BlueData Offers Support for Hadoop and Spark on Docker Containers

by Ostatic Staff - Jun. 05, 2015

BlueData Software Inc., an infrastructure company focused on Big Data, announced that it is  adding support for Docker containers on its BlueData EPIC platform. According to the company: "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."

Docker continues to be one of the biggest open source stories of the year, allowing developers to quickly assemble distributed applications in lightweight software containers, and enabling portability acrossdevelopment lifecycles.

“Container technology is disrupting the IT market, and Docker is seeing rapid enterprise adoption,” said Kumar Sreekanti, co-founder and CEO of BlueData. “Together with Docker, we’re disrupting the Big Data market and leveraging the power of containers for enterprises deploying Hadoop and Spark on-premises.”

The BlueData EPIC software platform works with all of the major Hadoop distributions as well as Spark, and enables Hadoop-as-a-service.

The initial BlueData software release supporting Docker is available today as a free edition: BlueData EPIC Lite. With EPIC Lite, you can purportedly create multi-node Hadoop clusters (including components such as Hive, Hue, Impala, and Pig) or standalone Spark clusters running in Docker. They can point to data in their local files or against existing HDFS and NFS storage. The platform also allows for use of Big Data analytics in a personal sandbox. EPIC Lite is available for download on a developer laptop or as a hosted instance on the Amazon Web Services Elastic Compute Cloud (EC2):