Bose is Building Databases on Demand with Elastic, CockroachDB, and Kubernetes

Last week, Elasticsearch’s monthly Boston meetup held court at the brand new Bose headquarters in Boston. Chris Chambers, Cloud Engineer at Bose, spoke to the crowd about how his team built a platform as a service using a number of open source tools, including CockroachDB, Elasticsearch, and Kubernetes.

Adoption of microservices architecture has led to a sprawl of databases, Chris explained. And microservice developers need to be able to quickly, repeatedly spin up data stores behind those services–something a number of Meetup attendees had experienced in their professional lives or side projects.

To ease that pain, Bose wanted to extend Kubernetes to allow any software development team to get easy access to Elasticsearch, CockroachDB and other popular data stores with a powerful, cost-effective, scalable, reliable solution.

Bose has been using CockroachDB to power their cloud-connected platform unit for about a year now, in large part due to its resiliency and horizontal scalability. It was great to meet with the team and hear about how they’re using Cockroach in tandem with other open source projects to create something of value.

Looking for more Elastic meetups in the Boston area? Check out Elasticsearch’s Boston Meetups page–they happen monthly. And if you’d like to see us, we’re about to hit the road for a number of conferences. Check us out at the following places, and come say hello:

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