Growthbook, MongdoDB, Ray, Reloader, Touca, Yugabyte were onboarded to Plural's marketplace.

Plural Update October 2022

During the past two months we've been heads down improving our application and documentation for users. Here's what we did.

Sam Bolian
Sam Bolian

Here’s what we have shipped the last two months.

Plural Stacks

We’re excited to announce the release of Plural Stacks, a new installation option that allows for the deployment of useful application combinations with a single command. Check out our Data, DevOps, and Security stacks in the Plural marketplace.

New documentation

We added some style improvements, as well as an extension for advanced users on Configuring External dns for your cluster.

Improvements and bug fixes

New Applications

In the past two months, we onboarded six new applications:


Growthbook is a product development platform for feature flagging and A/B testing that integrates with your existing data stack.


MongoDB is a scalable NoSQL document-oriented database that supports transactional, search, analytics, and mobile use cases through a common query interface.


Ray is a feature-rich compute framework that makes it easy to build, deploy, and scale AI and Python workloads.


Reloader is a Kubernetes controller to watch changes in ConfigMap and Secrets and do rolling upgrades on Pods with their associated DeploymentConfigs, Deployments, Daemonsets, Statefulsets, and Rollouts.


Touca is an automated continuous regression testing system that helps engineering teams rapidly compare different versions of software workflows.


YugabyteDB is a high-performance transactional distributed SQL database for cloud-native applications.


We published 7 articles in August and September:

Kubernetes StatefulSets are Broken
Kubernetes was originally intended to act as a container orchestration platform for stateless workloads, not stateful apps.

Our CTO, Michael Guarino, talks about the key missing functionality of Kubernetes StatefulSets.

Why You Shouldn’t Overlook Day 2 Kubernetes
Many organizations often overlook Day 2 of Kubernetes. Here’s why you shouldn’t and the six components that make up a Day 2 Kubernetes solution.

Abhi Vaidyanatha, Plural’s Head of Community, dives into the facets of a Day 2 Kubernetes solution.

Bringing a good OSS experience to Kubernetes DevOps
Deploying and managing open source applications is tedious and time-consuming. It doesn’t have to be this challenging to get going on Kubernetes.

Michael outlines the benefits and constraints of deploying open-source applications on Kubernetes, and how Plural specifically solves these constraints.

The Pros and Cons of Kubernetes
Kubernetes is an extremely popular and useful open-source project. But there are advantages and disadvantages that you should consider.

Abhi reflects on his conversations with dozens of engineering leaders over the past year about the reasons they’re using Kubernetes and the challenges they’re facing.

Getting Started with Kubescape on Plural
Kubescape is now part of our open-source marketplace. Here is how to install Kubescape using Plural.

Abhi breaks down a step-by-step guide to installing Kubescape, the multi-cloud Kubernetes single pane of glass, using Plural.

Featured Open-Sourcerer: Troy Yang
This month, I talked to Troy Yang, who’s been a champion and early adopter of Plural. Troy is a Senior Software Engineer at DignifiHealth.

Abhi sits down to interview Troy Yang, a Senior Software Engineer at Dignify Health and Plural power user, to learn a little more about his day-to-day interests.

How to Run a Minecraft Server on a Kubernetes Cluster
We thought it would be cool to explore running a Minecraft server on a Kubernetes cluster. Here’s how we did it.

Michael gives an interesting look into one of Plural’s latest experiments - running a self-hosted Minecraft server on Kubernetes.

Community Growth

Since our last newsletter, we’ve had more than 100 new members join our Discord, bringing membership to over 350.

Check out our new community page.

New Team Members

Sam Bolian

Sam has spent the last 6.5 years in both user-facing and product roles at Palantir. She’s excited to bring her expertise in working with users to build reliable, fully-featured solutions to Plural.

Connect with us

If you love what we’re doing and want to join our team, head over to our careers page! If you don’t see your role there or want to come hang out with us, feel free to reach out to us on our Discord!

If you haven’t already, check out the project on GitHub (drop us a star ⭐ if you’re feeling generous), and stay up to date with what we’re up to on our Twitter account.

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