Tiny Containers

Tiny containers are exactly that containers that are sooo tiny that they can run on tiny microcontrollers. Nubix's tiny containers are different than Linux container technologies, like Docker, in a few ways.



  • Are 1/100 the size of Docker, or smaller! When you are installing software on tiny devices that may have only KBs of memory, not MBs, let alone GBs, being tiny matters

  • Are architected to run on non-Linux operating systems. The tiny microcontrollers used for IoT devices often don't run Linux, so Linux based containers aren't even an option

  • Have out-of-the-Box support for I2C and other buses that are uncommon on Linux platforms, which are often used to interface with sensors and other low-level devices

Tiny Container Architecture

The tiny container architecture provides a rapid deployment capability, which makes it easy to upgrade the code executing on devices while lowering the risk associated with updates. 


The Nubix Container-Runtime is installed once and serves as a stable base for future container deployments. The Nubix container architecture includes a hardware abstraction layer (HAL) to facilitate the ability to develop once and deploy anywhere.

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