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What is kaniko?

A tool to build container images from a Dockerfile, inside a container or Kubernetes cluster. kaniko doesn't depend on a Docker daemon and executes each command within a Dockerfile completely in userspace. This enables building container images in environments that can't easily or securely run a Docker daemon, such as a standard Kubernetes cluster.
kaniko is a tool in the Container Tools category of a tech stack.
kaniko is an open source tool with 5.3K GitHub stars and 497 GitHub forks. Here’s a link to kaniko's open source repository on GitHub

Who uses kaniko?

3 companies reportedly use kaniko in their tech stacks, including kid17, Cookielab's stack, and Platform.


Why developers like kaniko?

Here’s a list of reasons why companies and developers use kaniko

kaniko's Features

  • Build container images in environments that can't easily or securely run a Docker daemon, such as a standard Kubernetes cluster

kaniko Alternatives & Comparisons

What are some alternatives to kaniko?
The Docker Platform is the industry-leading container platform for continuous, high-velocity innovation, enabling organizations to seamlessly build and share any application — from legacy to what comes next — and securely run them anywhere
Jib builds Docker and OCI images for your Java applications and is available as plugins for Maven and Gradle.
Uber's core infrastructure team developed a pipeline that quickly and reliably generates Dockerfiles and builds application code into Docker images for Apache Mesos and Kubernetes-based container ecosystems. Giving back to the growing stack of microservice technologies, we open sourced its core component, Makisu, to enable other organizations to leverage the same benefits for their own architectures (more here: https://eng.uber.com/makisu/).
Kubernetes is an open source orchestration system for Docker containers. It handles scheduling onto nodes in a compute cluster and actively manages workloads to ensure that their state matches the users declared intentions.
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.
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kaniko's Followers
19 developers follow kaniko to keep up with related blogs and decisions.
Peter Do
Hakan Hıdır
Ayodele Ajayi
Mike Preston
Alex Moura
LaDonna Marie
Jin Wen