How is the tech industry using software operators?

Find out at Operator Day

Since 2020, Canonical has delivered Operator Day events, colocated at KubeCon, to showcase what operators are, how to use them, how to create them and how you can benefit from them.

This year, the 8th edition of Operator Day will take place online, co-located with KubeCon EU 2024 in Paris, on Tuesday, 19 March 2024. Join us to learn about operators for some of the most popular open source software, including PostgreSQL and MongoDB

Register at Operator Day co-located at KubeConEU 2024

What is Operator Day?

Software operators are crucial in the Kubernetes landscape. A software operator encapsulates the knowledge and expertise of a real-world operations team and codifies it into a dedicated piece of software. Software operators help human operators and administrators to run their applications efficiently and effectively.

Canonical has redefined how we operate applications and provides an OSS-based platform and framework for building and running operators.

And what better place to talk about operators than KubeCon? KubeCon is a bi-annual event in Europe and North America, with presentations, sessions, tutorials and hands-on demos for open-source communities building cloud-native applications.

It is the most significant event for cloud-native computing, receiving more than 15,000 registrations in the past. KubeCon is the flagship conference of the Cloud Native Computing Foundation (CNCF). Canonical launched the inaugural Operator Day at the KubeCon conference in 2020. If you missed our past events, you can freely access recordings from the sessions on YouTube.

What to expect from the next Operator Day at KubeCon EU 2024?

At this edition of operator day, we will take a closer look at specific operators for some of your favourite open source software.

The presentations will focus on operators for popular open source software running on Kubernetes to create cloud-native solutions, including:

  • The PostgreSQL operator in action: Database servers are typical cases for automating operational tasks. See how the charm for PostgreSQL covers automation for disaster recovery and other management tasks.
  • A charm for the popular MongoDB: a great example of a sophisticated workload that scales to an enterprise level is MongoDB. Learn how a charm for MongoDB supports deployment, management, patching and upgrading on Kubernetes or IaaS clouds.
  • Modern Relationship-based Access Control (ReBAC) with OpenFGA: A context-aware ReBAC model based on OpenFGA provides more flexibility and expressiveness – perfect for running operators. See how the open source orchestration engine Juju takes advantage of a modern, state-of-the-art, fine-grained access model.
Operator Day EU 2024

Attend the next Operator Day on March 19th 2024

Our 8th Operator Day is entirely virtual. You can dial in from anywhere and attend. Register for Operator Day as a co-located event at the KubeCon EU 2024 conference or directly at the event page.

Register at Operator Day

See past Operator Day events

Operator Day at KubeCon NA 2023 (6 Nov 2023)

The most recent edition of Operator Day took place on 6 November 2023 co-located with the CloudNativeCon and KubeCon North America 2023 in Chicago, USA. The program took the audience through the journey of building, deploying, operating and scaling applications with software operators through the lens of a company called “Operator Inc.”

Learn more

Read our introduction to Juju and Charms, the operators built for Juju.

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