operator-sdk VS controller-runtime

Compare operator-sdk vs controller-runtime and see what are their differences.


SDK for building Kubernetes applications. Provides high level APIs, useful abstractions, and project scaffolding. (by operator-framework)


Repo for the controller-runtime subproject of kubebuilder (sig-apimachinery) (by kubernetes-sigs)
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operator-sdk controller-runtime
9 28
5,649 1,502
2.3% 5.8%
9.3 8.4
7 days ago 6 days ago
Go Go
Apache License 2.0 Apache License 2.0
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Posts with mentions or reviews of operator-sdk. We have used some of these posts to build our list of alternatives and similar projects. The last one was on 2022-04-01.


Posts with mentions or reviews of controller-runtime. We have used some of these posts to build our list of alternatives and similar projects. The last one was on 2021-11-22.

What are some alternatives?

When comparing operator-sdk and controller-runtime you can also consider the following projects:

sample-controller-kubebuilder - This is Sample Controller(Foo Controller) developed by Kubebuilder

controller-tools - Tools to use with the controller-runtime libraries

terraform-provider-kubernetes-alpha - A Terraform provider for Kubernetes that uses dynamic resource types and server-side apply. Supports all Kubernetes resources.

postgres-operator - Postgres operator creates and manages PostgreSQL clusters running in Kubernetes

golang-design-pattern - 设计模式 Golang实现-《研磨设计模式》读书笔记

postgres-operator - Production PostgreSQL for Kubernetes, from high availability Postgres clusters to full-scale database-as-a-service.


Ansible - Ansible is a radically simple IT automation platform that makes your applications and systems easier to deploy and maintain. Automate everything from code deployment to network configuration to cloud management, in a language that approaches plain English, using SSH, with no agents to install on remote systems. https://docs.ansible.com.

yaml - A better way to marshal and unmarshal YAML in Golang

client-go - Go client for Kubernetes.

cilium-cli - CLI to install, manage & troubleshoot Kubernetes clusters running Cilium

KubernetesPatterns - YAML and Golang implementations of common Kubernetes patterns.