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Description

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 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.

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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    Cons

    What are the cons of using Docker Compose?
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    What are the cons of using Rancher?
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    What are the cons of using Docker Swarm?
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    Pricing

    How much does Docker Compose cost?
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    Companies

    What companies use Docker Compose?
    579 companies on StackShare use Docker Compose
    What companies use Rancher?
    68 companies on StackShare use Rancher
    What companies use Docker Swarm?
    61 companies on StackShare use Docker Swarm

    Integrations

    What tools integrate with Docker Compose?
    9 tools on StackShare integrate with Docker Compose
    What tools integrate with Rancher?
    22 tools on StackShare integrate with Rancher
    What tools integrate with Docker Swarm?
    15 tools on StackShare integrate with Docker Swarm

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

    • Kubernetes - Manage a cluster of Linux containers as a single system to accelerate Dev and simplify Ops
    • Docker Machine - Machine management for a container-centric world
    • Helm - The Kubernetes Package Manager
    • Portainer - Simple management UI for Docker

    See all alternatives to Docker Compose

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