Get startedSign in
Back

Plural

Empowers devs to build & maintain cloud-native & production-ready OSS infrastructure on Kubernetes.

Available providers

Why use Plural on Plural?

Plural helps you deploy and manage the lifecycle of open-source applications on Kubernetes. Our platform combines the scalability and observability benefits of managed SaaS with the data security, governance, and compliance benefits of self-hosting Plural.

If you need more than just Plural, look for other cloud-native and open-source tools in our marketplace of curated applications to leapfrog complex deployments and get started quickly.

GitHubLicenseInstalling Plural docs

Deploying Plural is a matter of executing these 3 commands:

plural bundle install plural plural-aws
plural build
plural deploy --commit "deploying plural"
Read the install documentation

The fastest way to build great infrastructure

Plural empowers you to build and maintain cloud-native and production-ready open source infrastructure on Kubernetes.

🚀🔨☁️


Discord GitHub language count GitHub top language GitHub code size in bytes GitHub pull requests GitHub contributors GitHub commit activity

✨ Features

Plural will deploy open source applications on Kubernetes in your cloud using common standards like Helm and Terraform.

The Plural platform provides the following:

  • Dependency management between Terraform/Helm modules, with dependency-aware deployment and upgrades.
  • Authenticated docker registry and chartmuseum proxy per repository.
  • Secret encryption using AES-256 (so you can keep the entire workflow in git).

In addition, Plural also handles:

  • Issuing the certificates.
  • Configuring a DNS service to register fully-qualified domains under onplural.sh to eliminate the hassle of DNS registration for users.
  • Being an OIDC provider to enable zero touch login security for all Plural applications.

We think it's pretty cool! 😎 Some other nice things:

☁️ Build and manage open cloud-native architectures




The plural platform ingests all deployment artifacts needed to deploy cloud-native applications and tracks their dependencies, allowing for easy installs and no-touch upgrades post-install.

🤖 Day-2 Operational Toolkit


Scale deploys with operational run-books for key cluster operations. Every dependency is automatically upgraded in the correct order, in a rolling manner. Plural provides a timestamped audit trail for all cluster applications along with searchable, downloadable logs. In addition, there are also pre-packaged dashboards for the highest importance metrics.

🔓 Secure by default

Plural performs regular security scans for application images, helm charts, and terraform modules and comes equipped with OpenID connect for user auth to applications deployed by Plural.

🥳 Open source and extensible

All Plural applications are fully customizable and able to be ejected at any time. New applications can be wrapped and packaged onto Plural easily, giving you total freedom about how, when and where to use Plural.

📽 Check out a video Demo

https://user-images.githubusercontent.com/28541758/164427949-3f14cfbb-cf5e-40dc-8996-385691ec2f01.mp4



🏁 Getting Started

  1. Go to https://app.plural.sh to create an account.
    Note: This is simply to track your installations and allow for the delivery of automated upgrades, you will not be asked to provide any infrastructure credentials or sensitive information.
  2. Install the Plural CLI
  3. Create and initialize a new git repo to store your Plural installation.
  4. Install, build and deploy applications from the Plural marketplace
  5. Install the Plural Management Console.

You should now have a fully functioning Plural environment with apps and the management console running. For more details or further information check out the rest of the docs below.

The Plural Workflow

The workflow is literally two commands:

bash
plural build
plural deploy

Our tooling will take care of the rest.

📚 Documentation

The full documentation is available on our Documentation site.

💬 Community

For general help, please refer to the Plural documentation. For additional help you can use the following channels:

  • Discord (For live discussions with the Plural team).
  • GitHub (Bug reports, feature requests, contributions).
  • Twitter (For our latest news).

Plural is dedicated to providing a welcoming, diverse, and harassment-free experience for everyone. We expect everyone in the community to abide by our Code of Conduct. Please read it.

🚗 Roadmap

See what we're working on in these GitHub projects. Help us prioritize issues by reacting with an emoji on the issue!

  • Application Onboarding Roadmap: https://github.com/orgs/pluralsh/projects/2/views/2
  • Plural Core Issues: https://github.com/pluralsh/plural/issues
  • Plural CLI Issues: https://github.com/pluralsh/plural-cli/issues

🙌 Contributing to Plural

We love contributions to Plural, big or small! To learn more about the repo and the architecture, see our Contribution Guide.

If you're not sure where to start, or if you have any questions, please open a draft PR or visit our Discord server where the core team can help answer your questions.

📝 License

See LICENSE for licensing information. If there are any questions on the license please visit our Discord.

Thanks to all the contributors ❤

How Plural works

We make it easy to securely deploy and manage open-source applications in your cloud.

Select from 90+ open-source applications

Get any stack you want running in minutes, and never think about upgrades again.

Securely deployed on your cloud with your git

You control everything. No need to share your cloud account, keys, or data.

Designed to be fully customizable

Built on Kubernetes and using standard infrastructure as code with Terraform and Helm.

Maintain & Scale with Plural Console

Interactive runbooks, dashboards, and Kubernetes api visualizers give an easy-to-use toolset to manage application operations.

Learn more
Screenshot of app installation in Plural app

Build your custom stack with Plural

Build your custom stack with over 90+ apps in the Plural Marketplace.

Data
Stack
Airbyte
DATA
Clickhouse
DATA
Dagster
DATA
Datahub
DATA
Growthbook
DATA
Jitsu
DATA
Lightdash
DATA
Posthog
DATA
Explore the Marketplace

Used by fast-moving teams at

  • CoachHub
  • Digitas
  • Fnatic
  • FSN Capital
  • Justos
  • Mott Mac

What companies are saying about us

We no longer needed a dedicated DevOps team; instead, we actively participated in the industrialization and deployment of our applications through Plural. Additionally, it allowed us to quickly gain proficiency in Terraform and Helm.

Walid El Bouchikhi
Data Engineer at Beamy

I have neither the patience nor the talent for DevOps/SysAdmin work, and yet I've deployed four enterprise-caliber open-source apps on Kubernetes... since 9am today. Bonkers.

Sawyer Waugh
Head of Engineering at Justifi

This is awesome. You saved me hours of further DevOps work for our v1 release. Just to say, I really love Plural.

Ismael Goulani
CTO & Data Engineer at Modeo

Wow! First of all I want to say thank you for creating Plural! It solves a lot of problems coming from a non-DevOps background. You guys are amazing!

Joey Taleño
Head of Data at Poplar Homes

We have been using Plural for complex Kubernetes deployments of Kubeflow and are excited with the possibilities it provides in making our workflows simpler and more efficient.

Jürgen Stary
Engineering Manager @ Alexander Thamm

Plural has been awesome, it’s super fast and intuitive to get going and there is zero-to-no overhead of the app management.

Richard Freling
CTO and Co-Founder at Commandbar

Case StudyHow Fnatic Deploys Their Data Stack with Plural

Fnatic is a leading global esports performance brand headquartered in London, focused on leveling up gamers. At the core of Fnatic’s success is its best-in-class data team. The Fnatic data team relies on third-party applications to serve different business functions with every member of the organization utilizing data daily. While having access to an abundance of data is great, it opens up a degree of complexity when it comes to answering critical business questions and in-game analytics for gaming members.

To answer these questions, the data team began constructing a data stack to solve these use cases. Since the team at Fnatic are big fans of open-source they elected to build their stack with popular open-source technologies.

Fnatic’s Data Stack

Airbyte
Airflow
Clickhouse
Grafana
Metabase
PostgreSQL

FAQ

Plural is open-source and self-hosted. You retain full control over your deployments in your cloud. We perform automated testing and upgrades and provide out-of-the-box Day 2 operational workflows. Monitor, manage, and scale your configuration with ease to meet changing demands of your business. Read more.

We support deploying on all major cloud providers, including AWS, Azure, and GCP. We also support all on-prem Kubernetes clusters, including OpenShift, Tanzu, Rancher, and others.

No, Plural does not have access to any cloud environments when deployed through the CLI. We generate deployment manifests in the Plural Git repository and then use your configured cloud provider's CLI on your behalf. We cannot perform anything outside of deploying and managing the manifests that are created in your Plural Git repository. However, Plural does have access to your cloud credentials when deployed through the Cloud Shell. Read more.