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Metronomikon

Overview

Metronomikon is a Metronome API compatibility layer for Kubernetes. It responds to the Metronome V2 API and maps requests into equivalent Kubernetes API calls.

Why would anyone want this?

Our motivation for writing this was to ease our transition from DC/OS to Kubernetes. Many of our applications are designed to interact with the Metronome API in DC/OS, and it was easier to transition these services to Kubernetes if they didn't need to be modified and could work as-is in both DC/OS and Kubernetes.

What about the differences between the way that Metronome and Kubernetes CronJobs work?

While it's true that Metronome and Kubernetes CronJobs work in fairly different ways, Metronomikon provides various methods to help work around these differences. In places where the Kubernetes API provides a richer variety of knobs and dials, Metronomikon has configurable defaults for these various values where needed. In cases where Metronome provides greater functionality (such as the ability to trigger a job "now"), the feature will be approximated in Kubernetes (by creating a Job based on a CronJob template in the case of triggering a job "now").

Unfortunately, it won't be possible to expose the Kubernetes only options through the Metronome API for compatibility reasons. It's also possible that some of the Metronome functionality may not be available due to an inability to reasonable approximate that behavior in Kubernetes.

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