What Are ‘Mature’ Stateful Applications?

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BlueK8s is a new open source Kubernetes initiative from ‘big data workloads’ company BlueData — the project’s direction leads us to learn a little about which direction containerised cloud-centric applications are growing.

The first open project in the BlueK8s initiative is Kubernetes Director (aka KubeDirector), for deploying and managing distributed ‘stateful applications’ with Kubernetes.

Apps can be stateful or stateless….

A stateful app is a program that saves client data from the activities of one session for use in the next session — the data that is saved is called the application’s state.

Typically, stateless applications are microservices or containerised applications that have no need for long-running [data] persistence and aren’t required to store data.

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