When comparing Docker Swarm vs AZK, the Slant community recommends Docker Swarm for most people. In the question“What are the best Docker orchestration tools?” Docker Swarm is ranked 2nd while AZK is ranked 8th. The most important reason people chose Docker Swarm is:
This also means that containers can be launched with a simple `docker run` command and Swarm will take care of the rest, such as selecting the appropriate host on which to run the container.
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Pro Easy setup
This also means that containers can be launched with a simple
docker run command and Swarm will take care of the rest, such as selecting the appropriate host on which to run the container.
Pro Communicates with other Docker tools easily
Since Docker Swarm is a native Docker tool, it exposes the Docker API, making it possible t integrate it and communicate with other Docker tools (CLI, Compose, Krane, etc.).
Pro Open source
Docker Swarm is open source and provides great guides/documentation for those who want to contribute.
Pro Compatible with Docker Compose
This gives you a well-rounded workflow.
Docker Swarm is much more lightweight than alternatives: Kubernetes and Mesosphere. Kubernetes, for instance, is very complex - it downloads and installs half of the web, where Docker Swarm has much, much smaller footprint.
Pro Soft learning curve
azk has straight forward documentation and an accessible, active community that are available by Twitter, their Slack chat and more.
Pro Good performance
Pro Reusable environments
Existent configuration files (azkfiles) are very easy to customize, making them (and by extension the environments themselves) very customizable.
Pro Easy to use
The API and CLI is powerful and simple enough for beginners to rapidly get started
Con Bounded by the limitations of the Docker API
If the Docker API doesn't support something, then you are pretty much out of luck when it comes to Docker Swarm, because it won't be supported by Swarm either.
Con Not fault tolerant
If a node dies in your cluster, the containers on that node won't be restarted