We Pushed Helm to the Limit—then Built a Kubernetes Operator

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How it started

How it’s going: Ups and downs with Helm

Writing complex logic

Reuse and extensibility

Project structure and inheritance

CRD management

The breaking point: Multicluster deployments

Setting a new direction

Building an operator: K8ssandra 2.0

There’s still a place for Helm

Operator design and implementation choices

Modular design

Implementation in Go using the Operator SDK

K8ssandra cluster-Level status

Stronger alignment with the Kubernetes way

Test coverage

Things we’re still figuring out

Speeding up iterative development

Multicluster integration testing

Should you use an operator? Should you write an operator?

Building the community

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DataStax is the company behind the massively scalable, highly available, cloud-native NoSQL data platform built on Apache Cassandra®.

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DataStax is the company behind the massively scalable, highly available, cloud-native NoSQL data platform built on Apache Cassandra®.

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