The Distributed SQL Blog

Thoughts on distributed databases, open source, and cloud native

Announcing Spring Data YugabyteDB

YugabyteDB is the database of choice for building stateful cloud native apps that require resilience and scale. YugabyteDB offers Spring developers an easy way to deploy a transactional, resilient and geo-distributed database in their application stack from the outset, while also providing flexibility and  scalability as requirements change. The Spring community has always been a major influence on what we build at Yugabyte.

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Announcing YugabyteDB 2.9: Pushing the Boundaries of Relational Databases

This morning we announced the latest release of the YugabyteDB open source database, YugabyteDB 2.9! This release introduces new capabilities that push the boundaries of relational databases further than ever before. Yugabyte pioneered distributed SQL databases that combine advanced RDBMS capabilities with the resilience, scale, and geo-distribution that cloud native applications demand. Over the years, we have continued to innovate with capabilities such as distributed transactional backups,

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Announcing DSS ’21: Third Annual Distributed SQL Summit

We are delighted to announce that registration is now open for the third annual Distributed SQL Summit! DSS 2021 will happen on September 21-23, bringing together the YugabyteDB open source user community, customers, partners and industry thought leaders to explore opportunities and experiences of embracing modern cloud native data architectures. We are planning sessions and workshops that will dive into use cases,

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Announcing YugabyteDB 2.6

Yugabyte is on a mission to build the default database for cloud native applications and simplify operational data infrastructure. Our latest release, YugabyteDB 2.6, is a big step forward towards that goal. YugabyteDB 2.6 includes significant enhancements to the open source database and our self-managed DBaaS offering, Yugabyte Platform. These enhancements, including point in time recovery (PITR), default encryption in transit,

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Catalysts of Change: Fireside Chat with Paul Gaffney of Kohl’s

A few weeks ago, Yugabyte CEO Bill Cook and I had the pleasure of speaking with Paul Gaffney, the CTO and Chief Supply Chain Officer of Kohl’s during a virtual fireside chat as part of our Catalysts of Change series. Paul is a visionary tech leader with an extensive track record of driving technology change and innovation at companies like Dick’s Sporting Goods,

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Deploy a Real-Time Polling App with Hasura Cloud and Yugabyte Cloud

Hasura is a leading vendor in the GraphQL ecosystem, offering a powerful alternative to REST for building microservices and mobile applications. Hasura’s open source GraphQL Engine connects to your database and instantly auto-generates a production-ready GraphQL API backend. YugabyteDB, the open source distributed SQL database, is a perfect complement to GraphQL giving you horizontal scalability, fault tolerance, and global data distribution in a single system.

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Yugabyte + Hasura Make it Easier to Build Complex, Global Applications

Building innovative applications that improve user experience and exceed expectations is hard. As users, we demand a lot. We demand that your applications always be available – who knows, we may want to order a new set of tires at 3:30 am on a Wednesday. We demand that your applications be fast wherever we are – doesn’t matter if it’s Phnom Penh or Philadelphia.

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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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