Octant vs KubeAdvisor: What are the differences?
What is Octant? A web-based, highly extensible platform for developers to better understand the complexity of Kubernetes clusters. A tool for developers to understand how applications run on a Kubernetes cluster. It aims to be part of the developer's toolkit for gaining insight and approaching complexity found in Kubernetes.
What is 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.
Octant and KubeAdvisor can be primarily classified as "Container" tools.
Some of the features offered by Octant are:
- Resource Viewer
- Summary View
- Port Forward
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
Octant is an open source tool with 3.47K GitHub stars and 217 GitHub forks. Here's a link to Octant's open source repository on GitHub.