The Distributed SQL Blog

Thoughts on distributed databases, open source, and cloud native

Why I Joined Yugabyte

Hi. I’m Gavin. I joined Yugabyte on May 24, 2021, as the product marketer for Yugabyte Cloud.

On April 20, 2021, I found myself in a new situation for the first time in my working life:  I unexpectedly had no job. I’ve been constantly working since 2 weeks after my 16th birthday. I’ve spent my career trying my best to do good work and follow Wheaton’s Law.

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People and Potential: Why I Joined Yugabyte

When I first started my graduate studies in databases in 2012, I remember reading a freshly-minted paper that was making big waves in the DB community: Spanner: Google’s Globally-Distributed Database. I remember being blown away by the scale of the problems being tackled. Synchronizing a globally-distributed database while maintaining a usable transaction latency seemed an impossible task,

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The Next Chapter for Falarica – Building the Default Database for the Cloud

Hi there…a big hello from all of us at Falarica!!!

It is with immense pleasure and great pride that we, Falarica.io, decided to join hands with Yugabyte to build great data products together. Thanks to the entire Yugabyte team for extending a very warm welcome to us. And of course a very big thank you to the entire Falarica team for their hard work in creating considerable value in a short span of time.

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Introducing YugabyteDB 2.7: The Most Comprehensive Coverage of Kubernetes Environments for Microservices

YugabyteDB is the distributed SQL database of choice for building mission-critical microservices that deliver new customer experiences, improve operations, and drive innovation. We aim to make your experience of deploying and running YugabyteDB on any infrastructure seamless, be it Kubernetes, VMs, or bare metal across private, public, and hybrid cloud environments.

With our latest release, YugabyteDB 2.7, we have added updates to give developers the scalability and resilience they need from systems of record for their microservices.

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INSERT INTO Yugabyte (We’re Hiring, April Is Diversity Month Edition)

It’s been an exciting time so far this year since our last hiring post. Yugabyte continues to hire across all roles in all regions! In this month’s post we’ll share with you recent company happenings, introduce a new diversity and inclusion program that we’re incredibly excited about, introduce a member of the team so you can “meet” some of your potential new coworkers,

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What’s New in YugabyteDB Docs – March 2021

Welcome to the latest edition of what’s new and improved in Yugabyte Docs. We’re always adding new and updating existing documentation to provide you with the most up-to-date information on YugabyteDB, Yugabyte Platform, and our database ecosystem.

YugabyteDB Core

We had previously launched the Explore section to help users get started with YugabyteDB.

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Fortune 500 Financial Services Company Chooses YugabyteDB to Support Microservices and Mainframe Migration Initiatives

Situation

A large, global financial services company is pursuing digital transformation initiatives across the board, with one of its biggest priorities being application modernization. The bank wants to untether itself from the mainframe and its existing monolithic environment and migrate to a modern microservices-oriented, cloud native architecture to better serve its customers and exponential growth in volume. A second priority is to consolidate the numerous database technologies to simplify their environment and lower costs.

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Why I Joined Yugabyte

Databases are omnipresent

Back in 2016 I started at Nutanix, fresh after finishing my graduate studies. This was barely a couple of weeks after two of Nutanix’s employees, Karthik and Kannan, left to start Yugabyte with Mikhail Bautin. They were still the subject of a few watercooler chats at Nutanix, mainly because of their bold decision to enter the database market,

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Yugabyte Secures $48M in Funding and Sets the Stage for Global Growth

We are excited to announce that Yugabyte has closed a $48M funding round led by Lightspeed Venture Partners with additional participation by Greenspring Associates, Dell Technologies Capital, Wipro Ventures, and 8VC. This comes on the heels of a $30M raise announced in June 2020, bringing the total funding currently raised to $103M. This additional funding will be used to accelerate the launch of the fully managed Yugabyte Cloud offering in addition to growing the R&D,

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