Chocolatey vs. Helm

Overview
ProductRatingMost Used ByProduct SummaryStarting Price
Chocolatey
Score 9.3 out of 10
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Chocolatey is software management automation for Windows designed to make complex tasks simple, from Chocolatey Software in Topeka. The vendor states Chocolatey can easily handle all aspects of package management, but it is also able to work well within the existing ecosystem that is Windows software management.N/A
Helm
Score 8.2 out of 10
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Helm is an open source Kubernetes package manager.N/A
Pricing
ChocolateyHelm
Editions & Modules
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Offerings
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ChocolateyHelm
Free Trial
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Free/Freemium Version
NoNo
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
NoNo
Entry-level Setup FeeNo setup feeNo setup fee
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Community Pulse
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User Ratings
ChocolateyHelm
Likelihood to Recommend
6.8
(2 ratings)
8.2
(3 ratings)
Support Rating
-
(0 ratings)
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User Testimonials
ChocolateyHelm
Likelihood to Recommend
Chocolatey Software
It is very easy to install a batch of Windows software from the command line when setting up a new machine. All needed software installs could be scripted in one batch file and then run on a new machine. It is also very easy to keep the installed software up-to-date via the command line.
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Open Source
If you need to automate the deployment of environments in Kubernetes and these environments should be easily replicable in other regions of your cloud provider or even in other cloud providers, then this is the tool for you. Just be prepared for a certain degree of complexity when creating the charts.
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Pros
Chocolatey Software
  • Package management
  • Dependency management
  • Ease of use
  • Availability of libs
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Open Source
  • Templates - The ability to create templates is really helpful and help creates a baseline for package management.
  • Rollbacks - it is godsend. Period.
  • Dry-run - This really is helpful when troubleshooting deployments and is great for testing out new charts as well.
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Cons
Chocolatey Software
  • Available software to install is not easy to find.
  • You need admin rights to install all software.
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Open Source
  • concurrent deployments
  • templating values files
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Support Rating
Chocolatey Software
No answers on this topic
Open Source
We didn't really need support, but the open-source community seemed responsive and informative when it came to issues. Many cloud native consultancy companies (including ourselves) offer support for Helm.
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Alternatives Considered
Chocolatey Software
The big reason I picked Chocolatey was the fact that npm and Maven are not well-suited for native windows environments. I had to run on a Windows Server virtual machine, so was limited by what I could use, and I did not want to install WSL on the machine. So, I picked Chocolately for dependency management on those machines.
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Open Source
We have a natural trending to use what is a reference in its space and Helm has being leader in its area for a long time. Since it has all features we need didn't make sense to us to invest time on researching and testing other alternatives, so Helm was our first and only tool in regards of automating deployments on Kubernetes
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Return on Investment
Chocolatey Software
  • Improved time to setup new machines
  • Improved security due to easy update process of installed software
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Open Source
  • Reduction in human effort.
  • Streamline software versions and upgrades.
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