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Docker vs Dokku: What are the differences?

Docker: Enterprise Container Platform for High-Velocity Innovation. 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; Dokku: Docker powered mini-Heroku in around 100 lines of Bash. Docker powered mini-Heroku. The smallest PaaS implementation you've ever seen.

Docker can be classified as a tool in the "Virtual Machine Platforms & Containers" category, while Dokku is grouped under "Platform as a Service".

"Rapid integration and build up" is the primary reason why developers consider Docker over the competitors, whereas "Simple" was stated as the key factor in picking Dokku.

Docker and Dokku are both open source tools. Docker with 54K GitHub stars and 15.6K forks on GitHub appears to be more popular than Dokku with 17.7K GitHub stars and 1.44K GitHub forks.

According to the StackShare community, Docker has a broader approval, being mentioned in 3527 company stacks & 3449 developers stacks; compared to Dokku, which is listed in 24 company stacks and 7 developer stacks.

Decisions about Docker and Dokku
Florian Sager
IT DevOp at Agitos GmbH · | 2 upvotes · 283K views
Chose
LXDLXD
over
DockerDocker

lxd/lxc and Docker aren't congruent so this comparison needs a more detailed look; but in short I can say: the lxd-integrated administration of storage including zfs with its snapshot capabilities as well as the system container (multi-process) approach of lxc vs. the limited single-process container approach of Docker is the main reason I chose lxd over Docker.

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Pros of Docker
Pros of Dokku
  • 823
    Rapid integration and build up
  • 689
    Isolation
  • 519
    Open source
  • 505
    Testa­bil­i­ty and re­pro­ducibil­i­ty
  • 459
    Lightweight
  • 217
    Standardization
  • 184
    Scalable
  • 105
    Upgrading / down­grad­ing / ap­pli­ca­tion versions
  • 87
    Security
  • 84
    Private paas environments
  • 33
    Portability
  • 25
    Limit resource usage
  • 16
    Game changer
  • 15
    I love the way docker has changed virtualization
  • 13
    Fast
  • 11
    Concurrency
  • 7
    Docker's Compose tools
  • 5
    Easy setup
  • 5
    Fast and Portable
  • 4
    Because its fun
  • 3
    Makes shipping to production very simple
  • 2
    It's dope
  • 2
    Highly useful
  • 1
    Very easy to setup integrate and build
  • 1
    Package the environment with the application
  • 1
    Does a nice job hogging memory
  • 1
    Open source and highly configurable
  • 1
    Simplicity, isolation, resource effective
  • 1
    MacOS support FAKE
  • 1
    Its cool
  • 1
    Docker hub for the FTW
  • 1
    HIgh Throughput
  • 23
    Simple
  • 12
    Open Source
  • 11
    Built on Docker
  • 11
    Free
  • 4
    Yay, it works like a charm
  • 4
    Git deploy
  • 2
    HTTP proxy from public hostname to container IP address
  • 2
    Zero downtime deploys

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Cons of Docker
Cons of Dokku
  • 8
    New versions == broken features
  • 6
    Unreliable networking
  • 6
    Documentation not always in sync
  • 4
    Moves quickly
  • 3
    Not Secure
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    What is 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

    What is Dokku?

    Docker powered mini-Heroku. The smallest PaaS implementation you've ever seen.

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    Jobs that mention Docker and Dokku as a desired skillset
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    United States of America Texas Richardson
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    San Francisco, CA, US; Atlanta, GA, US; New York, NY, US
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    Australia Queensland Brisbane
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      LXC
      LXC is a userspace interface for the Linux kernel containment features. Through a powerful API and simple tools, it lets Linux users easily create and manage system or application containers.
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      Rocket is a cli for running App Containers. The goal of rocket is to be composable, secure, and fast.
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      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.
      Cloud Foundry
      Cloud Foundry is an open platform as a service (PaaS) that provides a choice of clouds, developer frameworks, and application services. Cloud Foundry makes it faster and easier to build, test, deploy, and scale applications.
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