Bare-Metal Performance for Big Data Workloads on Docker Containers

White Papers > Analytics > Bare-Metal Performance for Big Data Workloads on Docker Containers

In a benchmark study, Intel compared the performance of Big Data workloads running on a bare-metal deployment versus running in Docker containers with the BlueData EPIC software platform. This study used unmodified Hadoop workloads, with an industry-standard benchmark. The workloads for both test environments ran on apples-to-apples configurations on Intel Xeon processor-based architecture. The goal was to find out if you could run Hadoop in a container-based environment without sacrificing the performance that is so critical to Big Data frameworks.

The study found:

  • Setting up new Hadoop clusters in a traditional bare-metal environment can take weeks or even months.
  • Using BlueData EPIC, you can spin up instant clusters for Hadoop, Spark, and other Big Data workloads running in Docker containers.
  • Performance for containerized Hadoop on BlueData EPIC is comparable to (and in some cases event better than) the performance for bare-metal Hadoop. For example, BlueData EPIC demonstrated an average 2.33% performance gain versus bare-metal for 50 Hadoop compute nodes and 10 terabytes of data.
  • The benefits include improved agility, flexibility, and cost efficiency – while ensuring high performance and enterprise-grade security in a multi-tenant architecture.

Download this new white paper for details on this breakthrough performance study, including the benchmark test results, software and hardware configurations, and deployment best practices.


Contact Info

Work Email*
First Name*
Last Name*
Address*
City*
State*
Country*
Zip/Postal Code*
Phone*

Company Info

Company*
Company Size*
Industry*
Job Role*

All information that you supply is protected by our privacy policy. By submitting your information you agree to our Terms of Use.
* All fields required.