containerd vs Docker Compose

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containerd vs Docker Compose: What are the differences?

Developers describe containerd as "An industry-standard container runtime with an emphasis on simplicity,robustness and portability". An industry-standard container runtime with an emphasis on simplicity, robustness, and portability. 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.

containerd and Docker Compose belong to "Container Tools" category of the tech stack.

Docker Compose is an open source tool with 16.6K GitHub stars and 2.56K GitHub forks. Here's a link to Docker Compose's open source repository on GitHub.

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Pros of containerd
Pros of Docker Compose
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    Supports Kubernetes version greater than 1.21
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    No Need for docker shim
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    No kubernetes support after 1.22
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    Needs docker shim to work on kubernetes
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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
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    Use Standard Docker API
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    Open source
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    Go from template to application in minutes
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    Can choose Discovery Backend
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    Kubernetes integration
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    Easy configuration
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    Scalable
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    Quick and easy

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

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    What is containerd?

    An industry-standard container runtime with an emphasis on simplicity, robustness, and portability

    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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