The Distributed SQL Blog

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Distributed SQL Summit Recap: Justuno’s Database Journey from Ground to Cloud

At the Distributed SQL Summit 2020, Travis Logan – CTO & Co-Founder at Justuno, presented the talk, “Evolve: A Database Journey from Ground to Cloud.”

With over 14 years of experience with Microsoft SQL Server, Travis is well-versed in the evolution of transactional databases. In this talk he summarizes his experiences with traditional RDBMS while trying to improve their redundancy,

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Distributed SQL Summit Recap: How Admiral Scales Globally and Achieves Single Digit Latency

At the Distributed SQL Summit 2020, James Hartig – Co-Founder at Admiral, presented the talk “How Admiral Scales Globally with YugabyteDB on Google Cloud While Maintaining Single-Digit Latency.”

Admiral’s Go application runs in Google Cloud across 5 regions in 3 continents. This geo-distributed architecture is powered by a single YugabyteDB cluster that delivers an average global read latency of 3ms!

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How Justuno Leveraged YugabyteDB to Consolidate Multiple SQL & NoSQL Databases

Justuno provides a Conversion Rate Optimization (CRO) Platform that enables e-commerce sites to turn visitors into customers through personalized onsite messaging, intelligent cross-selling, and upselling. More than 188,000 (and counting) industry leading brands improve sales and the customer experience at the same time.

At the heart of the Justuno platform is visitor intelligence data, and there’s a lot of it.

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Getting Started with Hasura GraphQL Remote JOINs on Multi-Cloud Distributed SQL

Remote Joins in Hasura GraphQL extend the concept of joining data across tables, to being able to join data across tables and remote data sources. In this blog post we are going to demonstrate this capability by configuring the following set up.

  • A 3 node YugabyteDB cluster running on GKE with a Hasura GraphQL Engine attached
  • A 3 node YugabyteDB cluster running on AKS with a Hasura GraphQL Engine attached
  • A Remote Schema and Remote Relationship configured
  • The ability to issue GraphQL queries that join data from two different databases,

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Deploying a Real-Time Location App with Hasura GraphQL Engine and Distributed SQL

Hasura is one of the leading vendors in the GraphQL ecosystem. They offer an open source engine that connects to your databases and microservices, and then auto-generates a production-ready GraphQL backend. GraphQL is a query language (more specifically a specification) for your API, and a server-side runtime for executing queries by using a type system you define for your data.

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Run the REST Version of Spring PetClinic with Angular and Distributed SQL on GKE

Java developers know that Spring Data makes it easy to use data access technologies, relational and non-relational databases, map-reduce frameworks, and cloud-based data services. When YugabyteDB is combined with Spring, Java developers are able to leverage their familiarity with PostgreSQL while gaining the added benefits of Distributed SQL. These “out-of-the-box” benefits include geo-data distribution, high performance, and horizontal scalability,

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Distributed SQL Change Management with Liquibase and YugabyteDB on GKE

Liquibase is an open source and extensible change management project that supports a variety of databases including Snowflake, MySQL, and PostgreSQL via JDBC. Liquibase allows users to easily define changes in SQL, XML, JSON, and YAML. These changes are then managed in a version control system so the changes can be documented, ordered, and standardized. For more information on the features and benefits of Liquibase,

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Getting Started with SQLPad and Distributed SQL on Google Kubernetes Engine

SQLPad is an MIT licensed web app written in React and Node.js for writing and running SQL queries and visualizing the results. SQLPad supports PostgreSQL, MySQL, SQL Server, Crate, Vertica, Presto, SAP HANA, Cassandra, Snowflake, Google BigQuery, SQLite, and many more via ODBC. Because YugabyteDB is PostgreSQL compatible, most third-party tools and apps will work “out of the box.” SQLPad is no exception here.

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Highly Available Prometheus Metrics for Distributed SQL with Thanos on GKE

In the last few years, Prometheus has gained huge popularity as a tool for monitoring distributed systems. It has a simple yet powerful data model and query language, however, it can often pose a bit of a challenge when it comes to high availability as well as for historical metric data storage. Adding more Prometheus replicas can be used to improve availability,

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Part 1: Deploying a Distributed SQL Backend for Apache Airflow on Google Cloud

Apache Airflow is a popular platform for programmatically authoring, scheduling, and monitoring workflows. Airflow has been deployed by companies like Adobe, Airbnb, Etsy, Instacart, and Square. The advantage of defining workflows as code is that they become more maintainable, versionable, testable, and collaborative. Airflow is used to author these workflows as directed acyclic graphs (DAGs) of tasks.

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