In a continious integration processes, for some applications, for testing purposes, it's useful to run vanilla IRIS and run integration tests, for Python applications for instance
And the best way to do it, is to use services feature in popular CI's. This feature can be used to start any published docker image, and integration tests may use it.
But unfortunately, running IRIS that way is completely useless, as it requires changing the password. In most of the world, and those platforms offers, to use environment variables to setup the database.
Thank you for submitting the idea. The status has been changed to "Future consideration".