Using Kubernetes/Docker/Helm to Deploy On-Demand PostgreSQL Streaming Replicas

There are many use-cases for running databases in containers – this presentation will focus on pragmatic examples of using Kubernetes to orchestrate Postgres streaming replicas for on-demand disaster recovery and horizontal scaling.

Containers are big news – they are the latest evolution in infrastructure technology and are poised to represent the next major shift in database workflows. As they are rapidly becoming an essential weapon in every DBA’s arsenal – so let’s take a look at what a Docker container represents to the RDBMS world, the relevant portions of the Kubernetes architecture, and a live demonstration of Postgres in action with Docker/Kubernetes.