Docker Compose VS Cloud-Init

Compare Docker Compose vs Cloud-Init and see what are their differences.

Docker Compose

Define and run multi-container applications with Docker (by docker)


unofficial mirror of Ubuntu's cloud-init (by number5)
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Docker Compose Cloud-Init
141 0
24,650 189
1.7% -
9.6 9.3
8 days ago about 18 hours ago
Go Python
Apache License 2.0 Apache License 2.0
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Docker Compose

Posts with mentions or reviews of Docker Compose. We have used some of these posts to build our list of alternatives and similar projects. The last one was on 2022-01-15.
  • Docker & Docker-compose installation with ansible playbook doesn't work
    2 projects | | 15 Jan 2022
    docker_required_packages: - "apt-transport-https" - "ca-certificates" - "curl" - "gnupg-agent" - "software-properties-common" - "python3-pip" - "python3-setuptools" docker_gpg_url: docker_repo: deb focal stable docker_packges: - "docker-ce" - "docker-ce-cli" - "" docker_compose_url: ```
  • containerize redwood sides with docker compose
    5 projects | | 14 Jan 2022
    Docker Compose is a tool for defining and running multi-container Docker applications. With Compose, you use a YAML file to configure your application’s services. You can create and start all your services with a single command.
  • Docker, Postgres, Node, Typescript Setup
    3 projects | | 9 Jan 2022
    When creating applications that use multiple containers, it is best to use Docker Compose to configure them.
  • Question about software compiled for different architectures
    2 projects | | 5 Jan 2022
    Well, it isn't Pi-Hole exactly, it's docker-compose that I'm looking at.
  • Dockers?
    1 project | | 5 Jan 2022
    It's worth checking out docker-compose as it allows to keep the configuration of containers in a file. Often, projects already provide a compose file helping with an super easy and convenient setup.
  • Best way to create a global environment variable?
    1 project | | 3 Jan 2022
    I'm not quite sure if I'm using the correct terminology by calling it a "global environment variable," but what I'm trying to do is to get docker-compose working on my Raspberry Pi4. However, the releases don't have a precompiled linux version for ARMv8. Therefore, I figured that I would try compiling it from source. Here's what I've done so far: $ wget` $ tar -xf v2.2.2.tar.gz $ cd compose-2.2.2 $ ./configure $ sudo ln -s /home//docker/compose-2.2.2/bin/docker-compose /usr/bin/docker-container I now have a file called docker-container which I can run with ./docker-container. However, it's only executable when I'm already in /usr/bin/ and I'd like to be able to run it anywhere.
  • Ruby on Rails Development using Docker
    2 projects | | 31 Dec 2021
  • How to setup your own mining node using Ubuntu 20.04.3
    3 projects | | 28 Dec 2021
    $ curl -SL -o ~/.docker/cli-plugins/docker-compose
  • Help setup a server
    1 project | | 23 Dec 2021
    Docker is a platform which allows applications to be packaged into containers. Containers are isolated from each other. They also usually include the necessary libraries and configuration files to run an application. For example, there is an rTorrent/ruTorrent docker container which includes a preconfigured rTorrent instance and web server (such as nginx/apache) for accessing ruTorrent. All packaged into one container for easy deployment and configuration through the docker command line interface or docker compose.
  • Docker for Javascript Developers
    8 projects | | 22 Dec 2021
    For a brief intro to compose see here, and for more details than you can ever handle about the compose file spec see here.


Posts with mentions or reviews of Cloud-Init. We have used some of these posts to build our list of alternatives and similar projects.

We haven't tracked posts mentioning Cloud-Init yet.
Tracking mentions began in Dec 2020.

What are some alternatives?

When comparing Docker Compose and Cloud-Init you can also consider the following projects:

Ansible - Ansible is a radically simple IT automation platform that makes your applications and systems easier to deploy and maintain. Automate everything from code deployment to network configuration to cloud management, in a language that approaches plain English, using SSH, with no agents to install on remote systems.

supervisor - Supervisor process control system for UNIX

LibreNMS-docker - LibreNMS Docker image based on Alpine Linux and Nginx

Portainer - Making Docker and Kubernetes management easy.

Dokku - A docker-powered PaaS that helps you build and manage the lifecycle of applications

k3s - Lightweight Kubernetes

SaltStack - Software to automate the management and configuration of any infrastructure or application at scale. Get access to the Salt software package repository here:

docker-cloudflared - Cloudflared proxy-dns Docker image based on Alpine Linux

Nomad - Nomad is an easy-to-use, flexible, and performant workload orchestrator that can deploy a mix of microservice, batch, containerized, and non-containerized applications. Nomad is easy to operate and scale and has native Consul and Vault integrations.

docker-transmission-openvpn - Docker container running Transmission torrent client with WebUI over an OpenVPN tunnel

kafkacat - Generic command line non-JVM Apache Kafka producer and consumer [Moved to:]