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Docker ecosystem

This chart depicts a structure of Docker-related tools in terms of their functionality. Docker ecosystem is ever changing, so is this chart. I plan to update it more or less regularly. Any suggestions on how to improve it are welcome.

docker-ecosystem-8-6-1
Link to a large PDF file.

Last update 2016/10/14

About classification

Service discovery

Tools for registering and searching information about services provided by applications running in containers (including multi-host applications).

Orchestration

Tools with main purpose of managing multi-host multi-container applications. Usually help managing multiple containers and network connections between them.

Automation

Tools that help :
a. making containers easier to use,
b. giving containers new features,
c. building a service powered by containers.

Monitoring

Tools for monitoring resources used by containers, containers heath- check, monitoring in-container environment.

OS

Light-weight OS for running containers.

Networking

Tools for organising inter-container and host-container communications.

Data and File Systems

Tools for managing data in containers and tools that include or control Docker file system plugins.

Note: Tools’ features presented on the chart are based on what is advertised on the tool web site or on information provided by the tool developers.