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Docker Swarm vs Cycle.io: What are the differences?

Developers describe Docker Swarm as "Native clustering for Docker. Turn a pool of Docker hosts into a single, virtual host". Swarm serves the standard Docker API, so any tool which already communicates with a Docker daemon can use Swarm to transparently scale to multiple hosts: Dokku, Compose, Krane, Deis, DockerUI, Shipyard, Drone, Jenkins... and, of course, the Docker client itself. On the other hand, Cycle.io is detailed as "A full-featured container orchestration and infrastructure management platform focused on simplicity". Cycle is a full-featured container orchestration and infrastructure management platform focused on simplicity. With a SaaS-managed operating system built specifically for containers, Cycle becomes the bridge between you and your infrastructure. Simplify the stack and gain the benefits of your own private cloud that spans multiple providers. Cycle functions as a drop-in DevOps team, empowering your developers to focus less on deployment, and more and development.

Docker Swarm and Cycle.io can be categorized as "Container" tools.

Docker Swarm is an open source tool with 5.8K GitHub stars and 1.13K GitHub forks. Here's a link to Docker Swarm's open source repository on GitHub.

Decisions about Cycle.io and Docker Swarm
Simon Reymann
Senior Fullstack Developer at QUANTUSflow Software GmbH · | 29 upvotes · 4.4M views

Our whole DevOps stack consists of the following tools:

  • GitHub (incl. GitHub Pages/Markdown for Documentation, GettingStarted and HowTo's) for collaborative review and code management tool
  • Respectively Git as revision control system
  • SourceTree as Git GUI
  • Visual Studio Code as IDE
  • CircleCI for continuous integration (automatize development process)
  • Prettier / TSLint / ESLint as code linter
  • SonarQube as quality gate
  • Docker as container management (incl. Docker Compose for multi-container application management)
  • VirtualBox for operating system simulation tests
  • Kubernetes as cluster management for docker containers
  • Heroku for deploying in test environments
  • nginx as web server (preferably used as facade server in production environment)
  • SSLMate (using OpenSSL) for certificate management
  • Amazon EC2 (incl. Amazon S3) for deploying in stage (production-like) and production environments
  • PostgreSQL as preferred database system
  • Redis as preferred in-memory database/store (great for caching)

The main reason we have chosen Kubernetes over Docker Swarm is related to the following artifacts:

  • Key features: Easy and flexible installation, Clear dashboard, Great scaling operations, Monitoring is an integral part, Great load balancing concepts, Monitors the condition and ensures compensation in the event of failure.
  • Applications: An application can be deployed using a combination of pods, deployments, and services (or micro-services).
  • Functionality: Kubernetes as a complex installation and setup process, but it not as limited as Docker Swarm.
  • Monitoring: It supports multiple versions of logging and monitoring when the services are deployed within the cluster (Elasticsearch/Kibana (ELK), Heapster/Grafana, Sysdig cloud integration).
  • Scalability: All-in-one framework for distributed systems.
  • Other Benefits: Kubernetes is backed by the Cloud Native Computing Foundation (CNCF), huge community among container orchestration tools, it is an open source and modular tool that works with any OS.
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Pros of Cycle.io
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      Docker friendly
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      Easy to setup
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      Standard Docker API
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      Easy to use
    • 22
      Native
    • 21
      Free
    • 12
      Clustering made easy
    • 11
      Simple usage
    • 10
      Integral part of docker
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      Cross Platform
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      Labels and annotations
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      Performance
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      Shallow learning curve
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      Easy Networking

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        Low adoption

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      What is Cycle.io?

      Cycle is the most developer-friendly container orchestration platform. By simplifying the processes around container and infrastructure deployments, Cycle enables developers to spend more time building and less time managing.

      What is Docker Swarm?

      Swarm serves the standard Docker API, so any tool which already communicates with a Docker daemon can use Swarm to transparently scale to multiple hosts: Dokku, Compose, Krane, Deis, DockerUI, Shipyard, Drone, Jenkins... and, of course, the Docker client itself.

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        What are some alternatives to Cycle.io and Docker Swarm?
        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.
        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.
        Helm
        Helm is the best way to find, share, and use software built for Kubernetes.
        Spring Cloud
        It provides tools for developers to quickly build some of the common patterns in distributed systems.
        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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