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Azure Container Service vs rkt: What are the differences?

Developers describe Azure Container Service as "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. On the other hand, rkt is detailed as "App Container runtime". Rocket is a cli for running App Containers. The goal of rocket is to be composable, secure, and fast.

Azure Container Service belongs to "Containers as a Service" category of the tech stack, while rkt can be primarily classified under "Virtual Machine Platforms & Containers".

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, rkt provides the following key features:

  • Composable. All tools for downloading, installing, and running containers should be well integrated, but independent and composable.
  • Security. Isolation should be pluggable, and the crypto primitives for strong trust, image auditing and application identity should exist from day one.
  • Image distribution. Discovery of container images should be simple and facilitate a federated namespace, and distributed retrieval. This opens the possibility of alternative protocols, such as BitTorrent, and deployments to private environments without the requirement of a registry.

"Easy to setup, very agnostic" is the top reason why over 3 developers like Azure Container Service, while over 3 developers mention "Security" as the leading cause for choosing rkt.

rkt is an open source tool with 8.71K GitHub stars and 832 GitHub forks. Here's a link to rkt's open source repository on GitHub.

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Pros of Azure Container Service
Pros of rkt
  • 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
    Security
  • 3
    Robust container portability
  • 2
    Composable containers

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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 rkt?

Rocket is a cli for running App Containers. The goal of rocket is to be composable, secure, and fast.

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What are some alternatives to Azure Container Service and rkt?
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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