Kubernetes vs Nomad: What are the differences?
What is 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.
What is Nomad? A cluster manager and scheduler. Nomad is a cluster manager, designed for both long lived services and short lived batch processing workloads. Developers use a declarative job specification to submit work, and Nomad ensures constraints are satisfied and resource utilization is optimized by efficient task packing. Nomad supports all major operating systems and virtualized, containerized, or standalone applications.
Kubernetes belongs to "Container Tools" category of the tech stack, while Nomad can be primarily classified under "Cluster Management".
Kubernetes and Nomad are both open source tools. Kubernetes with 55K GitHub stars and 19.1K forks on GitHub appears to be more popular than Nomad with 4.93K GitHub stars and 893 GitHub forks.
Google, Slack, and Shopify are some of the popular companies that use Kubernetes, whereas Nomad is used by CircleCI, LendUp, and Wealthsimple. Kubernetes has a broader approval, being mentioned in 1046 company stacks & 1096 developers stacks; compared to Nomad, which is listed in 21 company stacks and 3 developer stacks.
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