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What is Kustomize?

It introduces a template-free way to customize application configuration that simplifies the use of off-the-shelf applications. Now, built into kubectl as apply -k.
Kustomize is a tool in the Container Tools category of a tech stack.
Kustomize is an open source tool with 9.4K GitHub stars and 2K GitHub forks. Here’s a link to Kustomize's open source repository on GitHub

Who uses Kustomize?

21 companies reportedly use Kustomize in their tech stacks, including Trendyol Group, DevOps, and midas-engineering.

34 developers on StackShare have stated that they use Kustomize.

Kustomize Integrations

Kubernetes, Argo, Kubestack, Kyverno, and Monokle are some of the popular tools that integrate with Kustomize. Here's a list of all 5 tools that integrate with Kustomize.

Kustomize's Features

  • Purely declarative approach to configuration customization
  • Natively built into kubectl
  • Manage an arbitrary number of distinctly customized Kubernetes configurations
  • Available as a standalone binary for extension and integration into other services
  • Every artifact that kustomize uses is plain YAML and can be validated and processed as such

Kustomize Alternatives & Comparisons

What are some alternatives to Kustomize?
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.
Spring Cloud
It provides tools for developers to quickly build some of the common patterns in distributed systems.
Rancher is an open source container management platform that includes full distributions of Kubernetes, Apache Mesos and Docker Swarm, and makes it simple to operate container clusters on any cloud or infrastructure platform.
Docker Swarm
Swarm serves the standard Docker API, so any tool which already communicates with a Docker daemon can use Swarm to transparently scale to multiple hosts: Dokku, Compose, Krane, Deis, DockerUI, Shipyard, Drone, Jenkins... and, of course, the Docker client itself.
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Kustomize's Followers
35 developers follow Kustomize to keep up with related blogs and decisions.