Java Meets Kubernetes: Red Hat Quarkus


Red Hat has introduced a new project called Quarkus. Aimed at advancing Java on Kubernetes, Quarkus is ‘a Kubernetes Native Java framework tailored for GraalVM and HotSpot, crafted from best-of-breed Java libraries and standards,’ avers Jason Greene, Quarkus Co-Founder, Distinguished Engineer and Manager, Red Hat.

These include Eclipse MicroProfile, JPA/Hibernate, JAX-RS/RESTEasy, Eclipse Vert.x, Netty, and more.

With Quarkus, Red Hat aims to make Java a leading platform in Kubernetes and serverless environments.

The project should also equip developers with a unified reactive and imperative programming model to optimally address a wider range of distributed application architectures, Greene adds.

Here’s what developers can expect from Quarkus: unified configuration, zero config, and streamlined code for the 80% common usages (flexible for the 20%).