March 9, 2016

Docker Claims Performance Advantage Over Kubernetes

Docker had its Swarm orchestration product tested against Kubernetes and claims the results show a 5X advantage in speed to initiation. Docker submitted its container orchestration software, Swarm, to testing by a third party, which claims to have found it up to five times more efficient than Kubernetes, its chief open source competitor. Docker is the leading supplier of a containerization formatting engine and system for managing containers on their way to production. It has its own open source community, which is active in developing the code. 

...One objective of the test was to scale Docker Swarm and Kubernetes up to 1,000 nodes running 30,000 containers. The test would measure how long it took to schedule or orchestrate the 30,000 containers, and how quickly the first was up and running. 

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