What’s the difference between docker compose and kubernetes?
By James Kolean on Jan 20, 2020
Stack Overflow has a concise post on this at https://stackoverflow.com/questions/47536536/whats-the-difference-between-docker-compose-and-kubernetes
- Docker is the container technology that allows you to containerize your applications.
- Docker is the core for using other technologies.
- Docker Compose allows configuring and starting multiple Docker containers.
- Docker Compose is mostly used as a helper when you want to start multiple Docker containers and doesn’t want to start each one separately using
docker run ...
- Docker Compose is used for starting containers on the same host.
- Docker Compose is used instead of all optional parameters when building and running a single docker container.
- Docker swarm is for running and connecting containers on multiple hosts.
- Docker swarm is a container cluster management and orchestration tool.
- It manages containers running on multiple hosts and does things like scaling, starting a new container when one crashes, networking containers …
- Docker swarm is docker in production.
It is the native docker orchestration tool that is embedded in the Docker Engine.
- The docker swarm file named stack file is very similar to a Docker compose file.
- Kubernetes is a container orchestration tool developed by Google.
- Kubernete’s goal is very similar to that for Docker swarm.
- A paid enterprise docker service that allows you to build and run containers on cloud servers or local servers.
- It provides a Web UI and a central control panel to run and manage containers while providing all the docker features in a user-friendly Web interface.
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