JFrog Artifactory vs. Puppet Enterprise

Overview
ProductRatingMost Used ByProduct SummaryStarting Price
JFrog Artifactory
Score 8.3 out of 10
N/A
JFrog Artifactory is a software repository management solution for enterprises available on-premise or from the cloud, presented as a single solution for housing and managing all the artifacts, binaries, packages, files, containers, and components for use throughout the software supply chain. JFrog Artifactory serves as a central hub for DevOps, integrating with tools and processes to improve automation, increase integrity, and incorporate best practices along the way.
$150
per month
Puppet Enterprise
Score 8.3 out of 10
N/A
Puppet Enteprise is an IT automation and configuration management solution that enables users to manage and automate infrastructure and complex workflows. The vendor states Puppet Enterprise combines both model‑based and task-based capabilities in a way that enables organizations to scale their multi-cloud infrastructure as their automation footprint grows, with more flexibility from both agent-based and agentless capabilities.N/A
Pricing
JFrog ArtifactoryPuppet Enterprise
Editions & Modules
Pro
$150
per month unlimited users
Enterprise X
$750
per month unlimited users
Pro
$3,500
per year
Pro X
$21,500
per year
Enterprise X
$43,500
per year
Enterprise+
Custom Pricing
Enterprise+
Custom Pricing
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Offerings
Pricing Offerings
JFrog ArtifactoryPuppet Enterprise
Free Trial
NoNo
Free/Freemium Version
YesNo
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
NoNo
Entry-level Setup FeeNo setup feeNo setup fee
Additional Details
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User Ratings
JFrog ArtifactoryPuppet Enterprise
Likelihood to Recommend
8.5
(8 ratings)
7.0
(12 ratings)
Usability
10.0
(2 ratings)
-
(0 ratings)
Support Rating
8.9
(2 ratings)
8.0
(1 ratings)
User Testimonials
JFrog ArtifactoryPuppet Enterprise
Likelihood to Recommend
JFrog
It works at scale and a large number of accessible pipelines for searching, repository updates and indexing will become easier. JFrog provides end-to-end solutions for all DevOps needs. With this, Jfrog Artifactory specifically implements the management of highly available repositories, with a smooth interface and integration with all the main CI tools on the market.
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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
JFrog
  • Artifactory Management acting as a repository manager of docker images, application and component dependencies
  • Automate pipelines and thereby releasing changes faster
  • Supports high availability and scalability with multi site replication
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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
JFrog
  • We can always use support for more different types of packages in Artifactory.
  • We also would like to see the Artifactory X-Ray produce continue to mature.
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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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Usability
JFrog
The main problem that seems intractable is getting the checksum of the artifact. Managing container artifacts is a game changer for us during project execution, as the container artifact type exposes all base image and Docker file steps. This makes debugging or analysis easier. Jfrog Artifactory provides promotion feature and can automated from one environment repo to another environment repo before the deployment occurs.
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Perforce Software
No answers on this topic
Support Rating
JFrog
Support tickets take days to respond. The most basic of questions that should be knocked out in a few hours don't get answers for days. Tickets are also closed without resolution.
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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
JFrog
JFrog Artifactory has a much more friendly GUI, making package exploration less of a chore to do. Other than that, their features are pretty much comparable to each other. Both support multiple types of packages; both have API that can integrate well with CI/CD pipelines.
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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
JFrog
  • So many times it happens at the time of dependency resolution some of the servers are down e.g NPM, Maven central, PiPy in that cause our builds starts failing. By proxying these repositories with JFrog this is never happened again.
  • It reduced the additional cost of container image registry and management effort.
  • Support of integration with Build, Monitoring, and CI tools resulted in smooth automation and management.
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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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