Docker Compose vs Docker Hub

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Docker Compose vs Docker Hub: What are the differences?

Docker Compose: Define and run multi-container applications with Docker. With Compose, you define a multi-container application in a single file, then spin your application up in a single command which does everything that needs to be done to get it running; Docker Hub: Build and Ship any Application Anywhere. It is the world's easiest way to create, manage, and deliver your teams' container applications. It is the perfect home for your teams' applications.

Docker Compose and Docker Hub belong to "Container Tools" category of the tech stack.

Docker Compose is an open source tool with 16.9K GitHub stars and 2.61K GitHub forks. Here's a link to Docker Compose's open source repository on GitHub.

StackShare, Typeform, and CircleCI are some of the popular companies that use Docker Compose, whereas Docker Hub is used by 500px, Moogsoft, and Zencom. Docker Compose has a broader approval, being mentioned in 1082 company stacks & 3350 developers stacks; compared to Docker Hub, which is listed in 23 company stacks and 22 developer stacks.

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Pros of Docker Compose
Pros of Docker Hub
  • 123
    Multi-container descriptor
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    Fast development environment setup
  • 79
    Easy linking of containers
  • 68
    Simple yaml configuration
  • 60
    Easy setup
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    Yml or yaml format
  • 12
    Use Standard Docker API
  • 8
    Open source
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    Go from template to application in minutes
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    Can choose Discovery Backend
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    Scalable
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    Easy configuration
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    Kubernetes integration
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    Quick and easy
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    Provides public and private repositories
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    Uses a very familiar collaboration model as GitHub, the
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    Quickly creates organizations, add users or create grou
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    Allows users to set permissions to restrict access or s
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    Fairly inexpensive with usage based pricing
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    Security scanning available

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Cons of Docker Compose
Cons of Docker Hub
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    Tied to single machine
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    Still very volatile, changing syntax often
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    Lacks fine grain access control
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    Does not provide any insight into the registry usage
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    Lacks LDAP, SAML and OAuth support

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What is Docker Compose?

With Compose, you define a multi-container application in a single file, then spin your application up in a single command which does everything that needs to be done to get it running.

What is Docker Hub?

It is the world's easiest way to create, manage, and deliver your teams' container applications. It is the perfect home for your teams' applications.

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Jobs that mention Docker Compose and Docker Hub as a desired skillset
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What are some alternatives to Docker Compose and Docker Hub?
Kubernetes
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.
Docker
The Docker Platform is the industry-leading container platform for continuous, high-velocity innovation, enabling organizations to seamlessly build and share any application — from legacy to what comes next — and securely run them anywhere
Docker Swarm
Swarm serves the standard Docker API, so any tool which already communicates with a Docker daemon can use Swarm to transparently scale to multiple hosts: Dokku, Compose, Krane, Deis, DockerUI, Shipyard, Drone, Jenkins... and, of course, the Docker client itself.
Helm
Helm is the best way to find, share, and use software built for Kubernetes.
Ansible
Ansible is an IT automation tool. It can configure systems, deploy software, and orchestrate more advanced IT tasks such as continuous deployments or zero downtime rolling updates. Ansible’s goals are foremost those of simplicity and maximum ease of use.
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