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Docker Swarm Visualizer vs Traefik: What are the differences?
What is Docker Swarm Visualizer? A visualizer for Docker Swarm using the Docker Remote API, Node.JS, and D3. Each node in the swarm will show all tasks running on it. When a service goes down it'll be removed. When a node goes down it won't, instead the circle at the top will turn red to indicate it went down. Tasks will be removed.
What is Traefik? Load Balancer for Microservices. Træfɪk is a modern HTTP reverse proxy and load balancer made to deploy microservices with ease. It supports several backends (Docker, Swarm, Mesos/Marathon, Kubernetes, Consul, Etcd, Zookeeper, BoltDB, Rest API, file...) to manage its configuration automatically and dynamically.
Docker Swarm Visualizer can be classified as a tool in the "Container Tools" category, while Traefik is grouped under "Load Balancer / Reverse Proxy".
Docker Swarm Visualizer and Traefik are both open source tools. Traefik with 23.2K GitHub stars and 2.4K forks on GitHub appears to be more popular than Docker Swarm Visualizer with 2.58K GitHub stars and 406 GitHub forks.
Pros of Docker Swarm Visualizer
- Reverse proxy support1
- Easy to deploy1
Pros of Traefik
- Kubernetes integration20
- Watch service discovery updates18
- Letsencrypt support14
- Swarm integration13
- Several backends12
- Ready-to-use dashboard6
- Easy setup4
- Rancher integration4
- Mesos integration1
- Mantl integration1
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Cons of Docker Swarm Visualizer
Cons of Traefik
- Not very performant (fast)7
- Complicated setup7