Deis vs Modulus: What are the differences?
Deis: Open Source PaaS that builds upon Docker and CoreOS to provide a lightweight PaaS with a Heroku-inspired workflow. Deis can deploy any application or service that can run inside a Docker container. In order to be scaled horizontally, applications must follow Heroku's 12-factor methodology and store state in external backing services; Modulus: Hosting, Scaling, and Data for Node.js applications. Modulus is a premier Node.js hosting platform that provides a complete technology stack for application developers. This includes custom SSL, WebSockets, MongoDB, statistics, and more.
Deis and Modulus belong to "Platform as a Service" category of the tech stack.
Some of the features offered by Deis are:
- Deis can deploy any language or framework using a Dockerfile
- If you don't have a Dockerfile, Deis includes Heroku buildpacks for Ruby, Python, Node.js, Java, Clojure, Scala, Play, PHP, Perl, Dart and Go.
- Deis can be deployed on any system that supports CoreOS including your workstation, as well as most public clouds, private clouds and bare metal.
On the other hand, Modulus provides the following key features:
- Simple Scalability
- Powerful Statistics
- Multiple Node Versions
"12-factor methodology" is the top reason why over 15 developers like Deis, while over 12 developers mention "Easy to set up and scale" as the leading cause for choosing Modulus.
Deis is an open source tool with 6.12K GitHub stars and 863 GitHub forks. Here's a link to Deis's open source repository on GitHub.