Heroku vs Kontena: What are the differences?
Heroku: Build, deliver, monitor and scale web apps and APIs with a trail blazing developer experience. Heroku is a cloud application platform – a new way of building and deploying web apps. Heroku lets app developers spend 100% of their time on their application code, not managing servers, deployment, ongoing operations, or scaling; Kontena: Docker Container Orchestration Platform Written in Ruby. Kontena is an open source container orchestration tool that makes it easy to deploy and manage containerized applications on your own servers.
Heroku and Kontena can be primarily classified as "Platform as a Service" tools.
Some of the features offered by Heroku are:
- Agile deployment for Ruby, Node.js, Clojure, Java, Python, Go and Scala.
- Run and scale any type of app.
- Total visibility across your entire app.
On the other hand, Kontena provides the following key features:
- Automatic Node Discovery
- Mixed Infrastructure Support
- Service Abstraction
Kontena is an open source tool with 1.44K GitHub stars and 117 GitHub forks. Here's a link to Kontena's open source repository on GitHub.
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