In contemporary web development, a recurring challenge revolves around harmonizing the convenience and simplicity of using a database with a web application. My name is Viacheslav Aksenov, and in this article, I aim to explore several of the most popular approaches for integrating databases and web applications within the Kubernetes ecosystem. These examples are examined within the context of a testing environment, where constraints are more relaxed. However, these practices can serve as a foundation applicable to production environments as well.
One Service, One Database. Why?
Running a database alongside a microservice aligns with the principles outlined in the Twelve-Factor App methodology. One key factor is “Backing Services” (Factor III), which suggests treating databases, message queues, and other services as attached resources to be attached or detached seamlessly.