any ticket they come back to us within a couple of hours.
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Alternatives Considered
Amazon AWS
CodeCommit and CodeDeploy can be used with CodePipeline so it’s not really fair to stack them against each other as they can be quite the compliment. The same goes for Beanstalk, which is often used as a deployment target in relation to CodePipeline.

CodePipeline fulfills the CI/CD duty, where the other services do not focus on that specific function. They are supplements, not replacements. CodePipeline will detect the updated code and handle deploying it to the actual instance via Beanstalk.

Jenkins is open source and not a native AWS service, that is its primary differentiator. Jenkins can also be used as a supplement to CodePipeline.
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Microsoft
The ability to create new instances (i.e. elastic provisioning) is probably the fastest with Azure Kubernetes Service compared to the alternatives that I have looked at. From a pricing perspective, Microsoft always seems to find a way to be more competitive in this area, and literally every other field they play in.
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Return on Investment
Amazon AWS
  • CodePipeline has reduced ongoing devops costs for my clients, especially around deployment & testing.
  • CodePipeline has sped up development workflow by making the deployment process automated off git pushes. Deployment takes very little coordination as the system will just trigger based on what is the latest commit in a branch.
  • CodePipeline offered a lot of out-of-the-box functionality that was much simpler to setup than a dedicated CI server. It allowed the deployment process to built and put into production with much less and effort and cost compared to rolling the functionality manually.
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Microsoft
  • Positive impact in moving applications to cloud from the in-hose data center to save cost
  • Sometimes got affected with some bugs on the AKS infrastructure but hasn't caused a big kios as our production footprint in AKS is not yet high
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