There are three ways to run the Superset Operator:

  1. Helm managed Docker container deployment on Kubernetes

  2. As a Docker container

  3. Build from source.


Helm allows you to download and deploy Stackable operators on Kubernetes and is by far the easiest installation method. First ensure that you have installed the Stackable Operators Helm repository:

$ helm repo add stackable

We also need some additional components of the Stackable Data Platform (if not installed already):

$ helm install commons-operator stackable/commons-operator
$ helm install secret-operator stackable/secret-operator

Then install the Stackable Operator for Apache Superset

$ helm install superset-operator stackable/superset-operator

Helm will deploy the operator in a Kubernetes container and apply the CRDs for the Apache Superset service. You are now ready to deploy Apache Superset in Kubernetes.


This Operator is published as a Docker image:

When installing manually with Docker you will need to install the Stackable CRDs for Apache Superset in your Kubernetes environment. These are available on the Stackable GitHub repository for this operator.

$ kubectl apply -f supersetcluster.crd.yaml
$ kubectl apply -f supersetdb.crd.yaml
$ kubectl apply -f druidconnection.crd.yaml

To run it straight from Docker you can use this command:

docker run \
    --name superset-operator \
    --network host \
    --env KUBECONFIG=/home/stackable/.kube/config \
    --mount type=bind,source="$HOME/.kube/config",target="/home/stackable/.kube/config" \

Building the operator from source

This operator is written in Rust and is developed against the latest stable Rust release (1.57 at the time of writing).

cargo run crd | kubectl apply -f -
cargo run run