Roman Doroschevici
Roman Doroschevici
August 31, 2018
Read time: 17 min

This introduction to Vitess explains what Vitess is and how to get started with the database clustering tool on a Kubernetes cluster. Read more here.

Hisham Hasan
Hisham Hasan
June 20, 2018
Read time: 10 min

Objective: In this article, we will walk through running a distributed, production-quality database setup managed by Rancher and characterized by stable persistence. We will use Stateful Sets with a Kubernetes cluster in Rancher for the purpose of deploying a stateful distributed Cassandra database. Pre-requisites: We assume that you have a Kubernetes cluster provisioned with a cloud provider. Consult the Rancher resource if you would like to create a K8s cluster in Amazon EC2 using Rancher 2.

December 13, 2017
Read time: 15 min

In this tutorial Rancher looks at the steps of building out a highly available WordPress deployment using Kubernetes and MySQL. Visit us to learn more.

March 9, 2017
Read time: 4 min

MongoDB, the popular open source NoSQL database, has been in the news a lot recently—and not for reasons that are good for MongoDB admins. Early this year, reports began appearing of MongoDB databases being “taken hostage” by attackers who delete all of the data stored inside the databases, then demand ransoms to restore it. Security is always important, no matter which type of database you’re using. But the recent spate of MongoDB attacks makes it especially crucial to secure any MongoDB databases that you may use as part of your container stack.

January 19, 2017
Read time: 4 min

Which databases provide the best performance when used with containers? That’s an important question for people seeking to make the most of containerized infrastructure. In this post, I take a look at some basic performance metrics for three relational databases—PostgreSQL, MySQL, and MariaDB—when they are run as containers. Introduction For the purposes of my tests, I used the official container images available from Docker Hub to install and start the databases.

April 25, 2016
Read time: 6 min

One of the key features of the Kubernetes integration in Rancher is the application catalog that Rancher provides. Rancher provides the ability to create Kubernetes templates that give users the ability to launch sophisticated multi-node applications with the click of a button. Rancher also adds the support of Application Services to Kubernetes, which leverage the use of Rancher’s meta-data services, DNS, and Load Balancers. All of this comes with a consistent and easy to use UI.

March 24, 2016
Read time: 8 min

Apache Cassandra is a popular database technology which is gaining popularity these days. It provides adjustable consistency guarantees, is horizontally scalable, is built to be fault-tolerant and provides very low latency, (sub-millisecond) writes. This is why Cassandra is used heavily by large companies such as Facebook and Twitter. Furthermore, Cassandra uses application layer replication for its data which makes it ideal for a containerized environment. However, Cassandra, like most databases, assumes that database nodes are fairly static.

January 26, 2016
Read time: 6 min

[Recently Rancher introduced the Rancher catalog, an awesome feature that enables Rancher users to one-click deploy common applications and complex services from catalog templates on your infrastructure, and Rancher will take care of creating and orchestrating the Docker containers for you.] Rancher catalog offers a wide variety of applications in its out of the box catalog, including glusterfs or elasticsearch, as well as supporting private catalogs. Today I am going to introduce a new catalog template I developed for deploying a MongoDB replicaset, and show you how I built it.

November 3, 2015
Read time: 9 min

Visit us to learn more about using Ansible with Docker to deploy a Wordpress service on Rancher. For more tutorials and to request a demo, visit Rancher today.

September 9, 2015
Read time: 5 min

The latest release of Docker Engine now supports volume plugins, which allow users to extend Docker capabilities by adding solutions that can create and manage data volumes for containers that need to manage and operate on persistent datasets.This is especially important for databases, and addresses one of the key limitations in Docker. Recently at Rancher we released Convoy, an open-source Docker volume driver that makes it simple to snapshot, backup, restore Docker volumes across clouds.

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