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Apache Mesos vs Rancher: 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 Rancher? Open Source Platform for Running a Private Container Service. 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.

Apache Mesos can be classified as a tool in the "Cluster Management" category, while Rancher is grouped under "Container Tools".

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, Rancher provides the following key features:

  • Manage Hosts, Deploy Containers, Monitor Resources
  • User Management & Collaboration
  • Native Docker APIs & Tools

"Easy scaling" is the top reason why over 19 developers like Apache Mesos, while over 89 developers mention "Easy to use" as the leading cause for choosing Rancher.

Rancher is an open source tool with 11.8K GitHub stars and 1.31K GitHub forks. Here's a link to Rancher's open source repository on GitHub.

Packet, Redox Engine, and VCCloud are some of the popular companies that use Rancher, whereas Apache Mesos is used by PayPal, SendGrid, and HubSpot. Rancher has a broader approval, being mentioned in 88 company stacks & 35 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 Rancher
  • 21
    Easy scaling
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    Web UI
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    Fault-Tolerant
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    Elastic Distributed System
  • 1
    High-Available
  • 103
    Easy to use
  • 79
    Open source and totally free
  • 63
    Multi-host docker-compose support
  • 58
    Load balancing and health check included
  • 58
    Simple
  • 44
    Rolling upgrades, green/blue upgrades feature
  • 42
    Dns and service discovery out-of-the-box
  • 37
    Only requires docker
  • 34
    Multitenant and permission management
  • 29
    Easy to use and feature rich
  • 11
    Cross cloud compatible
  • 11
    Does everything needed for a docker infrastructure
  • 8
    Simple and powerful
  • 8
    Next-gen platform
  • 7
    Very Docker-friendly
  • 6
    Support Kubernetes and Swarm
  • 6
    Application catalogs with stack templates (wizards)
  • 6
    Supports Apache Mesos, Docker Swarm, and Kubernetes
  • 6
    Rolling and blue/green upgrades deployments
  • 6
    High Availability service: keeps your app up 24/7
  • 5
    Easy to use service catalog
  • 4
    Very intuitive UI
  • 4
    IaaS-vendor independent, supports hybrid/multi-cloud
  • 4
    Awesome support
  • 3
    Scalable
  • 2
    Requires less infrastructure requirements

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Cons of Apache Mesos
Cons of Rancher
  • 1
    Not for long term
  • 1
    Depends on Zookeeper
  • 10
    Hosting Rancher can be complicated

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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 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.

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Mesosphere offers a layer of software that organizes your machines, VMs, and cloud instances and lets applications draw from a single pool of intelligently- and dynamically-allocated resources, increasing efficiency and reducing operational complexity.
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Docker
The Docker Platform is the industry-leading container platform for continuous, high-velocity innovation, enabling organizations to seamlessly build and share any application — from legacy to what comes next — and securely run them anywhere
Yarn
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