Azure Container Instances vs Azure Container Service

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Azure Container Instances vs Azure Container Service: What are the differences?

Developers describe Azure Container Instances as "Easily run containers on Azure with a single command". Containerize your application using Docker technology and execute immediately with one click. On the other hand, Azure Container Service is detailed as "Deploy and manage containers using the tools you choose". Azure Container Service optimizes the configuration of popular open source tools and technologies specifically for Azure. You get an open solution that offers portability for both your containers and your application configuration. You select the size, the number of hosts, and choice of orchestrator tools, and Container Service handles everything else.

Azure Container Instances and Azure Container Service belong to "Containers as a Service" category of the tech stack.

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      Easy to setup, very agnostic
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      It supports Kubernetes, Mesos DC/OS and Docker Swarm
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      It has a nice command line interface (CLI) tool

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    What are some alternatives to Azure Container Instances and Azure Container Service?
    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
    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.
    Databricks
    Databricks Unified Analytics Platform, from the original creators of Apache Spark™, unifies data science and engineering across the Machine Learning lifecycle from data preparation to experimentation and deployment of ML applications.
    Azure Kubernetes Service
    Deploy and manage containerized applications more easily with a fully managed Kubernetes service. It offers serverless Kubernetes, an integrated continuous integration and continuous delivery (CI/CD) experience, and enterprise-grade security and governance. Unite your development and operations teams on a single platform to rapidly build, deliver, and scale applications with confidence.
    Azure Functions
    Azure Functions is an event driven, compute-on-demand experience that extends the existing Azure application platform with capabilities to implement code triggered by events occurring in virtually any Azure or 3rd party service as well as on-premises systems.
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