Docker swarm vs kubernetes

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Dealing with the concept of  containerization is better with docker swarm or kubernetes ?
I personally feel more comfortable using kubernetes as it it's trusted by the market !
Please answer your views .
Aug 11, 2018 in Docker by Kalgi
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7 answers to this question.

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I personally prefer docker swarm. It's because docker swarm is more better when it comes to compatibility and it also integrates smoothly. Kubernetes usually requires custom plug-ins but with docker swarm all dependencies are handled by itself.

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answered Aug 12, 2018 by slayer
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Kubernetes is developed by Google and has vast open source community. It's more customizable and extensive. Kubernetes is a wise choice compared to choosing Docker Swarm

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answered Aug 12, 2018 by digger
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Totally agree with you
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From personal experience, i found it very difficult to set up kubernetes and then i installed docker swam and worked with it, it was pretty easy.
answered Aug 13, 2018 by lina
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I find kubernetes very customizable and user friendly. i would prefer kubernetes.
answered Aug 13, 2018 by Nilesh
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+3 votes
I'm beginner when it comes to using containers so i find docker swam more comfortable.
answered Aug 13, 2018 by krishti
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Swarm is easy handling while kn8 is perfect suite for enterprise cluster. Services and configMap design can be handle smoothly in kn8. In short my vote is for kn8.
answered Aug 27, 2018 by Mahesh Ajmeria
But Kubernetes is very difficult to install and use, might as well use docker swarm as it is able to do almost everything kubernetes does and plus its very easy to use.
@lina, Docker swarm cannot do a lot of things that kubernetes can, one such example is cron job which is not possible on docker as far as i know.
@Mahesh, if you have more such features which makes kubernetes a preferable option please do let us know!
On paper, K8s are better than Swarm.
But in practice, it is very tough to actually see Kubernetes perform better than Swarm. Because the configurations we are talking about are so extreme, that even compute engines at Google and Facebook can manage the same performance with Swarm.

But yes, beyond a point, Swarm gives in and that is where K8s come into the picture.
+1 vote
I feel kubernetes and docker swarm shouldn't be compared. Docker swarm is a containerization platform and Kubernetes is a container management tool. Both working together gives the best results.
answered Aug 27, 2018 by Neha

Docker is containerization platform not the Docker Swarm.

Docker Swarm or simply Swarm is an open-source container orchestration platform and is the native clustering engine for and by Docker.

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