ARCHITECHT Daily: "At this point the whole container game needs a time out"

These two successive tweets Tuesday night from Google developer advocate (and container-space living
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ARCHITECHT Daily: "At this point the whole container game needs a time out"
By ARCHITECHT • Issue #64 • View online
These two successive tweets Tuesday night from Google developer advocate (and container-space living legend) Kelsey Hightower made me laugh:
Of course it doesn’t need a timeout, but the industry could benefit from some better marketing. There’s a lot of great working being done, but it’s spread across a diaspora of open source projects (many of which the Cloud Native Computing Foundation is attempting to reunite under its umbrella) and enterprise products. The result is that there’s a lot of buzz and rapid adoption, but still quite a bit of confusion about why and how to use this stuff, and how it all fits together. 
I’m not certain what the remedy is when you’re talking about so many open source projects (and related companies) arguably necessary to complete the whole cloud-native stack. But I do think the diffusion could limit the ultimate impact of containers, especially as cloud providers push something of a bypass with serverless computing, and that it plays right into the hands of large vendors like Microsoft and Red Hat that can bring it all together.

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Database startup MapD raised $25 million last month, and yesterday announced version 3.0 of its GPU-accelerated SQL database. I would have ignored the point release, but then I came across two rather glowing reviews (here and here) of what it’s trying to do. I’m not sure how many takes on high-performance SQL the market can handle, but it appears we haven’t reached the limit yet.
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