Puppet VS Ansible

Compare Puppet vs Ansible and see what are their differences.

Puppet

Server automation framework and application (by puppetlabs)

Ansible

Ansible is a radically simple IT automation platform that makes your applications and systems easier to deploy and maintain. Automate everything from code deployment to network configuration to cloud management, in a language that approaches plain English, using SSH, with no agents to install on remote systems. https://docs.ansible.com. (by ansible)
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Puppet Ansible
2 254
6,598 53,636
0.5% 0.7%
9.3 9.9
6 days ago 5 days ago
Ruby Python
Apache License 2.0 GNU General Public License v3.0 only
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Puppet

Posts with mentions or reviews of Puppet. We have used some of these posts to build our list of alternatives and similar projects. The last one was on 2022-01-22.
  • What do you use ruby for?
    1 project | reddit.com/r/ruby | 4 Jul 2022
    I will happily direct your attention here: https://github.com/puppetlabs/puppet
  • Faster module tests with Facter 4 and rspec-puppet
    6 projects | dev.to | 22 Jan 2022
    We started by decoupling Puppet from Facter as much as we could, introducing the possibility of having multiple Facter backends. While Puppet would use the default Facter implementation when running on its own, external users would be able to define and pass their own Facter implementation when initializing Puppet, similar to how puppetserver configures Puppet to use its JRuby-compliant HTTP client.

Ansible

Posts with mentions or reviews of Ansible. We have used some of these posts to build our list of alternatives and similar projects. The last one was on 2022-07-01.

What are some alternatives?

When comparing Puppet and Ansible you can also consider the following projects:

Cloud-Init - unofficial mirror of Ubuntu's cloud-init

pyinfra - pyinfra automates infrastructure super fast at massive scale. It can be used for ad-hoc command execution, service deployment, configuration management and more.

Home Manager using Nix - Manage a user environment using Nix [[email protected]]

cloudinit - Official upstream for the cloud-init: cloud instance initialization

Fabric - Simple, Pythonic remote execution and deployment.

(R)?ex - Rex, the friendly automation framework

Pulumi - Pulumi - Universal Infrastructure as Code. Your Cloud, Your Language, Your Way 🚀

pexpect - A Python module for controlling interactive programs in a pseudo-terminal

GNU Stow - GNU Stow - mirror of savannah git repository occasionally with more bleeding-edge branches

psutil - Cross-platform lib for process and system monitoring in Python

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

Poetry - Python dependency management and packaging made easy.