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DC/OS vs OpenStack: What are the differences?

DC/OS: The Datacenter Operating System. The easiest way to run microservices, big data, and containers in production. Unlike traditional operating systems, DC/OS spans multiple machines within a network, aggregating their resources to maximize utilization by distributed applications; OpenStack: Open source software for building private and public clouds. OpenStack is a cloud operating system that controls large pools of compute, storage, and networking resources throughout a datacenter, all managed through a dashboard that gives administrators control while empowering their users to provision resources through a web interface.

DC/OS belongs to "Cluster Management" category of the tech stack, while OpenStack can be primarily classified under "Open Source Cloud".

Some of the features offered by DC/OS are:

  • High Resource Utilization
  • Mixed Workload Colocation
  • Container Orchestration

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

  • Compute
  • Storage
  • Networking

"Easy to setup a HA cluster" is the primary reason why developers consider DC/OS over the competitors, whereas "Private cloud" was stated as the key factor in picking OpenStack.

DC/OS is an open source tool with 2.16K GitHub stars and 451 GitHub forks. Here's a link to DC/OS's open source repository on GitHub.

PayPal, HubSpot, and Wikipedia are some of the popular companies that use OpenStack, whereas DC/OS is used by Decision6, Astronomer, and Covve. OpenStack has a broader approval, being mentioned in 66 company stacks & 50 developers stacks; compared to DC/OS, which is listed in 19 company stacks and 12 developer stacks.

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Pros of DC/OS
Pros of OpenStack
  • 5
    Easy to setup a HA cluster
  • 3
    Open source
  • 2
    Has templates to install via AWS and Azure
  • 1
    Easy Setup
  • 1
    Easy to get services running and operate them
  • 45
    Private cloud
  • 36
    Avoid vendor lock-in
  • 19
    Flexible in use
  • 5
    Industry leader
  • 3
    Supported by many companies in top500
  • 2
    Robust architecture

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What is DC/OS?

Unlike traditional operating systems, DC/OS spans multiple machines within a network, aggregating their resources to maximize utilization by distributed applications.

What is OpenStack?

OpenStack is a cloud operating system that controls large pools of compute, storage, and networking resources throughout a datacenter, all managed through a dashboard that gives administrators control while empowering their users to provision resources through a web interface.

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What are some alternatives to DC/OS and OpenStack?
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.
Apache Mesos
Apache Mesos is a cluster manager that simplifies the complexity of running applications on a shared pool of servers.
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
Marathon
Marathon is an Apache Mesos framework for container orchestration. Marathon provides a REST API for starting, stopping, and scaling applications. Marathon is written in Scala and can run in highly-available mode by running multiple copies. The state of running tasks gets stored in the Mesos state abstraction.
Rancher
Rancher is an open source container management platform that includes full distributions of Kubernetes, Apache Mesos and Docker Swarm, and makes it simple to operate container clusters on any cloud or infrastructure platform.
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