Stateful Apps Need Not Be Spooky - Tools & a Use Case

Cloud Native San Francisco

Oct 31, 2018, 2:00 – 4:00 AM

In-person event

About this event


We are excited to announce the next San Francisco Kubernetes meetup will be October 30, 2018 at Microsoft's offices in San Francisco.

If you want to host or speak at the K8s community meetups, please reach out to me via email ([masked]) or Twitter (@baldwinmathew).


6:30 - 7:00 - Social

7:00 - 7:30 - Deploying TiDB, a distributed open-source MySQL-Compatible HTAP Database, using Kubernetes - Kevin Xu, PingCAP

This talk will introduce the architecture of TiDB and TiKV (a CNCF project), key use cases, a user story with Mobike (one of the largest bikesharing platforms in the world), and a demo of deploying TiDB + TiKV as a stateful application using Kubernetes in a Operator pattern on GKE.

7:30 - 8:00 - What is KubeDirector? - Tom Phelan & Joel Baxter, Bluedata

Kubernetes is clearly the container orchestrator of choice for cloud-native stateless applications. And with the introduction of StatefulSets and Persistent Volumes it is becoming possible to run stateful applications on Kubernetes. Now the KubeDirector project allows users to manage complex stateful clusters for AI, machine learning, and big data analytics on Kubernetes without writing a single line of GO code.

KubeDirector is an open source Apache project that uses the standard Kubernetes custom resource functionality and API extensions to deploy and manage complex stateful scale-out application clusters.

This session will provide an overview of the KubeDirector architecture, show how to author the metadata and artifacts required for an example stateful application (e.g. with Spark, Jupyter, and Cassandra), and demonstrate the deployment and management of the cluster on Kubernetes using KubeDirector.

8:00 - 8:30 - Social, Wrap-up, Jet


Kevin Xu is the General Manager of Global Strategy and Operations at PingCAP, the team that's leading the development of TiDB, a cloud-native MySQL-compatible distributed database. Its key-value storage layer, TiKV, is a CNCF project.

Follow him at @kevinsxu

Tom is the co-founder and chief architect of BlueData and Joel is a senior engineer at BlueData, where they’ve built a container-based software platform for big data analytics and AI / machine learning. Prior to BlueData, both Tom and Joel each spent 9+ years at VMware – where they worked on multiple virtualization initiatives including the ESX storage architecture, vSphere features such as Virtual SAN, and the management layer for vMotion.

Twitter: @tapbluedata and @joel_k_baxter


1355 Market St (3rd floor)
San Francisco, CA

Building security will need a list of guests to facilitate entry. Please provide your first and last name when you RSVP. You'll need to provide a photo ID that matches your name to check in when you arrive.

There is paid parking available under the building.



Wednesday, October 31, 2018
2:00 AM – 4:00 AM UTC


  • Jason Smith


    App Modernization Specialist

  • Reyann Lejano

    Red Hat

    Solutions Architect