Centurion vs Kitematic: What are the differences?
Developers describe Centurion as "A mass deployment tool for Docker fleets". A deployment tool for Docker, made by New Relic. Takes containers from a Docker registry and runs them on a fleet of hosts with the correct environment variables, host volume mappings, and port mappings. Supports rolling deployments out of the box, and makes it easy to ship applications to Docker servers. New Relic is using it to run their production infrastructure. On the other hand, Kitematic is detailed as "The easiest way to start using Docker on your Mac". Simple Docker App management for Mac OS X.
Centurion and Kitematic can be primarily classified as "Container" tools.
Some of the features offered by Centurion are:
- Rake application tasks and dependencies
- Talk to a fleet of Docker servers at once
- Does rolling deployment
On the other hand, Kitematic provides the following key features:
- Mac App with GUI for Docker
- Create images from any folder with a Dockerfile in it
- Configure environment variables
Centurion and Kitematic are both open source tools. It seems that Kitematic with 10.5K GitHub stars and 1.26K forks on GitHub has more adoption than Centurion with 1.72K GitHub stars and 111 GitHub forks.