Altair SmartWorks vs. K3s Lightweight Kubernetes

Overview
ProductRatingMost Used ByProduct SummaryStarting Price
Altair SmartWorks
Score 8.0 out of 10
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Altair SmartWorks, or SmartCore (formerly Carriots) offers an end-to-end Internet of Things (IoT) platform. SmartWorks is available as Platform as a Service (PaaS) or on-premise, and designed for machine to machine (M2M) and digital twin projects. SmartWorks accelerates your IoT application development and provides simple scalability as your projects and devices grow. Altair SmartWorks lets users collect and store data from connected devices, build powerful applications, deploy and scale from…N/A
K3s Lightweight Kubernetes
Score 9.1 out of 10
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K3s is a lightweight, certified Kubernetes distribution built for IoT & Edge computing, developed by Rancher Labs, which is now supported by SUSE since the 2020 acquisition. K3s is available free and open source under the Apache 2.0 license.N/A
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Free Trial
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Free/Freemium Version
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Entry-level Setup Fee$2 devicesNo setup fee
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Features
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Internet of Things
Comparison of Internet of Things features of Product A and Product B
Altair SmartWorks
9.4
1 Ratings
16% above category average
K3s Lightweight Kubernetes
8.0
1 Ratings
0% above category average
IoT Device Management9.01 Ratings8.01 Ratings
Device Security9.01 Ratings8.01 Ratings
IoT Data Management9.01 Ratings00 Ratings
IoT Analytics10.01 Ratings00 Ratings
IoT Integration10.01 Ratings00 Ratings
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Small Businesses
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Score 8.0 out of 10
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Score 8.0 out of 10
Medium-sized Companies

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Enterprises
AWS IoT Core
AWS IoT Core
Score 8.0 out of 10
AWS IoT Core
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User Ratings
Altair SmartWorksK3s Lightweight Kubernetes
Likelihood to Recommend
9.0
(1 ratings)
9.0
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User Testimonials
Altair SmartWorksK3s Lightweight Kubernetes
Likelihood to Recommend
Altair Engineering, Inc.
Because Altair does not handle the area of automated marketing plans adequately, it is not as relevant in the implementation for marketing agencies, but this is easy to solve if you use an external tool to execute mail marketing campaigns, and thus also cover the project advertising, or send informative announcements about the progress of the project.
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SUSE
K3s Lightweight Kubernetes is well suited for local development. K3s Lightweight Kubernetes is not well suited when you need backward support. In the case that you want to test an application that is still using deprecated APIs or CRDs which are supported on popular managed Cloud Kubernetes Distributions, because K3s Lightweight Kubernetes is trying to be a lightweight application and dropping early support for APIs/CRDs marked for deprication K3s Lightweight Kubernetes will not be a good solution. If you are trying to test Kubernetes etc, functionality, K3s Lightweight Kubernetes is not a good case since it's using Dqlite or SQLite.
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Pros
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SUSE
  • Virtual clusters
  • IoT devices
  • Local development
  • Raspberry Pi
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Cons
Altair Engineering, Inc.
  • Since the service can be used to manage development in teams of various sizes, we can conclude that Altair Smartworks can be used in almost all kinds of areas that require code development for projects, and with this, we decide that there are no negative points about the platform that can affect our experience of use.
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SUSE
  • Option to deploy a self managed k3s in the cloud
  • Support to deploy it with kubeadm
  • Integration with prometheus & grafana
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Alternatives Considered
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SUSE
We have mostly used kind, minikube, and Docker Desktop Kubernetes for local development. Only kind has lower resource requirements, but K3s Lightweight Kubernetes seems to be even lighter. It is a big benefit to be able to deploy a K3s Lightweight Kubernetes cluster in seconds locally in our workstation, there is no cost, and it makes it easy to redeploy from scratch no matter how many times we want. The removal of deprecated APIs or CRDs also makes it more secure since it reduces unnecessarily exposed attack vectors.
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Return on Investment
Altair Engineering, Inc.
  • In view of the fact that profits have proven to be exemplary during the last quarter that we have been working with Altair to cover our operations, as our ROI has increased by 4.
  • In reality, results may vary depending on both how easy it is for employees to get used to the service and to deliver bottom-line profits, but overall the results are promising.
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SUSE
  • Engineers have been able to run more microservices locally with K3s Lightweight Kubernetes instead of Minikube, which is more resources hungry
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