» Nomad vs. Other Software

The following characteristics generally differentiate Nomad from related products:

  • Simplicity: Nomad runs as a single process with zero external dependencies. Operators can easily provision, manage, and scale Nomad. Developers can easily define and run applications.
  • Flexibility: Nomad can run a diverse workload of containerized, legacy, microservice, and batch applications. Nomad can schedule service, batch processing and system jobs, and can run on both Linux and Windows.
  • Scalability and High Performance: Nomad can schedule thousands of containers per second, scale to thousands of nodes in a single cluster, and easily federate across regions and cloud providers.
  • HashiCorp Interoperability: Nomad elegantly integrates with Vault for secrets management and Consul for service discovery and dynamic configuration. Nomad's Consul-like architecture and Terraform-like job specification lower the barrier to entry for existing users of the HashiCorp stack.

There are many relevant categories for comparison including cluster managers, resource managers, workload managers, and schedulers. There are many existing tools in each category, and the comparisons are not exhaustive of the entire space.

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