What is Kubegres?
It is a Kubernetes operator allowing to deploy a cluster of PostgreSql instances with data replication enabled out-of-the box. It brings simplicity when using PostgreSql considering how complex managing stateful-set's life-cycle and data replication could be with Kubernetes.
Kubegres is a tool in the Container Tools category of a tech stack.
Kubegres is an open source tool with GitHub stars and GitHub forks. Here’s a link to Kubegres's open source repository on GitHub
- It creates a cluster of PostgreSql servers with Streaming Replication enabled: it creates a Primary PostgreSql pod and a number of Replica PostgreSql pods and replicates primary's database in real-time to Replica pods
- It manages failover: if a Primary PostgreSql crashes, it automatically promotes a Replica PostgreSql as a Primary
- It has a data backup option allowing to dump PostgreSql data regularly in a given volume
- It provides a very simple YAML with properties specialised for PostgreSql
- It is resilient, has over 55 automatized tests cases and has been running in production
- It works with the PostgreSql containers created by the Docker Official Images team. Kubegres uses the standard PostgreSql libraries to manage replication and failover and it does not require a custom Docker image with a set of third party libraries
- It is portable because compatible with any Docker images which derive from the PostgreSql containers
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