D2iQ Mesosphere vs. Google Kubernetes Engine

Overview
ProductRatingMost Used ByProduct SummaryStarting Price
D2iQ Mesosphere
Score 7.5 out of 10
N/A
D2iQ (formerly Mesosphere) still supports the Mesosphere solution, which is designed for operations at a very large scale. It's powered by DC/OS, a production-proven cloud native platform that runs containers and data services on the same infrastructure. D2iQ rebranded to reflect their change and broadening of focus towards Kubernetes but other services such as Cassandra, Kafka, and Spark. D2iQ also now offers IT professional services in tandem with its products.N/A
Google Kubernetes Engine
Score 9.1 out of 10
N/A
Google Kubernetes Engine supplies containerized application management powered by Kubernetes which includes Google Cloud services including load balancing, automatic scaling and upgrade, and other Google Cloud services.
$0.04
vCPU-hr Autopilot Mode
Pricing
D2iQ MesosphereGoogle Kubernetes Engine
Editions & Modules
No answers on this topic
Autopilot Mode - 3 year commitment price (USD)
$0
GKE Autopilot Ephemeral Storage Price GB-hr
Autopilot Mode - 1 year commitment price (USD)
$0.0000438
GKE Autopilot Ephemeral Storage Price GB-hr
Autopilot Mode - Regular Price
$0.0000548
GKE Autopilot Ephemeral Storage Price GB-hr
Autopilot Mode - Spot Price
$0.0000548
GKE Autopilot Ephemeral Storage Price GB-hr
Autopilot Mode - Spot Price
$0.0014767
GKE Autopilot Pod Memory Price GB-hr
Autopilot Mode - 3 year commitment price (USD)
$0
GKE Autopilot Pod Memory Price GB-hr
Autopilot Mode - 1 year commitment price (USD)
$0.0039380
GKE Autopilot Pod Memory Price GB-hr
Autopilot Mode - Regular Price
$0.0049225
GKE Autopilot Price GB-hr
Autopilot Mode - Spot Price
$0.0133
GKE Autopilot vCPU Price vCPU-hr
Autopilot Mode - 3 year commitment price (USD)
$0.02
GKE Autopilot vCPU Price vCPU-hr
Autopilot Mode - 1 year commitment price (USD)
$0.0356000
GKE Autopilot vCPU Price vCPU-hr
Autopilot Mode - Regular Price
$0.0445
vCPU Price vCPU-hr
Standard Mode
$0.10
per hour
Cluster Management
$0.10
per cluster per hour
Cluster Management
$74.40 monthly credit
per month per hour
Standard Mode - Free Version
Free
per hour
Offerings
Pricing Offerings
D2iQ MesosphereGoogle Kubernetes Engine
Free Trial
NoYes
Free/Freemium Version
NoYes
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
NoNo
Entry-level Setup FeeNo setup feeNo setup fee
Additional Details
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Community Pulse
D2iQ MesosphereGoogle Kubernetes Engine
Top Pros
Top Cons
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D2iQ MesosphereGoogle Kubernetes Engine
Small Businesses
IBM Cloud Kubernetes Service
IBM Cloud Kubernetes Service
Score 9.4 out of 10
IBM Cloud Kubernetes Service
IBM Cloud Kubernetes Service
Score 9.4 out of 10
Medium-sized Companies
IBM Cloud Kubernetes Service
IBM Cloud Kubernetes Service
Score 9.4 out of 10
IBM Cloud Kubernetes Service
IBM Cloud Kubernetes Service
Score 9.4 out of 10
Enterprises
IBM Cloud Kubernetes Service
IBM Cloud Kubernetes Service
Score 9.4 out of 10
IBM Cloud Kubernetes Service
IBM Cloud Kubernetes Service
Score 9.4 out of 10
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User Ratings
D2iQ MesosphereGoogle Kubernetes Engine
Likelihood to Recommend
8.0
(2 ratings)
9.0
(7 ratings)
Usability
-
(0 ratings)
9.0
(3 ratings)
Support Rating
-
(0 ratings)
9.0
(5 ratings)
Professional Services
-
(0 ratings)
9.0
(1 ratings)
User Testimonials
D2iQ MesosphereGoogle Kubernetes Engine
Likelihood to Recommend
D2iQ (formerly Mesosphere)
Mesosphere is well suited for orchestrating workloads. It supports Docker as a container as well as support others. It is highly suitable for running resilient and auto recovering big data/application containers. Mesosphere has proven time and again to be production ready at a massive scale. It supports native single button/API call scale up and scale down and supports various deployment patterns like Blue-Green and others.
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Google
The Google Kubernetes Engine clusters are very good at being a managed cloud K8s platform - lots of documentation, features, and updates are available. It's also newbie-friendly - for both administrators and developers. Unfortunately, currently, it cannot reach true zero scale - thus, costs (rent for the service) are still involved even if you are barely using it. Thankfully, it's possible to have alternatives in Google Cloud:
  • Your own K8s cluster on Compute Engine VMs - you manage it completely; it will have access to a lot of Google Cloud services.
  • Cloud Run cluster - less documented but more flexible
  • Anthos clusters - you can use this service for a lot of types of K8s clusters - Google Kubernetes Engine, Cloud Run, on-prem, AWS, Azure
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Pros
D2iQ (formerly Mesosphere)
  • Deploying mesosphere and friends (e.g. marathon)
  • Deploying applications (e.g. Cassandra, Jenkins, Spark) on to mesosphere
  • Providing value add components such as velocity, and marathon-lb
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Google
  • Deployment of a new GKE cluster is really fast in comparison to other cloud providers.
  • GCP is ahead other vendors and always provide the most up to date Kubernetes version.
  • GKE automation for master upgrade and the worker nodes pool works really well.
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Cons
D2iQ (formerly Mesosphere)
  • Setting up is a bit of a hassle, especially ZooKeeper state management and mesos and marathon quorum.
  • Occasionally, I observed some failures when deploying something onto Marathon. Logging or detailed error reporting can help.
  • Stale containers and inconsistent states resultant of the cluster failure are hard to solve and need a complete system restart to get it back to normal state.
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Google
  • Not as intuitive as it could be
  • Documentation could be better, especially for people using other Google Cloud tools
  • Not the preferred Kubernetes Engine for many apps
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Usability
D2iQ (formerly Mesosphere)
No answers on this topic
Google
  • Google Kubernetes Engine has a good UI and documentation that facilitates setup and helps get projects moving along quickly
  • Its built-in logging integrations with StackDriver make it easier to monitor the application and log issues quickly
  • Automated orchestration, deployment, and scaling of nodes and networking are all easily configurable with yaml files
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Support Rating
D2iQ (formerly Mesosphere)
No answers on this topic
Google
Very good Kubernetes distribution with a reasonable total price. Integration with storage and load balancer for ingress and services speed up every process deployment.
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Alternatives Considered
D2iQ (formerly Mesosphere)
I happen to like mesosphere because it integrates well with a Jenkins based workflow, Deis is a little more Heroku like and it's not clear how to fit that model into a continuous-integration process. Kubernetes has also been criticized for being complicated.
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Google
GKE spins up new nodes a LOT faster than AKS. GKE's auto scaler runs a lot smoother than AKS. GKE has a lot more Kubernetes features baked in natively.
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Professional Services
D2iQ (formerly Mesosphere)
No answers on this topic
Google
  • When issues came up, we reached out to some folks at GCP and they seemed to be very prompt and attentive to our needs. They were always willing to help and provide additional details or recommendations or links to resources. This kind of support is very helpful as it allows us to navigate GKE with more confidence.
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Return on Investment
D2iQ (formerly Mesosphere)
  • I see mesosphere as having a positive impact overall on the industry trending Docker and containers in general.
  • Seeing how mesosphere helps and simplifies things for the developer and ops, it is definitely a game changer.
  • Native support of on demand scaling up and down as per the need is one of the best features.
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Google
  • Positive: Allowed us to start and produce working software regardless of our experience level.
  • Positive: Integration with other Google Cloud services that we wanted to use anyway.
  • Negative: It's kinda clunky, and some scenarios seem Google Kubernetes Engine-specific instead of being more integrated with other Google Cloud services or the web UI.
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