kine VS k3s

Compare kine vs k3s and see what are their differences.

kine

Run Kubernetes on MySQL, Postgres, sqlite, dqlite, not etcd. (by k3s-io)
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kine k3s
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1,494 27,046
2.6% 1.4%
8.1 9.6
4 days ago about 23 hours ago
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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...

k3s

Posts with mentions or reviews of k3s. We have used some of these posts to build our list of alternatives and similar projects. The last one was on 2024-06-23.
  • Setup a k3s Cluster at home quickly
    1 project | dev.to | 14 Jul 2024
    $ systemctl status k3s ● k3s.service - Lightweight Kubernetes      Loaded: loaded (/etc/systemd/system/k3s.service; enabled; preset: disabled)     Drop-In: /usr/lib/systemd/system/service.d              └─10-timeout-abort.conf      Active: active (running) since Sun 2024-07-14 18:47:30 IST; 21min ago        Docs: https://k3s.io
  • Ask HN: Those running K8s in house, can you please explain your architecture?
    2 projects | news.ycombinator.com | 23 Jun 2024
    Absolutely not. We use it extensively.

    https://github.com/k3s-io/k3s

  • 26 Top Kubernetes Tools
    18 projects | dev.to | 12 Jun 2024
    K3s is another compact Kubernetes distribution. Developed by SUSE, it's packaged as a single binary that comes in at less than 70MB. Despite this tiny footprint, K3s is certified as compatible with upstream Kubernetes, is ready for production use, and supports high availability.
  • Ask HN: Are there any open source forks of nomad smd consul?
    9 projects | news.ycombinator.com | 2 May 2024
    Opinionated meaning it picks, install, patches your CNI/Ingress/Load Balancer/DNS Server/Metrics Server/Monitoring Setup.

    k3s is probably most well known as it ships with bunch of preinstall software: https://github.com/k3s-io/k3s so you can just start throwing yaml files at cluster and handling workloads. It's what I use for my homelab.

    Paid things I've heard of include OpenStack and SideroLabs. Haven't used personally by SRE coworkers say good things about them.

  • Linux fu: getting started with systemd
    5 projects | news.ycombinator.com | 14 Apr 2024
    For self-hosting I've found https://k3s.io to be really good from the SUSE people. Works on basically any Linux distro and makes self-hosting k8s not miserable.
  • Nix is a better Docker image builder than Docker's image builder
    21 projects | news.ycombinator.com | 15 Mar 2024
    Yes it’s going to depend on which k8s distribution you’re using. We have work in-progress for k3s to natively support nix-snapshotter: https://github.com/k3s-io/k3s/pull/9319

    For other distributions, nix-snapshotter works with official containerd releases so it’s just a matter of toml configuration and a systemd unit for nix-snapshotter.

    We run Kubernetes outside of NixOS, but yes the NixOS modules provided by the nix-snapshotter certainly make it simple.

  • 15 Options To Build A Kubernetes Playground (with Pros and Cons)
    4 projects | dev.to | 25 Jan 2024
    K3S: is a lightweight distribution of Kubernetes that is designed for resource-constrained environments. It is an excellent option for running Kubernetes on a virtual machine or cloud server.
  • FLaNK 25 December 2023
    33 projects | dev.to | 26 Dec 2023
  • K3s Traefik Ingress - configured for your homelab!
    3 projects | dev.to | 15 Dec 2023
    I recently purchased a used Lenovo M900 Think Centre (i7 with 32GB RAM) from eBay to expand my mini-homelab, which was just a single Synology DS218+ plugged into my ISP's router (yuck!). Since I've been spending a big chunk of time at work playing around with Kubernetes, I figured that I'd put my skills to the test and run a k3s node on the new server. While I was familiar with k3s before starting this project, I'd never actually run it before, opting for tools like kind (and minikube before that) to run small test clusters for my local development work.
  • Best way to deploy K8s to single VPS for dev environment
    5 projects | /r/kubernetes | 10 Dec 2023

What are some alternatives?

When comparing kine and k3s you can also consider the following projects:

kubernetes - Production-Grade Container Scheduling and Management

k0s - k0s - The Zero Friction Kubernetes

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

kubespray - Deploy a Production Ready Kubernetes Cluster

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

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.

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

microk8s - MicroK8s is a small, fast, single-package Kubernetes for datacenters and the edge.

cluster-api - Home for Cluster API, a subproject of sig-cluster-lifecycle

Docker Compose - Define and run multi-container applications with Docker

rancher - Complete container management platform

k9s - 🐶 Kubernetes CLI To Manage Your Clusters In Style!

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