What are the differences between Docker and kubernetes?

Can anyone explain what are different between Docker and kubernetes ? Which one best suited for Vahana Architecture?


Just as people use Xerox as shorthand for paper copies and say “Google” instead of internet search, Docker has become synonymous with containers. Docker is more than containers, though.

Docker is a suite of tools for developers to build, share, run and orchestrate containerized apps
Kubernetes is an open-source container orchestration platform for managing, automating, and scaling containerized applications.

As per my knowledge, easier installation process in docker as compare to kubernates


Docker and Kubernetes are both popular tools in containerization and container space, but they serve different purposes and are often used together.


  • Docker: Docker is a containerization platform that allows you to package an application and its dependencies into a single container. Containers are lightweight, consistent, and isolated environments that can run on any system that supports Docker. Docker simplifies the packaging and deployment of applications.
  • Kubernetes: Kubernetes, often abbreviated as K8s, is a container orchestration platform. It manages the deployment, scaling, and operation of containerized applications. Kubernetes helps you automate tasks like load balancing, scaling, rolling updates, and fault tolerance for containers.

While we talk about Low-code/no-code platforms like Vahana aim to simplify application development and deployment for users with minimal coding experience. In this context:

  • Docker: Docker can be used to package and distribute pre-configured application environments, making it useful for low-code/no-code platforms to ensure consistency across different environments. However, it does not directly provide the orchestration capabilities needed for managing applications built on such platforms.
  • Kubernetes: Kubernetes is less suitable for low-code/no-code platforms directly. It is more focused on managing containers and may introduce unnecessary complexity for users who are not familiar with container orchestration concepts.