The Distributed SQL Blog

Thoughts on distributed databases, open source, and cloud native

Announcing YugabyteDB 2.11: The World’s Most PostgreSQL-Compatible Distributed SQL Database

This morning we announced the general availability of YugabyteDB 2.11, a major release which extends PostgreSQL compatibility of the open source distributed SQL database! These updates allow application developers to use powerful and familiar PostgreSQL features without compromising resilience, scale, or performance. You can find out how to evaluate PostgreSQL compatibility in YugabyteDB and other popular distributed databases by registering for our upcoming livestream.

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Is Your Distributed Database PostgreSQL Compatible, and Why Does This Matter?

Most companies now realize that compatibility with a widely adopted SQL API is essential to ensure the success of their modern distributed SQL databases.

But, there are many SQL database options available and each one takes a different approach to PostgreSQL compatibility. This can have major implications for the developers and applications leveraging these databases.

In our upcoming live event,

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Distributed SQL Essentials: Sharding and Partitioning in YugabyteDB

A distributed SQL database provides a service where you can query the global database without knowing where the rows are. You connect to any node, without having to know the cluster topology. You query your tables, and the database will determine the best access to your data, whether it’s close to your client or geographically distant.

The organization of data,

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Alerts and Notifications in Yugabyte Platform

Operational visibility is key to understanding distributed SQL databases across dimensions of uptime, performance, and capacity planning. Keeping tabs on uptime is crucial for running clusters in production. You need to ensure you have the right process and alerting system in place to allow for fast action, as illustrated in the below diagram.

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Yugabyte Platform offers a dedicated observability and monitoring view,

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Yugabyte Platform API: Securely Deploying YugabyteDB Clusters Using Infrastructure-as-Code

The Yugabyte Platform console orchestrates and manages YugabyteDB clusters in one or more regions across public cloud and private, on-prem data centers. Yugabyte Platform console is a powerful interface with an immense amount of automation to set up your databases across all major cloud providers around the globe. Through the UI, you can easily deploy a fully scalable global cluster across several regions and even across different cloud providers in a matter of minutes.

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Announcing YugabyteDB 2.8

Yugabyte is on a mission to build the default database for cloud native applications and simplify operational data infrastructure. Our latest stable release — YugabyteDB 2.8 — is a big step towards that goal. YugabyteDB 2.8 includes significant enhancements to the open source database and our self-managed DBaaS offering, Yugabyte Platform. While we add more and more features on the Distributed SQL side,

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How My Yugabyte Internship Changed Me For the Better

Hello! My name is Harshitha, and I’ve been interning at Yugabyte as a software developer since July 2021. The last four months have transformed me from a confused and cynical college student to a curious and optimistic technology enthusiast and developer. It has been a continuous and exponential metamorphosis driven by the people and carefully curated—although seemingly effortless—culture at Yugabyte.

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Distributed SQL Tips and Tricks – November 2nd, 2021

Welcome back to our tips and tricks blog! With October officially a wrap, I have the pleasure of recapping some distributed SQL questions from around the Internet. There was no Tips and Tricks edition for September as the Yugabyte team was focused on our 2021 Distributed SQL Summit. If you did not have a chance to check it out, you can view the sessions on-demand here.

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Distributed SQL Summit 2021: Rajkumar Sen on Fulfilling the Data Modernization Dream

It’s critical for enterprises to modernize and democratize their database to drive digital transformation. Being stuck with legacy infrastructure only causes massive problems downstream, such as an inability to scale due to high costs, fragility, and vendor lock-in. It also creates a burden to add more infrastructure to scale with a requirement to be always-on, lowering developer productivity.

Distributed SQL databases solve this problem for enterprises by providing lower TCO,

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