Software containers encapsulate complexity and ease deployment, which is of more importance as those traits elicit growing interest in big data. Software containers and big data architectures grew up separately and are both fairly new to enterprise computing. But recent product initiatives indicate that the two are starting to come together.
Greater integration of microservices and big data architecture was a goal this week as startup Portworx Inc. unwrapped a new version of its PX-Enterprise software for persistent container-based storage. The software adds “bring-your-own-key” encryption for container data at rest. It joins a small but growing chorus of container enhancements for dealing with data persistence.
Author: Jack Vaughan