Azure Kubernetes Service vs Azure Service Fabric

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

Azure Kubernetes Service: Simplify Kubernetes management, deployment, and operations. Fully managed Kubernetes container orchestration service on Microsoft Azure; 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 Kubernetes Service belongs to "Containers as a Service" category of the tech stack, while Azure Service Fabric can be primarily classified under "Microservices Tools".

Some of the features offered by Azure Kubernetes Service are:

  • Deploy and manage Kubernetes with ease
  • Scale and run applications with confidence
  • Secure your Kubernetes environment

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.

Cuemby, Veris, and Universal Electronics Inc. are some of the popular companies that use Azure Kubernetes Service, whereas Azure Service Fabric is used by Starbucks, OneWire, and eVestor. Azure Kubernetes Service has a broader approval, being mentioned in 10 company stacks & 9 developers stacks; compared to Azure Service Fabric, which is listed in 6 company stacks and 3 developer stacks.

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What is Azure Kubernetes Service?

Fully managed Kubernetes container orchestration service on Microsoft Azure.

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 Kubernetes 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.
          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.
          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.
          Amazon EC2 Container Service
          Amazon EC2 Container Service lets you launch and stop container-enabled applications with simple API calls, allows you to query the state of your cluster from a centralized service, and gives you access to many familiar Amazon EC2 features like security groups, EBS volumes and IAM roles.
          Google Kubernetes Engine
          Container Engine takes care of provisioning and maintaining the underlying virtual machine cluster, scaling your application, and operational logistics like logging, monitoring, and health management.
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