Docker is an open-source platform for building, shipping, and running applications in containers. Containers provide a lightweight and portable way to package and deploy software, making it easier to move applications between environments and platforms. By using Docker to containerize your database application, you can ensure that it runs consistently across different environments, making it easier to deploy and manage.
In this tutorial, we will walk through the process of containerizing a MySQL database using Docker and connecting to it using DbVisualizer. We will start with a simple example and then move on to more complex scenarios, including using Docker Compose to orchestrate multiple containers and using environment variables to configure our container.