Kubernetes vs. Docker Compose vs. Flocker

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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 Flocker?

Flocker is a data volume manager and multi-host Docker cluster management tool. With it you can control your data using the same tools you use for your stateless applications. This means that you can run your databases, queues and key-value stores in Docker and move them around as easily as the rest of your app.

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Why do developers choose Kubernetes?
Why do you like Kubernetes?

Why do developers choose Docker Compose?
Why do you like Docker Compose?

Why do developers choose Flocker?
Why do you like Flocker?

What are the cons of using Kubernetes?
Downsides of Kubernetes?

What are the cons of using Docker Compose?
Downsides of Docker Compose?

What are the cons of using Flocker?
No Cons submitted yet for Flocker
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How much does Kubernetes cost?
How much does Docker Compose cost?
How much does Flocker cost?
What companies use Kubernetes?
1185 companies on StackShare use Kubernetes
What companies use Docker Compose?
941 companies on StackShare use Docker Compose
What companies use Flocker?
1 companies on StackShare use Flocker
What tools integrate with Kubernetes?
86 tools on StackShare integrate with Kubernetes
What tools integrate with Docker Compose?
11 tools on StackShare integrate with Docker Compose
What tools integrate with Flocker?
8 tools on StackShare integrate with Flocker

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

  • Rancher - Open Source Platform for Running a Private Container Service
  • Docker Swarm - Native clustering for Docker. Turn a pool of Docker hosts into a single, virtual host.
  • Docker Machine - Machine management for a container-centric world
  • Helm - The Kubernetes Package Manager

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