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Running production quality databases in Kubernetes can be tricky. KubeDB is a framework for writing operators for any database that support the following operational requirements:

  • Create a database declaratively using CRD.
  • Take one-off backups or period backups to various cloud stores, eg,, S3, GCS, etc.
  • Restore from backup or clone any database.
  • Native integration with Prometheus for monitoring via CoreOS Prometheus Operator.
  • Apply deletion lock to avoid accidental deletion of database.
  • Keep track of deleted databases, cleanup prior snapshots with a single command.
  • Use cli to manage databases like kubectl for Kubernetes.

Currently KubeDB includes support for following datastores:

  • Postgres
  • Elasticsearch
  • MySQL
  • MongoDB
  • Redis
  • Memcached