helm VS charts

Compare helm vs charts and see what are their differences.

helm

The Kubernetes Package Manager [Moved to: https://github.com/helm/helm] (by kubernetes)

charts

⚠️(OBSOLETE) Curated applications for Kubernetes (by helm)
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helm

Posts with mentions or reviews of helm. We have used some of these posts to build our list of alternatives and similar projects. The last one was on 2021-07-15.
  • go startpack
    dev.to | 2021-07-15
    Helm (label: good first issue) The Kubernetes Package Manager
  • My Journey With Spark On Kubernetes... In Python (1/3)
    dev.to | 2021-04-12
    In this section, you use Helm to deploy the Kubernetes Operator for Apache Spark from the incubator Chart repository. Helm is a package manager you can use to configure and deploy Kubernetes apps.

charts

Posts with mentions or reviews of charts. We have used some of these posts to build our list of alternatives and similar projects. The last one was on 2021-09-21.
  • Prometheus Definitive Guide Part III - Prometheus Operator
    dev.to | 2021-09-21
    Enter the default username: admin and password: prom-operator which you can find from here to access Grafana.
  • Everything you need to know about Helm – Part I
    Charts Repo: the official repo for Helm charts. It is located in https://github.com/helm/charts
  • Multipass, Microk8s, Prometheus and Grafana
    dev.to | 2021-08-28
  • ECS migrate to EKS part 3
    dev.to | 2021-08-15
  • Deploying Jenkins on Google Cloud
    dev.to | 2021-07-28
    In this step opta generates terraform code to deploys helm chart. You can review the plan and accept it. It will take around 2-3 minutes for the plan to get applied. For specifying values to the helm chart you can modify the values inside opta-gcp/opta.yml . Refer to jenkins helm chart for more details https://github.com/helm/charts/tree/master/stable/jenkins. After opta apply finishes you will have jenkins up and running on your infra.
  • k8s-secretgen: Got tired of generating secrets for testing stuff so I made a script to automate it.
    I do use Helm to deploy, but the trouble with using it for secrets is that it overwrites them on an upgrade.
  • My Journey With Spark On Kubernetes... In Python (1/3)
    dev.to | 2021-04-12
    In this section, you use Helm to deploy the Kubernetes Operator for Apache Spark from the incubator Chart repository. Helm is a package manager you can use to configure and deploy Kubernetes apps.
  • Autoscaling Redis applications on Kubernetes 🚀🚀
    dev.to | 2021-03-02
    Redis: I have used Azure Cache for Redis, but feel free to explore other options e.g. you can install one in your Kubernetes cluster using a Helm chart).
  • How to Monitor your Azure Kubernetes Cluster
    dev.to | 2021-02-24
    To install Prometheus, the most convenient way is using the Prometheus Operator Helm Chart. Helm is a package manager for Kubernetes. It simplifies the installation by integrating most of the necessary configuration settings into one package. The following instructions are based on a blog post which describes the installation process specific for AKS clusters.
  • K3s distributed persistent storage
    I’m pretty happy using NFS for this: https://github.com/helm/charts/tree/master/stable/nfs-client-provisioner

What are some alternatives?

When comparing helm and charts you can also consider the following projects:

external-dns - Configure external DNS servers (AWS Route53, Google CloudDNS and others) for Kubernetes Ingresses and Services

cdk8s - Define Kubernetes native apps and abstractions using object-oriented programming [Moved to: https://github.com/cdk8s-team/cdk8s]

snowflake - Snowflake is a network service for generating unique ID numbers at high scale with some simple guarantees.

keda - KEDA is a Kubernetes-based Event Driven Autoscaling component. It provides event driven scale for any container running in Kubernetes