Clair vs Quay.io: What are the differences?
What is 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.
What is Quay.io? Secure hosting for private Docker repositories. Simply upload your Dockerfile (and any additional files it needs) and we'll build your Dockerfile into an image and push it to your repository.
Clair belongs to "Container Tools" category of the tech stack, while Quay.io can be primarily classified under "Docker Registry".
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, Quay.io provides the following key features:
- Secure - Your data is transferred using SSL at all times and encrypted when at rest. More information available in our security guide
- Shareable - Have to share a repository? No problem! Share with anyone you choose
- Cloud Hosted - Accessible from anywhere, anytime
Clair is an open source tool with 5.34K GitHub stars and 684 GitHub forks. Here's a link to Clair's open source repository on GitHub.