EDB Accelerates Innovation with Openly Governed Postgres Operator for Kubernetes

EDB, a provider of software and services to accelerate Postgres in the enterprise, has announced the release of CloudNativePG, an open source operator optimized for Kubernetes, and the submission of a Sandbox application to the Cloud Native Computing Foundation (CNCF).

According to EDB, built on cloud native principles, CloudNativePG enables senior IT decision makers to build the foundation for a microservices-based cloud native architecture.

CloudNativePG is the Kubernetes operator that covers the full lifecycle of a highly available PostgreSQL database cluster with a primary/standby architecture, using native streaming replication.

The new open source Kubernetes operator CloudNativePG is aimed at simplifying integration of the Postgres database platform in enterprise Kubernetes deployments, speeding up application and service delivery and accelerating enterprise innovation.

According to EDB, Kubernetes has transformed the way enterprises globally create, deploy, and manage large scale applications via containers. With the growth of containerization adoption, the challenge of managing and leveraging data within containerized applications has become a barrier to using Kubernetes in some application scenarios. CloudNativePG brings in a community-managed, open source solution for data-centric applications on Kubernetes.

“This is the first collaboration between the Kubernetes and Postgres communities, and the possibilities of combining these two foundational technologies are exciting,” said Marc Linster, chief technology officer, EDB. “As the founding member of the CloudNativePG community, we are committed to supporting open source and elevating the power of the cloud for modern applications by leveraging our deep understanding of both communities. With expertise, enhanced enterprise-grade capabilities, global support and Kubernetes certifications, we are uniquely qualified to help end users accelerate infrastructure standardization, modernization, and cloud transformation.”

The open source Kubernetes operator was designed with DevOps and Agile development in mind to help end users add technological versatility to their projects and achieve a faster time-to-market. EDB is a CNCF Kubernetes Certified Services Provider, Silver Member of CNCF & Linux Foundation, founding sponsor of the Data on Kubernetes Community, and has a certified operator for Red Hat OpenShift. End users who leverage the community version will be able to get support for CloudNativePG from EDB with EDB’s Community 360 Subscription offering.

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