DC/OS vs Kubernetes: What are the differences?
What is DC/OS? The Datacenter Operating System. The easiest way to run microservices, big data, and containers in production. Unlike traditional operating systems, DC/OS spans multiple machines within a network, aggregating their resources to maximize utilization by distributed applications.
What is Kubernetes? Manage a cluster of Linux containers as a single system to accelerate Dev and simplify Ops. 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.
DC/OS can be classified as a tool in the "Cluster Management" category, while Kubernetes is grouped under "Container Tools".
Some of the features offered by DC/OS are:
- High Resource Utilization
- Mixed Workload Colocation
- Container Orchestration
On the other hand, Kubernetes provides the following key features:
- Lightweight, simple and accessible
- Built for a multi-cloud world, public, private or hybrid
- Highly modular, designed so that all of its components are easily swappable
"Easy to setup a HA cluster" is the primary reason why developers consider DC/OS over the competitors, whereas "Leading docker container management solution" was stated as the key factor in picking Kubernetes.
DC/OS and Kubernetes are both open source tools. It seems that Kubernetes with 54.2K GitHub stars and 18.8K forks on GitHub has more adoption than DC/OS with 2.16K GitHub stars and 451 GitHub forks.
According to the StackShare community, Kubernetes has a broader approval, being mentioned in 1018 company stacks & 1060 developers stacks; compared to DC/OS, which is listed in 19 company stacks and 12 developer stacks.
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