Many concurrent trends are driving dramatic changes in today’s enterprise IT. However, the array of additional workloads in containers – including security, data analytics and big data – indicates that
we’re increasingly headed toward more mission-critical and stateful applications. We can also get a sense of how containers are impacting enterprise IT practices and the market by considering the primary application workloads among enterprise users. With an increasing number of line-of-business, data analytics/business intelligence, big-data, database and data warehousing applications in containers, there will be a fairly significant connection between containers and data persistence/storage.