Getting started with the YugabyteDB Kubernetes Operator and Portworx

Background Over the last few years I have seen an increasing interest within the Oracle community with PostgreSQL and more recently with Yugabyte. During a recent User Group conference I took the opportunity to learn a bit more about YugabyteDB by attending an excellent presentation by my good friend Franck Pachot. Using my new found... Continue Reading →

Portworx Enterprise 2.8 installation on Oracle Kubernetes Engine (OKE)

Oracle Kubernetes Engine (OKE) Cluster Let's start by creating an Oracle Kubernetes Engine cluster on Oracle Cloud Infrastructure (OCI). You can use the OCI Web UI to manually create an OKE Cluster within your OCI Compartment. Or if you prefer you may want to consider using my Terraform automation which is available in GitHub. Before... Continue Reading →

Getting started with the Oracle MySQL Kubernetes Operator and Portworx

Background Today there are a number of different MySQL Kubernetes Operators available for use, many providing similar functionality with varying development effort and support offerings, for example Percona, PressLabs, GrdsCloud, Moco to name a few. However, for the purpose of this post I am going to be using the official MySQL Kubernetes Operator developed by... Continue Reading →

Getting started with Oracle 18c Express Edition (XE) on Kubernetes

In this post I will share how you can get started with containerising Oracle databases and how to use a Kubernetes Container Storage Interface (CSI) driver to provision dynamic persistent storage to the container. For this post I will use Oracle 18c Express Edition (XE) the 'Free Database for Everyone' and Portworx Essentials Forever Free... Continue Reading →

How to control Kubernetes volume provisioning with Portworx commit labels

Introduction By default, Portworx thin provisions volumes and balances them according to current usage and load within the cluster, requiring only minimal configuration. This approach enables applications to provision volumes simply as long as you have enough backing storage for the volume usage. However if the volume usage exceeds your available backing storage, and allocating... Continue Reading →

Protecting your Kubernetes Oracle database with Portworx Volume Group Snapshots

Introduction If you follow my blog or have read my post Oracle Database 19c on Kubernetes with Portworx storage you may have an Oracle database running on Kubernetes and are wondering how do I protect it. In this post I will show you how we can use Portworx Volume Group Snapshots to complement other backup strategies.... Continue Reading →

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