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This section discusses Stardog’s support for Kubernetes.

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  1. Helm Charts
  2. Customizing the Stardog Image

Helm Charts

Support for k8s is provided as Helm charts, which makes it easy to deploy and test in k8s. Helm charts describe the services and applications to run in k8s and how they should be deployed, providing a single means for repeatable application deployment.

As of Stardog 7.3.0, the Helm charts are open source and available on GitHub.

Customizing the Stardog Image

To customize the Stardog image in k8s we recommend extending the base Stardog image and pushing your custom image into a container registry, either a local or on-prem registry, or a cloud-based one, such as DockerHub, Elastic Container Registry (ECR), Google Container Registry (GCR), or Azure Container Registry (ACR).

As an example, to configure an image with extra client drivers, create a Dockerfile:

FROM stardog/stardog:latest
RUN mkdir -p /var/opt/drivers/
COPY ./elasticsearch-rest-client-7.4.0.jar /var/opt/drivers/
ENV STARDOG_EXT=/var/opt/drivers/

This defines a simple Docker image, based on Stardog’s official image hosted on DockerHub, which adds the Elastic Search client and sets the STARDOG_EXT environment variable. When this image is run the ENTRYPOINT for the stardog/stardog:latest image will be used to start Stardog but with the additions included in the custom Dockerfile.

After creating the Dockerfile, you need to build, tag, and push it into your registry (authenticating as required). Below we build the image and push it to ECR with a custom tag:

docker build . -t customstardog:0.0.1
$(aws ecr get-login --region us-west-1 --no-include-email)
docker push customstardog:0.0.1

Once your image is available, you can set the image.* parameters for Helm to deploy Stardog cluster into k8s with your custom image.

You can read more about the various container registries in their respective documentations: ECR, GCR, ACR