Rancher vs TeamCity

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Rancher vs TeamCity: What are the differences?

Developers describe Rancher as "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. On the other hand, TeamCity is detailed as "TeamCity is an ultimate Continuous Integration tool for professionals". TeamCity is a user-friendly continuous integration (CI) server for professional developers, build engineers, and DevOps. It is trivial to setup and absolutely free for small teams and open source projects.

Rancher belongs to "Container Tools" category of the tech stack, while TeamCity can be primarily classified under "Continuous Integration".

Some of the features offered by Rancher are:

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

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

  • Automate code analyzing, compiling, and testing processes, with having instant feedback on build progress, problems, and test failures, all in a simple, intuitive web-interface
  • Simplified setup: create projects from just a VCS repository URL
  • Run multiple builds and tests under different configurations and platforms simultaneously

"Easy to use" is the top reason why over 89 developers like Rancher, while over 52 developers mention "Easy to configure" as the leading cause for choosing TeamCity.

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.

Stack Exchange, Yammer, and AX Semantics are some of the popular companies that use TeamCity, whereas Rancher is used by Packet, Redox Engine, and VCCloud. TeamCity has a broader approval, being mentioned in 168 company stacks & 51 developers stacks; compared to Rancher, which is listed in 88 company stacks and 35 developer stacks.

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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.

What is TeamCity?

TeamCity is a user-friendly continuous integration (CI) server for professional developers, build engineers, and DevOps. It is trivial to setup and absolutely free for small teams and open source projects.
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What are some alternatives to Rancher and TeamCity?
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.
DC/OS
Unlike traditional operating systems, DC/OS spans multiple machines within a network, aggregating their resources to maximize utilization by distributed applications.
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.
Docker Swarm
Swarm serves the standard Docker API, so any tool which already communicates with a Docker daemon can use Swarm to transparently scale to multiple hosts: Dokku, Compose, Krane, Deis, DockerUI, Shipyard, Drone, Jenkins... and, of course, the Docker client itself.
Docker Machine
Machine lets you create Docker hosts on your computer, on cloud providers, and inside your own data center. It creates servers, installs Docker on them, then configures the Docker client to talk to them.
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Reviews of Rancher and TeamCity
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Michigan Technological University
Review ofRancherRancher
  1. Consume too much unnecessary resource by just running rancher agent alone;
  2. Hard to recover from system failure
  3. Bad performance of load balancing (compare to dokcer swarm built-in LB or others).
How developers use Rancher and TeamCity
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DigitalPermits uses TeamCityTeamCity

TeamCity is our main continuous integration server. It starts creating builds and running tests based on commits that we make in our hosted bitbucket repositories. From there, we have a set of configuraitons that can deploy the built and tested artifacts (web app, batches, db, etc...) to a stage or production server. We still release manually, but we release often, and TeamCity has nice features to help us roll back when things don't work out as planned.

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Stack Exchange uses TeamCityTeamCity

TeamCity builds then copies to each web tier via a powershell script. The steps for each server are:

  • Tell HAProxy to take the server out of rotation via a POST
  • Delay to let IIS finish current requests (~5 sec)
  • Stop the website (via the same PSSession for all the following)
  • Robocopy files
  • Start the website
  • Re-enable in HAProxy via another POST
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etlweather uses RancherRancher

The whole infrastructure is managed through Rancher. It provides a simple interface to all the underlying tools - Docker, HAProxy (automatically configures load balancer from the containers).

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Sascha Manns uses TeamCityTeamCity

I'm using a selfhosted TC as Referenceplatform, and use travis with another configuration.

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sapslaj uses RancherRancher

Currently looking to move to Swarm or Kubernetes due to a few issues I have with Rancher.

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Ataccama uses RancherRancher

Orchestration of containers for our environments. Remote deployment from Jenkins.

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InsideSales.com uses RancherRancher

We use Rancher for container orchestration and automated deployment pipelines.

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Dave Woolfenden uses RancherRancher

Enterprise-grade Kubernetes Distribution

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Andrew King uses TeamCityTeamCity

Continuous integration for iOS apps.

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One Legal uses TeamCityTeamCity

Build system.

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