Docker vs Docker Compose: What are the differences?
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.
What is Docker Compose? Define and run multi-container applications with Docker. With Compose, you define a multi-container application in a single file, then spin your application up in a single command which does everything that needs to be done to get it running.
Docker belongs to "Virtual Machine Platforms & Containers" category of the tech stack, while Docker Compose can be primarily classified under "Container Tools".
"Rapid integration and build up", "Isolation" and "Open source" are the key factors why developers consider Docker; whereas "Multi-container descriptor", "Fast development environment setup" and "Easy linking of containers" are the primary reasons why Docker Compose is favored.
Docker and Docker Compose are both open source tools. It seems that Docker with 54K GitHub stars and 15.6K forks on GitHub has more adoption than Docker Compose with 16.6K GitHub stars and 2.56K GitHub forks.
Spotify, Pinterest, and Twitter are some of the popular companies that use Docker, whereas Docker Compose is used by StackShare, Typeform, and CircleCI. Docker has a broader approval, being mentioned in 3527 company stacks & 3449 developers stacks; compared to Docker Compose, which is listed in 797 company stacks and 627 developer stacks.
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