Survey Report: Docker's dominance is challenged

[Editor's Note] This article refers to a number of third-party survey reports on containers. The conclusions of these reports can clearly outline the current development of the container area. Analysis of the differences between the reports can also reflect the expectations of the container and the current competition between the competitors. Editor's note : " Robin Systems: a container survey report ", in addition to the main points of this article, there are some other interesting content, such as everyone in the production environment The use of container concerns and so on.
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A year ago, Docker was equivalent to "container" in many people's minds. Recently, the new survey report shows that a variety of container types can be deployed, such as more users using LXC.

According to the ClusterHQ and DevOps.com survey released in June last year, asked respondents what type of container they were using or planned to use, 92% answered "Docker" and 32% said "LXC" and 21% Of people mentioned CoreOS "rkt". Docker's favor declined slightly (78% chose Docker, 24% chose LXC, 16% chose rkt), but the overall trend showed Docker still dominated the Ruxit survey released last year.

In December last year, a survey by the Rubin system appeared to be the opposite of the previous survey. The report shows that LXC is the preferred container platform for 43% IT professionals, 39% say they like Docker, and 18% use LXD. The difference between the surveys leads to a question, and why leads to such a different result?

The difference between the surveys leads to a question, and why leads to such a different result?

There are significant differences between the terms "preference", "use" and "plan use". Those who have just started to study the technology, they are likely to provide brand-based answers, rather than the technical level itself. Since the Ruxit and ClusterHQ surveys were conducted at the peak of the Docker boom, it was likely that many people were planning to evaluate the Docker because it was the only technical name they knew.

In the future, we are more interested in knowing the actual use of Docker, LXC and other container types in the production environment.
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Although they are asking for preferences, rather than the use of the situation. We still look at the Robin system survey report, the report of the survey object is the use of containers in the production environment users, the conclusion is 45% of users tend to Docker, 39% of the LXC as the preferred platform. Compared to those "plan to use" survey data, this means that more people will actually use the container, and Docker is their preferred format.

It is worth noting that LXC and its next generation LXD will be the preferred container platform for 61% of IT professionals. If the business is not tied to Docker's core technology, then they will use another technology is reasonable. The gap between the "planned use" and "preferred" container platforms indicates that Docker's first-mover advantage is likely to be challenged.

In addition, there are manufacturers to provide non-Docker solutions, users will have the opportunity to choose between container suppliers. The supplier community will compare the LXC and Docker, and the customer will hear the corresponding debate. Therefore, CoreOS is committed to supporting the runC format while providing rkt containers, also appears to be very reasonable.

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Original link: Parity Check: Docker Dominance Challenged By Other Containers (translation: Henry Huang review: Gao Jingya)

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Henry Huang , currently working on Trend Micro Trend Micro (Nanjing), is responsible for the operation and operation of the cluster.

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