What is Nomad?

Nomad is a cluster manager, designed for both long lived services and short lived batch processing workloads. Developers use a declarative job specification to submit work, and Nomad ensures constraints are satisfied and resource utilization is optimized by efficient task packing. Nomad supports all major operating systems and virtualized, containerized, or standalone applications.
Nomad is a tool in the Cluster Management category of a tech stack.
Nomad is an open source tool with 14.5K GitHub stars and 1.9K GitHub forks. Here’s a link to Nomad's open source repository on GitHub

Who uses Nomad?

Companies
65 companies reportedly use Nomad in their tech stacks, including CircleCI, trivago, and Evooq.

Developers
182 developers on StackShare have stated that they use Nomad.

Nomad Integrations

Docker, Consul, Vault, Habitat, and Portworx are some of the popular tools that integrate with Nomad. Here's a list of all 9 tools that integrate with Nomad.
Pros of Nomad
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Built in Consul integration
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Easy setup
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Bult-in Vault integration
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Built-in federation support
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Self-healing
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Autoscaling support
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Bult-in Vault inegration
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Stable
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Simple
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Nice ACL
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Managable by terraform
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Open source
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Multiple workload support
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Flexible

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Nomad's Features

  • Handles the scheduling and upgrading of the applications over time
  • With built-in dry-run execution, Nomad shows what scheduling decisions it will take before it takes them. Operators can approve or deny these changes to create a safe and reproducible workflow
  • Nomad runs applications and ensures they keep running in failure scenarios. In addition to long-running services, Nomad can schedule batch jobs, distributed cron jobs, and parameterized jobs
  • Stream logs, send signals, and interact with the file system of scheduled applications. These operator-friendly commands bring the familiar debugging tools to a scheduled world

Nomad Alternatives & Comparisons

What are some alternatives to Nomad?
Kubernetes
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Git
Git is a free and open source distributed version control system designed to handle everything from small to very large projects with speed and efficiency.
GitHub
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Python
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Nomad's Followers
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