kine VS cluster-api

Compare kine vs cluster-api and see what are their differences.

kine

Run Kubernetes on MySQL, Postgres, sqlite, dqlite, not etcd. (by k3s-io)

cluster-api

Home for Cluster API, a subproject of sig-cluster-lifecycle (by kubernetes-sigs)
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kine cluster-api
12 44
1,494 3,452
2.6% 1.2%
8.1 9.9
4 days ago 3 days ago
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Apache License 2.0 Apache License 2.0
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kine

Posts with mentions or reviews of kine. We have used some of these posts to build our list of alternatives and similar projects. The last one was on 2023-07-27.
  • Apache APISIX without etcd
    3 projects | dev.to | 27 Jul 2023
    -- Kine (Kine is not etcd)
  • Goodbye Etcd, Hello PostgreSQL: Running Kubernetes with an SQL Database
    1 project | news.ycombinator.com | 4 Jul 2023
    Looking at [1], is there any reason why this couldn’t run in something like DynamoDB? I feel like the operations required would fit

    https://github.com/k3s-io/kine/blob/master/pkg/drivers/gener...

  • K3s to Skill Up?
    2 projects | /r/kubernetes | 24 Jan 2023
  • What is going on with Kubernetes Microdistros?
    5 projects | /r/kubernetes | 26 Jun 2022
    I don't like some of the decisions that k3s makes which is why I stay away from it, but it's a great project. I'm not using kine yet, but I fantasize about using it exclusively every time I deal with etcd-induced slowness/random CPU spikes on my group of controller nodes. k0s supports kine too of course but I just haven't switched it on yet.
  • Databases = Frameworks for Distributed Systems
    2 projects | news.ycombinator.com | 24 May 2022
    Well in some situations you can also get away with CRDTs or Gossip (SWIM), but yeah in the general sense Paxos (Raft is a Paxos-family algo). There are lots of paxos family algos to choose from[0].

    > I’m also currently building a distributed search engine using etcd for the service registry, broker peer announcements, and worker queue and it’s been a good experience so far.

    As a random stranger on the internet, please build an abstraction layer around etcd. Even if there's only one implementation, I've found that so many distributed projects that just never reach the scale that etcd is built for would benefit from the option of writing their own drivers (you don't need a full plugin system just a regular abstraction layer).

    One example is Kine[0] for k8s -- if k8s had a built in option for writing/reading from something like Postgres from the beginning it would have been a better project for it, IMO.

    If you do build a plugin system though, you can pass off the work of maintaining the other implementations!

    [0]: https://vadosware.io/post/paxosmon-gotta-concensus-them-all

    [1]: https://github.com/k3s-io/kine

  • K8s on Pg
    2 projects | news.ycombinator.com | 12 May 2022
    I could spent >0s looking into this, but I've been curious how kline implements Etcd's Watch API. For the matter, I don't have much idea in general how kline handles data. Kline would be a great candidate for a blog post or introductory technical article on.

    I do quickly see one issue- evidently watches presently use polling. The issue requests use of postgres triggers: https://github.com/k3s-io/kine/issues/20

  • Kubernetes but with Hashicorp Consul instead of ETCD for the control plane?
    2 projects | /r/kubernetes | 18 Mar 2022
    check out https://github.com/k3s-io/kine
  • Building a bare-metal Kubernetes cluster on Raspberry Pi
    10 projects | news.ycombinator.com | 22 Nov 2021
  • Rancher Desktop, a Docker Desktop Replacement
    14 projects | news.ycombinator.com | 11 Oct 2021
  • rqlite 6.0: the evolution of a distributed database design
    8 projects | news.ycombinator.com | 10 Jun 2021
    Not to be mistaken for high-availability Dqlite[1], which is one of the options one can run the k3s kubernetes distribution on (instead of etcd), via the Kine etcd shim[2]. Ultimately though the K3s team replaced Dqlite with an embedded etcd to get high-availability[3].

    [1] https://dqlite.io/

    [2] https://github.com/k3s-io/kine

    [3] https://rancher.com/docs/k3s/latest/en/installation/ha-embed...

cluster-api

Posts with mentions or reviews of cluster-api. We have used some of these posts to build our list of alternatives and similar projects. The last one was on 2024-05-30.

What are some alternatives?

When comparing kine and cluster-api you can also consider the following projects:

kubernetes - Production-Grade Container Scheduling and Management

rancher - Complete container management platform

k3s - Lightweight Kubernetes

kops - Kubernetes Operations (kOps) - Production Grade k8s Installation, Upgrades and Management

dqlite - Embeddable, replicated and fault-tolerant SQL engine.

karmada - Open, Multi-Cloud, Multi-Cluster Kubernetes Orchestration

kilo - Kilo is a multi-cloud network overlay built on WireGuard and designed for Kubernetes (k8s + wg = kg)

terraform-k8s - Terraform Cloud Operator for Kubernetes

kubernetes - Production-Grade Container Scheduling and Management [Moved to: https://github.com/kubernetes/kubernetes]

kcp - Kubernetes-like control planes for form-factors and use-cases beyond Kubernetes and container workloads.

eksctl - The official CLI for Amazon EKS

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