With the announcement of SQL Server 2019 big data clusters at Ignite, Kubernetes (often abbreviated to K8s) now stands front and center as part of Microsoft’s data platform vision. The obvious inference being that this is something that the Microsoft data platform community is going to show an increased interest in. The post aims to provide some context around:
why container orchestration is required
how Kubernetes is architected
the basics of working with Kubernetes
and why embracing open source software should be approached in an eyes wide open manner
Kubernetes is another technology which is useful to learn and can be helpful down the line.