Compare AWS CloudFormation vs Hashicorp Terraform

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comparison of AWS CloudFormation vs. Hashicorp Terraform
based on data from user reviews. AWS CloudFormation rates 4.3/5 stars with 84 reviews. Hashicorp Terraform rates 4.5/5 stars with 13 reviews. Each product's score is calculated by real-time data from verified user reviews.

Pricing

 
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AWS CloudFormation
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Hashicorp Terraform
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Ratings

Meets Requirements
Meets Requirements
8.7
8.6
Ease of Use
Ease of Use
7.2
8.5
Ease of Setup
Ease of Setup
7.5
9.0
Ease of Admin
Ease of Admin
7.7
8.0
Quality of Support
Quality of Support
8.4
7.7
Ease of Doing Business With
Ease of Doing Business With
8.5
Not enough data available
Product Direction (% positive)
Product Direction (% positive)
9.0
9.0
Meets Requirements
AWS CloudFormation
8.7
Hashicorp Terraform
8.6
Ease of Use
AWS CloudFormation
7.2
Hashicorp Terraform
8.5
Ease of Setup
AWS CloudFormation
7.5
Hashicorp Terraform
9.0
Ease of Admin
AWS CloudFormation
7.7
Hashicorp Terraform
8.0
Quality of Support
AWS CloudFormation
8.4
Hashicorp Terraform
7.7
Ease of Doing Business With
AWS CloudFormation
8.5
Hashicorp Terraform
Not enough data available
Product Direction (% positive)
AWS CloudFormation
9.0
Hashicorp Terraform
9.0

Features

Administration
Administration Console
AWS CloudFormation
8.6
Hashicorp Terraform
Not enough data available
Task Management
AWS CloudFormation
9.0
Hashicorp Terraform
Not enough data available
Dashboards and Visualizations
AWS CloudFormation
9.2
Hashicorp Terraform
Not enough data available
Access Control
AWS CloudFormation
9.2
Hashicorp Terraform
Not enough data available
Automation
Test Automation
AWS CloudFormation
Not enough data available
Hashicorp Terraform
Not enough data available
Intelligent Automation
AWS CloudFormation
9.0
Hashicorp Terraform
Not enough data available
Release Automation
AWS CloudFormation
Not enough data available
Hashicorp Terraform
Not enough data available
Automated Provisioning
AWS CloudFormation
9.2
Hashicorp Terraform
Not enough data available
IT Management
Workflow Management
AWS CloudFormation
8.3
Hashicorp Terraform
Not enough data available
Infrastructure Management
AWS CloudFormation
9.4
Hashicorp Terraform
Not enough data available
IT Discovery
AWS CloudFormation
Not enough data available
Hashicorp Terraform
Not enough data available

Reviewers' Company Size

Small-Business (50 or fewer emp.)
Small-Business
(50 or fewer emp.)
8.3%
38.5%
Mid-Market (51-1000 emp.)
Mid-Market
(51-1000 emp.)
40.5%
23.1%
Enterprise (> 1000 emp.)
Enterprise
(> 1000 emp.)
51.2%
38.5%
AWS CloudFormation
Small-Business
8.3%
Mid-Market
40.5%
Enterprise
51.2%
Hashicorp Terraform
Small-Business
38.5%
Mid-Market
23.1%
Enterprise
38.5%

Reviewers' Industry

 
Information Technology and Services
21.4%
Internet
15.4%
 
Computer Software
19.0%
Information Technology and Services
15.4%
 
Internet
6.0%
Computer Software
15.4%
 
Financial Services
6.0%
Media Production
7.7%
 
Hospital & Health Care
4.8%
Insurance
7.7%
 
Other
42.9%
Other
38.5%
AWS CloudFormation
Information Technology and Services
21.4%
Computer Software
19.0%
Internet
6.0%
Financial Services
6.0%
Hospital & Health Care
4.8%
Other
42.9%
Hashicorp Terraform
Internet
15.4%
Information Technology and Services
15.4%
Computer Software
15.4%
Media Production
7.7%
Insurance
7.7%
Other
38.5%

Reviews

Most Helpful Favorable Review
Most Helpful Favorable Review
Robert R.
Consultant

Drift management will change office dynamics. We've all had a dev who couldn't be bothered to do things the right way. Now we can nail that person to the wall by showing the unofficial changes they've been making!

User in Internet

Cross-platform support for AWS, GPC. Being able to achieve blue green deployment for achieve zero downtime. Works for all cloud resources.

Most Helpful Critical Review
Most Helpful Critical Review
Administrator

Referencing resources across templates is a pain

Garett D.
Administrator in Information Technology and Services

Terraform is a relatively young tool (as is the language, HCL, that is uses) and continues to see rapid changes. This can be hard to keep up with, and you might need to update templates from time to time to make use of newer versions (and the included...

 
AWS CloudFormation
Most Helpful Favorable Review
Robert R.
Consultant

Drift management will change office dynamics. We've all had a dev who couldn't be bothered to do things the right way. Now we can nail that person to the wall by showing the unofficial changes they've been making!

Most Helpful Critical Review
Administrator

Referencing resources across templates is a pain

Hashicorp Terraform
Most Helpful Favorable Review
User in Internet

Cross-platform support for AWS, GPC. Being able to achieve blue green deployment for achieve zero downtime. Works for all cloud resources.

Most Helpful Critical Review
Garett D.
Administrator in Information Technology and Services

Terraform is a relatively young tool (as is the language, HCL, that is uses) and continues to see rapid changes. This can be hard to keep up with, and you might need to update templates from time to time to make use of newer versions (and the included...

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