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Rancher vs Tectonic: 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, Tectonic is detailed as "The smartest way to run your container infrastructure". A CoreOS + Kubernetes platform to run Linux containers.

Rancher can be classified as a tool in the "Container Tools" category, while Tectonic is grouped under "Containers as a Service".

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, Tectonic provides the following key features:

  • Deploy code on a container-native stack
  • Flexible architectures for each app
  • Automatic load balancing for services

Rancher is an open source tool with 11.9K GitHub stars and 1.34K GitHub forks. Here's a link to Rancher's open source repository on GitHub.

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Pros of Rancher
Pros of Tectonic
  • 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 Rancher
    Cons of Tectonic
    • 10
      Hosting Rancher can be complicated
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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 Tectonic?

      A CoreOS + Kubernetes platform to run Linux containers.

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