You love the agility of the containerized infrastructure. You are already containerizing your stateless applications and microservices. You love Kubernetes. You are wondering whether you can use Kubernetes to bring the same agility to distributed data-intensive applications such as big data, databases, and AI/ML.
Without ROBIN, it seems like an impossible dream. You have to scope the deployment, create IT tickets for provisioning hardware, install Kubernetes cluster, find/build the correct containers for each service in the stack, deploy each container separately, and make sure these containers work seamlessly together. And even if you can pull all this off, you are only at day zero – deployment. What if you want to snapshot, backup, clone, scale, upgrade, patch and migrate your big data and database applications?