What is Docker in Software Industry?

In recent times, you must have heard about Docker and containerization. What exactly is Docker and how is it related to containerization? What are the top benefits of using docker? Why did it became so popular? In this article you will get answer of all these questions as well as a few statistics and some successful case studies related to Docker that are must to know about.

Definition of Docker and how it is related to containerization?

Running applications in containers instead of virtual machines is gaining momentum in the IT world. The technology is considered to be one of the fastest growing in recent the history of the software industry. Docker is a platform that allows users to easily pack, distribute and manage applications within containers. In other words, it is an open-source project that automates the deployment of applications inside software containers.

Docker really makes it easier to create, deploy, and run applications by using containers. And containers allow a developer to package up an application with all of the parts it needs, such as libraries and other dependencies, and ship it all out as one package. By doing so, the developer can be assured that the application will run on any other Linux machine regardless of any customized settings that machine might have that could differ from the machine used for writing and testing the code.

Docker: statistics & facts

2/3 of Companies that try using Docker, adopt it. Most companies who will adopt have already done so within 30 days of initial production usage, and almost all the remaining adopters convert within 60 days.

In reality Docker adoption is up 30% in one year

Adopters 5x their container. Docker adopters approximately quintuple the average number of running containers they have in production between their first and tenth month of usage.

PHP, Ruby, Java and Node are the main programming frameworks used in containers.

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