Docker Compose vs. Portainer

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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 Portainer?

Portainer is an open-source lightweight management UI which allows you to easily manage your Docker environments. Portainer is available on Windows, Linux and Mac. It has never been so easy to manage Docker !
Why do developers choose Docker Compose?
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Why do developers choose Portainer?
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What are the cons of using Docker Compose?
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What are the cons of using Portainer?
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How much does Docker Compose cost?
How much does Portainer cost?
Portainer Pricing
What companies use Docker Compose?
978 companies on StackShare use Docker Compose
What companies use Portainer?
28 companies on StackShare use Portainer
What tools integrate with Docker Compose?
11 tools on StackShare integrate with Docker Compose
What tools integrate with Portainer?
2 tools on StackShare integrate with Portainer

What are some alternatives to Docker Compose and Portainer?

  • Kubernetes - Manage a cluster of Linux containers as a single system to accelerate Dev and simplify Ops
  • 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

See all alternatives to Docker Compose

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