Category: Portworx

  • Fastest way to Get started with Portworx Data Services.

    TL;DR This is the process to get an EKS Cluster with Portworx installed with PDS installed and registered to your account in the PDS Control Plane. By following this you can use one command: Wait about 22 minutes and you are ready to go with Amazon EKS, PX Enterprise and Portworx Data Services! With big […]

  • Connecting your Application to Cassandra on PDS

    Connecting your Application to Cassandra on PDS

    Next up is a way to test Cassandra when deployed with PDS. I saved my python application to GitHub here: The key here is to deploy Cassandra via PDS then get the server connection names from PDS. Each step is explained in the repo. Go over there and fork or clone the repo or […]

  • Testing Apache Kafka in Portworx Data Services

    With the GA of Portworx Data Services I needed a way to connect some test applications with Apache Kafka. Kafka is one of the most asked for Data Services in PDS. Deploying Kafka is very easy with PDS but I wanted to show how it easy it was for a data team to connect their […]

  • Portworx Data Services GA: An Admins View, So easy you won’t believe it…

    Portworx Data Services (PDS) the DBaaS platform built on the Portworx Enterprise platform is One Platform for All Databases. This SaaS platform can work with your platform in the Cloud or in your datacenter. Check out this demo of some of the Admin tasks available. The good part other than add your DB consumers and […]

  • Be Awesome with Neo4j Graph Database In Kubernetes

    Be Awesome with Neo4j Graph Database In Kubernetes

    Graph DB solution Neo4j is popular with Data Scientists and Data Architects trying to make connections of the nodes and relationships. Neo4j is able to do memory management other in memory operations to allow for efficiency and performance. All of that data needs to eventual persist to a data management platform. This is why I […]

  • PX Essentials for FA (2.9.0)! How to install it?

    This week Portworx Enterprise 2.9.0 released with it comes support for K8s 1.22 and the new Essentials for FlashArray License. You can now have more nodes and capacity and as many clusters as you like. Previously you only got 5 nodes and a single cluster for PX Essentials. More info in the release notes: […]

  • Get Ready for Portworx Data Services

    Over a year a go we were working on the final parts of the acquisition of Portworx. I knew Portworx was going to change everything at Pure. I also expected it to take a while. I knew that we were going to see amazing new things built on this Cloud Native Data Platform. In the […]

  • Setting up Portworx on a Tanzu Kubernetes Grid aka TKG Cluster

    Setting up Portworx on a Tanzu Kubernetes Grid aka TKG Cluster

    First, this process works today on clusters made with the TKG tool that does not use the embedded management cluster. For clarity I call those clusters TKC or TKC Guest Clusters. The run as VM’s. You just can’t add block devices outside of the Cloud Native Storage (VMware’s CSI Driver). At least I couldn’t. Now […]

  • Demo! Zero Data loss App Recovery in Kubernetes aka Disaster Recovery

    For the demo I have 2 Kubernetes clusters with a single stretched Portworx cluster in AWS. This allows Metro DR to mirror the data between the 2 clusters so if there is a complete loss of Cluster 1 the application can be restarted with no loss of data.

  • Portworx and TKG – Portworx Scalable Storage in TKG

    I have recently been pretty occupied with learning TKG and oh yeah also Portworx. I wanted to share what I have learned so far when it comes to getting Portworx up and running in a TKG Cluster. So without too much introduction lets dive right in. Create a new cluster You need 3 worker nodes […]