Dapr vs Kubernetes

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Decisions about Dapr and Kubernetes
Simon Reymann
Senior Fullstack Developer at QUANTUSflow Software GmbH · | 28 upvotes · 2.2M views

Our whole DevOps stack consists of the following tools:

  • GitHub (incl. GitHub Pages/Markdown for Documentation, GettingStarted and HowTo's) for collaborative review and code management tool
  • Respectively Git as revision control system
  • SourceTree as Git GUI
  • Visual Studio Code as IDE
  • CircleCI for continuous integration (automatize development process)
  • Prettier / TSLint / ESLint as code linter
  • SonarQube as quality gate
  • Docker as container management (incl. Docker Compose for multi-container application management)
  • VirtualBox for operating system simulation tests
  • Kubernetes as cluster management for docker containers
  • Heroku for deploying in test environments
  • nginx as web server (preferably used as facade server in production environment)
  • SSLMate (using OpenSSL) for certificate management
  • Amazon EC2 (incl. Amazon S3) for deploying in stage (production-like) and production environments
  • PostgreSQL as preferred database system
  • Redis as preferred in-memory database/store (great for caching)

The main reason we have chosen Kubernetes over Docker Swarm is related to the following artifacts:

  • Key features: Easy and flexible installation, Clear dashboard, Great scaling operations, Monitoring is an integral part, Great load balancing concepts, Monitors the condition and ensures compensation in the event of failure.
  • Applications: An application can be deployed using a combination of pods, deployments, and services (or micro-services).
  • Functionality: Kubernetes as a complex installation and setup process, but it not as limited as Docker Swarm.
  • Monitoring: It supports multiple versions of logging and monitoring when the services are deployed within the cluster (Elasticsearch/Kibana (ELK), Heapster/Grafana, Sysdig cloud integration).
  • Scalability: All-in-one framework for distributed systems.
  • Other Benefits: Kubernetes is backed by the Cloud Native Computing Foundation (CNCF), huge community among container orchestration tools, it is an open source and modular tool that works with any OS.
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Pros of Dapr
Pros of Kubernetes
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    Manage inter-service state
  • 151
    Leading docker container management solution
  • 121
    Simple and powerful
  • 95
    Open source
  • 70
    Backed by google
  • 55
    The right abstractions
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    Scale services
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    Replication controller
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    Permission managment
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    Simple
  • 5
    Supports autoscaling
  • 5
    Cheap
  • 3
    Promotes modern/good infrascture practice
  • 3
    No cloud platform lock-in
  • 3
    Self-healing
  • 3
    Open, powerful, stable
  • 3
    Scalable
  • 3
    Reliable
  • 2
    A self healing environment with rich metadata
  • 2
    Captain of Container Ship
  • 2
    Quick cloud setup
  • 1
    Custom and extensibility
  • 1
    Expandable
  • 1
    Easy setup
  • 1
    Gke
  • 1
    Golang
  • 1
    Backed by Red Hat
  • 1
    Everything of CaaS
  • 1
    Runs on azure
  • 1
    Cloud Agnostic
  • 1
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      Poor workflow for development
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      Steep learning curve
    • 4
      Orchestrates only infrastructure
    • 2
      High resource requirements for on-prem clusters

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    What is Dapr?

    It is a portable, event-driven runtime that makes it easy for developers to build resilient, stateless and stateful microservices that run on the cloud and edge and embraces the diversity of languages and developer frameworks.

    What is 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.

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