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Cloud Foundry vs Dokku: What are the differences?
What is Cloud Foundry? Deploy and scale applications in seconds on your choice of private or public cloud. Cloud Foundry is an open platform as a service (PaaS) that provides a choice of clouds, developer frameworks, and application services. Cloud Foundry makes it faster and easier to build, test, deploy, and scale applications.
What is Dokku? Docker powered mini-Heroku in around 100 lines of Bash. Docker powered mini-Heroku. The smallest PaaS implementation you've ever seen.
Cloud Foundry and Dokku belong to "Platform as a Service" category of the tech stack.
Cloud Foundry and Dokku are both open source tools. Dokku with 17.7K GitHub stars and 1.44K forks on GitHub appears to be more popular than Cloud Foundry with 605 GitHub stars and 532 GitHub forks.
MAK IT, Hostr, and Vufuzi are some of the popular companies that use Dokku, whereas Cloud Foundry is used by Intel, VMware, and SBT Aqua. Dokku has a broader approval, being mentioned in 24 company stacks & 7 developers stacks; compared to Cloud Foundry, which is listed in 8 company stacks and 13 developer stacks.
Pros of Cloud Foundry
- Perfectly aligned with springboot2
- Free distributed tracing (zipkin)1
- Application health management1
- Free service discovery (Eureka)1
Pros of Dokku
- Open Source12
- Built on Docker11
- Yay, it works like a charm4
- Git deploy4
- HTTP proxy from public hostname to container IP address2
- Zero downtime deploys2