Azure Service Fabric vs Docker

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Azure Service Fabric vs Docker: What are the differences?

What is Azure Service Fabric? Distributed systems platform that simplifies build, package, deploy, and management of scalable microservices apps. Azure Service Fabric is a distributed systems platform that makes it easy to package, deploy, and manage scalable and reliable microservices. Service Fabric addresses the significant challenges in developing and managing cloud apps.

What is Docker? 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 Service Fabric belongs to "Microservices Tools" category of the tech stack, while Docker can be primarily classified under "Virtual Machine Platforms & Containers".

Some of the features offered by Azure Service Fabric are:

  • Simplify microservices development and application lifecycle management
  • Reliably scale and orchestrate containers and microservices
  • Data-aware platform for low-latency, high-throughput workloads with stateful containers or microservices

On the other hand, Docker provides the following key features:

  • Integrated developer tools
  • open, portable images
  • shareable, reusable apps

Azure Service Fabric and Docker are both open source tools. It seems that Docker with 54K GitHub stars and 15.6K forks on GitHub has more adoption than Azure Service Fabric with 2.57K GitHub stars and 304 GitHub forks.

According to the StackShare community, Docker has a broader approval, being mentioned in 3527 company stacks & 3449 developers stacks; compared to Azure Service Fabric, which is listed in 6 company stacks and 3 developer stacks.

Decisions about Azure Service Fabric and Docker
Florian Sager
IT DevOp at Agitos GmbH · | 2 upvotes · 129.4K 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 Service Fabric
Pros of Docker
  • 4
    Intelligent, fast, reliable
  • 2
    Reliability
  • 2
    More reliable than Kubernetes
  • 2
    Runs most of Azure core services
  • 2
    Superior programming models
  • 2
    Quickest recovery and healing in the world
  • 2
    Open source
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    Rapid integration and build up
  • 687
    Isolation
  • 514
    Open source
  • 501
    Testa­bil­i­ty and re­pro­ducibil­i­ty
  • 456
    Lightweight
  • 214
    Standardization
  • 181
    Scalable
  • 104
    Upgrading / down­grad­ing / ap­pli­ca­tion versions
  • 85
    Security
  • 82
    Private paas environments
  • 32
    Portability
  • 24
    Limit resource usage
  • 14
    I love the way docker has changed virtualization
  • 14
    Game changer
  • 12
    Fast
  • 10
    Concurrency
  • 6
    Docker's Compose tools
  • 3
    Because its fun
  • 3
    Easy setup
  • 3
    Fast and Portable
  • 2
    Makes shipping to production very simple
  • 2
    It's dope
  • 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
    Open source and highly configurable
  • 1
    Simplicity, isolation, resource effective
  • 1
    Highly useful
  • 1
    MacOS support FAKE

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Cons of Azure Service Fabric
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    • 7
      New versions == broken features
    • 4
      Documentation not always in sync
    • 3
      Moves quickly
    • 3
      Unreliable networking

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    What is Azure Service Fabric?

    Azure Service Fabric is a distributed systems platform that makes it easy to package, deploy, and manage scalable and reliable microservices. Service Fabric addresses the significant challenges in developing and managing cloud apps.

    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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    What are some alternatives to Azure Service Fabric and Docker?
    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.
    Azure Container Service
    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.
    AWS Lambda
    AWS Lambda is a compute service that runs your code in response to events and automatically manages the underlying compute resources for you. You can use AWS Lambda to extend other AWS services with custom logic, or create your own back-end services that operate at AWS scale, performance, and security.
    Azure App Service
    Quickly build, deploy, and scale web apps created with popular frameworks .NET, .NET Core, Node.js, Java, PHP, Ruby, or Python, in containers or running on any operating system. Meet rigorous, enterprise-grade performance, security, and compliance requirements by using the fully managed platform for your operational and monitoring tasks.
    AWS Fargate
    AWS Fargate is a technology for Amazon ECS and EKS* that allows you to run containers without having to manage servers or clusters. With AWS Fargate, you no longer have to provision, configure, and scale clusters of virtual machines to run containers.
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