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October 13 - 15



Knative: Cuckoo for Kubernetes

Burr Sutter   

In this session, we are going to explore an open source event-driven lambda style serverless programming model and runtime set of capabilities for Kubernetes called Knative. Knative provides a suite of middleware components & building blocks that enhance developer productivity, enable a “source-to-url” pipeline and event-driven Serverless application architectural pattern. Developers have run their code in application servers for many years. However, the cloud paradigm brought new ways to design applications. One example of this change is serverless architecture where event-driven code is executed on an ephemeral Linux container on an as-needed basis. It does not mean that there are no servers involved, but for the developer’s perspective, it means that they don’t need to worry about those servers so they can more focus on differentiating business logic, often designed as microservices and functions.