The Distributed SQL Blog

Thoughts on distributed databases, open source and cloud native

Andrew Nelson: Why I Joined YugaByte as a Developer Advocate

I recently joined YugaByte as a Developer Advocate focused on Kubernetes. I will focus on the usability and extensibility of YugaByte DB as a data platform within the Kubernetes and public cloud ecosystem. However, in broader terms, I will be able to leverage YugaByte DB as a cloud-native database that can easily deployed in multi-cloud environments. There are a few things I am looking forward to in my new role:

  • Working for another fast-growing startup
  • Being able to leverage my skills in Kubernetes
  • Learning more about a next-generation database at the ground floor
  • Working for an open-source company

Early Years

When I was graduating from college with a degree in Software Engineering,

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Low Latency Reads in Geo-Distributed SQL with Raft Leader Leases

Note: This post contains interactive animations that explain how some of these complex algorithms work. Please view this post in a suitable media (at least 1000px by 600px screen resolution) for best results.

In this blog post, we are going to dive deep into the read performance of Raft – why read performance can take a hit and how it can be improved using leader leases.

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Getting Started with PGAdmin on a Distributed SQL Database

If you’re a database developer, you already understand the importance of a tool to manage your databases. Whether it is for creating schemas, ad-hoc querying, backups, or diving deeper to troubleshoot a database issue, a database tool can make your life much easier and increase your productivity. In a previous post we covered how to get started with DBeaver,

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Getting Started with SQL Workbench/J on a Distributed SQL Database

Although most databases ship with a command line utility to administer the instance, these utilities often come with a steep learning curve. If using the command line and learning sometimes arcane syntax makes you uncomfortable, there are graphical tools that can help you speed up many daily DBA tasks. In fact, you can find a comprehensive list of tools on the PostgreSQL wiki here.

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PostgreSQL How To: Installing the Chinook Sample DB on a Distributed SQL Database

In this post we are going to walk you through how to download and install the PostgreSQL version of the Chinook sample DB on the YugaByte DB distributed SQL database with a replication factor of 3.

What’s YugaByte DB? It’s a high performance distributed SQL database for global, internet-scale apps. YugaByte DB is a PostgreSQL-compatible database.

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Getting Started with DBeaver on a Distributed SQL Database

If you’re a database developer, you know that you need different SQL statements for creating schemas, ad-hoc querying, initiating backups, or troubleshooting. For these scenarios, finding the right graphical tool, can speed up these tasks and make you more productive. Over the years, the PostgreSQL community has developed several open-sourced graphical tools for managing PostgreSQL databases, visualizing the datasets it contains,

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PostgreSQL How-to: SportsDB Running on a Distributed SQL Database

SportsDB is a sample dataset compiled from multiple sources, encompassing a variety of sports including football, baseball, ice hockey and more. It also cross-references many different types of content media. It is capable of supporting queries for the most intense of sports data applications, yet is simple enough for use by those with minimal database experience. The database itself is comprised of over 100 tables and just as many sequences,

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