(The Hosting News) – BlueData™, provider of the leading infrastructure software platform for Big Data, today announced support for Docker containers. With the BlueData EPIC™ platform running on Docker, enterprise IT organizations will be able to quickly and easily deploy Apache Hadoop or Apache Spark in a lightweight container environment. Data scientists and developers can now download BlueData EPIC Lite — a free version of the EPIC platform available immediately — to spin up virtual Hadoop or Spark clusters in Docker containers on their laptop.
BlueData’s mission is to make it easier to deploy Big Data infrastructure on-premises, and support for Docker further advances this objective. Docker is open source technology that allows developers to quickly assemble distributed applications in lightweight software containers, without the overhead of traditional virtual machines.