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Rancher vs Tutum: What are the differences?

What is Rancher? Open Source Platform for Running a Private Container Service. Rancher is an open source container management platform that includes full distributions of Kubernetes, Apache Mesos and Docker Swarm, and makes it simple to operate container clusters on any cloud or infrastructure platform.

What is Tutum? Build, deploy, monitor, and scale Docker containers. Tutum lets developers easily manage and run lightweight, portable, self-sufficient containers from any application. AWS-like control, Heroku-like ease. The same container that a developer builds and tests on a laptop can run at scale in Tutum.

Rancher and Tutum can be categorized as "Container" tools.

Some of the features offered by Rancher are:

  • Manage Hosts, Deploy Containers, Monitor Resources
  • User Management & Collaboration
  • Native Docker APIs & Tools

On the other hand, Tutum provides the following key features:

  • Deploy from Docker Hub
  • Free private Docker registry
  • CLI Tool

"Easy to use" is the primary reason why developers consider Rancher over the competitors, whereas "Awesome user interface" was stated as the key factor in picking Tutum.

Rancher is an open source tool with 11.9K GitHub stars and 1.34K GitHub forks. Here's a link to Rancher's open source repository on GitHub.

According to the StackShare community, Rancher has a broader approval, being mentioned in 89 company stacks & 37 developers stacks; compared to Tutum, which is listed in 11 company stacks and 4 developer stacks.

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Pros of Rancher
Pros of Tutum
  • 103
    Easy to use
  • 79
    Open source and totally free
  • 63
    Multi-host docker-compose support
  • 58
    Load balancing and health check included
  • 58
    Simple
  • 44
    Rolling upgrades, green/blue upgrades feature
  • 42
    Dns and service discovery out-of-the-box
  • 37
    Only requires docker
  • 34
    Multitenant and permission management
  • 29
    Easy to use and feature rich
  • 11
    Cross cloud compatible
  • 11
    Does everything needed for a docker infrastructure
  • 8
    Simple and powerful
  • 8
    Next-gen platform
  • 7
    Very Docker-friendly
  • 6
    Support Kubernetes and Swarm
  • 6
    Application catalogs with stack templates (wizards)
  • 6
    Supports Apache Mesos, Docker Swarm, and Kubernetes
  • 6
    Rolling and blue/green upgrades deployments
  • 6
    High Availability service: keeps your app up 24/7
  • 5
    Easy to use service catalog
  • 4
    Very intuitive UI
  • 4
    IaaS-vendor independent, supports hybrid/multi-cloud
  • 4
    Awesome support
  • 3
    Scalable
  • 2
    Requires less infrastructure requirements
  • 35
    Awesome user interface
  • 28
    Free private docker registry
  • 24
    Its super easy
  • 24
    Docker public index integration
  • 21
    Friendly support
  • 20
    I could bring my own node
  • 19
    Load balancing
  • 14
    Easy to use Jumpstart Images
  • 12
    High resilience
  • 12
    Love the tutum images for php & mysql
  • 5
    Makes code delivery super easy
  • 5
    Free
  • 5
    Cross cloud platform
  • 3
    Iteratively and continuous growth
  • 2
    Documentation
  • 2
    High level and minimalist
  • 1
    Tutum Buttons - 1-click deploy
  • 1
    On demand environment
  • 1
    Closing Down :(
  • 1
    Free low TTL (60s) DNS service

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Cons of Rancher
Cons of Tutum
  • 7
    Hosting Rancher can be complicated
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    What is Rancher?

    Rancher is an open source container management platform that includes full distributions of Kubernetes, Apache Mesos and Docker Swarm, and makes it simple to operate container clusters on any cloud or infrastructure platform.

    What is Tutum?

    Tutum lets developers easily manage and run lightweight, portable, self-sufficient containers from any application. AWS-like control, Heroku-like ease. The same container that a developer builds and tests on a laptop can run at scale in Tutum.

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    What are some alternatives to Rancher and Tutum?
    Kubernetes
    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.
    DC/OS
    Unlike traditional operating systems, DC/OS spans multiple machines within a network, aggregating their resources to maximize utilization by distributed applications.
    Portainer
    It is a universal container management tool. It works with Kubernetes, Docker, Docker Swarm and Azure ACI. It allows you to manage containers without needing to know platform-specific code.
    Docker
    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
    Helm
    Helm is the best way to find, share, and use software built for Kubernetes.
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    Reviews of Rancher and Tutum
    Review of
    Tutum

    We were looking for a solution to run Docker containers on a PaaS platform, without the need to manage everything by yourself. Before Tutum, there were exactly two options: Either run Docker on an IaaS for yourself, or use a PaaS without Docker. Both are not satisfying.

    Enter Tutum: Tutum offers all the PaaS-like flexibility and comfort, but for Docker containers. This basically means that you create a Docker container, push it to Tutum, and then say: Now scale this container and use 5 instances instead of 1. And it just works.

    Scale down again? Works either. Link containers to others? Works. Working with custom domains and CNAMEs? Works, too. And so on and so on…

    In the end, it comes down to: Push a container, set the constraints, and let Tutum do the rest.

    For anyone who is looking for a reliable, affordable and easy-to-use PaaS-like solution, but for Docker containers, Tutum IMHO is absolutely the way to go :-).

    And, one more thing: They have awesome support - simply drop them a line, and they'll take care of you - fast, friendly, helpful. That's the way it should be.

    Hence, to summarize, I can only recommend Tutum to anyone :-).

    Review of
    Tutum

    One of the things that take more time when you are creating an application is the environments setup. By using Tutum, we can delegate the heavy work related to servers and focus in our business. The interface is very intuitive and allows you to quickly manage your servers. I highly recommend Tutum for anyone who doesn't want to waste time in complicated server configurations.

    Michigan Technological University
    Review of
    Rancher
    1. Consume too much unnecessary resource by just running rancher agent alone;
    2. Hard to recover from system failure
    3. Bad performance of load balancing (compare to dokcer swarm built-in LB or others).
    IT系エンジニア
    Review of
    Tutum

    I'm newbie about using Docker. But now I use DaaS for my blog. Tutum's UI/UX is awesome. Look & feel is simple, and support is very friendly and high quality.

    How developers use Rancher and Tutum
    etlweather uses
    Rancher

    The whole infrastructure is managed through Rancher. It provides a simple interface to all the underlying tools - Docker, HAProxy (automatically configures load balancer from the containers).

    sapslaj uses
    Rancher

    Currently looking to move to Swarm or Kubernetes due to a few issues I have with Rancher.

    TriLED uses
    Tutum

    Every microservices is wrapped in a Docker container. We use Tutum to deploy on EC2.

    InsideSales.com uses
    Rancher

    We use Rancher for container orchestration and automated deployment pipelines.

    Dave Woolfenden uses
    Rancher

    Enterprise-grade Kubernetes Distribution

    Shiqiang Yu uses
    Rancher

    Pull from CI/CD for live demo