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Docker Machine vs Kitematic: What are the differences?

Docker Machine: Machine management for a container-centric world. Machine lets you create Docker hosts on your computer, on cloud providers, and inside your own data center. It creates servers, installs Docker on them, then configures the Docker client to talk to them; Kitematic: The easiest way to start using Docker on your Mac. Simple Docker App management for Mac OS X.

Docker Machine and Kitematic can be categorized as "Container" tools.

"Easy docker hosts management" is the top reason why over 12 developers like Docker Machine, while over 4 developers mention "I like it because it sucks" as the leading cause for choosing Kitematic.

Docker Machine and Kitematic are both open source tools. It seems that Kitematic with 10.5K GitHub stars and 1.26K forks on GitHub has more adoption than Docker Machine with 5.39K GitHub stars and 1.56K GitHub forks.

Docker, Leftronic, and DNT are some of the popular companies that use Docker Machine, whereas Kitematic is used by Docker, Car Throttle, and Athento. Docker Machine has a broader approval, being mentioned in 43 company stacks & 47 developers stacks; compared to Kitematic, which is listed in 5 company stacks and 8 developer stacks.

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Pros of Docker Machine
Pros of Kitematic
  • 12
    Easy docker hosts management
  • 8
    I like it because it sucks
  • 2
    No command line, Docker in one app, gui, easy to set up
  • 2
    Good for first timer
  • 1
    Easy to get started

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What is Docker Machine?

Machine lets you create Docker hosts on your computer, on cloud providers, and inside your own data center. It creates servers, installs Docker on them, then configures the Docker client to talk to them.

What is Kitematic?

Simple Docker App management for Mac OS X

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What are some alternatives to Docker Machine and Kitematic?
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.
boot2docker
boot2docker is a lightweight Linux distribution based on Tiny Core Linux made specifically to run Docker containers. It runs completely from RAM, weighs ~27MB and boots in ~5s (YMMV).
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
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.
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.
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