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Docker Compose vs Kompose: 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; Kompose: Go from Docker-Compose to Kubernetes with a simple tool. Kubernetes + Compose. Kompose takes a Docker Compose file and translates it into Kubernetes resources.

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

Docker Compose and Kompose are both open source tools. It seems that Docker Compose with 16.6K GitHub stars and 2.56K forks on GitHub has more adoption than Kompose with 4.12K GitHub stars and 324 GitHub forks.

Decisions about Docker Compose and Kompose
Michael Roberts

We develop rapidly with docker-compose orchestrated services, however, for production - we utilise the very best ideas that Kubernetes has to offer: SCALE! We can scale when needed, setting a maximum and minimum level of nodes for each application layer - scaling only when the load balancer needs it. This allowed us to reduce our devops costs by 40% whilst also maintaining an SLA of 99.87%.

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Pros of Docker Compose
Pros of Kompose
  • 121
    Multi-container descriptor
  • 109
    Fast development environment setup
  • 75
    Easy linking of containers
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    Simple yaml configuration
  • 58
    Easy setup
  • 15
    Yml or yaml format
  • 11
    Use Standard Docker API
  • 7
    Open source
  • 4
    Go from template to application in minutes
  • 4
    Can choose Discovery Backend
  • 2
    Kubernetes integration
  • 2
    Easy configuration
  • 2
    Scalable
  • 1
    Quick and easy
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    Cons of Docker Compose
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      Tied to single machine
    • 5
      Still very volatile, changing syntax often
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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 Kompose?

      Kubernetes + Compose. Kompose takes a Docker Compose file and translates it into Kubernetes resources.

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      What are some alternatives to Docker Compose and Kompose?
      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.
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      Helm is the best way to find, share, and use software built for Kubernetes.
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