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Percona Distribution for MySQL Operator based on Percona Server for MySQL 0.1.0

Kubernetes provides users with a distributed orchestration system that automates the deployment, management, and scaling of containerized applications. The Operator extends the Kubernetes API with a new custom resource for deploying, configuring, and managing the application through the whole life cycle. You can compare the Kubernetes Operator to a System Administrator who deploys the application and watches the Kubernetes events related to it, taking administrative/operational actions when needed.

The already existing Percona Distribution for MySQL Operator is based on Percona XtraDB Cluster. It is feature rich and provides virtually-synchronous replication by utilizing Galera Write-Sets. Sync replication ensures data consistency and proved itself useful for critical applications, especially on Kubernetes.

The new Percona Distribution for MySQL Operator is going to run Percona Server for MySQL and provide both regular asynchronous (with semi-sync support) and virtually-synchronous replication based on Group Replication .

Version 0.1.0 of the Percona Distribution for MySQL Operator based on Percona Server for MySQL is a tech preview release and it is not recommended for production environments.

You can install Percona Distribution for MySQL Operator on Kubernetes, Google Kubernetes Engine (GKE) , Amazon Elastic Container Service for Kubernetes (EKS) , and Minikube .

The features available in this release are the following:

  • Deploy asynchronous and semi-sync replication MySQL clusters with Orchestrator on top of it,

  • Expose the cluster with regular Kubernetes Services,

  • Monitor the cluster with Percona Monitoring and Management,

  • Customize MySQL configuration,

  • Rotate system user passwords,

  • Customize MySQL Pods with sidecar containers.


Installation is performed by following the documentation installation instructions for Kubernetes, Amazon Elastic Kubernetes Service and Minikube.

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Last update: 2024-05-02