Docker vs Lando: 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 Lando? *An open source, local development environment and DevOps tool *. It's a free, open source, cross-platform, local development environment and DevOps tool built on Docker container technology and developed by Tandem. Designed to work with most major languages, frameworks and services, it provides an easy way for developers of all skill levels to specify simple or complex requirements for their projects, and then quickly get to work on them.
Docker can be classified as a tool in the "Virtual Machine Platforms & Containers" category, while Lando is grouped under "Container Tools".
Some of the features offered by Docker are:
- Integrated developer tools
- open, portable images
- shareable, reusable apps
On the other hand, Lando provides the following key features:
- Mimicking your production environment locally
- Integrating with hosting providers like Pantheon
- Running CI tests locally, running local tests in CI
Docker and Lando are both open source tools. It seems that Docker with 54.4K GitHub stars and 15.7K forks on GitHub has more adoption than Lando with 1.47K GitHub stars and 291 GitHub forks.
lxd/lxc and Docker aren't congruent so this comparison needs a more detailed look; but in short I can say: the lxd-integrated administration of storage including zfs with its snapshot capabilities as well as the system container (multi-process) approach of lxc vs. the limited single-process container approach of Docker is the main reason I chose lxd over Docker.