Compare Docker vs. Google Kubernetes Engine

Docker is ranked 5th in Container Security with 9 reviews while Google Kubernetes Engine is ranked 10th in Container Security with 3 reviews. Docker is rated 9.0, while Google Kubernetes Engine is rated 7.6. The top reviewer of Docker writes "Enables us to run a different operating system and browser combination on a single machine of 16 GB Redhat 7". On the other hand, the top reviewer of Google Kubernetes Engine writes "An improvement over our traditional methods but additional security is required". Docker is most compared with Canonical LXD, CoreOS Rocket and Flockport, whereas Google Kubernetes Engine is most compared with . See our Docker vs. Google Kubernetes Engine report.
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You need to make an architectural runway before actually starting to implement Docker Compose, especially in a distributed environment.The initial setup was really easy and the deployment was fast and straightforward.It is a compact, complete solution that performs well.This solution has improved our organization with the agility, microservices approach, and scalable solutions for distributed systems.Docker is very helpful for taking the code from development and applying it to the end user.Now it is easier to set up the development environment and also to test the applications on the pipelines.The most valuable aspect is the excellent support. In addition, the billing system is really easy to understand.

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The initial setup was very easy because it's like a Google platform as a service. It's just one button to set it up. The deployment took only a few minutes.Stability-wise, this solution is really good.Before using this solution, it was a lot of manual tasks and a lot of people participated in the process.

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Cons
I find Docker easier to use, but I gave it to an inexperienced developer and it took him a lot of time to understand.I would also like to see more features inside Docker as well as more integration with different solutions.The initial setup was quite complex.The orchestration and tracing should be improved.It would be very nice to have a GUI that can be used by any administrator, and not just people who have experience with Docker.The solution would benefit in improvements made to the storage, cleaning up information from the disk, and reading logs.I think this solution needs better security due to more risks from the outside world.Sometimes the basic support is a bit difficult if you have a firewall and cloud servers behind the firewall and then try to implement the backup solution, it is a bit difficult to do by yourself.

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There are some security issues, but it might just be because we are not up to speed yet as much as we should be and so we haven't found it in the documentation yet. That's why I don't want to confuse this. Still, it could be a little bit easier to understand and implement.The network configuration has to be simplified.I think that security is an important point, and there should be additional features for the evaluation of data in containers that will create a more secure environment for usage in multi-parent models.

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Pricing and Cost Advice
We use the free version of this solution.The community edition does not require a license and is completely free.The pricing and licensing really depends on what your needs are. You could be paying $100 a month to $100,000. It depends on the needs you have from the solution, and the agreement you make.It is more costly than other products, but it is worth every penny.

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This is an open source solution, so there is no pricing or licensing.We are planning to use external support, and hire a commercial partner for it.

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Reviews
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9.0
10th
out of 21 in Container Security
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209
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36
Reviews
3
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499
Avg. Rating
7.7
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Overview

Docker provides an integrated technology suite that enables development and IT operations teams to build, ship, and run distributed applications anywhere. Docker allows you to package an application with all of its dependencies into a standardized unit for software development. Docker containers wrap up a piece of software in a complete filesystem that contains everything it needs to run: code, runtime, system tools, system libraries, anything you can install on a server. This guarantees that it will always run the same, regardless of the environment it is running in.

Kubernetes Engine is a managed, production-ready environment for deploying containerized applications. It brings our latest innovations in developer productivity, resource efficiency, automated operations, and open source flexibility to accelerate your time to market.

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