In today’s rapidly evolving technology landscape, the ability to efficiently manage resources in cloud-native environments is crucial. Kubernetes has emerged as the de facto standard for orchestrating containerized applications. However, as we delve deeper into the realms of cloud computing, the need for more advanced and dynamic scaling solutions becomes evident. This is where Kubernetes-based Event-Driven Autoscaling (KEDA) plays a pivotal role.
What Is KEDA?
KEDA is an open-source project that extends Kubernetes capabilities to provide event-driven autoscaling. Unlike traditional horizontal pod auto scalers that scale based on CPU or memory usage, KEDA reacts to events from various sources like Kafka, RabbitMQ, Azure Service Bus, AWS SQS, etc. This makes it an ideal tool for applications that need to scale based on the volume of messages or events they process.