The Distributed SQL Blog

Thoughts on distributed databases, open source and cloud native

Getting Started with pgbench and Distributed SQL on GKE

pgbench is a simple program for running benchmark tests on PostgreSQL. It runs the same sequence of SQL commands over and over, possibly in multiple concurrent database sessions, and then calculates the average transaction rate (transactions per second). By default, pgbench tests a scenario that is loosely based on TPC-B, involving five SELECT, UPDATE, and INSERT commands per transaction.

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Monitoring YugabyteDB with Prometheus and Grafana in Kubernetes

Prometheus has matured into a robust time-series metrics monitoring solution since it was first open-sourced in 2012. CNCF incubated it as its second project after Kubernetes in 2016 followed by graduation in 2018. Today it is arguably the most popular option for monitoring Kubernetes cluster metrics as well as container-based applications. Combined with Grafana for visualization, it becomes a potent combination for dashboarding performance of applications.

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Getting Started with Falco Runtime Security and Cloud Native Distributed SQL on Google Kubernetes Engine

Falco is an incubating CNCF project that provides cloud native, open source runtime security for applications running in Kubernetes environments. Falco monitors process behaviors to detect anomalous activity and help administrators gain deeper insights into process execution.  Behind the scenes, Falco leverages the Linux-native extended Berkeley Packet Filter (eBPF) technology to analyze network traffic and audits a system at the most fundamental level,

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Cloud Native Meets Distributed SQL: Bringing Microservices, Kubernetes, Istio & YugabyteDB Together with Hipster Shop Demo

Polyglot persistence is the widely accepted database implementation strategy when it comes to decomposing monoliths into microservices. In practice, this requires every microservice to model its data needs independently using a database that is purpose-built for that particular model, and thereafter store the data in an independent database instance. While independent database instances as a deployment paradigm makes sense from an decoupled microservices architecture standpoint,

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Announcing YugabyteDB on Crossplane, the Open Source Multicloud Control Plane

We are excited to announce that YugabyteDB is now available as a self-managed database service on Crossplane, the open-source multicloud control plane. Built on top of our recent Rook Kubernetes Operator for YugabyteDB, this offering makes YugabyteDB one of the first distributed SQL databases available on Crossplane.

Benefits of the Joint Solution

With Crossplane as the single control plane,

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Announcing the Rook Operator for YugabyteDB

We are excited to congratulate the Rook community on the release on 1.1! We are also pleased to announce that the Rook operator for YugabyteDB is now available from and also on Github. This release extends the Rook storage operator as a custom resource, as well as provides an additional way to easily create, natively view and manage YugabyteDB within a Kubernetes cluster.

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Best Practices and Recommendations for Distributed SQL on Kubernetes

Yugabyte and Kubernetes have very complementary design principles because they both rely on an extensible and flexible API layer, as well as a scale-out architecture for performance and availability. In this blog post we’ll look at best practices and recommendations when choosing Kubernetes as the cluster foundation for a distributed SQL system. This will begin with a review of relevant architectural decisions of the Yugabyte DB.

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Best Practices for Deploying Confluent Kafka, Spring Boot & Distributed SQL Based Streaming Apps on Kubernetes

In our previous post “Develop IoT Apps with Confluent Kafka, KSQL, Spring Boot & Distributed SQL”, we highlighted how Confluent Kafka, KSQL, Spring Boot and YugabyteDB can be integrated to develop an application responsible for managing Internet-of-Things (IoT) sensor data. In this post, we will review the challenges and best practices associated with deploying such a stateful streaming application on Kubernetes.

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