Configuring a Local, Scalable, High-Availability Kubernetes Postgres Service with Kubegres

In the last post we configured a high-availability vault server in a local k8s cluster. In this fourth post we are going to set up a local, k8s-managed, high-availability postgres database. Developers differ on whether to containerize their databases. The prevailing practice is to containerize the app–but leave database management to cloud providers, or run …

Kubernetes Secret Management

Most apps consume secret data (e.g. API keys, database passwords etc.). We explored managing configuration in the first part of this series using configmaps. However, configmaps are meant for storing non-sensitive configuration data because they are unencrypted at rest and usually are set by a yaml file, which would likely be checked into source control.