The Ultimate List of Open Source DevOps Tools
MSBuild, also called Microsoft Build Engine, is a build tool for managed code and was part of .NET Framework. Visual Studio depends on MSBuild, but MSBuild does not depend on Visual Studio. Visual Studio Application Lifecycle Management depends on MSBuild to perform team builds via the Team Foundation Server.
Ansible is an open-source software platform for configuring and managing computers. It combines multi-node software deployment, ad hoc task execution, and configuration management. It manages nodes over SSH or PowerShell and requires Python (2.4 or later) to be installed on them. Modules work over JSON and standard output and can be written in any programming […]
Gradle is a project automation tool that builds upon the concepts of Apache Ant and Apache Maven and introduces a Groovy-based domain-specific language (DSL) instead of the more traditional XML form of declaring the project configuration. Gradle uses a directed acyclic graph (“DAG”) to determine the order in which tasks can be run.
Riemann aggregates events from your servers and applications with a powerful stream processing language. Send an email for every exception in your app. Track the latency distribution of your web app. See the top processes on any host, by memory and CPU. Combine statistics from every Riak node in your cluster and forward to Graphite. […]
Apache Gump is an open source continuous integration system, which aims to build and test all the open source Java projects, every night. Its aim is to make sure that all the projects are compatible, at both the API level and in terms of functionality matching specifications. It is hosted at gump.apache.org, and runs every […]
A Kanban-inspired app for keeping track of things that need to get done. The goal of TaskBoard is to provide a simple and clean interface to a functional and minimal application for keeping track of tasks. It’s not trying to be the next Trello or LeanKit. What TaskBoard does is make it easy to start […]
Elasticsearch is a search server based on Lucene. It provides a distributed, multitenant-capable full-text search engine with a RESTful web interface and schema-free JSON documents. Elasticsearch is developed in Java and is released as open source under the terms of the Apache License. Elasticsearch is the second most popular enterprise search engine.
Concordion brings your software delivery team together around living documentation. Implementing a Specification by Example (SBE) / Behaviour Driven Development (BDD) approach, the specifications are written in natural language using Markdown, HTML or Excel. The rich HTML output can be augmented with features such as storyboards, screenshots and logging output to present different views to […]
Harbor is an open source trusted cloud native registry project that stores, signs, and scans content. Harbor extends the open source Docker Distribution by adding the functionalities usually required by users such as security, identity and management. Having a registry closer to the build and run environment can improve the image transfer efficiency. Harbor supports […]
Fluentd tries to structure data as JSON as much as possible: this allows Fluentd to unify all facets of processing log data: collecting, filtering, buffering, and outputting logs across multiple sources and destinations (Unified Logging Layer). The downstream data processing is much easier with JSON, since it has enough structure to be accessible while retaining […]
Podman is an open-source project that is available on most Linux platforms and resides on GitHub. Podman is a daemonless container engine for developing, managing, and running Open Container Initiative (OCI) containers and container images on your Linux System. Podman provides a Docker-compatible command line front end that can simply alias the Docker cli, `alias […]
Cloudify is an open source cloud orchestration framework. Cloudify allows you to model applications and services and automate their entire life cycle, including deployment on any cloud or data center environment, monitoring all aspects of the deployed application, detecting issues and failure, manually or automatically remediating them and handle on going maintenance tasks.
MongoDB (from humongous) is a cross-platform document-oriented database. Classified as a NoSQL database, MongoDB eschews the traditional table-based relational database structure in favor of JSON-like documents with dynamic schemas (MongoDB calls the format BSON), making the integration of data in certain types of applications easier and faster. Released under a combination of the GNU Affero […]
Git is a distributed revision control system with an emphasis on speed, data integrity, and support for distributed, non-linear workflows. Git was initially designed and developed by Linus Torvalds for Linux kernel development in 2005, and has since become the most widely adopted version control system for software development.
Mantis Bug Tracker is a free and open source, web-based bug tracking system released under the terms of the GNU General Public License version 2. The most common use of MantisBT is to track software defects. However, MantisBT is often configured by users to serve as a more generic issue tracking system and project management […]
Compose is a tool for defining and running multi-container Docker applications. With Compose, you use a YAML file to configure your application’s services. Then, with a single command, you create and start all the services from your configuration. Compose works in all environments: production, staging, development, testing, as well as CI workflows.
Apache Ant is a software tool for automating software build processes. It originally came from the Apache Tomcat project in early 2000. It was a replacement for the unix make build tool, and was created due to a number of problems with the unix make. It is similar to Make but is implemented using the […]
PostgreSQL, often simply “Postgres”, is an object-relational database management system (ORDBMS) with an emphasis on extensibility and standards-compliance. As a database server, its primary function is to store data securely, supporting best practices, and to allow for retrieval at the request of other software applications. It can handle workloads ranging from small single-machine applications to […]
Make is a utility that automatically builds executable programs and libraries from source code by reading files called makefiles which specify how to derive the target program. Though integrated development environments and language-specific compiler features can also be used to manage a build process, Make remains widely used, especially in Unix.
Automated Security Testing. Gauntlt provides hooks to a variety of security tools and puts them within reach of security, dev and ops teams to collaborate to build rugged software. It is built to facilitate testing and communication between groups and create actionable tests that can be hooked into your deploy and testing processes.
Docker is an open-source project that automates the deployment of applications inside software containers, by providing an additional layer of abstraction and automation of operating-system-level virtualization on Linux. Docker uses resource isolation features of the Linux kernel such as cgroups and kernel namespaces to allow independent “containers” to run within a single Linux instance, avoiding […]
Foreman (also known as The Foreman) is an open source complete life cycle systems management tool for provisioning, configuring and monitoring of physical and virtual servers. Foreman has deep integration to configuration management software, with Puppet, Chef, Salt and other solutions through plugins, which allows you to automate repetitive tasks, deploy applications and manage change […]
Bugzilla is a “Defect Tracking System” or “Bug-Tracking System”. Defect Tracking Systems allow individual or groups of developers to keep track of outstanding bugs in their product effectively. Bugzilla can help you get a handle on the software development process. Successful projects often are the result of successful organization and communication. Bugzilla is a powerful […]
OSSEC is a free, open-source host-based intrusion detection system (HIDS). It performs log analysis, integrity checking, Windows registry monitoring, rootkit detection, time-based alerting, and active response. It provides intrusion detection for most operating systems, including Linux, OpenBSD, FreeBSD, OS X, Solaris and Windows. OSSEC has a centralized, cross-platform architecture allowing multiple systems to be easily […]
Spinnaker is an open source, multi-cloud continuous delivery platform for releasing software changes with high velocity and confidence. It provides two core sets of features: cluster management and deployment management. Created at Netflix, it has been battle-tested in production by hundreds of teams over millions of deployments. It combines a powerful and flexible pipeline management […]
MuleSoft Anypoint Platform™ is a fully cloud-based solution, enabling customers to take advantage of the economics and elasticity of the cloud for their integration infrastructure. As the iPaaS component of MuleSoft’s Anypoint Platform™, the only complete platform for SOA, SaaS integration, and APIs, CloudHub and additional integration solutions such as Mule ESB, Anypoint Studio, and […]
Jenkins is an open source continuous integration tool written in Java. Jenkins provides continuous integration services for software development. It is a server-based system running in a servlet container such as Apache Tomcat. It supports SCM tools including AccuRev, CVS, Subversion, Git, Mercurial, Perforce, Clearcase and RTC, and can execute Apache Ant and Apache Maven […]
Luntbuild is a powerful build automation and management tool. Continuous Integration or nightly builds can be easily set using a clean web interface. Executed builds are well managed using functions such as search, categorization, promotion, patching, deletion, etc. It also acts as a central build artifacts repository and download area for your whole team.
Mattermost is an open source, self-hosted Slack-alternative. Mattermost is: Slack-compatible, not Slack-limited – Mattermost features rival Slack features, and support a superset of Slack’s incoming and outgoing webhook integrations, including compatibility with existing Slack integrations. From your existing Slack teams, you can import users, public channel history and even theme setting colors into Mattermost. Mobile […]
Robot Framework is a generic test automation framework for acceptance testing and acceptance test-driven development (ATDD). It has easy-to-use tabular test data syntax and it utilizes the keyword-driven testing approach. Its testing capabilities can be extended by test libraries implemented either with Python or Java, and users can create new higher-level keywords from existing ones […]
Kallithea is a free software source code management system that supports two leading version control systems, Mercurial and Git, and has a web interface that is easy to use for users and admins. You can install Kallithea on your own server and host repositories for the version control system of your choice.
Hydra is a Nix-based continuous build system, that continuously checks out sources of software projects from version management systems to build, test and release them. The build tasks are described using Nix expressions. This allows a Hydra build task to specify all the dependencies needed to build or test a project. It supports a number […]
AutoIt v3 is a freeware BASIC-like scripting language designed for automating the Windows GUI and general scripting. It uses a combination of simulated keystrokes, mouse movement and window/control manipulation in order to automate tasks in a way not possible or reliable with other languages (e.g. VBScript and SendKeys). AutoIt is also very small, self-contained and […]
IBM Rational Integration Tester is a scripting-free environment for developing tests for service-oriented architecture (SOA) messaging and business process integration projects. Tests can be built by recording existing system behaviors or from requirements, by entering the data to send and the data that is expected in return.
MariaDB is a community-developed fork of the MySQL relational database management system intended to remain free under the GNU GPL. Being a fork of a leading open source software system, it is notable for being led by the original developers of MySQL, who forked it due to concerns over its acquisition by Oracle.
Kanboard is a free and open source Kanban project management software. There is no fancy user interface, Kanboard focuses on simplicity and minimalism. The number of features is voluntarily limited. Kanboard has a very simple query language that offers the flexibility to find tasks in no time. Apply custom filters dynamically on the board to […]
Rake is a software task management and build automation tool. It allows you to specify tasks and describe dependencies as well as to group tasks in a namespace. It is similar to SCons and Make, but it has a number of differences. The tool is written in the Ruby programming language and the Rakefiles (equivalent […]
Sysdig is open source, system-level exploration: capture system state and activity from a running Linux instance, then save, filter, and analyze. Sysdig captures system calls and events from the Linux kernel. You can save, filter, and analyze the data with our CLI or our desktop app. Think of sysdig as strace + tcpdump + htop […]
Bosun is an open-source, Go based, MIT licensed, monitoring and alerting system created by Stack Exchange and designed to work with Scollector, OpenTSDB, Logstash, Graphite, and Grafana. It has an expressive domain specific language for evaluating alerts and creating detailed notifications. It also lets you test your alerts against historical data for a faster development […]
OpenVZ (Open Virtuozzo) is an operating system-level virtualization technology for Linux. It allows a physical server to run multiple isolated operating system instances, called containers, virtual private servers (VPSs), or virtual environments (VEs.) OpenVZ is similar to Solaris Containers and LXC.
Perforce Jam is an open-source build system developed by Christopher Seiwald of Perforce Software. It can be used as a replacement for make. Its primary feature is its ability to express build patterns in an imperative language which supports structured namespaces (similar to Pascal records) and simple lists.
webhook is a lightweight configurable tool written in Go, that allows you to easily create HTTP endpoints (hooks) on your server, which you can use to execute configured commands. You can also pass data from the HTTP request (such as headers, payload or query variables) to your commands. webhook also allows you to specify rules […]
linuxcontainers.org is the umbrella project behind LXC, LXD, LXCFS and CGManager. The goal is to offer a distro and vendor neutral environment for the development of Linux container technologies. Our main focus is system containers. That is, containers which offer an environment as close to possible as the one you’d get from a VM but […]
The Open Build Service (OBS) is a generic system to build and distribute packages from sources in an automatic, consistent and reproducible way. It makes it possible to release software for a wide range of operating systems and hardware architectures. The OBS reference server, which we use to build the openSUSE distribution, currently hosts 47,344 […]
CFEngine is an open source configuration management system, written by Mark Burgess. Its primary function is to provide automated configuration and maintenance of large-scale computer systems, including the unified management of servers, desktops, consumer and industrial devices, embedded networked devices, mobile smartphones, and tablet computers.
Netdata is a collaborative observability platform that provides real-time insights into systems and applications. The tool instantly diagnoses slowdowns and anomalies in your infrastructure with thousands of metrics, interactive visualizations, and insightful health alarms. Netdata is open-source software, designed to run on all physical systems, virtual machines, containers and IoT/edge devices without disruption.
Nagios, an open-source computer-software application, monitors systems, networks and infrastructure. Nagios offers monitoring and alerting services for servers, switches, applications and services. It alerts users when things go wrong and alerts them a second time when a the problem has been resolved.
Jetty is a Java HTTP (Web) server and Java Servlet container. While Web Servers are usually associated with serving documents to people, Jetty is now often used for machine to machine communications, usually within larger software frameworks. Jetty is developed as a free and open source project as part of the Eclipse Foundation.
Watir is an open-source cross-platform web application testing tool. It is most reliable and flexible automation tool of Ruby libraries for web browsers automation. This cross-browser testing tool interacts with a browser just like human being so it clicks links, filling out forms and validating text.
Pulp is a platform for managing repositories of content, such as software packages, and making it available to a large numbers of consumers. Pulp allows you to locally mirror all or part of a repository, host your own content in a new repository, and manage many types of content from multiple sources in one place.
ProductionMap is an open source integrated platform for workflow development and execution for DevOps. ProductionMap allows DevOps to develop and execute complex automations on a large scale of servers, and hybrid technologies. You can easily develop in drag and drop along with full IDE any process automation and execute it on large scale of servers.
Buildr is an open-source build system mainly intended to build Java applications, but capable of doing much more. It gives the developer the power of a full-blown scripting language (Ruby) while writing his or her build scripts, much missed in XML-based building environments like Apache Ant or Apache Maven.
OrientDB is an open source NoSQL database management system written in Java. It is a document-based database, but the relationships are managed as in graph databases with direct connections between records. It supports schema-less, schema-full and schema-mixed modes. It has a strong security profiling system based on users and roles and supports SQL as a […]
Packer is free and open-source software for creating identical machine images or containers for multiple platforms from a single source configuration. It was written by Mitchell Hashimoto and became one of the products in his company Hashicorp’s software toolkits as open-source proprietary-managed software. It is associated with the Vagrant container management tool, also written by […]
As the first, and only, universal Artifact Repository Manager on the market, JFrog Artifactory fully supports software packages created by any language or technology. Artifactory is the only enterprise-ready repository manager available today, supporting secure, clustered, High Availability Docker registries.ctory is JFrog’s open source binary repository management product.
The Yocto Project is an open source collaboration project that provides templates, tools and methods to help you create custom Linux-based systems for embedded products regardless of the hardware architecture. It was founded in 2010 as a collaboration among many hardware manufacturers, open-source operating systems vendors, and electronics companies to bring some order to the […]
The OWASP Zed Attack Proxy (ZAP) is one of the world’s most popular free security tools and is actively maintained by hundreds of international volunteers. It can help you automatically find security vulnerabilities in your web applications while you are developing and testing your applications. It’s also a great tool for experienced pentesters to use […]
Apache Subversion (often abbreviated SVN, after the command name svn) is a software versioning and revision control system distributed as free software under the Apache License. Developers use Subversion to maintain current and historical versions of files such as source code, web pages, and documentation. Its goal is to be a mostly-compatible successor to the […]
Supergiant is an open source container management platform built on top of Kubernetes. Use Supergiant to deploy Kubernetes on multiple clouds in minutes. Use the Supergiant API to streamline production deployment. Using Supergiant’s packing algorithm, lower hardware costs and use only the hardware you need with computed efficiency. Supergiant reads container RAM/CPU requests/limits and manages […]
Hudson is a continuous integration (CI) tool written in Java, which runs in a servlet container, such as Apache Tomcat or the GlassFish application server. It supports SCM tools including CVS, Subversion, Git, Perforce, Clearcase and RTC, and can execute Apache Ant and Apache Maven based projects, as well as arbitrary shell scripts and Windows […]
Rocket.Chat is an active project for a self-hosted open-source alternative to Slack. The platform allows chat, file sharing, video conferencing, helpdesk and voice messaging services. Rocket.Chat typically works with multiple services including GitHub, GitLab, JIRA, Dolphin and Confluence. Rocket.Chat is an Internet of Things (IoT) application and is noted for running well on small IoT […]
Squash TA (Test Automation) is an open source tool for automating functional tests and industrialization of their executions. Compatible with several open source PLCs (Ex. Selenium), it allows management of the automated tests of web applications, web services and batches. The features of Squash TA are based on developments initiated in 2009 by Henix. Realized […]
Flyway is an open-source database migration tool. It strongly favors simplicity and convention over configuration. It is based around just 6 basic commands: Migrate, Clean, Info, Validate, Baseline and Repair. Migrations can be written in SQL (database-specific syntax (such as PL/SQL, T-SQL, …) is supported) or Java (for advanced data transformations or dealing with LOBs).
Tectonic, delivered by CoreOS, is an enterprise-ready platform for running Linux containers in a distributed environment. Tectonic combines Kubernetes and the CoreOS stack in a commercial distribution, prepackaged with an enterprise-ready management dashboard, an integrated container registry and a supported, continuously up-to-date distributed platform. Tectonic is available in any environment, cloud, or on-premise.
Go is an open source tool which is used in software development to achieve continuous delivery (CD) of software. It supports automating the entire build-test-release process from code check-in to deployment. It helps to keep producing valuable software in short cycles and ensure that the software can be reliably released at any time. Open source […]
CruiseControl is a Java-based framework for a continuous build process. It includes, but is not limited to, plugins for email notification, Ant, and various source control tools. A web interface is provided to view the details of the current and previous builds. It allows one to perform a continuous integration of any software development process.
Snort is a free and open source network intrusion prevention system (NIPS) and network intrusion detection system (NIDS) created by Martin Roesch in 1998. Snort is now developed by Sourcefire, of which Roesch is the founder and CTO. In 2009, Snort entered InfoWorld’s Open Source Hall of Fame as one of the “greatest [pieces of] […]
Nexus Lifecycle gives you full control over your software supply chain by continuously identifying risk, enforcing policy and helping to remediate vulnerabilities across every stage of the SDLC. Create custom security, license, and architectural policies based on application type or organization and contextually enforce those policies. Automatic policy enforcement can only happen with the precision […]
Tuleap is a free and Open Source Suite to improve management of software projects and connect with team members. With a single web-based solution, CTO, project managers, developers, quality managers and other users can easily build, deploy smart and quality projects. Tuleap provides tools for managing projects, tasks, changes, defects, documents as well as version […]
Apache Tomcat is an open source web server and servlet container developed by the Apache Software Foundation (ASF). Tomcat implements several Java EE specifications including Java Servlet, JavaServer Pages (JSP), Java EL, and WebSocket, and provides a “pure Java” HTTP web server environment for Java code to run in.
Sahi is an automation and testing tool for web applications coming in an open-source and a proprietary version. The open-source version includes a basic tools set sufficient for most testing purposes (Record on all browsers, Playback on all browsers, HTML playback reports, JUnit Style playback reports, Suites and batch run, Parallel playback of tests), whereas […]
Concourse is an open source continuous integration (CI) tool written in Go. Concourse was dreamt up and built while working on the Cloud Foundry project and experiencing the interesting CI and CD challenges that it has. Concourse limits itself to three core concepts: tasks, resources, and the jobs that compose them. Interesting features like timed […]
inspectIT is an open-source Application Performance Management solution for monitoring and analyzing Java(EE) applications. The Java agent turns on the light in your application’s black box and you can see why the application is slow or not available. A central data repository has all the performance metrics you really need available anytime so that you […]
Karate is an open-source web-API test-automation framework that can script calls to HTTP end-points and assert that the JSON or XML responses are as expected. Karate also has support for service-virtualization where it can bring up “mock” (or stub) servers which can substitute for web-services that need to participate in an integration-test. Karate’s capabilities include […]
Invoke is a Python (2.6+ and 3.3+) task execution tool & library, drawing inspiration from various sources to arrive at a powerful & clean feature set. Like Ruby’s Rake tool and Invoke’s own predecessor Fabric 1.x, it provides a clean, high-level API for running shell commands and defining/organizing task functions from a tasks.py file.
CMake is cross-platform free and open-source software for managing the build process of software using a compiler-independent method. It is designed to support directory hierarchies and applications that depend on multiple libraries. It is used in conjunction with native build environments such as make, Apple’s Xcode, and Microsoft Visual Studio. It has minimal dependencies, requiring […]
Apache Mesos is an open-source cluster manager that was developed at the University of California, Berkeley. It “provides efficient resource isolation and sharing across distributed applications, or frameworks”. The software enables resource sharing in a fine-grained manner, improving cluster utilization.
Helm helps you manage Kubernetes applications — Helm Charts helps you define, install, and upgrade even the most complex Kubernetes application. Charts are easy to create, version, share, and publish — so start using Helm and stop the copy-and-paste madness. The latest version of Helm is maintained by the CNCF – in collaboration with Microsoft, […]
RackHD is a technology stack created for enabling hardware management and orchestration, to provide cohesive APIs to enable automated infrastructure. In a Converged Infrastructure Platform (CIP) architecture, RackHD software provides hardware management and orchestration (M&O). It serves as an abstraction layer between other M&O layers and the underlying physical hardware. Developers can use the RackHD […]