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Docker Compose vs Moby: 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; Moby: A new upstream project to break up Docker into independent components. Moby is a project which provides a “Lego set” of dozens of components, the framework for assembling them into custom container-based systems, and a place for all container enthusiasts to experiment and exchange ideas. Docker the product will be assembled from components that are packaged by the Moby project.

Docker Compose and Moby can be categorized as "Container" tools.

Docker Compose and Moby are both open source tools. It seems that Moby with 54K GitHub stars and 15.6K forks on GitHub has more adoption than Docker Compose with 16.6K GitHub stars and 2.56K GitHub forks.

Decisions about Docker Compose and Moby
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 Moby
  • 120
    Multi-container descriptor
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    Fast development environment setup
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    Easy linking of containers
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    Simple yaml configuration
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    Easy setup
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    Yml or yaml format
  • 11
    Use Standard Docker API
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    Open source
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    Go from template to application in minutes
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    Can choose Discovery Backend
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    Kubernetes integration
  • 2
    Easy configuration
  • 2
    Scalable
  • 1
    Quick and easy
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    Cons of Docker Compose
    Cons of Moby
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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 Moby?

      Moby is a project which provides a “Lego set” of dozens of components, the framework for assembling them into custom container-based systems, and a place for all container enthusiasts to experiment and exchange ideas. Docker the product will be assembled from components that are packaged by the Moby project.

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        What are some alternatives to Docker Compose and Moby?
        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.
        Helm
        Helm is the best way to find, share, and use software built for Kubernetes.
        Ansible
        Ansible is an IT automation tool. It can configure systems, deploy software, and orchestrate more advanced IT tasks such as continuous deployments or zero downtime rolling updates. Ansible’s goals are foremost those of simplicity and maximum ease of use.
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