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CloudNativePG is the Kubernetes operator that covers the full lifecycle of a highly available Postgres database cluster with a primary/standby architecture, using native streaming replication.


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CloudNativePG was originally built by EDB, then released open source under Apache License 2.0 and submitted for CNCF Sandbox in April 2022. The source code repository is in Github.

Key features available include:

  • Kubernetes API integration for high availability
  • Self-healing through failover and automated recreation of replicas
  • Capacity management with scale up/down capabilities
  • Planned switchovers for scheduled maintenance
  • Read-only and read-write Kubernetes services definitions
  • Rolling updates for Postgres minor versions and operator upgrades
  • Continuous backup and point-in-time recovery

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