Container Factory vs Docker Compose

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Container Factory vs Docker Compose: What are the differences?

Developers describe Container Factory as "Turn your Github repo into a published container image". container-factory produces Docker images from tarballs of application source code. It accepts archives with Dockerfiles, but if your application's language is supported, it can automatically add a suitable Dockerfile. On the other hand, Docker Compose is detailed as "Define and run multi-container applications with Docker". With Compose, you define a multi-container application in a single file, then spin your application up in a single command which does everything that needs to be done to get it running.

Container Factory and Docker Compose can be categorized as "Container" tools.

Container Factory and Docker Compose are both open source tools. It seems that Docker Compose with 16.6K GitHub stars and 2.56K forks on GitHub has more adoption than Container Factory with 56 GitHub stars and 2 GitHub forks.

Decisions about Container Factory and Docker Compose
Michael Roberts

We develop rapidly with docker-compose orchestrated services, however, for production - we utilise the very best ideas that Kubernetes has to offer: SCALE! We can scale when needed, setting a maximum and minimum level of nodes for each application layer - scaling only when the load balancer needs it. This allowed us to reduce our devops costs by 40% whilst also maintaining an SLA of 99.87%.

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Pros of Container Factory
Pros of Docker Compose
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      Multi-container descriptor
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      Fast development environment setup
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      Easy linking of containers
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      Simple yaml configuration
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      Easy setup
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      Yml or yaml format
    • 11
      Use Standard Docker API
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      Open source
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      Go from template to application in minutes
    • 4
      Can choose Discovery Backend
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      Kubernetes integration
    • 2
      Easy configuration
    • 2
      Scalable
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      Quick and easy

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    Cons of Container Factory
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        Tied to single machine
      • 5
        Still very volatile, changing syntax often

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      What is Container Factory?

      container-factory produces Docker images from tarballs of application source code. It accepts archives with Dockerfiles, but if your application's language is supported, it can automatically add a suitable Dockerfile.

      What is Docker Compose?

      With Compose, you define a multi-container application in a single file, then spin your application up in a single command which does everything that needs to be done to get it running.

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        What are some alternatives to Container Factory and Docker Compose?
        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.
        Helm
        Helm is the best way to find, share, and use software built for Kubernetes.
        Rancher
        Rancher is an open source container management platform that includes full distributions of Kubernetes, Apache Mesos and Docker Swarm, and makes it simple to operate container clusters on any cloud or infrastructure platform.
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        Spring Cloud
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