Examine a Cloud Native DB & Streamlining Day 2 Operations

Braintree Payments - 222 W Merchandise Mart Plaza STE 800 Chicago - View Map Chicago Kubernetes
Wed, May 15, 2019, 6:00 PM (CDT)

About this event

Hello Chicago Kubernauts!

Spring is underway and we warmly invite you to venture over and join us for the May meetup.

First on the program is Randy Chertkow presenting "CockroachDB: An Always-On Database for Microservices"

CockroachDB is the only DB purpose-built to solve all the challenges created by cloud native today. It provides distributed ACID-compliant SQL at scale that can run anywhere (on-prem, any cloud). It's Postgres-compatible, integrates seamlessly with K8s by installing a single binary, and provides a resilient multi-master architecture that can run in multiple sites concurrently and survive outages and failures without interruption - hence the name.

The second presentation features Dex delivering "Day 2 Operations of K8s Applications". Helm provides a great Day 1 experience when installing a new application. How do we manage 10's or even 100's of applications using Helm, including the variations required for different environments? Replicated's open-source tool, Ship, was built with Day 2 operations in mind. Dex will cover how to operationalize Helm charts (and more) in a GitOps and operations-friendly way.

SPONSORED: Thank you to NetApp for ongoing support and to Braintree for hosting the group this month.

Are you a local member interested in presenting to the group? Submit your talk here: https://goo.gl/forms/FplDVgfflWFkRu9b2

6:00 - 6:30 - Social and Food
6:30 - 6:40 - Community Announcements
6:40 - 7:10 - Randy Chertkow, Cockroach Labs
7:15 - 7:45 - Dex Horthy, Replicated
7:45 - 8:15 - Social / Wrap-up

Randy Chertkow is a Principal Engineer at Cockroach Labs and has over 25 years of IT experience as an infrastructure architect for Fortune 500 companies. He has used his skills as a database developer, architect, and tools expert to implement enterprise-scale IT at companies like Abbott Laboratories, VMware, Mesosphere and more. He has a Master’s in Computer Science: Data Communications with a concentration in artificial intelligence. Besides his IT background, Randy is a musician on the side and has also written four books with major publishers about the music business. He has also professionally spoken all over the country at organizations like the Recording Academy (grammy.com) and the City of New York at Carnegie Hall.

Dex is a Core Engineer at Replicated and has spent the last couple years designing and building production grade tools to enable teams to ship their cloud native apps to the enterprise. He enjoys shipping small diffs and eating big sandwiches.


Braintree Payments has kindly volunteered to host the group this month.


Wednesday, May 15
6:00 PM - 8:15 PM (CDT)


Braintree Payments
222 W Merchandise Mart Plaza STE 800 Chicago


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