Brussels / 3 & 4 February 2018


Blue elephant on-demand: Postgres + Kubernetes

So, you've chosen Postgres to manage your data; next challenge is where to run it at scale? Want to avoid vendor lock-in and take advantage of the latest Postgres features and popular extensions not available in managed services from commercial vendors? Need to integrate your Postgres databases with existing monitoring and deployment tools? Interested in building your own database as a service?

In fact, you can do it with existing open-source components. Our talk is a story of how the database team at Zalando created company-wide database-as-a-service based on Postgres, Kubernetes and various open-source tools we developed on our own. We will share how we run hundreds of high-availability Postgres clusters on Kubernetes and automate routine operations using our open-source Postgres operator, providing developers easy-to-use tools to create, manage and monitor their database instances.

We are going to cover, among other things:

  • Kubernertes Postgres operator
  • Postgres HA with Patroni
  • Postgres web-based realtime monitoring
  • Postgres pam authentication with Oauth2 tokens

and other open-source components. We will also show a live demo.


Oleksii Kliukin
Jan Mussler