Docker vs. rkt

Get help choosing one of these Get news updates about these tools





Hacker News, Reddit, Stack Overflow Stats

  • 11.1K
  • 1.2K
  • 47.5K
  • -
  • 32
  • 39

GitHub Stats


What is Docker?

Docker is an open-source project to easily create lightweight, portable, self-sufficient containers from any application. The same container that a developer builds and tests on a laptop can run at scale, in production, on VMs, bare metal, OpenStack clusters, public clouds and more.

What is rkt?

Rocket is a cli for running App Containers. The goal of rocket is to be composable, secure, and fast.

Want advice about which of these to choose?Ask the StackShare community!

Ask a Question


Why do developers choose Docker?
  • Why do you like Docker?

    Why do developers choose rkt?
    Why do you like rkt?


    What are the cons of using Docker?
    Downsides of Docker?

    What are the cons of using rkt?
    No Cons submitted yet for rkt
    Downsides of rkt?


    How much does Docker cost?
    How much does rkt cost?


    What companies use Docker?
    2786 companies on StackShare use Docker
    What companies use rkt?
    1 companies on StackShare use rkt


    What tools integrate with Docker?
    155 tools on StackShare integrate with Docker
    What tools integrate with rkt?
    1 tools on StackShare integrate with rkt

    What are some alternatives to Docker and rkt?

    • LXC - Linux containers
    • LXD - Daemon based on liblxc offering a REST API to manage containers
    • Vagrant Cloud - Share, discover, and create Vagrant environments
    • ZeroVM - Open-source lightweight virtualization platform

    See all alternatives to Docker

    Latest News

    Docker Compose and Kubernetes with Docker for Desktop
    Top 3 reasons to attend DockerCon 2018
    Introducing: Run Docker image | Buddy Blog
    rkt is accepted into the CNCF
    CoreOS's rkt and Docker's containerd jointly donated...

    Interest Over Time

    Get help choosing one of these