Apache Mesos vs. Red Hat OpenShift on IBM Cloud

Overview
ProductRatingMost Used ByProduct SummaryStarting Price
Mesos
Score 2.6 out of 10
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Red Hat OpenShift on IBM Cloud
Score 8.9 out of 10
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Red Hat OpenShift on IBM Cloud is a comprehensive service that offers fully managed OpenShift clusters, on IBM Cloud platform. It is directly integrated into the same Kubernetes service that maintains 25 billion on-demand forecasts daily at The Weather Company.N/A
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Free/Freemium Version
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Premium Consulting/Integration Services
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Entry-level Setup FeeNo setup feeNo setup fee
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Features
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Container Management
Comparison of Container Management features of Product A and Product B
Apache Mesos
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Ratings
Red Hat OpenShift on IBM Cloud
8.0
3 Ratings
1% below category average
Security and Isolation00 Ratings8.53 Ratings
Container Orchestration00 Ratings8.23 Ratings
Cluster Management00 Ratings7.93 Ratings
Storage Management00 Ratings8.23 Ratings
Resource Allocation and Optimization00 Ratings7.63 Ratings
Discovery Tools00 Ratings7.63 Ratings
Update Rollouts and Rollbacks00 Ratings8.23 Ratings
Self-Healing and Recovery00 Ratings7.63 Ratings
Analytics, Monitoring, and Logging00 Ratings8.53 Ratings
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User Ratings
Apache MesosRed Hat OpenShift on IBM Cloud
Likelihood to Recommend
2.0
(2 ratings)
9.0
(12 ratings)
Support Rating
1.0
(2 ratings)
7.0
(2 ratings)
User Testimonials
Apache MesosRed Hat OpenShift on IBM Cloud
Likelihood to Recommend
Apache
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.
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IBM
RedHat OpenShift is not only suited for IBM Cloud but can run in ANY cloud. We installed in Azure Cloud, for example. It can also run on Linux servers or a Power 9 machine. It is built for multi-cloud or on-prem environments. IBM support provides such excellent guidance in the installation and configuration that no other product on the market can beat it.
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Pros
Apache
  • 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.
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IBM
  • All the deployment artifacts can be reused with minor changes to run on Red Hat OpenShift on IBM Cloud
  • Red Hat OpenShift on IBM Cloud enables users to manage VMs outside cluster using KubeVirt feature
  • The DevOps pipeline, like ArgoCD, was quick and easy to showcase the capability in Red Hat OpenShift on IBM Cloud
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Cons
Apache
  • 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.
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IBM
  • I wish it had better compatibility with docker file syntax. We had issues when it couldn't build standard docker files
  • Wish it had better documentation
  • Wish they offered fully supported client libraries for the Openshift API rather than dumping it on a 3rd party
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Support Rating
Apache
No real support channel, the Mesos GitHub issues list was the only one we found and it wasn't particularly helpful.
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IBM
I think response time for IBM Cloud support should be improved.
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Alternatives Considered
Apache
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.
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IBM
If you want to quickly experiment with IBM's excellent CloudPak features, then you should deploy Red Hat OpenShift on IBM Cloud. It is simple to set up because there is already a body of knowledge about how to do it on this cluster. We utilize it for proof-of-concepts and proofs-of-concepts, as well as development and testing, internally. Due to the product's exorbitant price tag, we cannot justify using it permanently. OpenShift can be obtained from other vendors at a lower cost.
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Return on Investment
Apache
  • 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.
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IBM
  • Our customer satisfaction and NPS score has had positive outcomes based on new architecture
  • We are focused on business outcomes vs running the service and maintenance
  • OpenShift on IBM Cloud has had a direct, positive impact on TCO, ROI, and payback period
  • Our staff is more focused on higher-level business activities, i.e. acquiring & customer retention
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