Clair vs Helios: What are the differences?
Clair: Open Source Vulnerability Analysis for your Containers. Clair is a container vulnerability analysis service by CoreOS. It provides the list of vulnerabilities that threaten each container and can sends notifications whenever new vulnerabilities that affect existing containers are released; Helios: Docker container orchestration platform, by Spotify. Helios is a Docker orchestration platform for deploying and managing containers across an entire fleet of servers. Helios provides a HTTP API as well as a command-line client to interact with servers running your containers.
Clair and Helios belong to "Container Tools" category of the tech stack.
Some of the features offered by Clair are:
- api defines how users interact with Clair and exposes a documented HTTP API.
- worker extracts useful informations from layers and store everything in the database.
- updater periodically updates Clair's vulnerability database from known vulnerability sources.
On the other hand, Helios provides the following key features:
- Helios is pragmatic.
- Helios fits into the way you already do ops.
- Hihgly scalable
Clair and Helios are both open source tools. Clair with 5.41K GitHub stars and 696 forks on GitHub appears to be more popular than Helios with 2K GitHub stars and 229 GitHub forks.