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Attribute Ratings

  • AWS CodePipeline is rated higher in 2 areas: Likelihood to Recommend, Support Rating

Likelihood to Recommend

9.0

AWS CodePipeline

90%
8 Ratings
7.0

Puppet Enterprise

70%
12 Ratings

Usability

9.0

AWS CodePipeline

90%
1 Rating

Puppet Enterprise

N/A
0 Ratings

Performance

7.6

AWS CodePipeline

76%
6 Ratings

Puppet Enterprise

N/A
0 Ratings

Support Rating

9.1

AWS CodePipeline

91%
4 Ratings
8.0

Puppet Enterprise

80%
1 Rating

Ease of integration

8.3

AWS CodePipeline

83%
3 Ratings

Puppet Enterprise

N/A
0 Ratings

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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Perforce Software

Puppet is good enough to get the job done, you can use it to automate deployments and maintain files and configurations, if this is all you're looking for it's great. If you're looking for more control over your systems as a whole without having to write your own scripts or install multiple configuration management systems then Puppet is not what you're looking for.
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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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Perforce Software

  • Provides a clear map of how a system is configured
  • Eases the creation of a system in a specific cluster as it is scripted in code
  • Simplifies configuration changes to a cluster or to every system such as rolling out vhost configurations, updating ldap roles, NFS mounts, etc
  • The syntax is very easy to read and carries a lot of fluidity once the language is learned.
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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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Perforce Software

  • The setup of Puppet is a nightmare compared to ansible. Anyone watching a youtube video can easily set up ansible with minimal IT knowledge. All one needs is the source IP addresses and we are good to go. Setting up Puppet is a more hands-on task and pushing the puppet agents to all the boxes is another issue. If the installation and setup were simplified like ansible that would attract a lot of people to this platform
  • The syntax of the code for Puppet is not as easy as ansible. Ansible simply follows a YAML format and it's like typing in normal English. Even complicated tasks can be written by just understanding YAML syntax. Perhaps Puppet needs to revisit the lanugage used and try to come up with a much simpler lanugage for writing code. This will make day-to-day usage easier.
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Pricing Details

AWS CodePipeline

Starting Price

$0

Editions & Modules

AWS CodePipeline editions and modules pricing
EditionModules
Free TierFree1
AWS CodePipeline12

Footnotes

  1. none
  2. per active pipeline/per month

Offerings

Free Trial
Free/Freemium Version
Premium Consulting/Integration Services

Entry-level set up fee?

No setup fee

Additional Details

Puppet Enterprise

Starting Price

Editions & Modules

Puppet Enterprise editions and modules pricing
EditionModules

Footnotes

    Offerings

    Free Trial
    Free/Freemium Version
    Premium Consulting/Integration Services

    Entry-level set up fee?

    No setup fee

    Additional Details

    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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    Perforce Software

    No answers on this topic

    Performance

    Amazon AWS

    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.
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    Perforce Software

    No answers on this topic

    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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    Perforce Software

    Puppet has top class support. You can simply mail them with their query and they will respond to your query in a timely manner. We do have enterprise license for puppet. Also there is a vibrant community for puppet out there. So even if you dont purchase a premium support option you can simply google your queries and get answers
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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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    Perforce Software

    HPSA is a licensed product and incurs significant upfront investment costs due to COTS licensing. Puppet Data Center Automation has a significantly lower upfront investment and product documentation is more readily available. Chef is a very similar offering, however, at the time our decision was considered, the adoption of Chef vs. Puppet was significantly less in the community.
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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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    Perforce Software

    • Cut deployment times down to around 1 hour from 4-5 hours.
    • Allows us to get a fully running system up from scratch in around 30 minutes.
    • Allows for a more clear view of what is required to get a host running.
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