The Distributed SQL Blog

Thoughts on distributed databases, open source and cloud native

Document Data Modeling in YugabyteDB with the JSON Data Types

YugabyteDB has two JSON data types, json and jsonb, to let you store documents in a column in a YSQL table and to do content-based queries with index support. YSQL is PostgreSQL compatible and it therefore supports every one of the rich set of about thirty five JSON-specific operators and functions that users of PostgreSQL’s JSON functionality might already know,

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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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YugabyteDB Engineering Update – March 17, 2020

YugabyteDB Release Updates

We are excited to announce that YugabyteDB 2.1.2 is GA! You can read the official release notes here. This release shipped with over 30 new enhancements and fixes.

Before we dive in, we wanted to let you know that the Yugabyte team has been working from home in order to do our part with social distancing and to help with containment efforts.

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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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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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5 Query Pushdowns for Distributed SQL and How They Differ from a Traditional RDBMS

A pushdown is an optimization to improve the performance of a SQL query by moving its processing as close to the data as possible. Pushdowns can drastically reduce SQL statement processing time by filtering data before transferring it over the network, filtering data before loading it into memory, or pruning out entire files or blocks that  do not need to be read.

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YugabyteDB Engineering Update – Feb 28, 2020

Release Updates

We are excited to announce that YugabyteDB 2.1 went GA earlier this week! You can read the official release notes here. This release shipped with almost 70 new enhancements and fixes.

What’s YugabyteDB? It is an open source, high-performance distributed SQL database built on a scalable and fault-tolerant design inspired by Google Spanner.

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Getting Started with Distributed SQL on Yugabyte Cloud

With the release of YugabyteDB 2.1 earlier this week, we introduced many exciting new features: performance optimizations, 2DC and read replica support, and more. We also announced that Yugabyte Cloud is now officially in Beta! In this blog post we’ll show you how to quickly get up and running with a YugabyteDB cluster on Yugabyte Cloud,

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