Google Cloud Container Registry Vs Artifact Registry

Container Registry vs Artifact Registry

Google Cloud - Container Registry vs Artifact Registry

Container Registry

  • Container Registry is a private container image registry that supports Docker Image Manifest V2 and OCI image formats.
  • provides a subset of Artifact Registry features.
  • stores its tags and layer files for container images in a Cloud Storage bucket in the same project as the registry.
  • does not support fine-grained IAM access control. Access to the bucket is configured using Cloud Storage’s permissions.
  • integrates seamlessly with Google Cloud services and works with popular continuous integration and continuous delivery systems including Cloud Build and third-party tools such as Jenkins.
  • is used to store only docker images and does not support languages or os packages.
  • is only multi-regional and does not support regional repository.
  • supports a single repository within a project and automatically creates a repository in a multi-region.
  • uses gcr.io hosts.
  • uses gcloud container images commands.
  • supports CMEK(Customer-Managed encryption keys) to encrypt the storage buckets that contain the images.
  • supports several authentication methods for pushing and pulling images with a third-party client.
  • caches the most frequently requested Docker Hub images on mirror.gcr.io
  • supports VPC-Service Controls and can be added to a service perimeter.
  • hosts Google provided images on gcr.io
  • publishes changes to the gcr topic.
  • images can be viewed and managed from the Container registry section of Cloud Console.
  • pricing is based on Cloud Storage usage, including storage and network egress.

Artifact Registry

  • Artifact Registry is a fully-managed service with support for both container images and non-container artifacts, Artifact Registry extends the capabilities of Container Registry.
  • Artifact Registry is the recommended service for container image storage and management on Google Cloud. It is considered the successor of the Container Registry.
  • Artifact Registry comes with fine-grained access control via Cloud IAM using Artifact Registry permission. This enables scoping permissions as granularly as possible for e.g. to specific regions or environments as necessary
  • supports multi-regional or regional repositories.
  • uses pkg.dev hosts.
  • uses gcloud artifacts docker commands.
  • supports CMEK(Customer-Managed encryption keys) to encrypt individual repositories.
  • supports multiple repositories within the project and the repository should be manually created before pushing any images.
  • supports multiple artifact formats, including Container images, Java packages, and Node.js modules.
  • supports the same authentication method as Container Registry.
  • mirror.gcr.io continues to cache frequently requested images from Docker Hub.
  • supports VPC-Service Controls and can be added to a service perimeter.
  • hosts Google provided images on gcr.io
  • publishes changes to the gcr topic.
  • Artifact Registry and Container Registry repositories can be viewed from the Artifact Registry section of Cloud Console.
  • pricing is based on storage and network egress.

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Artifact Registry vs Container Registry Feature Comparison

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