DC/OS vs Mesosphere: What are the differences?
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; Mesosphere: Combine your datacenter servers and cloud instances into one shared pool. Mesosphere offers a layer of software that organizes your machines, VMs, and cloud instances and lets applications draw from a single pool of intelligently- and dynamically-allocated resources, increasing efficiency and reducing operational complexity.
DC/OS and Mesosphere 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, Mesosphere provides the following key features:
- Built on top of open source technology
- Grow to tens of thousands of nodes effortlessly while dynamically allocating resources with ease.
- Mesosphere keeps your apps running by rebalancing resources and restarting failed tasks automatically.
"Easy to setup a HA cluster" is the top reason why over 4 developers like DC/OS, while over 5 developers mention "Devops" as the leading cause for choosing Mesosphere.
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.
Decision6, Astronomer, and Covve are some of the popular companies that use DC/OS, whereas Mesosphere is used by Keen, GoGuardian, and Qordoba. DC/OS has a broader approval, being mentioned in 19 company stacks & 12 developers stacks; compared to Mesosphere, which is listed in 12 company stacks and 8 developer stacks.