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Conan vs Docker: What are the differences?

What is Conan? C/C++ package manager. Install or build your own packages for any platform. Conan also allows you to run your own server easily from the command line.

What is Docker? Enterprise Container Platform for High-Velocity Innovation. 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.

Conan belongs to "Hosted Package Repository" category of the tech stack, while Docker can be primarily classified under "Virtual Machine Platforms & Containers".

Some of the features offered by Conan are:

  • Dependencies and package management for developers
  • De-centralized
  • Source code and binaries

On the other hand, Docker provides the following key features:

  • Integrated developer tools
  • open, portable images
  • shareable, reusable apps

Conan and Docker are both open source tools. Docker with 54K GitHub stars and 15.6K forks on GitHub appears to be more popular than Conan with 2.94K GitHub stars and 384 GitHub forks.

Spotify, Pinterest, and Twitter are some of the popular companies that use Docker, whereas Conan is used by Kosada, Document Modelling, and Watchguard Technologies, Inc.. Docker has a broader approval, being mentioned in 3527 company stacks & 3448 developers stacks; compared to Conan, which is listed in 3 company stacks and 3 developer stacks.

Decisions about Conan and Docker
Florian Sager
IT DevOp at Agitos GmbH · | 2 upvotes · 291K views
Chose
LXDLXD
over
DockerDocker

lxd/lxc and Docker aren't congruent so this comparison needs a more detailed look; but in short I can say: the lxd-integrated administration of storage including zfs with its snapshot capabilities as well as the system container (multi-process) approach of lxc vs. the limited single-process container approach of Docker is the main reason I chose lxd over Docker.

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Pros of Conan
Pros of Docker
  • 3
    Crossplatform builds
  • 3
    Easy to maintain used dependencies
  • 2
    Build recipes can be very flexble
  • 1
    Integrations with cmake, qmake and other build systems
  • 823
    Rapid integration and build up
  • 689
    Isolation
  • 519
    Open source
  • 505
    Testa­bil­i­ty and re­pro­ducibil­i­ty
  • 459
    Lightweight
  • 217
    Standardization
  • 184
    Scalable
  • 105
    Upgrading / down­grad­ing / ap­pli­ca­tion versions
  • 87
    Security
  • 84
    Private paas environments
  • 33
    Portability
  • 25
    Limit resource usage
  • 16
    Game changer
  • 15
    I love the way docker has changed virtualization
  • 13
    Fast
  • 11
    Concurrency
  • 7
    Docker's Compose tools
  • 5
    Fast and Portable
  • 5
    Easy setup
  • 4
    Because its fun
  • 3
    Makes shipping to production very simple
  • 2
    It's dope
  • 2
    Highly useful
  • 1
    Very easy to setup integrate and build
  • 1
    Package the environment with the application
  • 1
    Does a nice job hogging memory
  • 1
    Open source and highly configurable
  • 1
    Simplicity, isolation, resource effective
  • 1
    MacOS support FAKE
  • 1
    Its cool
  • 1
    Docker hub for the FTW
  • 1
    HIgh Throughput

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Cons of Conan
Cons of Docker
  • 1
    3rd party recipes can be flawed
  • 8
    New versions == broken features
  • 6
    Unreliable networking
  • 6
    Documentation not always in sync
  • 4
    Moves quickly
  • 3
    Not Secure

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What is Conan?

Install or build your own packages for any platform. Conan also allows you to run your own server easily from the command line.

What is 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

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