With the tremendous increase in DevOps adoption rates, more and more companies using DevOps meet the challenges of setting up an efficient DevOps toolchain. It’s paramount to choose only top tools so they’ll ensure enhancements of software DevOps. Undoubtedly, DevOps technologies cannot be successfully implemented in software creation and business processes without the right DevOps solutions to support the DevOps framework. However, with the rapid evolution of DevOps tools, it’s difficult to pick out those perfectly fitting for your DevOps toolset that will also meet all objectives and expectations.
DevOps has been a part of IT solution development at Atlasiko Inc. for a while, therefore we have a lot of experience setting up the DevOps process as well as using DevOps applications for our projects. We analyzed features of the most popular and trending tools and peculiarities of the selection process to present you with useful tips about the tools for DevOps. In this article, we’ll define DevOps software, figure out why it’s important for success, and offer you a list of DevOps tools used in software development with characteristics and details. Also we answered the most popular questions in the DevOps tools FAQ block down bellow.
Best DevOps tools
|Name of DevOps best tools||Pricing||DevOps processes it’s used for||Ratings|
|Puppet||Open source; custom price for enterprises||Continuous automation, and configuration management||Overall: 4.3 Gartner: 4.2 Capterra: 4.4 GetApp: 4.4|
|Docker||(billed annually) Personal plan – free; Pro – 5$/month; Team – 7$/user/month; Business – 21$/user/month||Development environment, container management, continuous automation||Overall: 4.6 Gartner: 4.6 Capterra: 4.6 GetApp: 4.6|
|Jenkins||Open source||Continuous integration, continuous deployment automation||Overall: 4.5 GetApp: 4.5 Capterra: 4.5|
|ApacheMaven||Open source||Project management; build automation tools||Overall: 4.7 Capterra: 4.7|
|Gradle||Open source; custom price for enterprises (free trial available)||Build management tool, code management, continuous automation||Overall: 4.7 Gartner: 4.7|
|Bamboo||Free trial for 30 days; 1200$/year (1 remote agent)||Continuous integration, development, and delivery automation||Overall: 4.4 Gartner: 4.2 Capterra: 4.5 GetApp: 4.5|
|CircleCI||Free plan; Performance – 15$/month; Scale (enterprise) – 2,000$/month; Server – custom price (self-hosted)||CI/CD||Overall: 4.5 Capterra: 4.5 GetApp: 4.6|
|Travis CI||Free trial – 30 days; Core – 69$/month; Enterprise – custom price||Continuous integration||Overall: 4.1 Capterra: 4.1 GetApp: 4.1|
|TeamCity||Professional – free (up to 3 build agents); Enterprise – from 1,999$/year + payment for added build agents||CI/CD||Overall: 4.6 Capterra: 4.6 GetApp: 4.6|
|Azure DevOps Services||Custom price||CI/CD, project management, DevOps testing||Overall: 4.4Gartner: 4.4 Capterra: 4.4 GetApp: 4.4|
|Buddy||Free plan; Pro – 29$/month; Hyper – 99$/month||CI/CD||Overall: 4.8 Gartner: 4.8 Capterra: 4.8 GetApp: 4.8|
|GitHub||Free plan; Team – 44$/user/year; Enterprise – 231$/user/year||Version control, CI/CD, project management, development environment||Overall: 4.4 Gartner: 4.2 Capterra: 4.5 GetApp: 4.5|
|Git||Open source||Version control||Overall: 4.8 Capterra: 4.8 GetApp: 4.8|
|Bitbucket||Free plan; Standard – 3$/user/month; Premium – 6$/user/month (price depends on the number of users)||Version control, CI/CD, continuous development||Overall: 4.6 Gartner: 4.5 Capterra: 4.6 GetApp: 4.6|
|Mercurial||Open source||Source control management||Overall: 3.8 Capterra: 3.8 GetApp: 3.8|
|AWS CodeCommit||Free plan (up to 5 users); each added user – +1$/month||Managed source control||Overall: 4.0 Capterra: 4.0 GetApp: 4.0|
|Apache Subversion||Open source||Version control||Overall: 4.2 Capterra: 4.2 GetApp: 4.2|
|Kubernetes||Open source||Configuration management, container management, development environment||Overall: 4.5 G2: 4.5|
|Chef||Open source, custom price for enterprises||Configuration management, automation||Overall: 4.5 Gartner: 4.1 Capterra: 5.0|
|Vagrant||Open source||Configuration management, development environment||Overall: 4.0 Capterra: 4.0|
|Ansible||Free trial – 60 days; Standard and Premium plans – custom price||Configuration management, orchestration, automation||Overall: 4.3 Gartner: 4.2 Capterra: 4.5|
|HashiCorp Consul||Open source, custom price for enterprises||Configuration management, automation||Overall: 5.0 Capterra: 5.0 GetApp: 5.0|
|Terraform||Open source||Configuration management, Infrastructure-as-a-Code||Overall: 4.7 Gartner: 4.4 Capterra: 4.8 GetApp: 4.8|
|Test Sigma||Free plan (up to 5 users); Pro – 349$/month (billed annually); Enterprise – custom price||Automated continuous testing||Overall: 4.4 Capterra: 4.4 GetApp: 4.4|
|Tricentis Tosca||Custom price||Automated continuous testing||Overall: 4.3 Gartner: 4.4 Capterra: 4.3 GetApp: 4.3|
|Selenium||Open source||Automated continuous testing||Overall: 4.4 Gartner: 4.5 Capterra: 4.3|
|SoapUI||Open source||Automated continuous testing||Overall: 4.5 Capterra: 4.5|
|IBM Rational Functional Tester||Custom price||Automated continuous testing||Overall: 3.9 Gartner: 3.9|
|Jira Software||Free plan (up to 10 users); Standard – 7.75$/user/month; Premium – 15.25$/user/month; Enterprise – custom price||Development environment, application lifecycle management, continuous testing||Overall: 4.4 Gartner: 4.4 Capterra: 4.4 GetApp: 4.4|
|Prometheus||Open source||Continuous monitoring||Overall: 4.4 Capterra: 4.4 GetApp: 4.4|
|Nagios||Open source||Continuous monitoring||Overall: 4.5 Gartner: 4.3 Capterra: 4.6 GetApp: 4.6|
|New Relic||Free plan; Pro and Enterprise – custom price||Continuous monitoring||Overall: 4.5 Gartner: 4.5 Capterra: 4.5 GetApp: 4.5|
|PagerDuty||Free plan; (billed annually) Professional – 21$/user/month; Business – 41$/user/month; Digital Operations – custom price; Free trial available||Continuous monitoring||Overall: 4.5Gartner: 4.4 Capterra: 4.6 GetApp: 4.6|
|Splunk||Custom price||Continuous deployment and server monitoring||Overall: 4.5 Gartner: 4.3 Capterra: 4.6 GetApp: 4.6|
|Sensu||Free plan; Pro – 3$/node/month; Enterprise – 5$/node/month; 14 days Free trial||Continuous deployment and server monitoring||Overall: 4.8 Capterra: 4.8 GetApp: 4.8|
Top DevOps tools: comprehensive list
Professionals in Atlasiko Inc. have expertise in working with different DevOps tools. To create this recommendation DevOps tools list we’ve analyzed our own experience, reviews from users across the world, software characteristics and functionalities, and pricing policies. In the table below you can also find ratings of each DevOps solution from the most popular review platforms such as Gartner, Capterra, GetApp, and G2. We specified the DevOps tool list with their functional purposes and main features, but some tools for DevOps are multifunctional and can be used for several DevOps examples of processes. Check out the top tools from our list to implement DevOps in IT infrastructure and the DevOps frameworks.
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Puppet is included in the DevOps open-source tools for DevOps automation. It’s in charge of facilitating managing and automating your infrastructure and intricate DevOps workflows. Puppet implements DevOps and automation by extracting configuration information from numerous operating systems and platforms to automate and streamline complex manual procedures. It becomes challenging to keep all servers in a particular condition when you have a big number of servers, a mixed environment, or plans to extend your infrastructure. Puppet may help you by saving the budget of your projects and following timelines thanks to the great velocity of automated software build tools in the IT infrastructure.
Docker is a lightweight software containerization technology that uses an integrated DevOps approach to streamline and speed up different SDLC procedures. A package known as a docker container image contains all the components required to run a program. Thanks to these features Docker is also considered to be an autonomous development environment. Its key characteristics, which have made it one of the most important DevOps automation tools, include standardized packaging design for a range of uses. The DevOps software provides the support of container runtime on such operating systems as Linux and Windows servers. It’s easy to establish integrations with other apps of the DevOps toolchain e.g. Cloud solutions for DevOps to facilitate cloud migration, automated build tools for distributed development, and deployment software tools to enable DevOps deployment methodology.
Tools like Jenkins belong to multifunctional DevOps platforms. It is an open-source automation platform that aids in the automation of application development procedures like creating, enabling CI/CD, deploying, and testing. Teams can simply monitor repetitive operations, swiftly spot difficulties, and seamlessly integrate changes thanks to this DevOps tool. Jenkins DevOps tool also provides a great number of plugins to integrate with virtually every CI/CD tool your teams use. This makes DevOps Jenkins tools extensible, allowing you to conduct a variety of extra activities. It's a standalone Java DevOps program that runs on the most popular operating systems. Jenkins has a simple online interface with built-in error checks and guidance that makes setting it up and configuring it easy.
Maven is one of the best automation build tools. It is mostly used for DevOps Java-based projects and serves as a project management and comprehension tool. It assists in managing DevOps projects building processes, documentation, and reporting with a great level of automation. For specific operations like code compilation and packaging, Maven provides preset targets. To speed up work, it gets Java libraries and Maven plugins from its repositories. Automation of updates, transitive dependencies, and their closures are just a few of Maven's superb dependency management features.
Gradle as one of the top automation tools for DevOps will help you to increase software development productivity. This is one of the open-source DevOps build automation tools, that enables software or application development. It is used to accelerate the automation of software development, testing, and deployment in multiple languages. You may build, combine, and then organize end-to-end software delivery using Gradle's extensive API and sophisticated ecosystem of extensions and integrations. Gradle also gives priority to the execution of tasks through DevOps dependency management tracking them via graphs. It can be utilized as a DevOps platform for creating microservices and mobile applications. This DevOps tool is easy to implement both for experienced business establishments of enterprise-level and small startup companies.
Many DevOps teams select Bamboo as one of the top-notch server automation tools for continuous integration, continuous deployment, and software application delivery. With this DevOps application, you can transfer automated builds, deployments, and testing may into one interconnected DevOps workflow. As a DevOps tool, it enables you to set up triggers, develop build plans with numerous stages, and assign agents to essential builds and deploys. Many users admit that Bamboo’s interface is rather intuitive and user-friendly, so it’s easy to navigate even without previous experience. The Bamboo automation pipeline requires less configuration time than Jenkins because it has pre-built functionalities. This DevOps solution makes bug caching possible by allowing parallel automated tests to regress products in response to each update comprehensively.