Nomad VS Rundeck

Compare Nomad vs Rundeck and see what are their differences.


Nomad is an easy-to-use, flexible, and performant workload orchestrator that can deploy a mix of microservice, batch, containerized, and non-containerized applications. Nomad is easy to operate and scale and has native Consul and Vault integrations. (by hashicorp)


Enable Self-Service Operations: Give specific users access to your existing tools, services, and scripts (by rundeck)
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Nomad Rundeck
84 26
13,977 5,095
1.2% 1.3%
9.7 9.8
about 22 hours ago about 10 hours ago
Go Groovy
GNU General Public License v3.0 or later Apache License 2.0
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Posts with mentions or reviews of Nomad. We have used some of these posts to build our list of alternatives and similar projects. The last one was on 2023-08-10.
  • HashiCorp Adopts Business Source License
    25 projects | | 10 Aug 2023
    While I do understand the reasoning in their FAQ on the subject ( I however failed to noticed those intentions in their license text (

    Specifically the part in FAQ which says "internal production use is fine", but then license says that "non-production use only" and then "You may make production use of the Licensed Work, provided such use does not include offering the Licensed Work to third parties on a hosted or embedded basis which is competitive with HashiCorp's products.".

    IANAL, but even to me this statement is full loopholes. WHO do we consider 3rd party? WHAT do we consider "hosted or embedded basis"? WHEN do we consider it "competitive with Hashicorps products"?

  • Share your reproducibility / infra-as-code schemes
    2 projects | /r/freebsd | 28 May 2023
    You'll probably want to take and layer it on top of jails with pot:
  • XTerm: It's Better Than You Thought (2021)
    4 projects | | 30 Apr 2023
    Nomad[1] is one alternative that gives you the same infra-as-code warm and fuzzies but isn't a behemoth like k8s. It's simple to deploy, simple to operate and unless you're truly scaling big, it probably does everything you need.

    I'm sure there are others in the same league that I don't know about. Maybe I'm just getting old but I'll never understand the rush to use k8s in teams of <100 developers.


  • Advice on making my self-hosting easier to maintain (currently using terraform/kubernetes)
    2 projects | /r/selfhosted | 20 Apr 2023
    Hashicorp Nomad? I ran it across a bunch of raspberry pis and proxmox VMs/LXCs. Being a Hashicorp product it plays well with Terraform. The only reason I swapped it out for k3s was upskilling for work.
  • Running on-premise k8s with a small team: possible or potential nightmare?
    5 projects | /r/kubernetes | 4 Jan 2023
  • To Infinity and Beyond: Our Nomad Migration is complete!
    3 projects | | 30 Dec 2022
    Lob’s core API has been fully migrated to HashiCorp's Nomad, Lob’s Next Generation service platform. This is a major milestone for the Nomad Project, the Platform Team, and Lob Engineering. This migration is the culmination of a year of R&D, months of practice migrating other Lob services, and weeks of work on this particular service. It’s absolutely worth celebrating for the complexity and customer impact.
    3 projects | | 30 Dec 2022
    Most of our API’s migration to Nomad happened in August, but the key feature of autoscaling was not working as expected. This turned out to be a bug in Nomad which James Douglas tracked down. The issue was recently fixed and autoscaling works as expected, completing the migration!
  • Load Balancing avec HAProxy, Nomad et Consul …
    4 projects | | 27 Dec 2022
    Nomad by HashiCorp
  • Jail Manager in 2022?
    4 projects | /r/freebsd | 23 Dec 2022
    There's also which even has a Nomad( driver in case you want to "orchestrate" the jails(as in deploy many jails at the same time across multiple servers)
  • How to Convert Kubernetes Manifests into Nomad Jobspecs
    8 projects | | 19 Dec 2022
    The check stanza runs a health check on the service Since the service is registered to Consul, the health check runs on Consul. The above health check is configured to run every 10 seconds, and is given 5 seconds for the health check query to succeed. Health checks in Nomad are similar to Kubernetes health checks.


Posts with mentions or reviews of Rundeck. We have used some of these posts to build our list of alternatives and similar projects. The last one was on 2022-12-30.

What are some alternatives?

When comparing Nomad and Rundeck you can also consider the following projects:

StackStorm - StackStorm (aka "IFTTT for Ops") is event-driven automation for auto-remediation, incident responses, troubleshooting, deployments, and more for DevOps and SREs. Includes rules engine, workflow, 160 integration packs with 6000+ actions (see and ChatOps. Installer at

k3s - Lightweight Kubernetes

semaphore - Modern UI for Ansible

kubernetes - Production-Grade Container Scheduling and Management

SaltStack - Software to automate the management and configuration of any infrastructure or application at scale. Get access to the Salt software package repository here:

Dkron - Dkron - Distributed, fault tolerant job scheduling system

Docker Compose - Define and run multi-container applications with Docker

dapr - Dapr is a portable, event-driven, runtime for building distributed applications across cloud and edge.

podman - Podman: A tool for managing OCI containers and pods.

Juju - Juju is an open source orchestration engine for software operators that enables the deployment, integration and lifecycle management of applications at any scale, on any infrastructure.