Docker Compose vs. Docker Swarm vs. Kitematic

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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 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.

What is Kitematic?

Simple Docker App management for Mac OS X
Why do developers choose Docker Compose?
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Why do developers choose Docker Swarm?
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Why do developers choose Kitematic?
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What are the cons of using Docker Compose?
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What are the cons of using Docker Swarm?
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What are the cons of using Kitematic?
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How much does Docker Compose cost?
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What companies use Docker Compose?
937 companies on StackShare use Docker Compose
What companies use Docker Swarm?
109 companies on StackShare use Docker Swarm
What companies use Kitematic?
6 companies on StackShare use Kitematic
What tools integrate with Docker Compose?
11 tools on StackShare integrate with Docker Compose
What tools integrate with Docker Swarm?
16 tools on StackShare integrate with Docker Swarm
What tools integrate with Kitematic?
1 tools on StackShare integrate with Kitematic

What are some alternatives to Docker Compose, Docker Swarm, and Kitematic?

  • Kubernetes - Manage a cluster of Linux containers as a single system to accelerate Dev and simplify Ops
  • Rancher - Open Source Platform for Running a Private Container Service
  • Docker Machine - Machine management for a container-centric world
  • Helm - The Kubernetes Package Manager

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