Open-source NoSQL database software company Couchbase has made version 1.0 of its Couchbase Autonomous Operator automated migration and deployment utility generally available today. According to the company this is “the first NoSQL database to launch a production-ready Kubernetes operator for open source Kubernetes and Red Hat OpenShift (coming soon),” Anil Kumar, director of project management at Couchbase Server, wrote in the announcement.

The Couchbase Autonomous Operator is designed to ease the adoption of Couchbase Engagement Database and prepare applications for a microservices-based infrastructure through cloud-agnostic application deployment and by automating operational best-practices, according to Couchbase. This new release allows users to harness the “scale, agility and velocity” of Kubernetes platforms for the first time,” Kumar wrote.

“The goal of the Operator is to fully manage one or more Couchbase deployments so that you don’t need to worry about the operational complexities of running Couchbase,” the documentation explains.

The release is launching with the following features:

  • Automated cluster provisioning
  • Automated failure recovery with custom Couchbase-specific automation
  • On-demand dynamic scaling
  • Centralized configuration management
  • Enterprise-grade high availability features
  • Cross datacenter replication (XDCR)
  • Rack/zone awareness
  • Auto-failover capabilities in Couchbase Server 5.5.1
  • Production-grade supportability features
  • Production certification of Open Source Kubernetes and RedHat OpenShift Container platforms