Options for setting up data stores

The self-hosted Instana backend needs several data stores for metrics, trace, logging, and other data. You have the following options for setting up the data stores.

Options for setting up data stores, as described in the following text.

Install in-cluster data stores by using third-party Operators

To set up data stores as high-performing and distributed data store cluster, use third-party Kubernetes Operators. For more information, see Using third-party Kubernetes Operators.

Note: For self-hosted Instana environments on Kubernetes or Red Hat OpenShift with large metric loads, you also need to deploy BeeInstana by using the BeeInstana Operator. The BeeInstana Operator creates, configures, and manages BeeInstana clusters running on Kubernetes. For more information, see Using BeeInstana Kubernetes Operator.

Install Docker-based data stores on a single host

For small-to-medium Instana deployments, you can set up a database host by using instana-console. By using this method, all required data store instances are run as Docker images on a single host. For more information, see Using Instana Docker-based setup.