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Deploy and manage containers (including Docker) on top of Apache Mesos at scale
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What is Marathon?

Marathon is an Apache Mesos framework for container orchestration. Marathon provides a REST API for starting, stopping, and scaling applications. Marathon is written in Scala and can run in highly-available mode by running multiple copies. The state of running tasks gets stored in the Mesos state abstraction.
Marathon is a tool in the Container Tools category of a tech stack.
Marathon is an open source tool with 4.1K GitHub stars and 871 GitHub forks. Here’s a link to Marathon's open source repository on GitHub

Who uses Marathon?

30 companies reportedly use Marathon in their tech stacks, including SendGrid, Engineering, and Criteo.

50 developers on StackShare have stated that they use Marathon.

Marathon Integrations

Docker, Traefik, Apache Mesos, Mesosphere, and Continuous Delivery Service are some of the popular tools that integrate with Marathon. Here's a list of all 5 tools that integrate with Marathon.
Pros of Marathon
High Availability
Powerful UI
Service Discovery
Load Balancing
Health Checks

Marathon Alternatives & Comparisons

What are some alternatives to Marathon?
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.
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.
Argo is an open source container-native workflow engine for getting work done on Kubernetes. Argo is implemented as a Kubernetes CRD (Custom Resource Definition).
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Marathon's Followers
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