What can we learn from Harness
Harness recently acquired open-source CI Tool Drone.io. They have expanded their breadth to cover an integrated CD platform that also includes an overview of traditional monitoring tools both as part of the CD process and post production. With the addition of Drone Harness now competes across GitLab's Verify, Release, Configure and Monitor stages though Configure and Monitor are largely an overlay play on top of existing providers.
- Competitive Assessment in CD Category Page
- New Features Requests issues added to this issue
- Review value prop and marketing of Harness
- Review use cases, docs and demos
- Identify any competitive updates and make MRs - gitlab-com/www-gitlab-com!59623 (merged)
- Add any missing feature ideas as feature request issues and reference here
Click here for details of an assessment made in 2018Harness * By ex AppDynamics founder * Uses 'continuous verification for automatic rollback'
It's pretty awesome and very much the direction we’re going, so it's interesting to look at what they have that we don't (yet) have.
- Packaged workflows (meh)
- Drill-down of workflow (meh)
- Monitoring of application / continuous verification (yes)
- Watching individual endpoints (business transactions) (yes)
- Splunk integration (interesting)
- Machine learning of what’s “normal” (awesome) (it looks like it’s using a bayesian clusterer, but I can’t tell what the axes are)
- New Relic integration (interesting)
- Dashboard (awesome)