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Docker users clock up 2 billion pulls since 2013

The mark of a healthy and active ecosystem

Docker has declared members of its Community have performed 2 billion pulls since 2013, a quadrupling of the total just a year ago.

The containerisation vendor drew the figures from the Docker Hub, its “canonical platform for publishing and consuming Docker container images”. The hub has 400,000 registered members.

As Docker puts it, “Development teams use Docker Hub to publish and consume containerized software, and automate their delivery and deployment pipelines. Each pull means that a Docker engine is downloading an image to create running containers from it.”

It added that 20 per cent of those pulls came from 93 Official Repos - the curated images from partners such as Oracle, Cloudbees, Jenkins and the like.

Of course, some might be wary of how good a proxy total pulls might be for real world Docker adoption.

A more objective measure might come in the form of Rightscale’s State of the Cloud Report which earlier this week said that Docker use was spreading “Like wildfire, especially in the enterprise”.

It found that 27 per cent of respondents were using Docker, up from 13 per cent a year ago. Another 35 per cent of respondents were planning to use the containerisation platform it found. Amongst enterprise users, 29 per cent were using Docker, up from 14 per cent a year ago. ®

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