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Matt Spilchen

Senior Systems Software Engineer

I have over 20 years' experience as a developer on various database engines. Most recently with Vertica, I led the development of Vertica’s integration with Kubernetes. I am the key contributor to Vertica's open-source Kubernetes operator (, which aims to automate the management of the database.

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Vertica on Kubernetes

Vertica released the VerticaDB operator in August, 2021, which began Vertica’s integration with Kubernetes. The operator automates many Vertica administrator tasks, such as restarting Vertica if any of the nodes go down, upgrading Vertica to a new version while keeping the database online, and integrating with the Kubernetes horizontal pod autoscaler. This blog post shows...