Every analysis on the DataScience.com Platform runs in an isolated container, much in the same way your laptop is isolated from your teammates’ laptops. But, the key difference on the Platform is that containers are reproducible, sharable, and can be tailored to many different workflows.

The configurable elements of services are: environments and dependencies (the software you access in your analysis), compute resources (the RAM and CPUs available to the analysis), and environment variables (encrypted passwords and other configuration information available at runtime).