Azure Container Instances vs Docker

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Azure Container Instances vs Docker: 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, Docker is detailed as "Enterprise Container Platform for High-Velocity Innovation". 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.

Azure Container Instances can be classified as a tool in the "Containers as a Service" category, while Docker is grouped under "Virtual Machine Platforms & Containers".

Docker is an open source tool with 54K GitHub stars and 15.6K GitHub forks. Here's a link to Docker's open source repository on GitHub.

Decisions about Azure Container Instances and Docker
Florian Sager
IT DevOp at Agitos GmbH · | 2 upvotes · 207.2K views
Chose
LXDLXD
over
DockerDocker

lxd/lxc and Docker aren't congruent so this comparison needs a more detailed look; but in short I can say: the lxd-integrated administration of storage including zfs with its snapshot capabilities as well as the system container (multi-process) approach of lxc vs. the limited single-process container approach of Docker is the main reason I chose lxd over Docker.

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Pros of Azure Container Instances
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      Rapid integration and build up
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      Isolation
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      Open source
    • 505
      Testa­bil­i­ty and re­pro­ducibil­i­ty
    • 459
      Lightweight
    • 217
      Standardization
    • 182
      Scalable
    • 105
      Upgrading / down­grad­ing / ap­pli­ca­tion versions
    • 86
      Security
    • 84
      Private paas environments
    • 33
      Portability
    • 25
      Limit resource usage
    • 15
      I love the way docker has changed virtualization
    • 15
      Game changer
    • 12
      Fast
    • 11
      Concurrency
    • 7
      Docker's Compose tools
    • 4
      Fast and Portable
    • 4
      Easy setup
    • 4
      Because its fun
    • 3
      Makes shipping to production very simple
    • 2
      It's dope
    • 1
      Highly useful
    • 1
      MacOS support FAKE
    • 1
      Its cool
    • 1
      Docker hub for the FTW
    • 1
      Very easy to setup integrate and build
    • 1
      Package the environment with the application
    • 1
      Does a nice job hogging memory
    • 1
      Open source and highly configurable
    • 1
      Simplicity, isolation, resource effective

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    Cons of Azure Container Instances
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        New versions == broken features
      • 5
        Documentation not always in sync
      • 5
        Unreliable networking
      • 3
        Moves quickly
      • 2
        Not Secure

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      What is Azure Container Instances?

      It is a solution for any scenario that can operate in isolated containers, without orchestration. Run event-driven applications, quickly deploy from your container development pipelines, and run data processing and build jobs.

      What is 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

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