Kubernetes vs. Docker Compose vs. Docker Swarm



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Description

What is 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.

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.

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Pros

Why do developers choose Kubernetes?
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Why do developers choose Docker Compose?
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Cons

What are the cons of using Kubernetes?
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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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Pricing

How much does Kubernetes cost?
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How much does Docker Swarm cost?

Companies

What companies use Kubernetes?
1030 companies on StackShare use Kubernetes
What companies use Docker Compose?
857 companies on StackShare use Docker Compose
What companies use Docker Swarm?
97 companies on StackShare use Docker Swarm

Integrations

What tools integrate with Kubernetes?
75 tools on StackShare integrate with Kubernetes
What tools integrate with Docker Compose?
10 tools on StackShare integrate with Docker Compose
What tools integrate with Docker Swarm?
15 tools on StackShare integrate with Docker Swarm

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

  • Rancher - Open Source Platform for Running a Private Container Service
  • Docker Machine - Machine management for a container-centric world
  • Helm - The Kubernetes Package Manager
  • Portainer - Simple management UI for Docker

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