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Docker Compose vs Nomad: 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; Nomad: A cluster manager and scheduler. Nomad is a cluster manager, designed for both long lived services and short lived batch processing workloads. Developers use a declarative job specification to submit work, and Nomad ensures constraints are satisfied and resource utilization is optimized by efficient task packing. Nomad supports all major operating systems and virtualized, containerized, or standalone applications.

Docker Compose and Nomad are primarily classified as "Container" and "Cluster Management" tools respectively.

Docker Compose and Nomad 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 Nomad with 4.93K GitHub stars and 893 GitHub forks.

According to the StackShare community, Docker Compose has a broader approval, being mentioned in 795 company stacks & 625 developers stacks; compared to Nomad, which is listed in 21 company stacks and 3 developer stacks.

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 Nomad?

Nomad is a cluster manager, designed for both long lived services and short lived batch processing workloads. Developers use a declarative job specification to submit work, and Nomad ensures constraints are satisfied and resource utilization is optimized by efficient task packing. Nomad supports all major operating systems and virtualized, containerized, or standalone applications.
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    What are some alternatives to Docker Compose and Nomad?
    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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    How developers use Docker Compose and Nomad
    Avatar of Chris Saylor
    Chris Saylor uses Docker ComposeDocker Compose

    Since our production deployment makes use of the Convox platform, we use this to describe the containers to be deployed via Convox to AWS ECS.

    We also use this for our local dev environment (previously used vagrant with chef).

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    Scrayos UG (haftungsbeschränkt) uses Docker ComposeDocker Compose

    Aside from our Minecraft-infrastructure, we compose it with ... Docker Compose! (kinda obious, eh .. ?) This includes for example the web-services, aswell as the monitoring and mail-infrastructure.

    Avatar of sapslaj
    sapslaj uses Docker ComposeDocker Compose

    Docker Compose is just another part of my "infrastructure as code" initiative and allows me to build isolated pieces of systems with their own volumes and networks.

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    Sathish N uses Docker ComposeDocker Compose

    Our application will consist of several containers each communicating with each other. Using docker-compose, we can orchestrate several containers at once.

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    Curabase uses Docker ComposeDocker Compose

    The core tech in ACS (Azure Container Services) we spin up a Kubernetes cluster and deploy our app into staging and production environments here.

    Avatar of Mohinish Basha
    Mohinish Basha uses NomadNomad

    Container & Job Scheduler & Cluster Management

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    exana uses NomadNomad

    To get those jobs running.

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