Docker Swarm vs Apache Mesos

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Docker Swarm vs Apache Mesos: What are the differences?

Docker Swarm: Native clustering for Docker. Turn a pool of Docker hosts into a single, virtual host. 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; Apache Mesos: Develop and run resource-efficient distributed systems. Apache Mesos is a cluster manager that simplifies the complexity of running applications on a shared pool of servers.

Docker Swarm and Apache Mesos are primarily classified as "Container" and "Cluster Management" tools respectively.

"Docker friendly" is the primary reason why developers consider Docker Swarm over the competitors, whereas "Easy scaling" was stated as the key factor in picking Apache Mesos.

Docker Swarm is an open source tool with 5.63K GitHub stars and 1.11K GitHub forks. Here's a link to Docker Swarm's open source repository on GitHub.

According to the StackShare community, Docker Swarm has a broader approval, being mentioned in 83 company stacks & 38 developers stacks; compared to Apache Mesos, which is listed in 61 company stacks and 19 developer stacks.

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What is 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.

What is Apache Mesos?

Apache Mesos is a cluster manager that simplifies the complexity of running applications on a shared pool of servers.
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What are some alternatives to Docker Swarm and Apache Mesos?
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.
Rancher
Rancher is an open source container management platform that includes full distributions of Kubernetes, Apache Mesos and Docker Swarm, and makes it simple to operate container clusters on any cloud or infrastructure platform.
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.
CoreOS
It is designed for security, consistency, and reliability. Instead of installing packages via yum or apt, it uses Linux containers to manage your services at a higher level of abstraction. A single service's code and all dependencies are packaged within a container that can be run on one or many machines.
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How developers use Docker Swarm and Apache Mesos
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Ralic Lo uses Apache MesosApache Mesos

Built Mesos master/slave as a cluster among serveral cloud service providers, such as Amazon web services, Google cloud engine, Joyent Elastic Container, and AliCloud, and also personal desktop.

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Robert Hao uses Apache MesosApache Mesos

Bamboo + Marathon + Mesos (+ Docker) => awesome tool set to building PaaS.

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BrainFinance uses Apache MesosApache Mesos

As a part of big data machine learning stack (SMACK).

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