Define and run multi-container applications with Docker

What is Docker Compose?

With Compose, you define a multi-container application in a single file, then spin your application up in a single command which does everything that needs to be done to get it running.

Docker Compose is a tool in the Container Tools category of a tech stack.

Docker Compose is an open source tool with 16.1K Github Stars and 2.47K Github Forks. Here’s a link to Docker Compose's open source repository on Github

Who Uses Docker Compose?

766 companies use Docker Compose including StackShare, CircleCI, and Docker.

Docker Compose integrates with

Docker, CircleCI, Rancher, Codefresh, and Flocker are some of the popular tools that integrate with Docker Compose. Here's a list of all 11 tools that integrate with Docker Compose.

Why people like Docker Compose

Here’s a list of reasons why companies and developers use Docker Compose.



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Here are some stack decisions and reviews by companies and developers who chose Docker Compose in their tech stack.

Docker Compose's alternatives

  • Kubernetes - Manage a cluster of Linux containers as a single system to accelerate Dev and simplify Ops
  • Docker - An open source project to pack, ship and run any application as a lightweight container
  • Rancher - Open Source Platform for Running a Private Container Service
  • Docker Swarm - Native clustering for Docker. Turn a pool of Docker hosts into a single, virtual host.
  • Docker Machine - Machine management for a container-centric world

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