The Distributed SQL Blog

Thoughts on distributed databases, open source, and cloud native

Getting Started with DBeaver EE and YugabyteDB Cloud Query Language (YCQL)

Developers and DBAs widely use SQL editors to design database schemas, write ad hoc queries, troubleshoot, and manage the security policies and database users. For these reasons, it is essential for us as builders of YugabyteDB to bring native integration with popular database tools like DBeaver.

If you are following the YugabyteDB project and our blog posts, you’ll know YugabyteDB currently supports two APIs – YSQL and YCQL (NoSQL) – for querying the database.

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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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Using the PostgreSQL Recursive CTE – Part Two

Computing Bacon Numbers for actors listed in the IMDb

YugabyteDB is an open source, high-performance distributed SQL database built on a scalable and fault-tolerant design inspired by Google Spanner. YugabyteDB uses its own special distributed document store called DocDB. But it provides SQL and stored procedure functionality by re-using the “upper half” of the standard PostgreSQL source code.

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Using the PostgreSQL Recursive CTE – Part One

Traversing an employee hierarchy

YugabyteDB is an open source, high-performance distributed SQL database built on a scalable and fault-tolerant design inspired by Google Spanner. YugabyteDB uses its own special distributed document store called DocDB. But it provides SQL and stored procedure functionality by re-using the “upper half” of the standard PostgreSQL source code. This is explained in the two part blog post “Distributed PostgreSQL on a Google Spanner Architecture”: (1) Storage Layer;

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YSQL Development Fundamentals Training Recap – Feb 25, 2021

Yesterday we delivered our free “YSQL Development Fundamentals” community training and certification class. A special thanks to Karen Tamrazyan and a variety of Meetup groups for hosting and helping promote the event! If you weren’t able to make it, here’s what you missed…

Course Content

In this 90 min training aimed at beginner and intermediate SQL developers,

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Reimagining the RDBMS for the Cloud

Perspectives from 5 years of building a cloud native database

YugabyteDB just turned 5 years old, and I cannot help but reminisce about our journey in building this database over the last half-decade. I vividly remember the genesis of the YugabyteDB project, which started with Kannan, Mikhail, and myself meeting for lunch at a restaurant to discuss the future of cloud native databases.

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Measuring the Performance Impact of TLS Encryption Using TPC-C

Organizations need to protect their data, especially the personal data entrusted to them from their users and customers. In order to do so, the data transferred by a database over the network needs to be secure. This is often accomplished using TLS encryption, an encryption protocol that secures communication across a network. When secured by TLS, a communication between a client and a server can enable the two parties to identify one another (preventing any impersonation),

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