containerd vs Docker: What are the differences?
What is containerd? An industry-standard container runtime with an emphasis on simplicity,robustness and portability. An industry-standard container runtime with an emphasis on simplicity, robustness, and portability.
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.
containerd belongs to "Container Tools" category of the tech stack, while Docker can be primarily classified under "Virtual Machine Platforms & Containers".
Some of the features offered by containerd are:
- OCI Image Spec support
- OCI Runtime Spec support (aka runC)
- Image push and pull support
On the other hand, Docker provides the following key features:
- Integrated developer tools
- open, portable images
- shareable, reusable apps
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.
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