Kubernetes vs Apache Mesos: What are the differences?
Developers describe Kubernetes as "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. On the other hand, Apache Mesos is detailed as "Develop and run resource-efficient distributed systems". Apache Mesos is a cluster manager that simplifies the complexity of running applications on a shared pool of servers.
Kubernetes belongs to "Container Tools" category of the tech stack, while Apache Mesos can be primarily classified under "Cluster Management".
Some of the features offered by Kubernetes are:
- 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
On the other hand, Apache Mesos provides the following key features:
- Fault-tolerant replicated master using ZooKeeper
- Scalability to 10,000s of nodes
- Isolation between tasks with Linux Containers
"Leading docker container management solution" is the top reason why over 131 developers like Kubernetes, while over 19 developers mention "Easy scaling" as the leading cause for choosing Apache Mesos.
Kubernetes is an open source tool with 54.2K GitHub stars and 18.8K GitHub forks. Here's a link to Kubernetes's open source repository on GitHub.
Slack, Shopify, and Starbucks are some of the popular companies that use Kubernetes, whereas Apache Mesos is used by PayPal, SendGrid, and HubSpot. Kubernetes has a broader approval, being mentioned in 1018 company stacks & 1060 developers stacks; compared to Apache Mesos, which is listed in 61 company stacks and 19 developer stacks.
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