Why you should consider Orca:
Puppet, Chef and Ansible are architected for SysAdmins, Developers and Open Source advocates who need bare metal provisioning, OS-level configuration management and prefer a command line interface.
Built for the Business Application Owner, eCommerce, DevOps, DBAs and IT Ops
Ideal for Both Pre-Production & Production
Application Model Driven
No new syntax, declarative or scripting languages to learn
Orca is a Unified Application Release and Configuration Automation solution.
|Automates complex repeatable tasks to enhance speed, accuracy, safety of configuration changes||Advantage||Advantage||Advantage||Advantage|
|Ideal for pre-production environments||Advantage||Advantage||Advantage||Advantage|
|REST API for easy integration to other DevOps tools||Advantage||Advantage||Advantage||Advantage|
|Designed for use by Dev teams||Partial||Advantage||Advantage||Partial|
|Designed for use by Sys Admin teams||Advantage||Partial||Advantage||Partial|
|Designed for use by IT Ops teams||Partial||Partial||Partial||Advantage|
|Ideal for production environments||Partial||Partial||Partial||Advantage|
|Capture and compare configurations across Dev/Test/Prod||Disadvantage||Disadvantage||Disadvantage||Advantage|
|Detect and correct deviations (drift) from out of compliance configurations with full change history||Partial||Partial||Partial||Advantage|
|Real-time configuration visibility||Partial||Partial||Partial||Advantage|
|Security and compliance enabled||Disadvantage||Partial||Disadvantage||Advantage|
|Deploy apps and configurations simultaneously across Dev/Test/Prod||Partial||Partial||Partial||Advantage|
|Out of Box support for Windows, Linux, Unix||Partial||Partial||Partial||Advantage|
|No scripting, Ruby, YAML, or declarative languages required||Disadvantage||Disadvantage||Disadvantage||Advantage|
|"Full stack" configuration support for OS, DB, Middleware, Messaging platforms||Disadvantage||Disadvantage||Disadvantage||Advantage|
|Model-driven 100% feature capable GUI||Disadvantage||Disadvantage||Disadvantage||Advantage|
|Fast and easy implementation||Disadvantage||Disadvantage||Disadvantage||Advantage|
|Quick learning curve||Disadvantage||Disadvantage||Disadvantage||Advantage|
|Rapid time to value||Disadvantage||Disadvantage||Disadvantage||Advantage|
|Total cost of ownership||Disadvantage||Disadvantage||Disadvantage||Advantage|
Information in this chart was collected from publicly available sources (website, conference materials, press articles, etc.), was current as of Q1 2017, and is not guaranteed to be accurate.
With its application focus, Orca provides central, secure application change control that enforces compliance, detecting ecosystem drift and correcting drift according to your custom compliance rules. And Orca delivers audit-ready compliance reporting that painlessly provides full process traceability and repeatability.