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Ahmed Atef
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Kubernetes Patterns - The Batch Job Pattern

Pods Common Pattern

A Pod may host one or more containers in which all of them are treated as one unit. There are several ways available to create Pods. For example:

Naked Pods: These are the Pods that you can create directly through a definition file. In general, this is not a recommended practice because a controller does not manage the created Pods. If the Pod is terminated or the node crashed, it will not restart or reschedule on a different node.
ReplicaSet: This controller is suitable for Pods that need to run continuously. It can restart when it fails. For example, web servers and APIs.
DaemonSets: This can be used to run Pods continuously. Also, it ensures that they run on every node of the cluster. A typical scenario for using DaemonSets is when you want to collect logs from the cluster nodes and send them to a log aggregator such as ElasticSearch.
As you can see, the typical pattern here is trying to have the Pod running at all times. This pattern is a common one: you always want your service to continue responding to requests. However, in some cases, you need the container to run once and then get terminated.

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