In this talk we'll focus on the use of Crate alongside Weave in Docker containers, the technical challenges, best practices learned, and getting a big data application running alongside it. You'll learn about the reasons why Crate.IO is building "yet another NoSQL database" and why it's unique and important when running web scale containerized applications. We'll show why the shared-nothing architecture is so important when deploying large clusters in containers and how it addresses the issues and fears of a Docker-based persistence layer. You will learn how to deploy a Crate cluster in the cloud within minutes using Docker, some of the challenges you'll encounter, and how to overcome them in order to scale your backends efficiently. We focused on super simple integration with any cloud provider, striving it to be as turnkey as possible with minimal up-front configuration required to establish a cluster. Once established, we'll show how to scale the cluster horizontally by simply adding more nodes. The session will also give you examples when you should use Crate compared to other similar technologies such as MongoDB, Hadoop, Cassandra or FoundationDB. We'll talk about this approach's strengths and what types of applications are well-suited for this type of data store, as well what is not. Finally we'll outline how to architect an application that is easy to scale using Crate and Docker.