Azure Container Service vs Azure Service Fabric

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Azure Container Service vs Azure Service Fabric: What are the differences?

What is Azure Container Service? Deploy and manage containers using the tools you choose. Azure Container Service optimizes the configuration of popular open source tools and technologies specifically for Azure. You get an open solution that offers portability for both your containers and your application configuration. You select the size, the number of hosts, and choice of orchestrator tools, and Container Service handles everything else.

What is Azure Service Fabric? Distributed systems platform that simplifies build, package, deploy, and management of scalable microservices apps. Azure Service Fabric is a distributed systems platform that makes it easy to package, deploy, and manage scalable and reliable microservices. Service Fabric addresses the significant challenges in developing and managing cloud apps.

Azure Container Service and Azure Service Fabric are primarily classified as "Containers as a Service" and "Microservices" tools respectively.

Some of the features offered by Azure Container Service are:

  • Create a container hosting solution optimized for Azure
  • Scale and orchestrate applications using Apache Mesos or Docker Swarm
  • Use popular open source, client-side tooling

On the other hand, Azure Service Fabric provides the following key features:

  • Simplify microservices development and application lifecycle management
  • Reliably scale and orchestrate containers and microservices
  • Data-aware platform for low-latency, high-throughput workloads with stateful containers or microservices

Azure Service Fabric is an open source tool with 2.57K GitHub stars and 304 GitHub forks. Here's a link to Azure Service Fabric's open source repository on GitHub.

QwikSense, Veris, and Sensewaves are some of the popular companies that use Azure Container Service, whereas Azure Service Fabric is used by Starbucks, OneWire, and eVestor. Azure Container Service has a broader approval, being mentioned in 8 company stacks & 7 developers stacks; compared to Azure Service Fabric, which is listed in 6 company stacks and 3 developer stacks.

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Pros of Azure Container Service
Pros of Azure Service Fabric
  • 5
    Easy to setup, very agnostic
  • 3
    It supports Kubernetes, Mesos DC/OS and Docker Swarm
  • 2
    It has a nice command line interface (CLI) tool
  • 5
    Intelligent, fast, reliable
  • 3
    Open source
  • 3
    Superior programming models
  • 3
    More reliable than Kubernetes
  • 3
    Runs most of Azure core services
  • 3
    Reliability
  • 2
    Quickest recovery and healing in the world
  • 1
    Deploy anywhere
  • 1
    Is data storage technology
  • 1
    Battle hardened in Azure > 10 Years

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What is Azure Container Service?

Azure Container Service optimizes the configuration of popular open source tools and technologies specifically for Azure. You get an open solution that offers portability for both your containers and your application configuration. You select the size, the number of hosts, and choice of orchestrator tools, and Container Service handles everything else.

What is Azure Service Fabric?

Azure Service Fabric is a distributed systems platform that makes it easy to package, deploy, and manage scalable and reliable microservices. Service Fabric addresses the significant challenges in developing and managing cloud apps.

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What are some alternatives to Azure Container Service and Azure Service Fabric?
Kubernetes
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
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
Azure Kubernetes Service
Deploy and manage containerized applications more easily with a fully managed Kubernetes service. It offers serverless Kubernetes, an integrated continuous integration and continuous delivery (CI/CD) experience, and enterprise-grade security and governance. Unite your development and operations teams on a single platform to rapidly build, deliver, and scale applications with confidence.
Azure App Service
Quickly build, deploy, and scale web apps created with popular frameworks .NET, .NET Core, Node.js, Java, PHP, Ruby, or Python, in containers or running on any operating system. Meet rigorous, enterprise-grade performance, security, and compliance requirements by using the fully managed platform for your operational and monitoring tasks.
Azure Container Instances
It is a solution for any scenario that can operate in isolated containers, without orchestration. Run event-driven applications, quickly deploy from your container development pipelines, and run data processing and build jobs.
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