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Deis vs OpenShift: What are the differences?

Deis: Open Source PaaS that builds upon Docker and CoreOS to provide a lightweight PaaS with a Heroku-inspired workflow. Deis can deploy any application or service that can run inside a Docker container. In order to be scaled horizontally, applications must follow Heroku's 12-factor methodology and store state in external backing services; OpenShift: Red Hat's free Platform as a Service (PaaS) for hosting Java, PHP, Ruby, Python, Node.js, and Perl apps. OpenShift is Red Hat's Cloud Computing Platform as a Service (PaaS) offering. OpenShift is an application platform in the cloud where application developers and teams can build, test, deploy, and run their applications.

Deis and OpenShift can be categorized as "Platform as a Service" tools.

Some of the features offered by Deis are:

  • Deis can deploy any language or framework using a Dockerfile
  • If you don't have a Dockerfile, Deis includes Heroku buildpacks for Ruby, Python, Node.js, Java, Clojure, Scala, Play, PHP, Perl, Dart and Go.
  • Deis can be deployed on any system that supports CoreOS including your workstation, as well as most public clouds, private clouds and bare metal.

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

  • Built-in support for Node.js, Ruby, Python, PHP, Perl, and Java (the standard in today's Enterprise)
  • OpenShift is extensible with a customizable cartridge functionality that allows developers to add any other language they wish. We've seen everything from Clojure to Cobol running on OpenShift.
  • OpenShift supports frameworks ranging from Spring, to Rails, to Play

"12-factor methodology" is the primary reason why developers consider Deis over the competitors, whereas "Good free plan" was stated as the key factor in picking OpenShift.

Deis and OpenShift are both open source tools. Deis with 6.12K GitHub stars and 863 forks on GitHub appears to be more popular than OpenShift with 915 GitHub stars and 563 GitHub forks.

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Pros of Deis
Pros of Red Hat OpenShift
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    12-factor methodology
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    Open source
  • 8
    Built on coreos
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    Built on Docker
  • 5
    Awesome team of people
  • 4
    Free
  • 2
    Backed by Docker
  • 1
    Apache 2.0 license
  • 98
    Good free plan
  • 61
    Open Source
  • 45
    Easy setup
  • 41
    Nodejs support
  • 40
    Well documented
  • 31
    Custom domains
  • 27
    Mongodb support
  • 26
    Clean and simple architecture
  • 24
    PHP support
  • 20
    Customizable environments
  • 10
    Ability to run CRON jobs
  • 8
    Easier than Heroku for a WordPress blog
  • 6
    Easy deployment
  • 6
    Good balance between Heroku and AWS for flexibility
  • 6
    PostgreSQL support
  • 6
    Autoscaling
  • 5
    Free, Easy Setup, Lot of Gear or D.I.Y Gear
  • 4
    Shell access to gears
  • 3
    Great Support
  • 2
    High Security
  • 2
    Meteor support
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    Overly complicated and over engineered in majority of e
  • 2
    Golang support
  • 2
    Its free and offer custom domain usage
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    This is the only free one among the three as of today
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    No credit card needed
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    because it is easy to manage
  • 1
    Logging & Metrics
  • 1
    Autoscaling at a good price point
  • 1
    Great free plan with excellent support
  • 1
    Easy setup and great customer support

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Cons of Deis
Cons of Red Hat OpenShift
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    No longer maintained
  • 2
    Decisions are made for you, limiting your options
  • 2
    License cost
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    Behind, sometimes severely, the upstreams

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What is Deis?

Deis can deploy any application or service that can run inside a Docker container. In order to be scaled horizontally, applications must follow Heroku's 12-factor methodology and store state in external backing services.

What is Red Hat OpenShift?

OpenShift is Red Hat's Cloud Computing Platform as a Service (PaaS) offering. OpenShift is an application platform in the cloud where application developers and teams can build, test, deploy, and run their applications.

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