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minikube vs Kind: What are the differences?

Developers describe minikube as "Local Kubernetes engine". It implements a local Kubernetes cluster on macOS, Linux, and Windows. Its goal is to be the tool for local Kubernetes application development and to support all Kubernetes features that fit. On the other hand, Kind is detailed as "Run local Kubernetes clusters using Docker". It is a tool for running local Kubernetes clusters using Docker container “nodes” It was primarily designed for testing Kubernetes itself, but may be used for local development or CI..

minikube and Kind belong to "Container Tools" category of the tech stack.

Some of the features offered by minikube are:

  • Local Kubernetes
  • LoadBalancer
  • Multi-cluster

On the other hand, Kind provides the following key features:

  • Supports multi-node (including HA) clusters
  • Supports building Kubernetes release builds from source
  • Support for make / bash / docker, or bazel, in addition to pre-published builds

minikube is an open source tool with 17.8K GitHub stars and 2.85K GitHub forks. Here's a link to minikube's open source repository on GitHub.

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    What is Kind?

    It is a tool for running local Kubernetes clusters using Docker container “nodes”. It was primarily designed for testing Kubernetes itself, but may be used for local development or CI.

    What is minikube?

    It implements a local Kubernetes cluster on macOS, Linux, and Windows. Its goal is to be the tool for local Kubernetes application development and to support all Kubernetes features that fit.

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    What are some alternatives to Kind and minikube?
    Kubernetes
    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.
    Docker Compose
    With Compose, you define a multi-container application in a single file, then spin your application up in a single command which does everything that needs to be done to get it running.
    Helm
    Helm is the best way to find, share, and use software built for Kubernetes.
    Rancher
    Rancher is an open source container management platform that includes full distributions of Kubernetes, Apache Mesos and Docker Swarm, and makes it simple to operate container clusters on any cloud or infrastructure platform.
    Spring Cloud
    It provides tools for developers to quickly build some of the common patterns in distributed systems.
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