This solution shows how the use of SQL Server containers, Kubernetes, and the Dell EMC XtremIO X2 Container Storage Interface (CSI) plug-in transforms the development process. Using orchestration and automation, developers can self-provision a SQL Server database, increasing productivity and saving substantial time.
We are choosing to focus on the software dev/test use case because many analysts agree that this market represents the most immediate opportunity to solve significant business challenges using SQL Server on containers. The current method for developing SQL Server powered applications consists of a hodge-podge of platforms and tools. The process is overly complex and prone to creating schedule delays and cost overruns. Any path forward that has advantages for IT professionals and provides a more heterogeneous and familiar environment for software developers will likely gain significant adoption with minimal friction or risk.