Docker Community Edition & Docker Enterprise Edition

  • Docker CE is a free and open-source containerization platform.
  • It is a rebranded version of the Docker open-source solution that has been freely available since the launch of Docker in 2013.
  • Docker CE can run on Windows 10 and Mac, on Azure and AWS, as well as CentOS, Debian, Fedora, and Ubuntu. CE can be downloaded directly from the Docker Store.

The community edition is available in two versions:


  • Edge will be released each month with the latest features.
  • Edge will receive security updates and bug fixes for the current release.


  • Stable continues to be published quarterly.
  • The stable version will get similar updates for four months after the initial release.
  • Docker EE, on the other hand, is a premium version of CE.
  • Docker EE is an integrated, fully supported, and certified container platform that runs on Red Hat Enterprise Linux (RHEL), SUSE Linux Enterprise Server (SLES), Oracle Linux, Ubuntu, Windows Server 2016, as well as Azure and AWS.
  • It supports certified Containers and Plugins from Docker Store.
  • Docker EE is available in three tiers: Basic, Standard, and Advanced.
  • Basic: The Docker platform for certified infrastructure, with support from Docker Inc. and certified Containers and Plugins from Docker Store
  • Standard: Adds advanced image and container management, LDAP/AD user integration, and role-based access control (Docker Datacenter)
  • Advanced: Adds Docker Security Scanning and continuous vulnerability monitoring.

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