In this episode the Big Data Beard team sat down with Tom Phelan, Chief Architect, and Joel Baxter, Senior Engineer, both with BlueData, a container-based software platform for Big Data Analytics. While BlueData has been on the podcast before, we wanted to have a technical discussion about their recent announcement regarding Bluek8s. First we dig into the tech behind BlueData and the options it can bring to a data engineer/data scientist, the problems it can solve, and why containers. While kubernetes is great for stateless apps, Tom and Joel explain why it could be great for stateful applications as well. Learn about kubedirector and how Bluedata is becoming a contributor back to kubernetes for this task.


Put on your propeller beanie, and sit back as we dig under the covers of BlueData Epic and BlueK8s.
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Music from this episode is by Andrew Belle.  Please go check him out…you’ll thank us!