Is a Container Database Right for Your Organization?

Containers and databases seem like an odd mix. Containers offer a lightweight way to run applications, but databases tend to be massive.

Yet Redis, Elasticsearch, MySQL and Postgres are among the Top 10 technologies running Docker containers, according to cloud monitoring vendor Datadog — and the numbers are growing.

Still just 13 percent of respondents to a recent survey by cloud host Bitnami cited Docker containers as their preferred method of running a database for cloud-based applications.