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Score 8 out of 100
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Likelihood to Recommend

AWS CodePipeline

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.
Alec Dibble | TrustRadius Reviewer

Terraform

8 because it's currently best-in-class and is completely essential to use in contrast to not expressing your infrastructure as code. That said, new contenders are nipping at its heels, and I expect stronger tools to emerge in the coming years. Hopefully the Terraform team is able to keep pace.
Jude Allred | TrustRadius Reviewer

Pros

AWS CodePipeline

  • It is reliable and works without errors
  • It integrates well with our repository and all other AWS functions as well as our end database
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Terraform

  • Terraform is cloud agnostic. Just select the suitable provider for the cloud and it will do the job.
  • Templating is possible to make the Terraform templates reusable.
  • Variables can be created to make the templates generic so that it can be reused for different environments or resources.
Abdullah Khawer | TrustRadius Reviewer

Cons

AWS CodePipeline

  • Ease of use - things like CircleCI or other tools are a bit easier to learn.
  • Ability to build from more sources.
Richard Rout | TrustRadius Reviewer

Terraform

  • The errors generated by the plan and preview commands are pretty cryptic, it can be hard for newcomers to the scripting language to understand how to address problems.
  • Access controls around workspaces is limited which makes it harder to secure reduce the scope of teams ability.
  • Analytics around user usage, applies and plans would be helpful for managemenet.
Ben Carter | TrustRadius Reviewer

Usability

AWS CodePipeline

AWS CodePipeline 8.0
Based on 2 answers
AWS CodePipeline is very useable because of its Infrastructure as Code (IaC) capabilities. Since changes to the pipelines can be version controlled, minor changes in the pipelines can be pin-pointed to causing specific issues and fix or rolled back easily as needed. More CI/CD solutions need to completely support IaC. However, Github support is weak within the product.
Stephen Groat | TrustRadius Reviewer

Terraform

Terraform 8.0
Based on 1 answer
I love Terraform and I think it has done some great things for people that are working to automate their provisioning processes and also for those that are in the process of moving to the cloud or managing cloud resources. There are some quirks to HCL that take a little bit of getting used to and give picking up Terraform a little bit of a learning curve, thus the rating
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Performance

AWS CodePipeline

AWS CodePipeline 7.6
Based on 6 answers
AWS CodePipeline only speeds the delivery of code, it does not slow down any other used software and integrates perfectly with other tools. Although it is a web-based tool, it has great performance and compatibility. Besides that, it is greatly enhanced by the other tools of AWS. It is not only limited to AWS tools but can be used with other tools such as GitHub, Jenkins, etc.
Winston Mendes | TrustRadius Reviewer

Terraform

Terraform 9.4
Based on 6 answers
Terraform's performance is quite amazing when it comes to deployment of resources in AWS. Of course, the deployment times depend on various parameters like the number of resources to deploy and different regions to deploy. Terraform cannot control that. The only minor drawback probably shows up when a terraform job is terminated mid way. Then in many cases, time-consuming manual cleanup is required.
Dhruba Jyoti Nag | TrustRadius Reviewer

Support Rating

AWS CodePipeline

AWS CodePipeline 8.8
Based on 6 answers
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.
Ramindu Deshapriya | TrustRadius Reviewer

Terraform

Terraform 6.9
Based on 9 answers
I have yet to have an opportunity to reach out directly to HashiCorp for support on Terraform. However, I have spent a great deal of time considering their documentation as I use the tool. This opinion is based solely on that.I find the Terraform documentation to have great breadth but lacking in depth in many areas. I appreciate that all of the tool's resources have an entry in the docs but often the examples are lacking. Often, the examples provided are very basic and prompt additional exploration. Also, the links in the documentation often link back to the same page where one might expect to be linked to a different source with additional information.
Michael Jenkins | TrustRadius Reviewer

Alternatives Considered

AWS CodePipeline

AWS Codepipeline is proprietary to Amazon Web Services and works well when you're working with other AWS products. If you're using a different technology stack, then Codepipeline may not be the best tool and some open source/closed source tools available on the web may suffice.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Terraform

Terraform is a tool that is particularly well suited to managing infrastructure specifically. It brings "Infrastructure-as-code" to a level that hasn't been achieved with either Puppet or CloudFormation. The former is more accurately aimed at managing the deployment of code on an instance, managing dependencies and configuration files. The latter can manage infrastructure, but is AWS specific, and does not handle company wide infrastructure well nor does it provide a simple way to maintain a history or implement a code review process (ala pull requests). Terraform can start managing individual pieces of infrastructure, and gradually grow to encompass your entire infrastructure stack as needs require. It can refer to existing infrastructure without exerting control over that infrastructure, and being a text based tool, is amenable diffs, source control, and code reviews. It plays particularly well with Kubernetes, as you can use Terraform to stand up the infrastructure that Kubernetes runs on, and manage the permissions that Kubernetes apps require
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Return on Investment

AWS CodePipeline

  • 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.
Alec Dibble | TrustRadius Reviewer

Terraform

  • Our deployments are more reliable. This way we avoid having unexpected outages due to misconfiguration performed manually.
  • Agility. While doing this using our previous way, we used to spend hours to deploy a new environment. With Terraform it is just a few minutes.
  • Better control! We can track every single change in our environment by our control versioning system.
Erlon Sousa Pinheiro | TrustRadius Reviewer

Pricing Details

AWS CodePipeline

General

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

AWS CodePipeline Editions & Modules

Edition
Free TierFree
AWS CodePipeline$12
  1. per active pipeline/per month
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Terraform

General

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

Terraform Editions & Modules

Edition
Free$01
Team & Governance$202
BusinessContact sales team
  1. per month
  2. per user/per month
Additional Pricing Details

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