Containers gained popularity for their ability to package applications in a more efficient way than was possible with virtual machines. Orchestration technologies emerged as a way to manage these containerized applications throughout the datacenter. Kubernetes seems to have won the orchestration war by making it easy to deploy and scale stateless applications. The logical next step for these technologies is to do for databases what they’ve done for applications. But there are a few obstacles standing in their way. This white paper explains what those obstacles are and how DataStax Enterprise helps companies overcome them.