8 months ago
DevOps is the blend of Software Development (Dev) and Software Operation (Ops). It is a broader area that plays a major role and includes several frameworks at different stages of software development.
Frameworks depend on the kind of infrastructure in which a developer wants to develop software. Every framework has its advantages and uses; there are no such frameworks that are superior to them all. Developers opt for a framework as per their choice, needs, budget, and requirements.
An ample number of DevOps frameworks are known that are widely used by enterprises. A typical DevOps process has mainly 8 important stages such as plan, code, build, test, release, deploy, operate and monitor.
Intending to ease the work of DevOps team members, here is a list of most common DevOps frameworks: Docker, Jenkins, Git, Gradle, Puppet, Chef, Ansible, Nagios, Splunk, etc, helpful to get a positive outcome.
Let’s take a ride and know the best DevOps framework for enterprises:
Docker was introduced by Docker Inc. in the year 2013. It is PaaS i.e. an open source Platform as a Service that mainly uses OS-level Virtualization to ship software in form of packages, popularly termed as containers. And these containers are hosted by the Docker engine.
There is no wrong in saying that Docker first presented the term containerization, also having application security features and flexibility, applications can be easily executed to any of the platforms.
Docker is globally used to manage, deploying containerized applications. And as per Docker itself, it is reported that around 3.5 million applications are in the Docker Containers and around 37 billion got downloaded.
Advantages of Docker:
Disadvantages of Docker:
Git is a prominent open-source version control system, introduced by Linus Torvalds in 2005.
Git is well-known for rapid software delivery; it is an all-in-one DevOps Tool that has gained enormous success and global recognition. Git helps the development team to execute all the development tasks straight from planning, analyzing, shipping, monitoring to security.
Whereas GitHub is a for-profit company that provides cloud-based Git repository hosting services.
Advantages of Git:
Disadvantages of Git:
Jenkins is an open-source automation server released on 2 February 2011, written in Java by Kohsuke Kawaguchi, a software developer at Sun MicroSystems.
Jenkins is majorly used to implement CI (Continuous Integration)/CD (Continuous Delivery) workflows, popularly known as pipelines that define the series of steps that the server will take to execute tasks.
Jenkins helps you manage different software development life cycle stages like building, committing, testing, documenting, packaging, and deployment.
Advantages of Jenkins:
Disadvantages of Jenkins:
A Gradle is an automation tool that is used to develop software, and the building process includes linking, compiling, and packaging the codes. Gradle is widely appreciated because of its high maintainability, usability, extendibility, performance, and flexibility.
Gradle is used for JVM languages like Java, Scala, or Scala and it also supports a wide range of IDEs. Gradle can be used to develop large Android projects, Java projects with great proficiency.
Advantages of Gradle:
Open-source: Gradle is free software that is licensed by Apache Software License (ACL).
Higher performance: Gradle offers a higher performance by reutilizing the output of previous results and processes only having different inputs.
General-purpose automation tool: Gradle is a general-purpose automation build tool that can be used to build several types of software.
Supports Ant tasks: Gradle provides support to the Ant build projects.
Disadvantages of Gradle:
Tough to Integrate: No easy integration, there is a need for technical knowledge.
Lack of community: The Gradle community is not as large as compared with Maven
Nagios is another popular DevOps tool that has gained 5th rank among all the rest of DevOps frameworks, built to run on Linux system. Nagios is a computer application that proficiently monitors networks and infrastructure. Nagios is written using C language, and its initial release is March 1, 2002. And stable release is April 28, 2020.
Currently, Nagios provides network monitoring of (HTTP, SMTP, ICMP, FTP, etc)
Being a network monitoring tool, Nagios find and repair all the issues in the infrastructure, and provides you complete reports on your IT infrastructure and related performance,
Advantages of Nagios:
Stability: Nagios is stable and easy to use for monitoring networks.
Better performance: Nagios monitors the bandwidth of the internet connection like HTTP, DNS, etc with great efficiency.
Provides Downtime: Nagios allows us to schedule downtime and maintenance.
Disadvantages of Nagios:
Tough to Install: Nagios installation takes time, needs improvement.
Lack of Plug-ins: There is the unavailability of desired plug-ins, which creates issues while working with Nagios.
DevOps frameworks are globally used and appreciated as it offers facilities to develop software, right from planning to deployment all under the same roof, making the development process faster and easy for the whole development.
DevOps frameworks quickly react and do rapid changes in software development.
Ending up with advice, adopt the best DevOps framework that lowers the overhead cost and provides high-end software.
QA Engineer at DBS Singapore
8 months ago