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Apache Mesos vs OpenStack: What are the differences?

What is Apache Mesos? Develop and run resource-efficient distributed systems. Apache Mesos is a cluster manager that simplifies the complexity of running applications on a shared pool of servers.

What is OpenStack? Open source software for building private and public clouds. OpenStack is a cloud operating system that controls large pools of compute, storage, and networking resources throughout a datacenter, all managed through a dashboard that gives administrators control while empowering their users to provision resources through a web interface.

Apache Mesos and OpenStack are primarily classified as "Cluster Management" and "Open Source Cloud" tools respectively.

Some of the features offered by Apache Mesos are:

  • Fault-tolerant replicated master using ZooKeeper
  • Scalability to 10,000s of nodes
  • Isolation between tasks with Linux Containers

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

  • Compute
  • Storage
  • Networking

"Easy scaling" is the top reason why over 19 developers like Apache Mesos, while over 35 developers mention "Private cloud" as the leading cause for choosing OpenStack.

According to the StackShare community, OpenStack has a broader approval, being mentioned in 66 company stacks & 50 developers stacks; compared to Apache Mesos, which is listed in 61 company stacks and 19 developer stacks.

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Pros of Apache Mesos
Pros of OpenStack
  • 20
    Easy scaling
  • 6
    Web UI
  • 2
    Fault-Tolerant
  • 1
    Elastic Distributed System
  • 1
    High-Available
  • 45
    Private cloud
  • 36
    Avoid vendor lock-in
  • 19
    Flexible in use
  • 5
    Industry leader
  • 3
    Supported by many companies in top500
  • 2
    Robust architecture

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Cons of Apache Mesos
Cons of OpenStack
  • 1
    Not for long term
  • 1
    Depends on Zookeeper
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    What is Apache Mesos?

    Apache Mesos is a cluster manager that simplifies the complexity of running applications on a shared pool of servers.

    What is OpenStack?

    OpenStack is a cloud operating system that controls large pools of compute, storage, and networking resources throughout a datacenter, all managed through a dashboard that gives administrators control while empowering their users to provision resources through a web interface.

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