Will real-time data processing replace batch processing?
At Confluent's user conference, Kafka co-creator Jay Kreps argued that stream processing would eventually supplant traditional methods of batch processing altogether.
Absolutely: Businesses operate in real-time and are looking to move their IT systems to real-time capabilities.
Eventually: Enterprises will adopt technology slowly, so batch processing will be around for several more years.
No way: Stream processing is a niche, and there will always be cases where batch processing is the only option.

Welcome to Our eBook: The Docker and Container Ecosystem

Oct 20th, 2015 10:47pm by
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Welcome to the first ebook of our five part series about Docker and the container ecosystem. Here’s the download page.

In this ebook we have included — in its more than 120 pages — a general overview about the significance of the Docker and container movement and the changes it forces for how applications are developed and managed at scale. The ebook has 12 chapters and a directory of more than 160 companies and products.

Included in the ebook:

  • A look at how open source ecosystems define the ecosystem.
  • A vendor survey that shows how containers are forcing shifts in the IT marketplace.
  • How the Go programming language plays such a vital role for the Docker and container ecosystem.
  • The way Docker and containers are managed across distributed resources.

These are the days that will help define an ever-changing technology stack that is far more ephemeral than a technologist might have dreamed in the enterprise heyday. Today, we are talking about applications far more than the machines they run on. The machines are now a resource — not a server farm, a grid or even a cloud. This resource is as real as any physical resource we know of.


We’d like to thank IBM, Cisco and Docker, our series sponsors, for making this ebook series possible.

The series will continue in January with a look at application development and microservices.

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