Azure Service Fabric vs Kubernetes: What are the differences?
Developers describe Azure Service Fabric as "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. On the other hand, Kubernetes is detailed as "Manage a cluster of Linux containers as a single system to accelerate Dev and simplify Ops". 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 Service Fabric can be classified as a tool in the "Microservices Tools" category, while Kubernetes is grouped under "Container Tools".
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, Kubernetes provides the following key features:
- Lightweight, simple and accessible
- Built for a multi-cloud world, public, private or hybrid
- Highly modular, designed so that all of its components are easily swappable
Azure Service Fabric and Kubernetes are both open source tools. It seems that Kubernetes with 55.1K GitHub stars and 19.1K forks on GitHub has more adoption than Azure Service Fabric with 2.57K GitHub stars and 304 GitHub forks.
According to the StackShare community, Kubernetes has a broader approval, being mentioned in 1048 company stacks & 1099 developers stacks; compared to Azure Service Fabric, which is listed in 6 company stacks and 3 developer stacks.
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