By now it should be known we’re notorious users of SAP MaxDB in a “non-SAP environment”, and, for that matter, we have done rather well throughout the last seven years. By now, we gained quite some experience running, administering, working with that RDBMS in our environment, and we manage to get our production work done on top of it without thinking about it all too much which seems a good thing. However, there are several nuissances about that platform, both talking about political SAP product and licensing decisions and about overall technical issues, lack of support for most of the neat tools, toys and frameworks included.
Using containers for development and testing environments is pretty much state of the art these days. This way, developers and operations guys alike are able to gain speed by reducing the time wasted on handling various infrastructural aspects just to be able to work at all. Consequently, a load of applications and runtime environments are … Read more SAP MaxDB on Docker