Docker Compose vs Spring Cloud

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Docker Compose vs Spring Cloud: 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; Spring Cloud: Spring helps development teams everywhere build simple, portable,fast and flexible JVM-based systems and applications. Spring helps development teams everywhere build simple, portable, fast and flexible JVM-based systems and applications.

Docker Compose and Spring Cloud can be primarily classified as "Container" tools.

Docker Compose is an open source tool with 16.6K GitHub stars and 2.56K GitHub forks. Here's a link to Docker Compose's open source repository on GitHub.

StackShare, Typeform, and CircleCI are some of the popular companies that use Docker Compose, whereas Spring Cloud is used by Zetaops, Swingvy, and Monkey Exchange. Docker Compose has a broader approval, being mentioned in 795 company stacks & 625 developers stacks; compared to Spring Cloud, which is listed in 24 company stacks and 55 developer stacks.

Decisions about Docker Compose and Spring Cloud
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 Spring Cloud
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    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
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    Easy configuration
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    Scalable
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    Quick and easy
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    Cons of Docker Compose
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      Tied to single machine
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      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 Spring Cloud?

      It provides tools for developers to quickly build some of the common patterns in distributed systems.

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      What are some alternatives to Docker Compose and Spring Cloud?
      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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