Jib vs Kubernetes: What are the differences?
Jib: Containerize your Java application (by Google). Jib builds Docker and OCI images for your Java applications and is available as plugins for Maven and Gradle; Kubernetes: Manage a cluster of Linux containers as a single system to accelerate Dev and simplify Ops. 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.
Jib and Kubernetes belong to "Container Tools" category of the tech stack.
Some of the features offered by Jib are:
- Fast - Deploy your changes fast. Jib separates your application into multiple layers, splitting dependencies from classes. Now you don’t have to wait for Docker to rebuild your entire Java application - just deploy the layers that changed.
- Reproducible - Rebuilding your container image with the same contents always generates the same image. Never trigger an unnecessary update again.
- Daemonless - Reduce your CLI dependencies. Build your Docker image from within Maven or Gradle and push to any registry of your choice. No more writing Dockerfiles and calling docker build/push.
On the other hand, Kubernetes provides the following key features:
- Lightweight, simple and accessible
- Built for a multi-cloud world, public, private or hybrid
- Highly modular, designed so that all of its components are easily swappable
Jib and Kubernetes are both open source tools. Kubernetes with 55K GitHub stars and 19.1K forks on GitHub appears to be more popular than Jib with 7.1K GitHub stars and 606 GitHub forks.
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