In October of 2017, Microsoft has released Brigade — an event-driven framework for Kubernetes management. This scripting tool is aimed at handling queues of different tasks triggered by configurable alerts.
The tool was developed by Deis, formerly the proud developers of tools like Draft and Helm, now a department of Microsoft acquired earlier this year. The new solution aimed at Kubernetes management through event-driven scripting, Brigade can perform multiple types of tasks with Docker containers running under Kubernetes.
Capabilities and features of the Brigade tool
The initial Brigade release has such features:
- Built-in support from Kubernetes ensuring installation with a single command
- Full customization of event queues and action sequences
- The workflows can run in parallel or synchronously, allowing for creation of quite complicated pipelines
- Various functions can be executed within the containers
- Features like RBAC, Kubernetes pods, secrets and volumes are fully supported
How to use Brigade
- Cron jobs, leveraging Kubernetes CronJob to launch multiple types of events according to schedule.
- Simple and streamlined continuous integration and automated testing, enabled by out-of-the-box support for Git repositories. This means both pull and push requests can act as triggers for a multitude of jobs.
- Big Data processing workflows with multiple ETL workloads usable, thanks to chained and parallel execution.
- Batch processing, including automated in-container backups and scheduled data analysis.
Final thoughts on the Brigade, the new Kubernetes management tool
Bestowing even more power to the Kubernetes platform, Brigade allows the DevOps team to chain containers in order to perform literally ANY needed task. Microsoft will add new features in the futures, and we thinks Brigade will become a worthy addition to any DevOps toolkit, whether you prefer AWS or Azure. What do you think about this? We would be glad to know your opinion on the tool in the comments below, and if you find the article worth sharing — please spread the word!
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