Jib vs KubeAdvisor: What are the differences?
Jib: Containerize your Java application (by Google). Jib builds Docker and OCI images for your Java applications and is available as plugins for Maven and Gradle; KubeAdvisor: It helps DevOps adopt best practices for Kubernetes. It helps teams adopt best practices to accelerate the adoption of Kubernetes, and optimize their existing stack, with machine learning. It scans K8s to make infrastructure and cloud-native applications reliable, resilient, and observable.
Jib and KubeAdvisor can be primarily classified as "Container" tools.
Some of the features offered by Jib are:
- Fast - Deploy your changes fast. Jib separates your application into multiple layers, splitting dependencies from classes. Now you don’t have to wait for Docker to rebuild your entire Java application - just deploy the layers that changed.
- Reproducible - Rebuilding your container image with the same contents always generates the same image. Never trigger an unnecessary update again.
- Daemonless - Reduce your CLI dependencies. Build your Docker image from within Maven or Gradle and push to any registry of your choice. No more writing Dockerfiles and calling docker build/push.
On the other hand, KubeAdvisor provides the following key features:
- Performance by continuously watching throttled containers/apps and recommending improvements
- Utilization by comparing used resources with the available capacity to reallocate them based on variable workloads
- Cost Optimization by suggesting changes at the VM level to save money in case of cloud infrastructure or identify the best configurations if you are running Kubernetes on-prem
Jib is an open source tool with 8.45K GitHub stars and 779 GitHub forks. Here's a link to Jib's open source repository on GitHub.