Code committers hope unholy union of open source tech will spawn speedy gonzalez virtualization The Hadoop community is working on patches that will bring the popular app-containerization technology Docker into the data management system, and independent benchmarks are showing the tech has a huge speedup over traditional virtualization approaches. Docker is an open source Linux containerization technology that uses underlying kernel elements like namespaces, lxc, and cgroups to let an admin run multiple apps with all their dependencies in secure sandboxes on the same underlying Linux OS, making it an attractive alternative to typical virtualization, which bundles a copy of the OS with each app. In a set of benchmarks an IBM employee released on Thursday, the company showed that Docker containerization has some huge advantages …

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Docker ported into Hadoop as benchmarks show SCREAMING FAST performance

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