Big Data and Container Orchestration with Kubernetes (K8s)

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by Angela Guess

A recent article written by Anant Chintamaneni, VP of Products at BlueData, states, “Here at BlueData, we’ve been leading the charge on deploying and running Big Data applications like Hadoop and Spark on containers: we first announced our support for Docker more than two years ago. At that time, there was no clear choice for container orchestration. More importantly, the existing tools for container orchestration simply didn’t meet our enterprise customers’ requirements for production deployments of large-scale distributed systems. So we developed our own purpose-built container orchestration for Big Data and included it in our BlueData EPIC software platform.”

Chintamaneni goes on, “Since then, we’ve been following this space very closely. We’ve paid particularly close attention to the container orchestration wars (e.g. Kubernetes vs. Docker Swarm vs. Mesos Marathon). We’ve also actively tracked the maturity and evolution of the ecosystem around Kubernetes. And with major technology vendors from AWS to Docker to Microsoft jumping on the bandwagon along with Google and Red Hat, the momentum behind Kubernetes is undeniable. It is now safe to say that Kubernetes won the container orchestration wars; it’s clearly the de facto standard for stateless applications and microservices. But what about Big Data and stateful applications?”


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