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DC/OS vs Rancher: 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; Rancher: Open Source Platform for Running a Private Container Service. 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.

DC/OS belongs to "Cluster Management" category of the tech stack, while Rancher can be primarily classified under "Container Tools".

Some of the features offered by DC/OS are:

  • High Resource Utilization
  • Mixed Workload Colocation
  • Container Orchestration

On the other hand, Rancher provides the following key features:

  • Manage Hosts, Deploy Containers, Monitor Resources
  • User Management & Collaboration
  • Native Docker APIs & Tools

"Easy to setup a HA cluster" is the top reason why over 4 developers like DC/OS, while over 89 developers mention "Easy to use" as the leading cause for choosing Rancher.

DC/OS and Rancher are both open source tools. Rancher with 11.8K GitHub stars and 1.31K forks on GitHub appears to be more popular than DC/OS with 2.16K GitHub stars and 451 GitHub forks.

According to the StackShare community, Rancher has a broader approval, being mentioned in 88 company stacks & 35 developers stacks; compared to DC/OS, which is listed in 19 company stacks and 12 developer stacks.

What is DC/OS?

Unlike traditional operating systems, DC/OS spans multiple machines within a network, aggregating their resources to maximize utilization by distributed applications.

What is 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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    What are some alternatives to DC/OS and Rancher?
    Apache Mesos
    Apache Mesos is a cluster manager that simplifies the complexity of running applications on a shared pool of servers.
    Nomad
    Nomad is a cluster manager, designed for both long lived services and short lived batch processing workloads. Developers use a declarative job specification to submit work, and Nomad ensures constraints are satisfied and resource utilization is optimized by efficient task packing. Nomad supports all major operating systems and virtualized, containerized, or standalone applications.
    Mesosphere
    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.
    Apache Aurora
    Apache Aurora is a service scheduler that runs on top of Mesos, enabling you to run long-running services that take advantage of Mesos' scalability, fault-tolerance, and resource isolation.
    YARN Hadoop
    Its fundamental idea is to split up the functionalities of resource management and job scheduling/monitoring into separate daemons. The idea is to have a global ResourceManager (RM) and per-application ApplicationMaster (AM).
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    Reviews of DC/OS and Rancher
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    Michigan Technological University
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    1. Consume too much unnecessary resource by just running rancher agent alone;
    2. Hard to recover from system failure
    3. Bad performance of load balancing (compare to dokcer swarm built-in LB or others).
    How developers use DC/OS and Rancher
    Avatar of etlweather
    etlweather uses RancherRancher

    The whole infrastructure is managed through Rancher. It provides a simple interface to all the underlying tools - Docker, HAProxy (automatically configures load balancer from the containers).

    Avatar of sapslaj
    sapslaj uses RancherRancher

    Currently looking to move to Swarm or Kubernetes due to a few issues I have with Rancher.

    Avatar of Ataccama
    Ataccama uses RancherRancher

    Orchestration of containers for our environments. Remote deployment from Jenkins.

    Avatar of InsideSales.com
    InsideSales.com uses RancherRancher

    We use Rancher for container orchestration and automated deployment pipelines.

    Avatar of Dave Woolfenden
    Dave Woolfenden uses RancherRancher

    Enterprise-grade Kubernetes Distribution

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