Argo Events - The Event-Based Dependency Manager for Kubernetes

What is Argo Events?

Argo Events is an open source event-based dependency manager for Kubernetes. The core concept of the project are sensors which are implemented as Kubernetes-native Custom Resource Definition that define a set of dependencies (signals) and actions (triggers). The sensor's triggers will only be fired after it's signals have been resolved. Sensors can trigger once or repeatedly.

  • Define multiple dependencies from a variety of signal sources
  • Build custom signal microservices to support business-level constraint logic
  • Trigger messages and Kubernetes object creation after successful dependency resolution
  • Trigger escalation after errors, or dependency constraint failures
  • Build and manage a distributed, cross-team, event-driven architecture
  • Easily leverage Kubernetes-native APIs to monitor dependencies

Why Argo Events?

  • Runtime agnostic. The first runtime and package agnostic event framework for Kubernetes.
  • Containers. Designed from the ground-up as Kubernetes-native.
  • Extremely lightweight. All signals, with the exception of calendar-based signals, are event-driven, meaning that there is no polling involved.
  • Configurable. Choose which signals to support and only deploy those you want to Kubernetes.
  • Scalability & Resilient. Signal sources run as stateless microservices enabling you to easily scale.
  • Simple or Complex dependencies. Manage everything from simple, linear, real-time dependencies to complex, multi-source, batch job dependencies.

Getting Started

Argo Events is a Kubernetes CRD which can manage dependencies using kubectl commands.