As Kubernetes is becoming the infrastructure platform of choice in many companies, database teams are struggling with the question whether to run databases on the cluster or outside of it. This talk will not answer that age-old question. I would rather focus everyone's attention to the developer experience. Modern CI/CD processes need development teams to be flexible and able to deliver without having to ask other teams for resources. So how can a database team provide reliable service while upping their game in DevEx? The answer in Kubernetes-land is providing Custom Resources backed by operators which handle database provisioning on or off the cluster in a way that fits into a GitOps CI/CD workflow. In this talk I will explain the concepts and dive into how you can make your own operator to provide a self-service interface for developers.