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Likelihood to Recommend

Mesos

There's really no reason to ever use Mesos. We switched over to Kubernetes and it's been a breath of fresh air - better CD support, easy CLI for browsing logs, no mysterious dangling redeploys. If you're looking for a tool to manage a fleet of Docker containers on VMs, Kubernetes beats Mesos by a wide margin.
Valeri Karpov | TrustRadius Reviewer

Google Kubernetes Engine

At the moment, the best-managed cluster on the market. Quick deployment with quite specific project requirements. The mesh ingress (istio) allowed the building of a quite complicated upgrade process for applications.
Lukasz Stadnik | TrustRadius Reviewer

Pros

Mesos

  • Mesos may have many frameworks. If you have Mesos installed on your servers, you may use it for many kinds of tasks. Today we're running only web applications but the idea is to install a different framework for big data soon.
  • There is a good community growing around it.
Willian Molinari | TrustRadius Reviewer

Google Kubernetes Engine

  • Automated orchestration, deployment, and scaling of containers
  • Integrated Logging
Kadu Barral | TrustRadius Reviewer

Cons

Mesos

  • Unreliable deployments that would fail for no good reason. Sometimes our Docker container would be "restarting" forever because Mesos thought it didn't have enough resources to start the container.
  • Impossibly slow UI. Built in React under the hood with a lot of bloatware backed in, so loading the Mesos UI on a slow internet connection was painful.
  • No real logging solution - it would stream "console.log()" output to the UI, but searching for logs wasn't really possible without downloading a huge file.
  • No built-in support for redeploying containers from a CI. We had to create a service whose whole job was to expose an HTTP endpoint that restarted a container, and then made Circle CI ping the endpoint whenever we wanted to redeploy.
Valeri Karpov | TrustRadius Reviewer

Google Kubernetes Engine

  • There aren't any but there's a steep learning curve for your team especially if they are new to the Kubernetes world
Bhargav Nanekalva | TrustRadius Reviewer

Usability

Mesos

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Google Kubernetes Engine

Google Kubernetes Engine 8.0
Based on 1 answer
If you are familiar with the Google Cloud Platform, the Kubernetes Engine is a natural addition. It uses the same easy interface and can be tied into an organization's existing Google Cloud infrastructure. For an organization new to Kubernetes, we were impressed by how easy it is to use and get an application operational.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Support Rating

Mesos

Mesos 1.0
Based on 2 answers
No real support channel, the Mesos GitHub issues list was the only one we found and it wasn't particularly helpful.
Valeri Karpov | TrustRadius Reviewer

Google Kubernetes Engine

Google Kubernetes Engine 8.3
Based on 4 answers
Very good Kubernetes distribution with a reasonable total price. Integration with storage and load balancer for ingress and services speed up every process deployment.
Lukasz Stadnik | TrustRadius Reviewer

Alternatives Considered

Mesos

Kubernetes is really great and their community is growing really fast (Google influence). We evaluated it in the beginning and it would fit for our web applications workload. We decided to proceed with Mesos because it has more potential. You may use a different framework for different kinds of tasks on Mesos. There is a Kubernetes framework for Mesos, by the way.
Willian Molinari | TrustRadius Reviewer

Google Kubernetes Engine

Google Kubernetes Engine has better upgrades and auto-scale management. Google Kubernetes Engine is also the cheapest option for managed Kubernetes, and Google is the principal contributor to the Kubernetes project.
Kadu Barral | TrustRadius Reviewer

Return on Investment

Mesos

  • It's optimizing our resources.
  • It's improving our process. This argument is not just for Mesos, but we needed a tool like this to start changing and it works like a charm.
  • It's open source.
Willian Molinari | TrustRadius Reviewer

Google Kubernetes Engine

  • GKE has reduced our costs by automating load balancing, autoscaling and complex networking which is now managed as code
  • There's a time cost to train staff about docker and k8s which can be time consuming
Bhargav Nanekalva | TrustRadius Reviewer

Pricing Details

Mesos

General

Free Trial
Free/Freemium Version
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
Entry-level set up fee?
No

Google Kubernetes Engine

General

Free Trial
Free/Freemium Version
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
Entry-level set up fee?
No

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