The Distributed SQL Blog

Thoughts on distributed databases, open source and cloud native

Building the Cloud Native Future – Why I Joined Yugabyte

I am incredibly proud and honored to be taking on a new role as CEO of Yugabyte. When I started talking with Yugabyte’s founders, Karthik, Kannan and Mikhail, about joining the Yugabyte executive team, I was hooked. I immediately felt a strong alignment between my experiences and goals, and the opportunities ahead at Yugabyte. A lot goes into finding the right role at the right time,

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Welcome Bill Cook as Yugabyte’s New CEO

I’m excited to welcome Bill Cook to the team as the new CEO of Yugabyte! Bill is an extraordinary leader with an exemplary record of building and scaling enterprise infrastructure companies. Bill joins us from Pivotal Software where, as co-founder and President, he was part of the leadership team that helped solidify the company as the gold standard in cloud native software development and led Pivotal through its IPO and subsequent merger with VMware in 2019.

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New 451 Research Report: Distributed SQL

Today, we are releasing a new 451 Research report: Distributed SQL, An Enabler for Globally Consistent Transactional Workloads. The report, which we commissioned, explores how database systems, sitting at the heart of the enterprise, play a key role in digital transformation initiatives.

At Yugabyte, we partner with our customers daily to help accelerate their digital initiatives,

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INSERT INTO Yugabyte (We’re Hiring, April 2020)

Since our last hiring post, a lot has changed in the world around us (and even that is an understatement). The coronavirus is having a devastating effect on people and communities around the globe. Now more than a million people have gotten sick (or worse), many others are economically impacted, losing jobs, businesses are shutting down, and activities we perhaps once took for granted–everything from dining out,

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INSERT INTO Yugabyte (We’re Hiring!)

If you’re looking to turn your passion for Yugabyte into your profession, then we have great news for you! Yugabyte is currently looking for talented people to join our team and help us keep the momentum going. In addition, the Yugabyte community more broadly is looking for people to help them create and operate global, internet-scale apps built with our distributed SQL database.

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Announcing YugabyteDB 2.0 GA: Jepsen Tested, High-Performance Distributed SQL

We are excited to announce the general availability of YugabyteDB 2.0! The highlight of this release is that it delivers production readiness for Yugabyte SQL (YSQL), our high-performance, fully-relational distributed SQL API. For those of you new to distributed SQL, YugabyteDB is a Google Spanner-inspired, cloud-native distributed SQL database that is 100% open source.

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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 YugabyteDB as a data platform within the Kubernetes and public cloud ecosystem. However, in broader terms, I will be able to leverage YugabyteDB 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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YugaByte DB Engineering & Community Update – Aug 9, 2019

We are pleased to announce that YugabyteDB 1.3.1 is live! You can read the release notes of this and previous versions here. This release is shipping with 22 new features, enhancements and bug fixes. This release also brings us closer to our 2.0 release which will be shipping in a few weeks. The flagship feature in 2.0 will be the YSQL API becoming generally available.

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