Apache Aurora vs OpenStack: What are the differences?
Apache Aurora: An Apcahe Mesos framework for scheduling jobs, originally developed by Twitter. Apache Aurora is a service scheduler that runs on top of Mesos, enabling you to run long-running services that take advantage of Mesos' scalability, fault-tolerance, and resource isolation; 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 Aurora and OpenStack are primarily classified as "Cluster Management" and "Open Source Cloud" tools respectively.
Some of the features offered by Apache Aurora are:
- Deployment and scheduling of jobs
- The abstraction a “job” to bundle and manage Mesos tasks
- A rich DSL to define services
On the other hand, OpenStack provides the following key features:
Apache Aurora is an open source tool with 612 GitHub stars and 231 GitHub forks. Here's a link to Apache Aurora's open source repository on GitHub.
Intel, Best Buy, and HubSpot are some of the popular companies that use OpenStack, whereas Apache Aurora is used by Twitter, Chartbeat, and Oscar Health. OpenStack has a broader approval, being mentioned in 66 company stacks & 50 developers stacks; compared to Apache Aurora, which is listed in 6 company stacks and 3 developer stacks.
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