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What's the difference between containers and virtual machines?

Containers and virtual machines are technologies that make your applications independent from your IT infrastructure resources. A container is a software code package containing an application’s code, its libraries, and other dependencies.A virtual machine is a digital copy of a physical machine.

What are the differences among a data lake, data warehouse, and data mart?

Data warehouses, data lakes, and data marts are different cloud storage solutions. A data warehouse stores data in a structured format. A data mart is a data warehouse that serves the needs of a specific business unit. On the other hand, a data lake is a central repository for raw data and unstructured data.

What are the differences among hybrid apps, native apps, and web apps?

An application is a software that lets you exchange information with customers and help them complete specific tasks. Different types of apps are based on their development method and internal functionality. Web apps are delivered over an internet browser. Native apps are built for a specific platform or device type. On the otherhand, hybrid apps are native applications with a web browser embedded inside them.

What's The Difference Between Kubernetes And Docker?

Kubernetes and Docker are both container technologies. Kubernetes is a container orchestration tool that allows you to manage multiple container runtimes. Docker is a container runtime technology that allows you to build, test, and deploy applications applications faster than traditional methodsquickly. 

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