Docker vs. rkt

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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.

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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?
3929 companies on StackShare use Docker
What companies use rkt?
4 companies on StackShare use rkt


What tools integrate with Docker?
168 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

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