See the sheer number of articles and blogs written on the competition between Kubernetes and Docker, we at Urolime thought of writing an article about Kubernetes but instead of explaining the features, advantages, limitation, and disadvantages of Kubernetes. We thought it would better to write all things which Kubernetes is not, so as to remove the confusion surrounding this tool, which is gaining acceptance from many quarters of the IT industry.
In every sense of the word, Kubernetes is not a traditional hardware tool, it is not an all-inclusive PaaS (Platform as a Service) system, but it does provide some actions which found in most PaaS tools, such as monitoring, load balancing, deployment, scaling and logging. Kubernetes is a multi-faceted tool when it comes to serving as a very helpful tool in building developer platforms, Kubernetes does all this without compromising the developer requirements and application performance.
There are no specific frameworks or languages which is not supported by Kubernetes, be it stateless, stateful or even data processing workloads. Kubernetes is only not applicable to an application which cannot run on a container.
Developer Tool Not A Development Tool
Kubernetes cannot deploy source code and does it build applications even various aspects of DevOps such as Continuous Integration, Delivery, and Deployment (CI/CD) are left to organizational cultures instead of this tool.
Kubernetes is a container orchestration microservice, its area of service does not extend to application-level services, such as middleware for messaging buses or like Spark which is data-processing frameworks or even MySQL databases and services like logging, monitoring, or alerting solutions are not covered by Kubernetes. Although, Such components can run on Kubernetes through third-party microservice such as Open Service Broker.
How Kubernetes is different from its competition is its ability to let go of the centralized which plagues many containerization solutions, so instead of container orchestration, Kubernetes removes the need for container orchestration. Kubernetes gives the ability to independently control aspects of containerized applications. The usual advantage of creating hybrid environments also follows as well.
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