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Monday, May 20 • 17:18 - 17:23
Lightning Talk: Kubernetes Jobs and the Sidecar Problem - James Wen, Spotify

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The popular sidecar pattern has influenced the way organizations integrate their infrastructure with Kubernetes. However, it can often be a challenge adapting the sidecar pattern for workload patterns like batch jobs that do not fall into the domain of Deployments and the traditional microservice paradigm.

This talk will describe the current problems and limitations with running Kubernetes Jobs in infrastructure setups that involve sidecar containers. We'll briefly cover how Spotify's use case with Jobs and sidecars conflicts with these issues. But more importantly, we'll cover what the roots of these Job and sidecar issues are, explain a few of the most popular workarounds in the community, and highlight the currently open Kubernetes Enhancement Proposal that presents a potential solution via new Kubernetes features.

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James Wen

Senior Site Reliability Engineer, Spotify
James Wen is a senior site reliability engineer at Spotify, where he’s currently focused on revamping Spotify’s runtime infrastructure. Previously, James was the team lead (anchor) of the Cloud Foundry Buildpacks team at Pivotal and served as a core contributor and maintainer... Read More →

Monday May 20, 2019 17:18 - 17:23 CEST
Hall 8.0 A1