Kubernetes vs. Docker Compose vs. Rancher



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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 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.

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Pros

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

Why do developers choose Docker Compose?
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Why do developers choose Rancher?
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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 Rancher?
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Pricing

How much does Kubernetes cost?
How much does Docker Compose cost?
How much does Rancher cost?
Rancher Pricing

Companies

What companies use Kubernetes?
1031 companies on StackShare use Kubernetes
What companies use Docker Compose?
857 companies on StackShare use Docker Compose
What companies use Rancher?
98 companies on StackShare use Rancher

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 Rancher?
23 tools on StackShare integrate with Rancher

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

  • 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
  • Portainer - Simple management UI for Docker

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