DC/OS vs Apache Mesos: What are the differences?
Developers describe DC/OS as "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. On the other hand, Apache Mesos is detailed as "Develop and run resource-efficient distributed systems". Apache Mesos is a cluster manager that simplifies the complexity of running applications on a shared pool of servers.
DC/OS and Apache Mesos can be primarily classified as "Cluster Management" tools.
Some of the features offered by DC/OS are:
- High Resource Utilization
- Mixed Workload Colocation
- Container Orchestration
On the other hand, Apache Mesos provides the following key features:
- Fault-tolerant replicated master using ZooKeeper
- Scalability to 10,000s of nodes
- Isolation between tasks with Linux Containers
"Easy to setup a HA cluster" is the top reason why over 4 developers like DC/OS, while over 19 developers mention "Easy scaling" as the leading cause for choosing Apache Mesos.
DC/OS is an open source tool with 2.17K GitHub stars and 458 GitHub forks. Here's a link to DC/OS's open source repository on GitHub.
According to the StackShare community, Apache Mesos has a broader approval, being mentioned in 61 company stacks & 19 developers stacks; compared to DC/OS, which is listed in 19 company stacks and 12 developer stacks.