9 Most Popular DevOps Tools for Automation Infrastructure 2019

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Continuous research and development over the software development life cycle gave birth to Rapid software development strategies where DevOps stood in front of all. Every new technology takes the help of automated software for speeding the development tasks and streamlining the operational components. DevOps stands for development and operation. The efficient integration of development tools with the operation tools, software development got a push towards the progress. The enhanced collaboration between operations and development team, unifies them for better communication, seamless output and increased quality and quantity of production. DevOps ensures the bug-free releases with the help of continuous development, deployment, and testing, while a noticeable upheaval from conventional development processes.

DevOps is implemented using varied tools, where the aim is just to streamline the processes and speed up delivery. Here are the 9 most popular tools used by companies for implementing DevOps in 2019.

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1- Gradle

Gradle came into existence in 2009 and now it is the reliable tools which ensures the conducive development process. In 2009, Gradle introduced a Groovy-based DSL, when Maven and Apache Ant were reigning the market, but Gradle got a high level of popularity. Gradle enables developers to code in HLLs such as C++, Java, and Python, and is supported by IDEs such as Netbeans and Eclipse. Gradle is also chosen to be the official tools for Android Studio. Basically, Gradle uses Groovy-based DSL, unlike Ant and Maven that uses XML for configuration. For enabling the developers to write in Kotlin, Gradle released the Kotlin based DSL, while for the developers having prior experience with Maven, the dependency management completely resembles the Maven repository format.

2- Git

Versioning is the most crucial part of software development and operations. The source code management tool, Git enables the developers to maintain the code version and allows to restore the previous version whenever needed. The tool is widely used by software developers, and remote teams. The tool is great for experimenting, where a developer can create the branches for giving any changes in the code and then merge the changes if approved.

Integrating the DevOps workflow need you to host the repositories for your development team where developers can push the changes. Github is a well-known repository, where the developer gets the free access to public repositories.

3- Jenkins

Jenkins is an open source automation tool, that enables the continuous integration and continuous development with the automation of the development to delivery stages. The main reason for the popularity of the software tool is its plugin ecosystem. Jenkins offers more than 1000 plugins, which makes it best to be integrated with almost all DevOps tools. With jenkins, the developer can code and deploy iteratively for the larger projects.

4- Bamboo

Bamboo is similar to Jenkins, and allow to automate the development lifecycle from building code to end-level deployment. The product delivery pipeline becomes smooth with the integration of tools with Bamboo. Unlike Jenkins, Bamboo comes with a price and avails pre-built functions, which decreases the need for a number of plugins. The tool offers easy integration with the Atlassian product like Bitbucket and Jira and comes equipped with built-in Git. The powerful tools save the configuration time and come with handy components.

5- Docker

It is one of the most important container platform and tool used mainly for a distributed development environment. Docker makes applications more secure by isolating them in separate containers. Docker apps are platform independent and can be run on virtual machines. With Docker, the developer is not needed to think for dependency management. The solution is to pack all dependencies into an app’s container and distributes the whole package as a unit to be run on any machine.

The containers are also integrated with Jenkins improving the workflow and popularly used for cloud computing. The giants in the cloud industry give support for Docker, which make cloud migration easier.

6- Kubernetes

It was released in the year 2015 and from since it has been a favorite one for developers. Kubernetes is interpreted as a platform to manage hundreds of container with ease which works efficiently with Docker or it’s other alternatives. You can easily group all containers into logical units, although you wouldn’t need it in case of a few containers. In case where you need to scale resources, it empowers you to automate the whole process of managing a number of containers. Furthermore, you can deploy containerized apps to a group of computers and seamlessly permits automation of the scheduling of containers and the distribution across the entire cluster. It consists of a single master and various worker nodes and also extends its attention to everything.

7- Puppet Enterprise 

It becomes easier to deliver software expeditiously and more securely, as Puppet enterprise automates infrastructure management. Where it provides an open source tool to developers for small projects, on the other hand, role-based access control, node management,  real-time reports, etc features for a large project. It automatically extrapolates relationships within the infrastructure and effectively handles failures and deals with dependencies. Once it faces a failed configuration, it automatically skips the dependent configurations. It has been designed to make a rapid inspection, management, and maintenance of infrastructure which deploys the resulting change within a few hours.

8- Ansible

Just as similar to Puppet,  it’s a configuration management tool which is used to configure infrastructure and automate seamless deployment. The prominent feature of the secured and lightweight solution, Ansible, is agentless architecture, simplicity, amplified development process, management of complex deployments and many more. It supports a variety of applications and avoids complexity at every stage. Ansible helps to automate and integrate development, testing, seamless deployment and effective performance management.

9- Nagios

Nagios is interpreted as the most famous open and free source among all DevOps monitoring tools. It enables you to keep records of outages, events, errors, security threats, and failure through the help of its graphs and reports. Basically, it monitors your database, network, application, protocol and logs which detect issues relating to its infrastructure, before they discover any risk. Furthermore, it creates maintenance schedules and infrastructure upgrade, and monitors detect study critical network infrastructure.

automationHow Matellio can Help?

DevOps helps in removing silos in enterprises and discovers cross-functional teams which eliminate dependency on any individual or team during the entire delivery process. The series of continuous communication among teams improves the efficiency and confidence of every team member. Through automation and the use of DevOps, the development team in Matellio is able to aggrandize the productivity which results in a better working environment, enriched trustworthiness, reduced unplanned work, and most valued consumer satisfaction.