Spotify Backstage vs. configure8
configure8 is the preferred choice for enterprises seeking an internal developer portal with more value-added features and a lower total cost of ownership.
Rather than stop at the service boundary, configure8 has built the first truly universal catalog – all your services and their cloud costs, dependencies, environments, clusters, resources, pipelines, metrics, owners, and more. It’s easy to set-up and automatically reflects changes. Best of all, it lays the foundation for other unique features like scorecards and analytics as well as artfully integrates the user experience and knowledge with self-serve actions.
Want to define best practices and measure engineering teams’ compliance via Scorecards? Need an easy way to answer security, compliance and FinOps questions? You’ll need a solution like configure8 with a powerful data ingestion and storage and organization system to power (not a fancy RSS reader that embeds portions of other tool’s user interfaces).
Liberate developers from bottlenecks and manual ops, and reduce your maintenance overhead and TicketOps burden, all without sacrificing standards. Easily build reusable golden paths that enable developers to create not just new services but manage existing ones as well via a no-code UI
Enable the platform engineering team to deliver more business value with configure8’s unique features like a Universal Catalog, Scorecards, Actions, and Cloud Costs, a delightful user experience that makes for happier developers, and (far) fewer set-up and maintenance tasks so your team can focus on what matters.
(confirm availability of data pipelines, serverless, etc.)
(no visibility for certain K8 objects nor multi-cluster support)
Credential-based, read-only AWS, Azure, GCP; many services per cloud
Service + Resource Dependencies
(due in part to uneven plugin quality as well as the Backstage data model and back-end)
Data Model + Back-End
Limited; largely syndicated via plugins of uneven quality
Rich functionality per plugin, such as result filtration and native metrics + actions
Depends on plugin quality
Drag and drop
(paid plugin, coding required)
Breadth of Functionality
Over 40 metrics plus custom data passed via API
Native Data Integrations
(repos, APM, on-call, ticketing, CI/CD, etc. + API)
Create A New Service
Day 2 Actions
3rd-Party Runner Orchestration
Trigger via API
Usage Restriction Policies
Answer powerful questions in a no-code UI
Ease of Tool Integration
Credential-based; no YAML required
Automatically Load Services Into Catalog and Map Dependencies
Via supported tools or API
Manually declared; subject to drift
Via supported tools or API
White-glove support; minimal LOE to maintain
No support; LOE to maintain can be very high
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