There is an increasing trend of containers being deployed in production. Containers are the currency of deployment. At CoreCompete we have embraced containers to orchestrate analytic workloads including SAS analytic workloads. AWS batch and Kubernetes frameworks are ideal to orchestrate these jobs. Containers have a significant advantage over virtual machines from an operational standpoint.
Kubernetes frameworks and its clear delineation of storage and compute combined with support for different storage classes makes it an ideal fit for analytic orchestration. Kubernetes can run on various platforms: cloud providers, on-premise and laptops – this makes it ubiquitous. With the advent of hybrid clouds and solutions like Anthos – Kubernetes is emerging as a leader in this space as well.