The Distributed SQL Blog

Thoughts on distributed databases, open source, and cloud native

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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Announcing YugabyteDB 2.4

Run mission-critical applications at scale with enterprise-grade SLAs and security

Our mission at Yugabyte is to build the default distributed SQL database for cloud native applications in a multi-cloud world. We have been accelerating on this mission by bringing new features, growing our user base, and making our software as robust as possible. Today we are excited to announce the general availability of YugabyteDB 2.4 which includes major enhancements and provides enterprise-grade stability allowing you to deploy YugabyteDB in production environments.

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How We Learned to Stop Guessing and Love Low P-Values

“I don’t think it’s quite fair to condemn the whole program because of a single slip up, sir.” Famous last words from Kubrick’s 1964 classic Dr. Strangelove, as a forlorn general realizes his negligence is about to lead to nuclear apocalypse, may feel relatable to any engineer who has immediately regretted pushing the big red “release” button only to later find themselves putting out fires late into the night.

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